Event Alert | Tansen Ultra 2015

The quaint hillstation of Tansen is gearing up for some thunderous trail action once again! Organized by GNARLY and Dharohar Adventures, Tansen Ultra 2015 is a three-day event scheduled for December 26th, 2015 and ready to welcome professionals and amateurs alike. There will be three main races: DOWNHILL (Open and Elite) URBAN CROSS-COUNTRY (Elite, Open, Women, Junior) TRAIL RUNNING (25K, 15K and 5K) For RACE REGISTRATION: www.gnarlybiking.com/tansen/register Whether you don’t mind a 12-foot drop or prefer to call yourself an enthusiastic walker for a noble cause, Ultra Tansen with nine…

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GIMBC – update

1st edition of Goa International Mountain Bike Challenge (GIMBC) is about to start and our Trail Correspondent Ajay Padval landed in Goa to participate in this multi stage XC race. An exclusive interview with the GIMBC Race Director Sunil Nanjappa. The race will witness many riders from various places in India and the international participants have already started to report. GIMBC is not point to point stage race. The race will be conducted across 3 days in cross country (XC) format. It is a lap based race. XC courses and…

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Polygon Collosus DHX

We wouldn’t be surprised if you are not aware of Polygon bikes. Polygon is an Indonesian bike company that has been building good looking bikes for a while which have raced on world cup tracks and has support of well-known riders like Kurt Sorge. These are some of the finest bikes in the world! A while ago, FR MTB MAG boss Vinay Menon sourced the DHX which is Polygons flagship DH bike loaded with top notch component. He recently thrashed the bike around all the bike parks in B.C Canada and was…

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Video: Hoff Fest 2015 – Highlights

The HOFF fest, hosted by Kurt Sorge at Retallack lodge ( http://www.retallack.com ) has been one of the most successful stops of the year. We had super good weather conditions and the jumps and trails were perfect. We had great sessions on the jumps and the accommodation at Retallack has been the best. We strongly recommend you to go there and check out the trails! After an entire week of sessioning we gave out the awards: Best style: Nico Vink Best trick: Sam Reynolds Best line: Andreu Lacondeguy Best whip:…

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Event Alert: Bangalore Bicycle Championships – MTB DH 2015

The ‘Bangalore Bicycle Championships’ (Karnataka, India) has been around for a while. By the riders for the racers, BBCh includes Road, MTB XC and DH. After skipping the 2014 DH round, the BBCh DH Race is back! For 2015, Bengaluru/Pune crew have cooked up a better course than the previous ‘Turahalli’ descent. The new ‘Nandi Hill’ course will include few fun berms and jumps as well as a longer flat pedaling section! At approximately 2km in distance the Nandi course is apt for amateurs and experts alike. So hardtails, AM and DH rigs are all suitable for…

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Full Week highlights – Suzuki Nine Knights

A week of action and good vibes at Suzuki Nine Knights MTB 2015 Livigno (ITA), September 10th, 2015 –Though the contest part of Suzuki Nine Knights MTB often takes the limelight, in reality the whole week of freeriding in Livigno, Italy is equally important. The riders work closely with the media teams and photographers to capture some unforgettable moments in the picturesque setting of Mottolino Fun Mountain. It’s about perfecting the style and trick, catching it from a creative angle, often with an added twist of natural beauty like the…

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2016 Halo Vapour 35 & 50 Wheels Preview | 2015 Eurobike

British wheel manufacturer Halo, have a new wheel set for 2016 in the shape of the all-new Vapour 35 and 50 for the burgeoning ‘plus sized’ market. Delivering a wider rim with a curved design and available in either a 35mm of 50mm internal rim width to suit the specific needs of the rider.  

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2016 Crankbrothers Mallet-E Pedals Preview | 2015 Eurobike

The new mallet E from crankbrothers combines the increased platform size of the popular mallet DH model, within a smaller, lighter pedal making it perfect for all-mountain adventures and enduro racing. Available in two colours (black and electric blue), with six adjustable pins on either side, residing within a concave, ribbed and chamfered body to help improve grip when unclipped and reduce the effects of rock strikes, the mallet E looks set to be a popular pedal in 2016.  

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