ODI Rogue Grips

ODI Rogue Lock-On Grips By: Vineet Sharma Also featured in Issue #13 | Jan 2013   There may be other grips on the market, but ODI makes some of the very best grips till date and that’s why ODI Rogue lock-on grips are probably the most impressive grips we have ever used. The soft rubber blocks are designed to cushion the blow that even the longest-travel fork can’t absorb. And since each block has a subtle file texture, they work great with gloves or without. The lock-on clamps guarantee the…

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Tangi Rebours | Rider Interview

FREERIDER MOUNTAIN BIKE MAGAZINE | Rider Profile  Full Name:  Tangi Rebours Nickname: Pimous Hometown: Brest in Brittany, France Favorite Drinks: Beer Music: Electronic FR MTB MAG: When did you start racing? TANGI: I started racing XC and DH in 98 until 2002, and then it took me 10 years before I compete in another one. I am not really enthusiastic about racing but I will like to see the development of Enduro DH race in Nepal and India. I see more a future for Nepal and India in Enduro race…

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Sombrio Ruckus Gloves

Sombrio Ruckus Freeride Gloves 2012 By: Vinay Menon Also featured in Issue #12 | Nov 2012 When its time to give a high5 to the trail dirt during a crash, you don’t want to be doing so without a pair of decent palm savers. Earlier in June I came across the Sombrio Ruckus FRD/MTB Gloves. With a simplistic no Velcro closure, cuff less design the Ruckus is well suited for an XC spin while its rugged enough for a DH toss. The 4mm Gel heel palm pads are a good…

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Maxxis Cross Mark

Maxxis Cross Mark By: Vineet Sharma Also featured in Issue #12 | Nov 2012 Many riders love this tire, many hate it too. We spent last month testing the 26 X 2.10 Maxxis Cross Mark which offers a nearly continuous center ridge for low rolling resistance on hardpack dirt, with enough spacing to grab wet rocks or roots. Slightly raised side knobs add cornering grip. We must admit that it’s faster than any tire we’ve ever checked and really good for light off roading. Cross Mark delivers outstanding straight line…

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DVS Throttle Hart Shoes

DVS Throttle Hart Shoes  By: Vineet Sharma Also featured in Issue #12 | Nov 2012 Sporting some of the world’s greatest skateboarders in their lineup, it’s no surprise that DVS Shoe Company is taking the world by storm. They use of classic skate style with their own twists on design as well as giving the endorsees an active part in the designing process gives DVS an edge over the competition. Founded in 1995 by Kevin Dunlap and Tim Gavin, DVS (pronounced like the word “devious”) holds SoCal roots, being based…

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Summer Twenty12 B.C

Summer Twenty12 B.C By Vinay Menon Location: Vancouver – CANADA Also featured in Issue #12 | Nov 2012 The summer of twenty twelve came along super plush for me with Nepal’s Mustang region escapade, Bengaluru Turahalli DH race Podium and tons of good old Pune City hometown trail rips with buddies. Soon enough the heavy monsoon clouds were taking over my town. It had been two years since Id hit the bright trails of B.C. Canada, so escaping to B.C. it was! With Bengaluru DH Race dirt still fresh on the…

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9th National MTB Championship

9th National Mountain Bike Championship – Pune (25th – 29th July 2012) By: Vineet Sharma Also featured in Issue #11 | Sept 2012 Pune, the eight largest metropolis in India witnessed the 9th National Mountain Bike Championship organized by Maharashtra cycling association and Cycling Federation of India. The riders from various Indian states team got an opportunity to compete in a National level mountain bike race as it happened after many years. Teams from Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Chandigarh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Indian…

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Hayes Prime Expert

Hayes Prime Expert By: Vineet Sharma Also featured in Issue #10 | July 2012 Hayes replaced their Stroker range with a new platform a while ago. We checked the 2012 Hayes Prime Expert disc brakes which offer more power, new components and better ride compared to Hayes Stroker. Hayes Prime Expert features tool-free reach and contact adjustment, improved braking torque and feel and outstanding ergonomics are just a few of its many attributes. Plus, its ground-breaking, high-flow reservoir venting system has never been seen before. Improved Reach Adjust: Tool-free design…

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Rock Shox Argyle RCT

Rock Shox Argyle RCT By: Vineet Sharma Also featured in Issue #9 | May 2012 If you fancy Dirt Jumping or Slope Stlye riding and want a light fork that can take whatever you throw at it, then Rock Shox Argyle RCT is a perfect weapon for you. We tested the new 2012 Rock Shox Argyle RCT and were totally impressed by its performance. The Argyle RCT is packed with Motion Control, Solo Air and Maxle lite options and is top of the line Argyle series. Jumping is all about control. The more control you have, the higher…

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