Apshai Niangti | Rider Interview

By: Vinay Menon Name: Apshai Niangti Age: 20 Nick name: Bhoi , Griff or Coach Location: Meghalaya, Shillong Current Bike: YT Capra CF 2017 Years Riding: 5 Years FRMTB: Apshai, how did you get into mountain biking? Apshai: Mountain biking for me started at a young age. It all started as a hobby with me and some of my friends just having fun in our free time. We would find ourselves some trails to ride and would actually do some “rad” stunts. We enjoyed doing jumps off footpaths and imagined…

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Fox Racing’s newest offering – Dropframe trail helmet

PRESS RELEASE Fox Racing announces the release of the all new Dropframe helmet. Created to provide maximum coverage for an open face trail helmet, this all new style introduces the M,O.RE. (Mandibular Occipital REinforcement) guard. The innovative M.O.RE. guard design provides one piece eye port and lateral coverage for the ear, jaw and lower head, designed for trail riders of all levels who are looking for more from their helmets. The design of the Dropframe was inspired by the groundbreaking Proframe Full face trail helmet. The same demand for additional…

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Video: Carson Storch and Reed Boggs test the Hutchinson Griffus in Queenstown, New Zealand

. The Griffus is up there with some of the best tires I’ve ridden. I run the 2.5″ Griffus in the front, and 2.4″ Griffus in the rear for faster rolling speed. They are an all around solid set up on everything I’ve ridden so far. Greasy wet conditions, big fast jumps, and dry blown out/rocky terrain.  – Carson Storch  More info on: http://hutchinson-racinglab.com

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Fresh new Dirt Pump Track near Mumbai – GHV Endeavor Trail

. Weather and the riding scene in Maharashtra, India are heating up right now. GHV Endeavor Trail, pump track is the newest addition to the growing number of well-designed pump tracks in India. Green Home Villas is ground zero to this new dirt pack. Only a few miles from Mumbai city, the GHV Endeavor Trail pump track will add more bike hours for the Mumbai and Pune riders. We caught up with Mohammad, the man behind GHV Endeavor Trail. Name: Mohammed Mursalin Akhtar Memon  \\  Age: 35 years Occupation: Ex-Banker and…

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Video: Roots of Progression with Richie Schley & Cedric Gracia

. Press Release \\ Wetter/Ruhr, Germany – 8. April 2019 – It’s time to get back on the trails! To celebrate the start of the new season, ABUS has announced that two mountain biking legends will now make the ABUS MonTrailer their helmet of choice for their adventures: Richie Schley and Cedric Gracia. In “Schley & Gracia: Roots of Progression” both riders re-count the foundations of their mountain biking success stories, foundations they have in common with ABUS.  Progression is a goal that unites us all. Riders dedicate much of…

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Enduro Championship Bangladesh 2019

. Mountain Biking in Bangladesh is growing rapidly. As more Bangladeshi racers compete at the Asian Enduro Series every year, there has been a rise in the number of mountain biking events and further more, “Enduro” followers in the country. The recent ‘Enduro Championship Bangladesh 2019’ was a warmup for the local riders to get ready for the Asian Enduro Series 2019 season. Here’s some action from the Chittagong region in Bangladesh. Stage 1 – 1.2km – Higher dificulty level with steeps and sharp corners Stage 2 – 1km –…

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Video: We Develop a Bike Frame – 77Designz

Words: Giacomo Großehagenbrock With our video series “We Develop a Bike Frame” we documented one of our biggest dreams coming to reality. Our idea was to design and build a high pivot point enduro bike which stays active on the brake, accelerates and climbs like a trail bike but sends like a DH bike. Big dream, we know! But we can pretty much tell that we did it. These three videos show you how we struggled to build the frame, how we built an actual test bike and the riding impressions…

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Drop the Guns and Ride a Bike! Asghar Mehrzada – Drop and Ride | Afghanistan

Riding bikes and inspiring the youth, a group of young riders in Afghanistan is popularizing BMX/Mountain Biking and trials riding, against all odds. It’s not just the boys following their love for the sport, the girls are powering through the barricades as well! Freerider Mountain Bike Magazine brings you this exclusive feature from Kabul, Afghanistan! Meet Asghar Mehrzada, 21, the founder and Leader of Drop and Ride. Started riding bikes when he was 12 years old and has been focusing on BMX, MTB and trials since 2015, eventually starting the Drop…

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Video: Mt. Morashen Downhill 2018 – Winning run | Nagaland, India

Benny Metha’s Winning run at the “Mt.Morashen Downhill Challenge 2018 in Doyang, Wokha, Nagaland, India. In-spite of a wash out on the course, Benny managed to take the top spot!  Mt. Morashen DH 2018 featured one of the tougher trails in the region. A “Native Station” initiative, the Mount Morashen Downhill Challenge is part of the Amur Falcon Conservation Week & Festivals in Nagaland.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Apshai Griffith Niangti (@the_griff_008) on Nov 10, 2018 at 7:53am PST   .

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