Riders and their Rides | Bangalore Mountain Festival 2018 – Downhill

India’s IT hub Bengaluru, is also known for it’s alternative sports followers. The 3rd year of Bangalore Mountain Festival 2018 saw a good number of trail runners, cross country racers and downhill racers. We caught up with some of the gravity loving boys racing at the BMF “Balls of Steel” DH race to know more about their steeds.   Photos: © Kimaya Morye For more details on some of these bikes, checkout – Psynyde Bikes & Components Polygon Bikes India – Wheel Sports Specialized Bikes – Bums on the Saddle Giant Bicycles…

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Abhijeet Singh | Rider Interview

Name: Abhijeet Kumar Singh Age: 23 Home Town: Patna Years Riding: 6 Current Bike: Commencal Ramones cr Competitions/Contests Entered: Runner Up of MTB-STUNT-NET-CHAMPIONSHIP Mtb Grand Prix 2017  – 4th Mtb Online Stunt Championship  – 10th Mtb Online Championship  India  – 4th Mtb National 2016 Kerala Mtb  National 2015 Giant Starkenn Championship FRMTB: How did Bicycle stunt/freestyle start for you? A : When I was in the 10th grade in school, I started riding. My dad gifted me a cell phone and I started watching videos on YouTube. I was surprised to…

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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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