Video: Volcano Mission on Mt Bromo, Indonesia with Matej Charvat

Words/Photos: Matej Charvat There are not many of active volcanoes in Europe. We know them from movies, books or even just from the internet. Until I stood at the edge of an active crater, I just simply couldn’t imagine the power, which is somewhere deep there under. This mission couldn’t have happened without a bike and a camera. The feeling when you are walking up the crater, feeling kind of little rumble, and you know something is happening deep in your body. Everything around is shaking a bit and the wind…

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14th National MTB Championship 2017 | DH

A weekend of two wheeled slush fight, the 14th Indian MTB National Championship 2017, rolled down at the ‘Oxford Golf Resort’ on the outskirts of Pune City. This year, once again ‘Starkenn Giant’ powered the event, pushing the quality of the gig. An 800mts downhill section, which was part of the XC race too, was the site for the gravity race. For the first time, under CFI (Cycling Federation of India) banner, a Downhill race at the Nationals has been included. A collective effort by veteran downhill riders of Pune and…

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Event Alert | Wah Khri Mountain Biking Challenge 2017

Wakhri Mountain Biking Challenge is coming up – 4th November, 2017 This is a video of the David Scott’s Off road Trail for the Wah Khri Mountain Biking challenge. We request all the participants to watch this video to get a rough idea about the trail. Participants have to keep in mind that they have to slow down in tight & technical turns, where there will be flags indicating the various zones of the trail i.e., GREEN, YELLOW & RED. The trail on this video is mainly Downhill and few pedaling…

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Crankworx Speed & Style

The Cliff Bar Speed & Style went down on a dusty dry teck course at Crankworx Whistler. The term Speed & Style is more speed with some style mixed in. Sure guys tricked but when the dust settled it was speed for the win with a dose of Style. Adrien Loron against Tomas Slavik and finally Loron would take the Gold over last years King of Crankworx, Slavik for Silver. In the small final it was a return to the podium for GBR, Daryl Brown who never seemed to have…

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Bangalore Bicycle Championships 2017 – MTB DownHill

One of the oldest Downhill mountain biking races of India, BBCh MTB Downhill, rolled out earlier this Sunday. Sharing the Bangalore Mountain Festival (BMF) course on Avathi Hills, on the outskirts of Bengaluru city, BBCh DH race saw a good turnout of mountain bikers along with roadies transitioning to DH! With more than 30 entrants over 4 categories, Sunday was on the rocks! With an overcast looming over the weekend, the racers expected a downpour on race day. But to everyone’s surprise, the sun peeped well through Sunday, keeping the rocky…

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Hannah and Minnaar take Fort William wins

Downhill queen Rachel Atherton dislocates shoulder as Southern hemisphere riders take gold in Fort William. Australia’s Tracey Hannah and South African Greg Minnaar have won their respective races at round two of the UCI DH World Cup. The grey strip that winds itself down the slopes of Aonach Mor, just outside the Highland town of Fort William, is one of the sport’s longest running and most established venues. Year after year, it produces classic races which live long in the memory. In the women’s race, the drama got underway before…

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Down Puerto Vallarta 2017

The first edition of DOWN PUERTO VALLARTA gathered locals and tourists in downtown Puerto Vallarta to witness the most spectacular urban Downhill race of the year! The track, 880 meters was traced from the Cerro de la Cruz viewpoint to the Malecón making Calle Aldama one of the most spectacular stages of this sport where more than 25,000 spectators gathered. 38 of the world’s best riders demonstrated great level and technique when descending at high speeds before flying to the seawall through main streets of the town. Urban downhill is…

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Sigma BC 12.12 STS wireless computer

Fancy phone applications like Strava and more are being used extensively to measure rides these days. We rarely get to see bicycle computers installed on mountain bikes these days. But we love to have one on the bike as they are somehow more reliable in measuring good ol’ distance and basic data like Avg Speed, Max speed etc for your satisfaction. We decided to check out the Sigma BC 12.12 STS computer a while ago and are still using it happily. As you all are aware, Sigma is a well-known…

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Snow Bike Festival 2017

The Snow Bike Festival is Europe’s “Winter Festival of Snow Biking”. The third edition of the innovative snow-bike event takes place at Gstaad, Switzerland: 4 days of thrilling snow-bike action. For the first time, the International Cycling Union UCI honours the race with a “Stage Race Class 2” accreditation. The Snow Bike Festival is the first ever UCI race on snow! The 4-day stage race comprises a prologue and 3 stages. The prologue was held as a short time trial race in the village centre of Gstaad. The first stage…

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Viki Gomez’s India Tour – Shillong

The film shot during Viki Gomez’s India (North East) Tour is loosely based around folklore, making Viki Gomez appear to be an urban legend of sorts for young BMX riders in Shillong. Given that the cultural essence of Shillong is rich in folklore, mythological creatures and urban legends, the clip is a tale of superheroism around Viki Gomez’s phenomenal athleticism. In order to make the film even more true to the location in which it’s shot, it encapsulates the landscape around, the local talent, as well the language traditionally spoken…

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