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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Video: Bikepacking the Annapurna Circuit

Nepal’s mighty mountains are mesmerizing. Join Brit mountain biker George and friends as they spin their hubs through the Annapurna region. “Bike packing round the Annapurna circuit in Nepal over a couple of weeks , single speed, self supported , great ride!”

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Enduro World Series and Union Cycliste Internationale join hands

– Press Release The Enduro World Series (EWS) announces the next step in its short – but action packed – history as it reaches a historic agreement with the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). The new partnership signifies the progression of the EWS, cementing its place as the world’s leading enduro series and recognising the rapid progression of the discipline over the last six years. The tight racing, exciting venues and great trails that are the hallmarks of the EWS will remain unchanged following this new agreement, and the Enduro World…

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AES Nepal 2018 – Done and Dusted

Asian Enduro Series Nepal 2018, the third edition of its kind organized by Gnarly, successfully concluded in the hills of Nagarkot, along the eastern rim of Kathmandu, Nepal. Almost a hundred international participants and half as many Nepalese riders took part in the heart pumping action on 8 special stages. The race by far is unprecedented in Nepal in terms of foreign participation for a mountain biking stage race. The first two days of AES Nepal were practice, and the second two days were race days, with eight enduro special…

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Vindreckers Enduro Championship 2018 | Bangladesh

Introducing Enduro and Downhill mountain bike racing in Bangladesh, Vindreckers got clocking with their Enduro Championship this February in peaceful, green Mirshorai in Chittagong. The Vindreckers Enduro Championship 2018  (VEC’18) had a good start line from beginners to experienced riders. With 35 racers ready with their number plates, for a first time event, the VEC’18 looked promising. Due to the longer trails connecting several hills in the region, an “Enduro” style race was the best choice for the organizers. With a distance of 3.3kms the 4 chosen trails included about…

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How to: Start a career in mountain bike racing in India

Mountain bike racing has evolved a lot in India ever since the first mountain bike Nationals held in Chandigarh in 2000. It is exciting to see the number of mountain bike races being organized every year from North to South of India. This evolution has not only helped the riders enhance their skills, but has pushed the organizers to set up races more professionally, while encouraging bicycle brands to bring in better equipment. How to start racing career? Symptoms: You got a mountain bike and love dirt. At the same…

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Riders and their Rides | Bangalore Mountain Festival 2018 – Downhill

India’s IT hub Bengaluru, is also known for it’s alternative sports followers. The 3rd year of Bangalore Mountain Festival 2018 saw a good number of trail runners, cross country racers and downhill racers. We caught up with some of the gravity loving boys racing at the BMF “Balls of Steel” DH race to know more about their steeds.   Photos: © Kimaya Morye For more details on some of these bikes, checkout – Psynyde Bikes & Components Polygon Bikes India – Wheel Sports Specialized Bikes – Bums on the Saddle Giant Bicycles…

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Crankworx and FMBA Launch Slopestyle World Championship

The sport of Slopestyle mountain biking is entering a new era. The Crankworx World Tour and the Freeride Mountain Bike Association (FMBA) are excited to be launching into the 2018 season in unison. Starting this year there will now be one elite-level series of Slopestyle mountain biking events. The Crankworx FMBA Slopestyle World Championship (SWC) will replace the FMB Diamond Series and the Crankworx Slopestyle World Tour. SWC events on the Crankworx World Tour will represent the pinnacle of the sport. “We were running two separate elite series’, and eventually had…

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Event Alert: Red Bull Pump Track World Championship 2018

A unique new global race series is set to excite the cycling community in 2018 with the first ever Red Bull Pump Track World Championship. The series will take pump track racing to a new level and bring a fresh face to bike racing all around the world from New Zealand to the USA, Chile to India and France to Japan. Velosolutions, globally recognized for their leading pump track and bike park construction, have teamed up with Red Bull to launch the exciting series. Qualifier events will take place around…

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Video: DH on the steepest World Cup Ski Course | Max Stöckl

Max Stöckl is used to breaking speed records on a mountain bike, however the daredevil from Oberndorf had not encountered anything like the legendary Hahnenkamm downhill course before.  The 43-year-old rode down the 3312 metre piste with a spine-chilling 27% average gradient on a regular mountain bike that you could buy from the shops and put together, incorporating 15 millimetre (0.6 inch) metal spikes on the tyres for added grip. After hitting a top speed of 167.6km/h in Chile’s Atacama desert to break the speed record for a standard mountain bike in…

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