Apu Wamani – Mountain Gods of the Andes

The Inca worshipped the mountains as protective deities. These “Guardians of the Valley” were called „Apu Wamani“ in Quechua, the language of the Inca. An ambitious bike project in Chile wanted to try and bike five of these mountains to raise awareness of the history of these people that are no longer. I followed an invitation to the last big mountain of this multi-year expedition. Words: Gerhard Czerner | Photography: Martin Bissig The Llullaillaco is the third highest volcano on Earth with its 6739m. It’s also the highest mountain with no glacial…

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Event Alert | Enduro Championship Bangladesh 2019

MTB Bangladesh has announced the Enduro Championship of 2019, season 1. This time the organizers are going to arrange the competition on the largest enduro race-friendly trail found in Bangladesh. Like the previous seasons, there will be 3 gnarly stages but bigger than before. Each track is approximately more than 1.5 kilometers, consists of 95% descend and 5% climb. This championship is a 3 round series. Champion will be declared after the 3rd and final round which will be held at the end of the year 2019. The champion will…

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Mondraker Enduro2

The mountain bike event Enduro2 has secured title sponsorship from Mondraker, starting 2019. The event which takes place for the third time from September 5th to 7 th 2019, is therefore renamed into Mondraker Enduro2. The registration portal opens December 30th, 2018. Mondraker Enduro2 Davos – Mountain Bike Fun for Teams of Two The mountain bike race Mondraker Enduro2 takes place at the destination of Davos Klosters for the third time from September 5th to 7th 2019. It is one of the few Enduro races for teams of two in…

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Trans-Cascadia is Back!

Trans-Cascadia racers will arrive at their first basecamp in the depths of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest tomorrow. For the first time, the 4-day blind-format enduro race will take place in Washington state, utilizing 45 miles of reclaimed trails that are the direct result of years of planning and thousands of hours of labor.  The field of racers is deep this year and those following – and attending – can look forward to some tight battles and great stories to come out of it. Back this year in our…

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Wheeler – iXS Team wins Enduro2 in Davos

Last weekend, 20 to 22 September 2018, in perfect sunny weather, the international mountain bike enduro scene came together in Davos, Switzerland for Enduro2. It was the second edition of this race which offers guaranteed fun times racing in teams of two. Almost 400 riders competed, absolutely loving the alpine race stages and breathtaking scenery on the incredible trails around Davos Klosters. The overall victory was won by the Wheeler – iXS Team of Stefan Peter and Tim Bratsch from RC Graenichen. The event and the whole Davos Klosters area…

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Discover the true MTB paradise of Val di Sole

Val di Sole is a true paradise for mountain bikers. It may host the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, but it’s not just a playground for pros. Riders of all abilities flock to this MTB Mecca thanks to a huge variety of trails and bike parks. With its network of routes, amenities, lifts and cycle buses, it’s uniquely geared for riders. The 35km long Val di Sole cycle path is the ideal way to get to your starting point. It follows the Noce river through woodland and meadows along the valley…

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Coming soon to India: Polygon Siskiu

Polygon Siskiu N series is an aluminum full suspension enduro bike with a combination of parts and technology design to be ready to be ridden in the most demanding of conditions. An aggressive, agile, and fast bike for the rider who wants to defeat their personal limitations all-day in the mountains to the local trails.  Wheelsports India, distributor/dealers of Polygon bike in India has recently announced “the new Siskiu range will be coming soon in their inventory”. All models of Siskiu N are built around a lightweight aluminum frame…

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Launched: Eminent Cycles

Today, Eminent Cycles, announced the debut of both their brand and a groundbreaking new mountain bike model, the HASTE. The HASTE is a lightweight, carbon, enduro bike that brings several innovations to the table, including floating rear shock and rear brake. While Eminent’s founders, Kevin Sigismondo and Jeff Soncrant, note that the HASTE offers top-in- class performance, both contend that their brand is dedicated to more than merely building elite-level bikes. “It’s more than simply owning a great bike,” says Sigismondo, “It’s about providing Eminent riders with an elite level…

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4th Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival 2017

India witnessed the fourth edition of the wicked Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival in Manali, where mountain bikers from all around the world ride and race together for 1 week in the holiday season of the beautiful Himalayan town ‘Manali’, aka “The Mountain Biking Capital of India”. Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival which is organized by Himalayan Mountain Bike Network hosted a BMX Jam session, flagging off the week’s two wheeled festivities. The weekend included, India’s roughest Downhill Mountain Bike Race and a challenging 2-day Cross Country MTB stage race. The concept behind…

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Sam Hill’s 2017 World Champs custom Nukeproof Mega

The world is stoked ever since custom Nukeproof Mega was spotted on Sam Hill’s Instagram feed couple of days ago. This is the custom Nukeproof Mega that Team CRC Mavic rider Sam Hill will race on at this weekend’s Downhill World Champs in Cairns, Australia Sam’s World Champs bike appears to be a very similar setup to the bike that currently leads the EWS series. The prototype Mega 275C has a carbon front triangle and uses an aluminum rear, one-of-a-kind custom painted in glittered green and gold. The Australian outlaw will…

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