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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Answer Components

Answer Rove DJ Stem and Pro Taper 780 DH riser bar by: Vineet Sharma Also featured in Issue #9 | May 2012 Answer Rove Dirt Jump Stem This stem looks like a part out of Transformers and is as strong as it is simple. It is made of 7075 series alloy for maximum strength and features a wide faceplate for stiffness and evenly distributed clamp force. Two lengths allow you to perfectly dial in your reach. The stem give super strong feeling to the cockpit and looks good at the same time.  …

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Ni-Shi-Ki riding shorts

Ni-Shi-Ki By: Vaibhav Nijhowne Also featured in Issue #8 | March 2012 Give me one glaring difference between roadies and offroadies – the spandex (or lack of, in our case). There are plenty of road riding padded shorts available across the bike stores in our country. But we did feel the lack of decent mountain biking shorts to choose from. We came across a very interesting pair at a local bike shop made by a brand called Nishiki – sounds very Japanese, but is far from. These shorts are made in…

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Italy with a difference

Italy with a difference Follow six friends at Bike Mountaineering adventure tours in the region of Valle d’Aosta, Italy. By: Florian Strigel Location: Valle d’Aosta – ITALY Also featured in Issue #8 | March 2012 Me and Tobi are sitting in the car heading for Bernardino Pass to Italy and expecting three days of biking in one of the most spectacular Alpine landscapes one can imagine. To reach our destination we have to negotiate massive traffic chaos in the Milan Area and we have to cross 30 Km of building sites…

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