14th National MTB Championship 2017 | XC

Monsoon skies of Pune, Maharashtra, looked over the 14th Indian MTB National Championship 2017, held at the ‘Oxford Golf Resort’ on the outskirts of Pune City. This year again ‘Starkenn Giant’ powered the event, pushing the quality of the track, as well as the race. The 3 day event included Cross Country Mass start and Time trials split into, Men and Women juniors, sub-juniors, youth and Elite. The track designed by GT Adventures for 2017 included straight wide sprint sections leading to a steep, 800 mts technical descent, a section…

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BIKE Transalp powered by Sigma 2016 | Nepal & India take on Europe

The BIKE Transalp powered by Sigma 2016 is the toughest amateur mountain bike stage race across the Alps. In seven stages, 600 teams-of-two, ride challenging trails, steep up and downhills along the European Alps. Almost 520 kilometers and 17,750 meters in altitude have to be managed through the week. 1,200 participants from 40 nations fought for the win. For 2016, the 19th Edition of the event, India and Nepal made their first appearance. Nepal’s team (NCRR) included XC power house – Ajay Pandit Chhetri and Ayman Tamang. From India, National Juniors XC champ – Shiven…

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Riders and their Rides – 1

The Indian riding scene has been gaining speed over the past few years. The quality of bikes, riders, trails, riding is stepping up each year. From privateers to sponsored racers, the riders and their rides form a unique bond. Here are some of the expert XC racers from India with their current race machines. Devender Thakur now rides for Hero UT Bikes and is a podium fighter at National XC races. Running a carbon ‘Team Only’ frame, Devender’s HT Pro 1 is running a Marzocchi fork, 29″ Shimano Wheels w/ Continentals. Hes our Featured…

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