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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Event Alert: The Impossible Race 2018 | Gujarat, India

The Impossible Race, MTB Polo is a three day stage race covering 151kms of unchartered trails and forests. Each day will be a 50 kilometers of grinding and shredding. From 23rd to 25th February 2018. Riders will be shuttled with their bikes from Ahmedabad to Polo and back. The race will take you through dense forests, fields, narrow ridges, rocky descents, tarmac and hike sections. The terrain is mostly dry, scattered with rocks, roots and boulders. The riverbed sections will have loose gravel and sand in some areas. The trails…

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Video: DJ Brandt | Airfields

DJ Brandt’s latest video, Airfields, delivers in a big way. This is for sure the hardest I’ve ever worked for a video. I feel like all of my riding in the past years has come together for this one. Thanks to Tory and Mongoose for helping me achieve my goal on this one! – DJ Brandt  Filmed in Virgin, Utah, DJ definitely created something progressive that also shows his unique style.

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Video: Best of 2017 | Evgeny Kurnikov

For me 2017 season began with the exciting “сalifornian freestyle” and an unexpected meeting with the idol of childhood Ryan Nyquist in the best training park in California “Woodward West”. Back in Russia I plunged into a busy schedule of traveling around for competitions and show which helped me keep myself in shape and decide on something new and sometimes even crazy. For example: the fall from a huge Frontflip on a jump of 21 meters almost prevented me for participation in the biggest extreme show of Russia “Proryv” but…

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