Kathmandu MTB Festival 2016

One of Nepal’s most popular mountain bike races of the season – Kathmandu MTB Festival 2016 went off earlier last week in Hattiban, Pharping, Kathmandu. Included this year were – Cross Country, Downhill and a new Kids Obstacle Category. RESULTS XC JUNIOR 1st- Yojak Chaulagain- 0:47:28 2nd- Rajneet Shah- 0:48:41 3rd- Annex Maharjan- 0:50:19 4th- Kabindra Raj Suwal- 0:51:28 5th- Bishal Shrestha- 0:51:29 6th- Rabindra Raj Suwal- 0:52:21 7th- Kaushal Chaudhary- 0:53:22 8th- Praakrit Basnet- 0:54:31 XC OPEN 1st- Prachit Thapa Magar- 0:27:46 2nd- Khum Bahadur Magar- 0:43:43 3rd- Top…

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PERSKINDOL SWISS EPIC 2016

The third edition of PERSKINDOL SWISS EPIC kicked off on Monday 12 September 2016 with the prologue in Zermatt. The first day’s champions in the men’s category was the BMC Mountainbike Racing Team I with Lukas Flückiger and Reto Indergand, who completed the 26 km track in the extremely fast time of 51:37 minutes. For the women, it was the Stöckli Pro Team with Jolanda Neff and Alessandra Keller who came out on top with a time of 1 hour and00:57 minutes. The prologue marks the beginning of the six-day…

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World Class athletes at Perskindol Swiss Epic

The six-day mountain bike stage race PERSKINDOL SWISS EPIC takes place for the third time from 12 to 17 September 2016, leading participants once again through the fantastic mountain landscape of the Valais from Zermatt to Verbier via Leukerbad. Despite the Olympics, many international top male and female professional mountain bikers have already confirmed their participation. Nino Schurter The SCOTT-Odlo MTB racing team already announced at the beginning of April that former and reigning world champion Nino Schurter would once again be appearing in PERSKINDOL SWISS EPIC from 12 to…

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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 Five Ten Kestrel Lace Preview | 2015 Eurobike

Removing the BOA system and carbon sole shank from the Kestrel shoes released earlier this year and replacing it with a Velcro strap and lace system with a nylon shank. The new Kestrel Lace is a simpler and more economically minded shoe for rider looking for a softer and much simpler shoe. We caught up with Five Ten’s Luke Hontz for the lowdown…    

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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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Kiran Kumar Raju | Rider Interview

K Kiran Kumar Raju By: Vinay Menon | Photos: Vineet Sharma Also featured in Issue #20 | March 2014 Age: 28years Hometown: Bangalore Years riding: 3years Primary steed (Main bike): Specialized Epic 29er Your most preferred style in Mountain biking: XC racing and free ride. FR MTB MAG: How did Mountain biking come about for you? KIRAN: It happened by chance, when I borrowed a friend’s bike to compete in my first ever BBCh mtb race in March’11. I ended up finishing 3rd and was hooked. The track-technicalities and bike…

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