25th Eurobike Report

25th Eurobike comes to a close with 42,720 trade visitors and 34,400 bike fans – International participation rises to 106 countries – 1766 journalists from 41 countries – Eurobike 2017 with one Festival Day Once again, the Eurobike was able to present itself as a valuable platform of the international bicycle industry. From start-up entrepreneurs, to dealers and decision-makers in mid-sized enterprises, and on up to leaders of large corporations: All in all 42,720 industry visitors came to Lake Constance (2015: 45,870). An additional 34,400 bike fans (2015: 20,730) wanted…

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Prodigy MTB Interschool Race 2016

Prodigy MTB Interschool Race 2016 makes a Muddy Debut Prodigy MTB Race 2016, an inter-school cycling event organized on 13th August, 2016 by Gnarly, took place with a grand success in Chobar, outskirts of the Kathmandu valley, Nepal. The event saw almost a hundred school kids from ages 3 to 18 maneuvering muddy tracks of the southern edge of Chobar! While several biking races take place each year in Nepal, a race dedicated to school kids are few and far between – and undoubtedly, Prodigy MTB Race has broken the…

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In Bloom

Cyclist pair jumps out of a field in bloom Freestyle MTB icon Martin Söderström and dirt BMX prodigy Dawid Godziek present Field Trippin’, a bike project entirely shot in a blooming canola field in Sweden and featuring two world’s first tricks. “I’m born and raised in one of the flattest areas in Sweden, but it never stopped me from pursuing a career as a mountain bike pro,” smiles Söderström. “You just can’t let a minor detail like that stop you.” In the video, the rider pulls off two new tricks…

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Suman Tamang | Rider Interview

Full Name:  Suman Tamang Nickname: Khatra Hometown: Lalitpur, Bhainsepa Favorite Drinks: Red Bull Music: Acoustic and any relaxing music. FR MTB MAG: When did you start racing? SUMAN: I have been racing since 3 years. My first race was 3rd National Downhill Championship of Nepal in 2013 in which I got 13th position. FR MTB MAG: Who inspired you to get in the world of mountain biking or who are your biggest influences in the sport? SUMAN: My brothers Shyam Limbu, Anuj Adhikary, Rajesh Lama, Sushovit Chaudhary, Suwas Maharjan, Bikash…

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MTB race in the Forbidden Kingdom

Introducing The Mustang Madness – MTB race in the Forbidden Kingdom The Mustang Madness, a mountain biking race in Mustang, in the rain shadows of the Himalayas, is being organized by friends at Himex (the same company that does The Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon). The multi-stage race already looks sharp with all the details, including maps, itinerary and promo video. It’s scheduled to take place on the last week of November. Athletes here are really excited for the race and it’s gaining quite a momentum already. It is one of…

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Video: Course Preview iXS EDC Spicak

Get ready for some rocky business on the Spicak iXS Cup track. South Africa´s Racing Dude Johann Potgieter is on the mic for the track preview riding down with his mate Stefan Garlicki in front. Also enjoy mixed track impressions and some favorite´s voices.  

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Lowe Alpine Strike 24 – Review

Lowe Alpine; an outdoor equipment company from Colorado manufactures high quality outdoor equipment including packs and apparel for a wide range of outdoor activities. Lowe Alpine released their product line in India recently and introduced the Strike 24 day pack which is the best in its class that our outdoor expert Naveen has ever tested. As the name suggest, the Strike 24 can carry 24 liters of cargo and is a heavyweight champ when it comes to carrying all the gear you need for day-long riding adventure. Although Strike 24…

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3rd Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival 2016 – Report

The biggest and baddest mountain bike show of India wrapped up on 29th May in Manali – The Mountain Biking Capital of India. The 3rd Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival which expanded to 3 epic events saw great participation and action and here is the report. The 3rd Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival (2016 – Manali) finished  in Manali which is also known as the “Mountain Biking Capital of India”. The festival kicked off with Himalayan BMX Comp on 26th May 2016 in the main town where the immense crowd witnessed BMX…

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22nd Asian MTB Champs 2016 – Thailand | Practice Day

The “22nd Asian MTB Championships” is underway in Thailand. After a long struggle finally 4 Indian mountain bikers were given the opportunity to represent the nation at this Asian level event. Riders Piyush Chavan and Nilesh Dhumal are on the Downhill lineup while Purna Pradhan and Venkateshwarlu Kunchala will be competing in the cross country category. The timed Downhill practice run was clocked off yesterday with 28 riders lining up the start list. As of now, Japan’s stealth bomber – Kazuki Shimzu is leading with a 1:58 on the 1Km…

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Cube Bikes for India

“Once upon a time” our athletes and cycling enthusiasts were not happy due to non-availability of good quality equipment in India. This story started changing back in 2005 and it has come a long way now. Many world class brands are now available in stores and German bicycle brand Cube is going to be one of them. The company was founded 1993 from the former student Marcus Pürner, beginning with an area of 50 m² in his father’s furniture factory. The company has expanded its production area constantly. Cube Bikes…

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