Danny MacAskill battles his “enduro-self”

Danny MacAskill and Crankbrothers put their heads together in 2018 to develop a new design for the new Stamp 7 MacAskill Edition, but it was the fans, who voted on social media and made the final decision on which of the three design options would be produced. Danny’s new signature pedal comes in a slick black and white design with a minimal profile (11-13mm), which minimizes weight and rock strikes whether you are going for a casual trail ride or shredding the gnarliest freeride lines.  Just like Danny’s alter…

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Black Friday Deals

Here are Top 5 Black Friday deals where you can spend your hard earned money during this Holiday Season. 1: NS BIKES Snabb T1 – 2016 | Available at Chain Reaction Cycles  Deal: $2149 / INR 1,47,000 Apprx | Original Price: $4299 / INR 2,95,000   2: Fox 32 Float 100 27.5 | Available at: JensonUSA Deal: $699 / INR 47,920 Apprx | Original Price: $1525 / INR 1,04,460   3: Shimano XTR M988-B IceTech Disc Brake Set | Available at: Blue Sky Cycling Deal: $279 / INR 19,180 Apprx | Original…

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Novatec MTB Hubs

By: Vineet Sharma | Also featured in Issue #9 Novatec hubs may not be very well known, but they have been out there for a long time since 1989 delivering quality hubs and wheels to well known companies all over the world. Every product in Novatec Brand is all made in Taiwan. We decided to test the Novatec D041SB and D042SB-SA mountain bike hubs. These anodized red babies include a Cr-Mo axis and 7075 aluminum cassette body and sealed bearings. Front hub weighs around 216 Gms and rear apprx 414 Gms. The rear…

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EPIC Mountain Bike

We have been hearing about this shop for many years and have been in touch with the people managing it. Freerider Mountain Bike Magazine finally got a chance to visit Epic Bike Shop personally earlier this month and met with the crew who manages the best bicycle shop of Nepal. The personal experience was actually “epic” at this neat bike shop owned by riders for riders. From high quality bikes to riding gear… they got it all. During this visit we interacted with Rupesh Man Shrestha; Founder / CEO of Epic Mountain…

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2016 Odi Elite Grips Preview | 2015 Eurobike

Following on from the successful Aaron Gwin signature grip launched last year, Odi are back with a series of new grips utilising the popular single clamp design, which increases the overall amount of usable space. The new Elite Series of grips offers riders improved feel and performance through decreased bulk and with three models in the range, Odi have a grip to suit all tastes and needs. We met up with Colby Young to find out more…  

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Grim Up North

‘Grim Up North’, a mini adventure across the north of England, testing the new Hope Tech Cranks,with factory riders Craig Evans and Sam Flanagan. Photos: Duncan Philpott. “It’s grim up north they say….you’re right, it might be grim up north – but we bloody love it!” What better way to test our nicely designed and manufactured Hope Cranks than to send two of the most stylish riders we know out to play in the “grim” northern countryside. Hope riders Sam Flanagan and (new recruit) Craig Evans have played a vital part in the testing phase of…

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FSA Comet

FSA Comet – Crankset By: Vineet Sharma Also featured in Issue #20 | March 2014 FSA has offered many not too heavy on pockets components including this FSA Comet crankset intended for all mountain/trail use. The older version was designed with 3 chainring bolts, which had limitations in terms of using FSA chain ring only.  This revised design is now available with 4 Cr-Mo steel chainring bolts which offer strength, and durability. The forged AL6061 alloy arms are similar and strong too. The FSA comet we have put on test…

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Park Tools ‘MTB-3’

Park Tools ‘MTB-3’ Multi Tool  By: Vinay Menon Also featured in Issue #15 | May 2013 A Multi tool is one of the most important weapons you could carry on a ride. Like a trail ninja, in crisis situation where your bike needs a quick doctor checkup, a multi tool will scream out like a warrior. Having a set of good quality tools assures the life of your bicycle components too. ‘Park Tools’ is one of the leaders in bicycle tools and its blue color is like a divine light…

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ODI Rogue Grips

ODI Rogue Lock-On Grips By: Vineet Sharma Also featured in Issue #13 | Jan 2013   There may be other grips on the market, but ODI makes some of the very best grips till date and that’s why ODI Rogue lock-on grips are probably the most impressive grips we have ever used. The soft rubber blocks are designed to cushion the blow that even the longest-travel fork can’t absorb. And since each block has a subtle file texture, they work great with gloves or without. The lock-on clamps guarantee the…

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Maxxis Cross Mark

Maxxis Cross Mark By: Vineet Sharma Also featured in Issue #12 | Nov 2012 Many riders love this tire, many hate it too. We spent last month testing the 26 X 2.10 Maxxis Cross Mark which offers a nearly continuous center ridge for low rolling resistance on hardpack dirt, with enough spacing to grab wet rocks or roots. Slightly raised side knobs add cornering grip. We must admit that it’s faster than any tire we’ve ever checked and really good for light off roading. Cross Mark delivers outstanding straight line…

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