Elements of Victory

Of all the events we attend every year, nothing makes us quite as proud as BC Bike Race. A seven-day international stage race, it’s amazing to see so many people from all over the world enjoying our backyard’s choicest trails. It’s a tour of British Columbia’s rugged coast, and some of the world’s most challenging cross country singletrack—all explored while camping between the Pacific Ocean and the coastal mountain ranges. This year’s 10th annual BC Bike Race was the perfect occasion to give our updated Element platform some real-world marathon…

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Hans Rey: Follow me to Livigno

Are you looking for a special biking destination for your summer cycling holidays? Hans Rey will give you one. The MTB legend invites all bikers to follow him to Livigno on the new flow trails of the Mountain Park Carosello 3000. A new concept of track  that can guarantee fun and safety for families and beginners as well as adrenaline and challenges for expert riders. August is a month that more than any other evokes the summer holidays spirit. Located in the heart of the Italian Alps, Livigno has become…

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Video: Hans Rey & Tyler McCaul in Tasmania

In March 2016 Hans Rey and Tyler McCaul met up at Blue Derby in Tasmania Australia to ride a brand new Trail Center that changed everything in this remote town and has set new standards around the world for purpose-build trail destination and the way to go about it. This video shows Hans and Tyler having fun riding the many trails that have recently been built. Inspiring story, the sign at the entrance of town says it all: “historic past – exciting future”  

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Asian Enduro Series 2016 – NEPAL – Teaser

A sweeping global trend has seen mountain bikers get bitten by the Enduro pandemic, and not many trails make for a more favorable breeding ground than the ones in the Himalayan backyard. Home to the highest mountains and unreal terrains, Nepal is gearing up to launch the first ever Asian Enduro Series (AES) on April 2016! Check in for this mega event! Website: http://www.enduro.asia/  

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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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2016 Devinci Troy Preview | 2015 Eurobike

Devinci’s short travel shredder sees a big overhaul for 2016, delivering a host of refinements including a longer front centre to improve handling on technical terrain while short chainstays maintain the playful pedigree of its predecessor. The addition of a short stem and wide bar combo will only help to accentuate the Troy’s capabilities on challenging terrain and reinforce the original Troy’s popularity with DH riders who were looking for a good time on their trail rides. Another update to the Troy sees improved kinematics thanks to a revised DW…

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2016 Giro Montaro Mips Helmet Preview | 2015 Eurobike

Giro wrote the rule book when it comes to designing and manufacturing all-mountain helmets, being one of the first brands to realise the specific needs of modern trail riding. Packed with the latest technology and features, the Montaro helmet is aimed at riders looking to explore the back country and shred what ever they find along the way. With the increased rear protection that Giro pioneered over five years ago with their Xen helmet, the Montaro offers even more security against concussions and head trauma thanks to the Mips protection…

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2016 Transition Carbon Patrol preview | 2015 Eurobike

One of the most anticipated bikes of 2016, the all-new 160mm travel carbon Patrol from Transition Bikes follows on from the hugely popular alloy model released in 2015. Lighter, stiffer and with a big mountain pedigree that’s hard to fault, the new carbon Patrol is available as a frame only and three complete build options to suit your tastes and budget.    

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Ibis Ripley 29

Ibis Ripley 29 By: Tarun Dagar | Photos: Vinay Menon Also featured in Issue #22 | July 2014 “Tarun Dagar the man behind Padalers Village has been associated with Ibis Cycles, USA for past 7 years and was part of their design team, handling most of their CAD from here in India. He has been awarded the Distributorship by Ibis Cycles and was working on Brand Promotion and Awareness Campaigns in India. Unfortunately Tarun passed away in 2014 and the process of launching Ibis officially in India became slow. Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival…

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