Border Raid MTB 2016

The First Tsomgo Lake Mountain Bike Race. 27th September, 2016 was World Tourism Day. It was also a day which saw one of the most grueling Mountain Bike Cross Country Endurance events ever to take place in India. The Border Raid MTB organized by Hub Outdoor had riders climbing from 6,200 feet in Gangtok to 12,400 feet above sea level at Tsomgo Lake in a mere 32kms. That is some steep incline. 32 riders participated in this epic sufferfest of mammoth proportions and 30 of them finished the race within…

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Solid Strike EVO 2017

Metal is Back: Solid Strike EVO 2017 The Solid Strike has already proven itself as a true racing machine in the past two years with several podiums at National and International level. Now arrives the new incarnation for 2017, the Strike EVO which takes the bike up a level; making it lighter, faster and even more of a blast to ride. The new Strike EVO is an all aluminum build, using no carbon parts and weighs in at an incredible 15.3kgs/33.7lbs! For Solid Bikes owner, Peter Schmid, the project was initially…

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Prodigy MTB Interschool Race 2016

Prodigy MTB Interschool Race 2016 makes a Muddy Debut Prodigy MTB Race 2016, an inter-school cycling event organized on 13th August, 2016 by Gnarly, took place with a grand success in Chobar, outskirts of the Kathmandu valley, Nepal. The event saw almost a hundred school kids from ages 3 to 18 maneuvering muddy tracks of the southern edge of Chobar! While several biking races take place each year in Nepal, a race dedicated to school kids are few and far between – and undoubtedly, Prodigy MTB Race has broken the…

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Palpa Fiction

Tansen Ultra 2015 report. The first ever Tansen Ultra race took place from December 26 to 29, 2015, in the restive town of Tansen of Palpa, Nepal. Organized by Gnarly and Dharohar Adventures, the event came in three flavors: Urban Downhill (DH) mountain biking, Urban Cross-country (XC) mountain biking and half marathon trail running. The 10 hours journey from Kathmandu to Palpa was intense. Traditional Nepali culture was visible all the way, so were the participants eager to assemble their rigs. More than 60 athletes, including participants from Bhutan, India, the…

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Full Week highlights – Suzuki Nine Knights

A week of action and good vibes at Suzuki Nine Knights MTB 2015 Livigno (ITA), September 10th, 2015 –Though the contest part of Suzuki Nine Knights MTB often takes the limelight, in reality the whole week of freeriding in Livigno, Italy is equally important. The riders work closely with the media teams and photographers to capture some unforgettable moments in the picturesque setting of Mottolino Fun Mountain. It’s about perfecting the style and trick, catching it from a creative angle, often with an added twist of natural beauty like the…

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Cruz Fest And Post Office Parties

Fireworks and shotgunning beer…. sounds like a great way to spend a weekend.. Tyler McCaul has collected loads of footage throughout the season, mostly from around his hometown in Santa Cruz, California, as he and his friends session the massive jumps featured at Cruz Fest during the infamous FEST Series this year. To the final days of the much loved Post Office jumps. Of course with this bunch of riders there is always going to be a big party after the events, where things notoriously get a little while. Cruz…

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Shajjan Rajbanshi | Rider interview

Shajjan Rajbanshi | Rider interview By: Vinay Menon Also featured in Issue #15 | May 2013   Age and hometown:36 kathmandu, Nepal Years riding Mountain bikes, especially downhill? Started 2006 Current DH bike setup? Intense m6 Your Podium appearances over the years (Nepal and International)? 2008 asain mountain bike championship 7th, first national down mountain bike series 1st.  Second national downhill championship series 1st,  Himalayan  festival downhill championship 1st, 2013 national downhill championship  1st. You are the most influential and winningest downhill rider of Nepal, how does it feel to see the…

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Arabian Trails

Arabian Trails – Hans Rey and Dave Watson explore Jordan By Hans Rey and Carmen Rey | Photos Dean ‘Blotto’ Gray Location:  Petra – JORDAN Also featured in Issue #4 | July 2011 When I received a phone call from the producer of the popular TV series, ‘Ride Guide’ asking me if I would like to go with them to Jordan in the Middle East, I was pretty excited. Jordan has been on my “Places to ride” list for a long time. Who wouldn’t want the chance to explore this ancient land…

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FyTwelve | Nepal

FyTwelve | Nepal (May 2012) By: Vinay Menon Location: Jomson – Nepal Also featured in Issue #10 | July 2012 The month of May and its scorching temperature was boiling the fork oil on my bike, So I decided to fly out to Nepal for a few weeks of big mountain shredding and catching up with old buddies. Landing into Kathmandu in two hours from Mumbai was FAST! Something that hadn’t changed from my earlier visit was the chaotic traffic system, something that is pretty close to what we have…

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