Event Alert: Kohima Downhill 2017

Each year, KOHIMA DOWNHILL goes higher up the mountains. This year you will race down the grand Japfu mountain peak above Viswema Village, Kohima, Nagaland. To register here – https://www.nativestation.org/ LAST DATE NOV 10 To sponsor here – https://www.nativestation.org/about-kohima-downhill Psynyde Bikes KOHIMA DOWNHILL Mountain Bike Race REGISTRATIONS OFFICIALLY OPEN Native Station‘s Kohima Downhill MTB race is one of the most exciting mountain bike race in India where professionals from India and abroad race down the mystical mountains of Kohima Nagaland to win the title.   After a successful downhill race last year sponsored…

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Video: Spiti Awakening

Tucked away from civilization, hidden from the bipeds, rests a surreal mountain scape in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh – Spiti. At an altitude of about 4500m, Spiti has many unexplored riding zones. The past couple of years I’ve been wandering in this region, looking for trails and cliffs to ride off of and have started to see more in each visit. Having dug out some trails with ace trail creator Steve Storey a few seasons ago, my visit this time was circled up. Joined by my team buddy…

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Claudio Caluori on India’s first Asphalt Pumptrack

The City of Nawabs – Hyderabad. Well known for its Hyderabadi Biryani and the Char Minaar, the city in Telangana, India was abuzz with the news of Claudio Caluori getting his hands dirty, constructing India’s first asphalt pumptrack. Wallride Park is a brainchild of 23yr old BMXer Hamza Khan. Seeing the thirst in Indian cyclists and skateboarders for “THE” spot, Hamza came up with this idea. Teaming up with the best in the world was the only way forward. World renowned pumptrack creators – Velosolutions was signed. The park is built…

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Video: The Trail Next Door | Track Attack at BMF 2017

The boys from “The Trail Next Door” landed in Bengaluru to test their racing skills during the “Bangalore Mountain Festival 2.0” on Avathi Hills. Here’s a summary of how their weekend on the rocks looked like!

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Video: Kohima Downhill 2016 – Nagaland

Nagaland’s Hornbill Festival is not just about traditional art and culture, it also includes speed seeking mountain bikers racing for the “Kohima Downhill” Champ title. Here’s a recap from the forests of Nagaland! Edited by Rongsen Jamir Cinematography by Lansothung Lotha & Rongsen Jamir Special thanks to Ajay Padval for the gopro POV footage

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Video: Bangalore Mountain Festival 2017 with team Psynyde

The Bangalore Mountain Festival 2.0 2017 has stepped up the competition! Checkout Psynyde Bikes team riders – Ajay Padval and Harith Noah going full throttle onto the podium. Joining the party is Gregory Warjri from Meghalaya on his new Psynyde Furan.

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Bangalore Mountain Festival 2017 | Downhill

Photo: Utkarsh Rao, Veloscope, Shekhar Agarwal. Karnataka’s heart, Bengaluru city always stands out for its vibrant specs. Not a surprise, one of the raddest mountain bike events of India rolls here! Come winter and the Bangalore Mountain Festival 2017 beeped up on the “Must attend” chart for top mountain bikers from India and Nepal. A three wing event, BMF 2.0 2017 included Trail Running, Cross Country Mountain Biking and the most anticipated – Downhill Mountain Biking. Located on the outskirts of Bengaluru town, Avathi Hills blew up with the elite Downhillers…

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Psynyde FURAN in stores soon!

India’s first rider designed and tested bicycles by Psynyde Bikes, Pune will soon be available at select bike shops across the country! Their first production AM/Trail Hardtail, the FURAN has seen some serious mountain time with our test crew in the lower Himalayas and the results were wild! A 120mm Fork, 67 Head Angle with 424mm Chainstays, this bike is flickable! Starting at Rs.36,000 for the Shimano Acera Build, the Furan is a steal. Currently the only Indian performance bike brand offering a ‘Frame Only’ deal, its going to be…

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3rd Kohima DH 2016

The biggest indigenous festival of India, Hornbill Festival in Kohima, Nagaland now has a new age sport in the mix, Mountain Biking. For the 3rd year, Native Station put together a downhill race for the knobby tired youth! This year’s race was supported by Nagaland Tourism Department and the prizes by Giant Starkenn bikes. The event saw around 35 riders hailing from different parts of India and even from Nepal & Britain. The race blazed on in a quite village of Phesama located at a distance of 8km’s from Kohima…

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Six weeks in one Day

Words: Ajay Padval \\ Photos: Gitesh Gupta, Vinay Menon, Kaushik Sinha, Lou Wittekind. With the 3rd Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival just around the corner, it was time to pack my bike and head out to Himachal’s buzzing town, Manali. My daily routine was to ride with all the racers from around the country who’d came to Himachal’s honey moon getaway for just two reasons: Race and Party! What reason did you think? It was great fun catching up with all the riders and the local support crew headed by FRMTB’s northern trail correspondent, Naveen Barongpa…

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