The Indian riding scene has been gaining speed over the past few years. The quality of bikes, riders, trails, riding is stepping up each year. From privateers to sponsored racers, the riders and their rides form a unique bond. Here are some of the expert XC racers from India with their current race machines.
Devender Thakur now rides for Hero UT Bikes and is a podium fighter at National XC races. Running a carbon ‘Team Only’ frame, Devender’s HT Pro 1 is running a Marzocchi fork, 29″ Shimano Wheels w/ Continentals. Hes our Featured Rider in “Issue 21“
Kiran Kumar Raju from Bengaluru is a serious contender racing for Specialized India. Riding an Epic Comp 29 w/Carbon front end, Kiran prefers stiffening up his RockShox suspension for hard hits. Our Featured Rider in “Issue 20“
Viju Varghese from Delhi works for Firefox/TREK Bicycles (India) and is a regular at every long distance comp. Here hes spotted at the Nationals with a Fox Suspension equipped Trek 29er rolling on a pair of Bontrager rubber .