BMX| Why we Ride – 2

We asked some of the top young BMX stars of India about what motivates them and how BMX has given them an identity, check out what they had to say. Papias D’souza Age – 25 Location: Mumbai Style: BMX Street. I Feel BMX is the lifestyle, it is not dangerous sports until you push it to the limit I ride for Fun it’s my hobby, there are no rules you can ride how you want you can wear whatever you want you can create you own tricks ride in your…

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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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BN’B Genesis bike rack

Many of us prefer transporting bike in our cars or public transport to an event or any place instead of riding. Disassembling the bike, wheels etc.  And assembling it again could a pain for many. So the best way to transport or carry your bike is on the bike rack. We sourced BN’B Genesis bike rack on which we loaded, unloaded our bike many times, cruised long distance, drove dirt roads and crossed other obstacles that are commonly found in the Indian traffic. We have seen couple of bike racks…

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Trek Superfly 5

Also featured in Issue # 26 | March-April 2015 Superfly 5 by Trek Bike landed in India a while ago and our test pilot Jeewan got a chance to bomb this bike. Trek claims that their Superfly lineup is crazy-light and the fastest! Trek has applied a “Smart Wheel Size” theory in this range. It means different wheel sizes for different frame sizes. 27.5” on 15.5” frames, 29er on 17.5” and up. We tested the radioactive yellow 17.5 frame size with 29 inch wheels… hated and loved by many. FRAME…

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BMX for everyone

Fitness is a new fad in major Indian cities these days. Occasional marathons, aerobics, yoga workshops are held every weekend and have encouraged lot of people to adopt physical activities and not stay addicted to office cubical. Similar weekend activities are also organized regularly in Chandigarh. However this Sunday saw an addition to these workshops by adding BMX performance. The local BMX gang under the guidance of Jeewan Jeet Singh was invited by the organizer at Sukhna Lake and were the main attraction during this event. These lads did not…

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How to: Essential bike handling

Essential bike handling – Basic drop and descending techniques By: Vineet Sharma Also featured in Issue #1 | Jan 2011 Basic Mountain Bike Handling is essential to learn in the first few times you start riding your bike. It is not learned overnight but riding and practicing on your Mountain Bike frequently would indeed help a lot. Knowing how to handle your bike will help prevent you from falling off your bike and will also give you confidence to try new things on your mountain bike. Now we will guide you how to distribute body weight while riding…

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9th National MTB Championship

9th National Mountain Bike Championship – Pune (25th – 29th July 2012) By: Vineet Sharma Also featured in Issue #11 | Sept 2012 Pune, the eight largest metropolis in India witnessed the 9th National Mountain Bike Championship organized by Maharashtra cycling association and Cycling Federation of India. The riders from various Indian states team got an opportunity to compete in a National level mountain bike race as it happened after many years. Teams from Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Chandigarh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Indian…

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High in the Himalayas

 High in the Himalayas – An epic road trip with Andi Wittmann and Guido Tschugg By: Vineet Sharma Location: Leh, Ladakh – INDIA Also featured in Issue #17 | Sept 2013 How it started: Andi Wittmann and I were having a general chat last year and the plan to ride the big mountains in the Indian Himalayas came up erratically. Who wouldn’t love to test their riding skills and have fun in the Great Himalayas which are extremely demanding at the same time. After months of conversations we decided to…

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