The all new Santa Cruz V10 for 2019

A project two years in the making, the newest Santa Cruz V10 has arrived—but wait, there are two! As Santa Cruz developed the 29er race bike for the Syndicate, it became apparent that not all riders would fit on or prefer the 29-inch bike, so they made a 27.5 bike, too. To be clear, it’s two completely different frames—the production versions of both bikes were developed in parallel, and they’re both the recipients of two seasons of high-level suspension testing and tuning under the Syndicate. In addition to the two…

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Video: 2018 Partymaster Tour -The Rise MTB | Teaser

. The Rise is ready to launch their new Web Series, documenting the 2018 Partymaster Tour. Directed by Louis Lhomel, the series follows 10 of the best Freestyle Mountain Biking athletes as they hit the road for 16 days, throwing events at unusual locations while mixing Bike Riding with Live Rock music. With such a group of talented adrenaline junkies traveling inside a custom Bus, this epic journey brings  nothing short of gnarly Bike Riding, rowdy Rock Shows and good times.  The Partymaster Tour consists of the whole The…

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Event Alert: 2nd Mechukha Downhill Championship 2018 – Arunachal Pradesh

. Experience the thrills of downhill mountain biking and let your adrenaline soar as high as the Himalayan ranges surrounding the beautiful Mechukha Valley. . The 2nd Mechukha Downhill Championship 2018 is designed to be a definitive test for mountain bikers, with the focus of creating a great atmosphere, a budding community, strong competition and an adventurous experience.  Offering a slick riding weekend on one of the best terrains available in the region of West Siang District, Arunachal Pradesh. This race is also part of the Mechukha Adventure Festival 2018…

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15th Indian National MTB Championship 2018 | XC – Time Trials

The 15th National Mountain Bike Championship 2018 conducted by the Cycling Federation of India saw a refreshing new course for the Cross Country discipline, with tech climbs and steep singletrack descents. Not the usual XC course you’d see at the Indian Nationals, the 2018 trail was demanding as well as rewarding, with it’s flow and gradients, said some of the racers. The Giant Starkenn team did an excellent job of putting together a challenging XC track, which surely filtered on the best XC racers of the country, in the Time Trials-leg…

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Video: Bringing BMX to the big screen in India – Malayalam film “Nonsense”

. For the first time in India, a film spinning around the BMX theme. Featuring our buddies from team Sharptune and Zealot from Mumbai, NONSENSE is a Malayalam film Directed by M.C.Jithin, about a kid and his BMX aspirations.  “The story of the film is very fast and goes through complex situations. The protagonist Rinosh George and his co-stars perform extreme cycle stunts in the film. When we started searching for someone who could help us with these stunts, we got many calls. But none of them could beat…

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A stem under 100 Grams by 77designz

. 77 Designz has launched their new short enduro stem for handlebars with a 35mm clamp. During the development phase, the German brand, has intensively optimized FEM and tested it in the EFBE laboratory for downhill. At only 96 grams it is one of the lightest stems for 35mm clamps you can buy. FEATURES: -EFBE Tri Test MTB Gravity Approved -Requires only a T25 key -Sandwich construction -Torx 25 Titanium screws -Low Stack -Carbon friendlySPECS: Headtube: 1 1/8 ” Handlebar: 35 mm Stack: 33 mm Length: 37 mm Material: AL…

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Product Feature: 100% Status Composite Helmet

. Words: Cephas Joseph \\ Photo: Vinay Menon A full face helmet is the best safety gear you can invest in. With the trails getting gnarlier and speeds only gaining, it’s wise to tighten them chin straps well. Build Having used the helmet for a couple of months now and with a few nasty crashes, I can confidently say that the build quality is really good. The helmet feels pretty close to their higher end model, the Aircraft. Though the Status has lesser padding compared to the Aircraft, don’t be deceived!…

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Propain Rage Carbon 2019 available in 29″ and 27.5″

The Rage Carbon in 29” has already been tested diligently this season in the Downhill World Cup. British racer Phil Atwill and the newly crowned Austrian national champion David Trummer switched immediately to the big wheels after the first test ride. The Rage Carbon is now available with big wheels to all ambitious downhill racers. The Carbon frame didn’t need to be adapted for the conversion to 29”. The only things to change are the upper and lower rocker arms to optimize the height of the bottom bracket to 29”…

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Video: Melon Optics crew shred Cape Town

Skids, bum whips, banana eating, and a lot of rain!! Here’s what happened when Melon Optics crew took over South Africa to shred the gnar!!  Ben Deakin, Adolf Silva, and Joel Anderson shred with SA National Champ Theo Erlangsen. Following on from the epic team trip to the Melon HQ base of Bali in 2017 was always going to be a challenge, but when you bring the Deakinator, Adolf Silva and Joel Anderson together you can be guaranteed good the times are going to roll! The crew began the…

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