BC Bike Race partners with Pearl Izumi

Pearl Izumi has been constructing some of the world’s best cycling clothing for over 60 years, right from the beginning with a small operation in 1950’s Japan. ‘The human machine is the most perfect machine ever created. Empowering that machine to go faster, farther, and longer than it has ever gone before is what Pearl Izumi strives for.’ It’s this powerful belief and their strong legacy that makes the two companies such a perfect and complementary fit. Marketing Manager, Pearl Izumi Canada, David Blondel sees the sponsorship as a natural fit. “Throughout the…

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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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Salomon X Ultra

Salomon X Ultra hiking shoes By: Vineet Sharma Also featured in Issue #20 | March 2014   X-Ultra is Salomon’s technical trail shoe with stable chassis and added protection, ideal for fast hiking on mixed terrain. It is designed for grip, protection and stability. Designed with durability in mind, the X Ultra is packed with too many features like quick drying breathable mesh, protective mud guard material all around the base of the shoe, Eva shaped footbed which provides excellent cushioning and anatomically designed support and Salomon’s lightweight advanced chassis…

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iXS DH riding gear

iXS Chavar DH jersey & Senda DH pants By: Vineet Sharma Also featured in Issue #15 | May 2013 This month we disclose the performance delivered by the 2013 iXs Chavar DH jersey with Senda DH pants that are designed for gravity riders looking for some real tough riding gear and comfort at the same time. We have been testing this kit since the snowy month of Jan till the melt down. Thanks to the highly breathable and humidity transporting system, the Chavar DH jersey and Senda DH pants worked flawlessly even…

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iXS gear

iXS BORLOT DH Jersey & PALJET DH Shorts By: Vinay Menon Also featured in Issue #14 | March 2013   The Borlot DH Jersey in full sleeves is a comfortable fit with an efficient breathable weave. With features like the ‘integrated lens wipe’, mesh sides the Borlot comes with a strong build. Something that came as a pleasant surprise on the 2013 Borlot was the neck brace friendly collar design. With no fade or significant rips yet, this jersey seems to keep the trail time a happy one. Neck Brace collar Mesh inserts Breathable…

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