Video: We Develop a Bike Frame – 77Designz

Words: Giacomo Großehagenbrock With our video series “We Develop a Bike Frame” we documented one of our biggest dreams coming to reality. Our idea was to design and build a high pivot point enduro bike which stays active on the brake, accelerates and climbs like a trail bike but sends like a DH bike. Big dream, we know! But we can pretty much tell that we did it. These three videos show you how we struggled to build the frame, how we built an actual test bike and the riding impressions…

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Escape to Nepal

Escape to Nepal By: Becky Cavaliere Location: Nepal Also featured in Issue #21 | May 2014 My husband Rich and I just returned from a 9 day trip to Nepal, where we spent most of our time adventure biking high up in the Himalayas.  We are American expats who moved to Gurgaon,   India seven months ago for Rich’s job.  Our local mountain biking has been limited, and we were excited to ride some true mountain singletrack.  It seems like everyone in the mountain biking  community has heard about and/or seen…

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Wellgo MG-233 Pedals

Wellgo MG-233 Pedals By: Vineet Sharma Also featured in Issue #17 | Sept 2013 Wellgo Pedal’s Corp. is one of the leading pedal manufacturers from Taiwan and has been in this industry for over 16 years.  We tried their eye catching red; magnesium platform pedal, MG-233. It’s construction looks simple and yet sturdy.  These magnesium body pedals comes with replaceable spikes which gives great gripping on almost all kind of terrain. Wellgo MG-233 pedals also features sealed DU bushing and a CNC machined Cromo spingle. This packed weighs 350gms only…

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Top 5 Mountain Biking destinations of India

Top 5 Mountain Biking destinations of India Top five highly recommended mountain biking destinations of India that you must check out. By: Vineet Sharma Also featured in Issue #25 | Jan-Feb 2015 | 3rd Special Collectors Edition – Printed Rich culture, best spices, great food, highest mountains, adventure everywhere. Welcome to India with your mountain bike and here are top 5 highly recommended epic mountain biking destinations that you must check out. #1 Manali – Himachal Pradesh: Manali, a Himalayan town located in the beautiful Indian state of Himachal Pradesh…

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FSA Comet

FSA Comet – Crankset By: Vineet Sharma Also featured in Issue #20 | March 2014 FSA has offered many not too heavy on pockets components including this FSA Comet crankset intended for all mountain/trail use. The older version was designed with 3 chainring bolts, which had limitations in terms of using FSA chain ring only.  This revised design is now available with 4 Cr-Mo steel chainring bolts which offer strength, and durability. The forged AL6061 alloy arms are similar and strong too. The FSA comet we have put on test…

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Five Ten – Freerider – Danny MacAskill shoes

Five Ten – Freerider – Danny MacAskill shoes By: Vineet Sharma Also featured in Issue #19 | Jan 2014 Whenever we think of flat pedal riding shoes, Five Ten is probably the first brand that comes to our mind. Five Ten shoes are known for their superior rubber grip soles and a while ago they created a rad looking freeride shoe inspired by Scottish street-trials pro rider Danny MacAskill. Our bike slayer Jeewan Jeet Singh Dhillon got hands on these shoes which feature TPU toecaps, TPR external heel cups, leather…

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iXS Dagger Knees Guards

iXS Dagger Knees Guards By: Vineet Sharma Also featured in Issue #17 | Sept 2013 If you are an aggressive trail rider or someone who loves gravity and looking for serious knee protection then look no further. iXS Dagger knee guards are just the dead-on knee protection for you.  The Next Level Series Dagger knee guards are ideal for downhill and trail riding without compromising on comfort side. The overall design and fitting of iXS Dagger knee guards is pretty interesting and full of smart features. The Squeezebox joint between…

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iXS Trail RS Helmet

iXS Trail RS Helmet By: Vineet Sharma Also featured in Issue #17 | Sept 2013 Renowned athletes like Hans Rey, Geoff Gulevich, Darren Berrecloth and more are associated with iXS to develop and design world class safety gear.  Freeride legend Richie Schley helped in the design process for this sleek looking 320grams enduro helmet that was released recently and is now a part of his ‘Schleyer’ collection.  The Trail RS helmet design is pretty unique compared to the other helmets we have tried so far and fits perfectly covering your…

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