Ismamul Howk | Rider Interview

. The new crop of downhill racers in India radiates potential to win international races. One such ripper is Ismamul Howk from Guwahati, Assam. We caught up with the soft spoken 23 year old lad who juggles between college lectures and winning races. Name: Ismamul Howk Age: 23 Nick name: Babu Hometown: Guwahati, Assam Current Bike: Giant reign 1.5GE Years Riding: 4 Current sponsors: Spoke Hub Cycling, Starkenn FRMTB: Ismamul, how did you get into mountain biking? Ismamul: It all started with racing my friends on a BMX. Got into…

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Pranita Soman | Rider Interview

. Photos: Giant Starkenn India, Kimaya Morye   Pranita Soman from Maharashtra, India is the youngest woman to win the Indian National MTB XC Championship elite title in 2017. She grabbed a gold in the Junior category as well, the same week! Following up with more podium finishes at the 2018 XC Nationals in juniors and elites. Pranita is not all trail and dirt, she’s an elite road cyclist too. Freeridermag caught up with Pranita to know more about her cycling journey. Hometown: Sangamner, Dist – Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India Discipline:…

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Video: Yusuf Shaikh takes over Mumbai

BMX + Parkour + Football free styling tricks on streets of Mumbai! India’s National BMX flatland champion, Yusuf Shaikh is joined by his budds, Akash Singh and Manju Gowali in this feature by “Wandering Minds India”  Yusuf Shaikh (India’s Flatland BMX Champion 2016) – https://www.instagram.com/yusufbmx/ Akash Singh – https://www.instagram.com/akash_ultim… Manju Gowali – https://www.instagram.com/manju_gowali/ Follow us on… Instagram: @wanderingminds_india (https://www.instagram.com/wanderingmi…) Facebook: @wanderingmindsindia (http://facebook.com/wanderingmindsindia) Film by: Sushil Ahire Instagram: @sushilahire (http://instagram.com/sushilahire) .

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Video: Mt. Morashen Downhill 2018 – Winning run | Nagaland, India

Benny Metha’s Winning run at the “Mt.Morashen Downhill Challenge 2018 in Doyang, Wokha, Nagaland, India. In-spite of a wash out on the course, Benny managed to take the top spot!  Mt. Morashen DH 2018 featured one of the tougher trails in the region. A “Native Station” initiative, the Mount Morashen Downhill Challenge is part of the Amur Falcon Conservation Week & Festivals in Nagaland.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Apshai Griffith Niangti (@the_griff_008) on Nov 10, 2018 at 7:53am PST   .

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Sam Hill’s 2017 World Champs custom Nukeproof Mega

The world is stoked ever since custom Nukeproof Mega was spotted on Sam Hill’s Instagram feed couple of days ago. This is the custom Nukeproof Mega that Team CRC Mavic rider Sam Hill will race on at this weekend’s Downhill World Champs in Cairns, Australia Sam’s World Champs bike appears to be a very similar setup to the bike that currently leads the EWS series. The prototype Mega 275C has a carbon front triangle and uses an aluminum rear, one-of-a-kind custom painted in glittered green and gold. The Australian outlaw will…

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This Is Peaty – LastOrders – Ep 1

What can you say about Steve Peat that hasn’t already been said? World Champion, the peoples champion, steel city icon, mountain bike legend? As one of the most winning athletes of all time, with over 2 decades of competitive racing under his belt, turning 40 would for many, have been the perfect excuse to retire, but not for Peaty. His love for the sport, his commitment to racing and his desire to push his own limits kept him coming back for more. #LastOrders documents the final chapter in Steve’s WC…

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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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AES – Nepal 2016 | Stage 4,5,6,7

Friday, April 09, 2016 | Asian Enduro Series – Nepal | Stage 4,5,6 and 7 The Asian Enduro Series – Nepal chapter had a great response. The first enduro mountain bike race in the country exposed some fantastic trails of Nagarkot (Nepal) to the global mountain bike community. The second day some neat trails going through wicked forests and beautiful forests located in this area. The seven-stage race saw 53 riders from almost fifteen different countries take on the flowy wooded trails of Nagarkot. Orgranized by Gnarly, the event started with…

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Loïc Bruni x ilabb

ilabb are stoked to announce our collaboration with World Champion downhill mountain biker Loïc Bruni of France. At just 21 years old, Loïc is already a big name in the mountain biking scene and has just come off an incredible back-to-back win at the Rotorua installation of Crankworx. Loïc was born with mountain biking in his blood. With his father being one of the European pioneer’s of the sport, it is easy to see he was destined for greatness. Naturally, he started young and picked up experience in the junior series on the…

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Laxmi Magar | Rider Interview

Also featured in Issue #26 | March – April 2015 Nickname: Tin Tin Age: 28 Hometown: Nuwakot, Nepal Years riding: 7 Years Current bike: Scott Favorite drinks: Coke Music: Any music that makes me feel good.   FR MTB MAG: How did mountain biking come about for you? Laxmi: Mountain biking came as a physical fitness activity in my life but soon I realized it helped me relaxing my mind at the same time.   FR MTB MAG: Riders that inspire you? Laxmi: Ajay Pandit Chettri   FR MTB MAG:…

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