Pranita Soman | Rider Interview

. Photos: Giant Starkenn India, Kimaya Morye   Pranita Soman from Maharashtra, India is the youngest woman to win the Indian National MTB XC Championship elite title in 2017. She grabbed a gold in the Junior category as well, the same week! Following up with more podium finishes at the 2018 XC Nationals in juniors and elites. Pranita is not all trail and dirt, she’s an elite road cyclist too. Freeridermag caught up with Pranita to know more about her cycling journey. Hometown: Sangamner, Dist – Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India Discipline:…

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Mechukha Downhill MTB Championship 2018

Tucked away in the remote mountains of Arunachal Pradesh in India, Mechuka shares borders with our neighbor, China. A two day scenic drive through the mountains will lead you to the epic landscapes of Mechuka Valley. Being included for the 2nd time during the popular “Adventure Mechuka” event in Arunachal Pradesh, team AMBIA created a promising downhill race for 2018. With all the buzz around “MTB Arunachal”, a seven day, stage XC race, Downhill race was a great addition in the event schedule, bringing more attention towards this growing discipline.…

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New release by FLY Racing – WERX Imprint Helmet

Press Release FLY Racing is proud to release the WERX Imprint Helmet. Ultra-lightweight at 950 grams and constructed from a 12k thermal cured carbon shell, the WERX MTB helmet is a purpose-built performer. With features like MIPS for added protection and 18 vents to keep you cool on hot laps at the bike park, the WERX Imprint is all you need. -Top shelf construction using premium Carbon and Kevlar® for maximum strength and minimal weight -Massive airflow is designed to force cooling through 18 intakes and 6 exhaust ports -Channeled…

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Event Alert: 5th Kohima Downhill 2018 – Nagaland, India

. Each year, KOHIMA DOWNHILL goes higher up the mountains. This year you’ll race down the grand Japfu mountain peak above Viswema Village, Kohima, Nagaland. Register here – https://www.nativestation.org/  Native Station‘s Kohima Downhill MTB race is one of the most exciting mountain bike races in India, where professionals from India and abroad race down the mystical mountains of Kohima, Nagaland to win the title of the fastest racer! After a successful downhill race last year, sponsored by one of India’s top startups – Psynyde Bikes , this year’s venue will be on the grand Japfu…

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Event Alert: The Uprising BMX Jam 2018 – Mumbai, India

. The Long Overdue BMX jam!! Open for all BMXers; Come and ride, meet, challenge other riders to a face off! Prizes to be won; Dress up as a character if you want; best costume wins a prize too. Carry your own water please!! No Disposable plastic Bottles [“bisleri” will not be allowed] VENUE: AB CELESTIAL PIER, BADRA WORLI SEA LINK. Entry by invitation: Please message us to get your invite By attending this event in any capacity, you have agreed to the following : I understand the nature of…

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Video: X Jam 2018 – Manipur, India

The most energetic and high voltage three days of action sports and music festival featuring BMX stunts by Chokbikes Thailand, MTB, Skateboard, Street bike stunts and breaking (B-Boying), design to help, grow and unify youth culture in Manipur. X-Jam was all about creating a lively atmosphere with positive people! Here’s some of the BMX action that went down! The X-Jam 2018 was organized by the passionate team of Manipur Extreme Sports, from October 26th to 28th, 2018 at HVS Compound, Patsoi (Imphal West), Manipur.  

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Event Alert: Mount Morashen Downhill Challenge 2018 – Nagaland, India

. November 9, 2018 Venue – Doyang, Wokha, Nagaland The race will be held at Mt Morashen overlooking a breathtaking view of the Doyang valley. Several activities including angling, rafting, music, indigenous games will be part of the festival from Nov 8-10. The track’s gonna be beautiful and the festival is gonna be magical whilst you witness millions of Amur falcons take a pitstop at the Doyang valley in Wokha, Nagaland as our esteemed winged guests take their longest migratory journey on the planet! The Mount Morashen Downhill Challenge, is…

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15th Indian National MTB Championship 2018 | XC – Time Trials

The 15th National Mountain Bike Championship 2018 conducted by the Cycling Federation of India saw a refreshing new course for the Cross Country discipline, with tech climbs and steep singletrack descents. Not the usual XC course you’d see at the Indian Nationals, the 2018 trail was demanding as well as rewarding, with it’s flow and gradients, said some of the racers. The Giant Starkenn team did an excellent job of putting together a challenging XC track, which surely filtered on the best XC racers of the country, in the Time Trials-leg…

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Video: VEE Tire Co. steps it up at Redbull Rampage 2018

Last year was a great experience for VEE Tire Co. supporting their first sponsored rider Vincent Tupin aka Vinny T, to the maddest freeride competition in the planet, Redbull Rampage. Using VEE’s Flow Rumba tire, Vinny ended in 14th after his big drop off and backflip trick. Not bad for both VEE and Vinny both being newbies to the event, but most importantly Vinny finished an intense weekend without any mechanical problems including the tires. This year VEE Tire Co. is lucky enough to get more invitations in Redbull Rampage…

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