Making country proud – Rinku Thakur

The best and youngest mountain biking weapon of India “Rinku Thakur” has seen enough podiums already and his journey has just started. Currently standing #1 in Asian Enduro Series ranking (Junior Category) Rinku has been regularly making his hometown and country proud. Know more about young lad Rinku in this exclusive interview by Freerider Mountain Bike Magazine. Rinku Thakur Hometown: Manali Current Bike: Yeti SB6 Years Riding: Riding fulltime since 2013 Current sponsors: Himalayan Mountain Bike Network FR MTB: How did you get into mountain biking? RINKU: I started my…

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Find out why La Clusaz should be your next trip

An all-encompassing mountain bike resort with a range of trails for all, and a great atmosphere. Written by: James McKnight | Photography: Ben Winder La Clusaz, a French ski resort known for its famous resident, Candide Thovex, its regular appearances in the Tour de France and, most importantly (if you ask a local) its Reblochon cheese, is now embracing mountain biking in a big way. The riding Three summertime lifts (Beauregard, Crêt du Merle and Crêt du Loup) on two mountains are open late from June to early September, and take…

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5 fire-fuelling tips to get the most out of the MTB riding season

Our top five tips to get you out on your bike and riding faster and better than ever over the coming months. Here’s our guide to the top five things to give your riding mojo a kickstart. 1. Buy a new bike OK, so it’s a drastic first measure but the simple fact of the matter is that nothing makes you want to go riding like having a new bike. Granted, it’s an expensive move, but new season, new bike – it makes sense, doesn’t it? Aside from actually dropping…

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BC Bike Race 2018: Day 7 – Squamish

SQUAMISH, BRITISH COLUMBIA July 13, 2018 – Morning temps for the burly 56 km final stage of BC Bike Race in Squamish were expected to be in the mid 20s soaring to the low 30s in the afternoon. Some of BCBR’s 90 Mexican participants might consider it a chilly spring day. On the coast we call it hot. Perennially a people’s choice favorite, the Squamish course was about to serve up a veritable smorgasbord of sumptuous singletrack. After a 5km warm up on asphalt to wake legs fatigued from six…

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BC Bike Race 2018: Day 5 – Sechelt to Langdal

LANGDALE, BRITISH COLUMBIA July 11, 2018 – Specialized’s Hannah Barnes has ridden in stage races from the Andes to southern France. Some are simply a series of soul crushing climbs followed by equally soul crushing gravel road descents. Lumps of coal when you were expecting diamonds. Not the BC Bike Race. Yes the climbs are tough, but at the top of each ascent lies a diamond – a tasty ribbon of singletrack to sink the knobby tires into. “The days are shorter at BCBR but they’re way more fun,” said…

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BC Bike Race 2018: Day 4 – Earls Cove to Sechelt

SECHELT, BRITISH COLUMBIA July 10, 2018 – “After that trail, if there’s one game I’ll never play again it’s Frogger,” said an American rider, between laboured breaths. He was in the middle of a multinational chain of BC Bike Racers that included a Chilean, Frenchman, Guatemalan and a Canadian. Forty kilometers into a 62-km day, climbs like the Sechelt classic Frogger can feel like salt on an open wound. That’s when camaraderie is forged on the trail though – the unspoken language of mutual, dig-deep suffering. But there is always…

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Video: Max Fredriksson – Off-Season EP 1

The long and cold winters in Sweden might be nice for cross-country skiers and ice skaters but it’s less than ideal for mountain bikers – especially Slopestyle riders. So how does FMB World Tour ace Max Fredriksson train for the contest season? Max’ new video series ‘Off-Season’ offers a close look at how the young Swedish rider recovered from his season-ending injury in 2017 and how he prepared for the first contest at Crankworx Rotorua.  

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Resolutions: Partners in Grime – Quinn Moberg

Quinn Moberg Interview by Mike Berard MB: Do you remember the first time you met Felix? QM: It was around 2012 and we were at a Cycling BC team camp together. It was right before he moved to Quebec and he actually stayed at my house. And we weren’t friends, I had never met him. MB: And so you were both at a high level at that time? QM: For our age, yeah. We weren’t phenomes by any means. MB: You’re grinders? QM: Yeah, closer to that end of the…

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Red Bull District Ride Is Back!

After three years away, the ultimate urban freeride MTB contest returned to the plazas of Nuremberg, Germany. Here is the Recap of the Finals from Red Bull District Ride: Thousands of fans packed the streets as the world’s best riders threw down gravity-defying runs through the city’s different “districts.“

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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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