Event Alert: Ladakh MTB Fest 2021 – Ladakh, India

Coming up next week in the high altitude mountains of #Ladakh #India – The Ladakh MTB Fest 2021 by #UnexploredLadakh. Session at the #DiskoValleyBikePark and race one of the highest altitude downhill race courses of India. A trail dedicated to the sparkling rider, the late #FhzalWani – “Wani’s Way”. The Ladakh MTB Fest 2021 is the 3rd year of this event which sees India’s top mountain bikers throw themselves off of some epic jumps pulling high flying tricks. LADAKH MTB FEST 2021 – REGISTRATION LINK   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Freerider MTB…

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Event Alert: 17th Indian National MTB Championship 2021 – Gadag, Karnataka

Coming up next month 19th – 21st February 2021 – The 17th National MTB Championship by the Cycling Federation of India (CFI) in Gadag, Karnataka. The event will also include the official National Downhill Championship by CFI for the second year. The downhill race will be conducted in an “Open Category” format. All ages and genders welcome. Juniors (Under 19yrs) will need a consent letter signed by their parents/guardians. Interested racers kindly connect with your state associations for more details. * Full suspension bikes are mandatory. Hardtails for this downhill…

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Event: 3rd Assam Downhill Championship 2020

Words: Cheyann Nongrum \\ Photos: Bishal Jyoti Saikia, Jashim Click, SasankadipGogoi Visiting the hills of Assam, the Assam Downhill Championship 3.0 took place on the 19th and 20th of December 2020. The event took place once again on the famous Monkey Trail at 6th Mile. Being the first race of the year for most of our North Eastern Riders, many were excited to see where they stand and for some, experience their first downhill race. This year, the track had a full makeover with the help of India’s Downhill Mountain…

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Video: YT Introduces | Team Racing Dudes

Three rad dudes, three fast bikes, one hell of a season: Since David Trummer is climbing the ranks of the World Cups, voices have been getting louder, asking who this guy is and where he’s been all the time. As bike sponsor, YT is happy to shed some light to this question by introducing David and his teammates from Team Racing Dudes. Erik Irmisch, Johann Potgieter and David Trummer are Team Racing Dudes, they’re competing at World Cups and other high profile downhill races around the World onboard the TUES…

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Ismamul Howk | Rider Interview

. By: Vinay Menon The new crop of downhill racers in India radiates potential to win international races. One such ripper is Ismamul Howk from Guwahati, Assam. We caught up with the soft spoken 23 year old lad who juggles between college lectures and winning races. Name: Ismamul Howk Age: 23 Nick name: Babu Hometown: Guwahati, Assam Current Bike: Giant reign 1.5GE Years Riding: 4 Current sponsors: Spoke Hub Cycling, Starkenn FRMTB: Ismamul, how did you get into mountain biking? Ismamul: It all started with racing my friends on a…

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Video: Assam Downhill Championship 2018 presented by Spokehub Racing

. Video by: Whacky Talky \\ Photos: Anjan Deka, Gautam Agarwal  The Assam Downhill Championship 2018, was a first of it’s kind in the region, held on the Garchuk hills, Nalapara in Guwahati. The mountain town saw a large number of participants from the northeastern states of India along with strong riders from Himachal Pradesh. Here are the highlights from a weekend of racing and good times.  Assam Downhill Championship is an initiative of Spokehub Racing to promote mountain biking in the Northeast. The current track designed by the team, gives…

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Video: YT squad at the World Champs 2018 – Lenzerheide

AARON GWIN TAKES 5TH PLACE AT THE UCI WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Riding a prototype YT TUES 29er bike for only the second time in competition, Aaron Gwin took 5th place here in Switzerland in front of a raucous crowd of 20,000+ people. His team mate Angel Suarez was on a scorcher of a run that would have placed him 6th, but a front wheel wash out in the final sector put an end to a dream run.   

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Video: Dusty Days On The Shore

 Canadian videographer Tristan and DegganCaleb Harapnuik, local British Columbian downhill racer shot a rowdy video late summer to celebrate just having fun, even while filming a sponsored video.  

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4th Kohima Downhill 2017 | Nagaland, India

Kohima, Nagaland in north-east India, steamed up again this winter during the Hornbill Festival 2017. Around the same time, Native Station organizes their mountain biking celebration – Kohima Downhill. Successfully entering it’s 4th year of action, the Kohima Downhill saw expert downhill racers from India, Nepal and UK. A new track and fresh dirt made it a delight for all the racers in attendance. This year the mountain biking community lost a brother, Ajay Padval. An inspiration to many young riders, Ajay passed away earlier in July this year. The 4th Kohima Downhill…

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Event Alert: Bangalore Mountain Festival 2018

Coming up in January 2018, on the outskirts of Bengaluru city in Karnataka, India, the 3rd Bangalore Mountain Festival. The BMF 2018 includes — Trail run (10 km), trial run half marathon (21 Km), cross country MTB (30 km) and downhill MTB (1 km). They have been further divided into Open Men, Open Women and Elite championships. Winners will be fighting it out for prizes worth Rs.2,00,000/- Checkout the highlights from 2017 edition of Bangalore Mountain Festival. .Video: Bangalore Mountain Festival Video: The Trail Next Door Video: Vinay Menon / Psynyde Bikes…

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