Danny’s Wee Day Out

Danny MacAskill has raised the bar yet again with a staggering array of bike tricks using man-made and natural features backed by the memorable National Express song from The Divine Comedy. Filmed during the summer, MacAskill pulls off a series of tricks on a day out in between train trips that will take your breath away including a scrub to barrel roll, a submerged water crossing and a hay bale ride. It is the latest in a run of hit films over the last seven years such as Imaginate,Epecuén and The Ridge that…

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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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R.I.P Kelly McGarry

We hate to share this news; Freeride legend Kelly McGarry aka The Gentle Giant  passed away while riding in Queenstown today. Two paramedics were flown to the trail by helicopter but McGarry, 34, was found dead on arrival. The trail is very popular with mountain bikers and can be accessed from the Skyline Gondola. The Otago Daily Times reports that Kelvin Perriman, St John Central Lakes territory manager, confirmed a man had died. He said: “It looks like it’s been a medical event. “We’ve flown two paramedics from Queenstown up there. It…

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Once upon a time – Chandigarh Dirt Fest 2010

Pump tracks, mountain bike parks are now increasing in India and Nepal. People and administrations have finally started understanding the importance and advantages of these skill building parks which are not for “cricket”. Although there is still a lot to learn and apply in the field which will be beneficial for the future athletes to grow their skills and any rider to progress and have fun at the same time. But lets go back to the year 2010 when cycling friendly city Chandigarh, infact entire India witnessed its first dirt…

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Camelbak Fourteener 20

Camelbak Fourteener 20 is a neat looking hydration pack “which has not been designed specifically for mountain biking”. The Fourteener 20 is listed as an outdoor pack, but no one will stop and question you if you are spotted with this hydration pack while riding your bike. This is supposed to be Camelbak’s high performance pack which is designed to carry extra layers, food, head lamp, trail maps, trekking poles, ice axe, media, sunglasses etc. We managed to stuff in a 14” laptop easily! If you’re a multi-day riding fanatic…

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Osprey Raven 10

Osprey Raven 10 By: Vineet Sharma Also featured in Issue #21 | May 2014 This month we check out a smart hydration pack for smart women mountain bikers out there. The women’s specific Raven 10 offers a lower compression strap to stabilize the load making this the ideal pack for mountain bike rides lasting 1.5 to 3 hours or a great day hiking pack with hydration. Unique Features: Women’s specific shoulder straps, waistbelt and torso sizing Lower zip compartment for quick access to tool pouch Lower compression strap to stabilize…

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