Solid Strike EVO 2017

Metal is Back: Solid Strike EVO 2017 The Solid Strike has already proven itself as a true racing machine in the past two years with several podiums at National and International level. Now arrives the new incarnation for 2017, the Strike EVO which takes the bike up a level; making it lighter, faster and even more of a blast to ride. The new Strike EVO is an all aluminum build, using no carbon parts and weighs in at an incredible 15.3kgs/33.7lbs! For Solid Bikes owner, Peter Schmid, the project was initially…

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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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Top 5 Enduro Mountain Bikes

Enduro Mountain Biking. The hottest sport these days which has caught the world wide mountain bikers who love to fly downhill and crank up back to the mountains to repeat or explore further. Knolly factory rider Steve Storey checking out the trails of Manali, Himachal Pradesh (India) on his Knolly Warden Enduro mountain biking events have started taking place in Nepal and Himalayan Enduro Series is about to start mid 2016 in Manali, Himachal Pradesh, INDIA. Therefore we shortlisted our top 5 latest enduro mountain bikes that can be considered…

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Polygon Collosus DHX

We wouldn’t be surprised if you are not aware of Polygon bikes. Polygon is an Indonesian bike company that has been building good looking bikes for a while which have raced on world cup tracks and has support of well-known riders like Kurt Sorge. These are some of the finest bikes in the world! A while ago, FR MTB MAG boss Vinay Menon sourced the DHX which is Polygons flagship DH bike loaded with top notch component. He recently thrashed the bike around all the bike parks in B.C Canada and was…

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Cycle, Fitness & Outdoor Sports Expo 2015

The 3rd   version of India International Cycle, Fitness & Outdoor Sports Expo started on 3rd March in Ludhiana which is arguably the largest hub for bicycles in Asia.  The bicycle industries of Ludhiana feed to more than 50% of India’s bicycle consumption which is over 10 million, each year. The quality of this bike show is nowhere close to other bike expos that take place in China or other countries but it has definitely improved compared to its previous events. More exhibitors were present this time including China and France…

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Top 5 online bicycle stores

The number of bike shops in India are increasing, but not even handful of them have enough goodies to serve the needs of a rider who wants to upgrade his bike with well-deserved components. Few aftermarket parts or spares that are available in India are sold at expensive prices including complete bikes. You can save a lot on these upgrades and complete bikes if you order them from renowned online bike stores who also offer great after sales service. Here are top 5 online bike stores where you can consider…

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GT Factory Racing new Partnerships

GT Factory Racing Announce Three New Partnerships for 2015. Photography: Ian Collins As the GT Factory Racing team throw themselves into their first intensive training camp in Del Mar, California, Atherton Racing are pleased to announce the continuation of their successful relation with GT Bicycles and to welcome three new partners for the 2015 season.  Jeep, the iconic 4×4 brand will become an Official Team Partner; as part of the agreement they will provide vehicles for the team (including the legendary Wrangler and the all-new Cherokee and Renegade models) and collaborate…

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Ibis Ripley 29

Ibis Ripley 29 By: Tarun Dagar | Photos: Vinay Menon Also featured in Issue #22 | July 2014 “Tarun Dagar the man behind Padalers Village has been associated with Ibis Cycles, USA for past 7 years and was part of their design team, handling most of their CAD from here in India. He has been awarded the Distributorship by Ibis Cycles and was working on Brand Promotion and Awareness Campaigns in India. Unfortunately Tarun passed away in 2014 and the process of launching Ibis officially in India became slow. Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival…

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