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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Product Feature – DC Court Graffik Shoes

Having a good grip on the pedals is essential. Skate shoes are always spot on, in combination with good platform pedals. There are a number of options out there in the market these days, available in all sorts of designs and prices. DC shoes have been around for a while and are now available in India through TATA CLiQ and Reliance Brands. We recently got our feet into the new Court Graffik pair of sneakers. These BMX/Skate shoes are good enough for dirt play too! Sole Though it’s not typically…

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Trans-Cascadia is Back!

Trans-Cascadia racers will arrive at their first basecamp in the depths of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest tomorrow. For the first time, the 4-day blind-format enduro race will take place in Washington state, utilizing 45 miles of reclaimed trails that are the direct result of years of planning and thousands of hours of labor.  The field of racers is deep this year and those following – and attending – can look forward to some tight battles and great stories to come out of it. Back this year in our…

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Wheeler – iXS Team wins Enduro2 in Davos

Last weekend, 20 to 22 September 2018, in perfect sunny weather, the international mountain bike enduro scene came together in Davos, Switzerland for Enduro2. It was the second edition of this race which offers guaranteed fun times racing in teams of two. Almost 400 riders competed, absolutely loving the alpine race stages and breathtaking scenery on the incredible trails around Davos Klosters. The overall victory was won by the Wheeler – iXS Team of Stefan Peter and Tim Bratsch from RC Graenichen. The event and the whole Davos Klosters area…

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Video: Artsy Highlights | Audi Nines MTB 2018

Moon landing completed. The Audi Nines MTB 2018 are officially a wrap. Winners in eight categories were crowned at the Audi Nines MTB in Birkenfeld, Germany. After a week of film and photo sessions, all riders were able to submit their best Freeride and Slopestyle lines showing their thrilling skills in our quarry. Judged by riders and invited photographers only this years Audi Nines was definitely one for the books with an all-new competition format. The weather at the moon was perfect for the whole week and so was all…

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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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Slade Gomes | Rider Interview

Name: Slade Gomes Age: 21 Mountain biking since: 2015 Profession: Engineering Student Hometown: Mumbai, India Current Location: Pune, India Current Bike: Lapierre Zesty AM 327 650B (2015) Current Sponsors: Parents FRM: How would you describe yourself? Slade: I am the one who has a split personality or I should say , split lifestyle. I spend one half of the day working hard at class and studying my engineering stuff at college like a studious kid While I spend the other half of the day shredding hard on the trails riding downhill…

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Video: Assam Downhill Championship 2018 presented by Spokehub Racing

. Video by: Whacky Talky \\ Photos: Anjan Deka, Gautam Agarwal  The Assam Downhill Championship 2018, was a first of it’s kind in the region, held on the Garchuk hills, Nalapara in Guwahati. The mountain town saw a large number of participants from the northeastern states of India along with strong riders from Himachal Pradesh. Here are the highlights from a weekend of racing and good times.  Assam Downhill Championship is an initiative of Spokehub Racing to promote mountain biking in the Northeast. The current track designed by the team, gives…

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Video: Red Bull Hardline 2018 track preview with Gee Atherton

Join Gee Atherton in the preview from Red Bull Hardline 2018 in Wales, UK. The hills of Dyfi Valley in Wales, United Kingdom, are molded into a relentless test of MTB skill as Dan Atherton’s brainchild returns for a fifth year. Twenty of the world’s best and bravest riders are put to the test in this one-of-a-kind race.   

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Video: Loose Riders | Antoine Boulard introducing the C/S Goggles

. Loose Riders brings you the C/S Goggles, a collaboration with X-Force: Tested and approved by LRGA pro team rider Antoine Boulard!  Introducing the C/S Goggles: -World’s Best Anti-Fog Lenses (Ipso Award ® Gold winner 2017-18) -Ultra wide field of vision – Frame-less look – Interchangeable Strap System – Proven technology, an X-Force ® collaboration product The C/S Goggles start at 69.90/- USD Available at selected stores and on: https://www.switchbladeonline.com/ind… In India, connect with LOOSE RIDERS INDIA to place an order. Video: Arthur Chambre. Visit: http://www.loose-riders.com Follow : https://www.facebook.com/looseriders | https://www.instagram.com/looseriders for more daily…

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