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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Bikes that won Congressional Medal of Ugly

We love and respect bicycles in general. We appreciate the hard work executed by the design and R-n-D team  to create this simple machine. However there are few bicycles available in market for all the wrong reasons. These bikes also deserve the “Congressional Medal of Ugly”. Here are top 5 ugly bikes in our list: #5 Many hate them, Many love them. E-mountain bikes are one of the hottest product in the market today. However this one starts our list of ugly. We are not sure if the manufacturer wants…

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Discovering Bormio on an E-Mountainbike

Bormio’s mountain biking trails have been around for decades. They have been ridden by thousands of bikers, old and new, beginners and elite riders alike. Discovering all of the different routes the stunning region has to offer has become as easy, practical and fast as never before: E-Mountainbikes have arrived in Bormio and they have come to stay. The extensive number of trails available in the region can vary greatly in terms of level of difficulty, suiting the taste and skills of a wide audience – from the most demanding…

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How to: Start a career in mountain bike racing in India

Mountain bike racing has evolved a lot in India ever since the first mountain bike Nationals held in Chandigarh in 2000. It is exciting to see the number of mountain bike races being organized every year from North to South of India. This evolution has not only helped the riders enhance their skills, but has pushed the organizers to set up races more professionally, while encouraging bicycle brands to bring in better equipment. How to start racing career? Symptoms: You got a mountain bike and love dirt. At the same…

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2018 BC Bike Race Course

The changes to the BC Bike Race course this year are both big and small, but regardless of size they all achieve the same goals; more singletrack. With the introduction of the Cowichan Valley as the new Day 1 Squamish will be the new Day 7 and the communities in between will flow in the same order along the rugged west coast of British Columbia; Cumberland, Powell River, Earls Cove to Sechelt, Sechelt to Langdale, North Vancouver, and Squamish. Whistler, formerly the site of Day 7, will now be an…

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Crankworx and FMBA Launch Slopestyle World Championship

The sport of Slopestyle mountain biking is entering a new era. The Crankworx World Tour and the Freeride Mountain Bike Association (FMBA) are excited to be launching into the 2018 season in unison. Starting this year there will now be one elite-level series of Slopestyle mountain biking events. The Crankworx FMBA Slopestyle World Championship (SWC) will replace the FMB Diamond Series and the Crankworx Slopestyle World Tour. SWC events on the Crankworx World Tour will represent the pinnacle of the sport. “We were running two separate elite series’, and eventually had…

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Gitesh Gupta | Photographer interview

Himalayan state Himachal Pradesh has introduced some of the most talented and hardcore mountain bikers in India. You may have seen a lot of  mountain biking action beautifully documented  from the recent Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival and many other events and wondered, who is the man behind the lens? Meet Gitesh Gupta, well known as Luke CG whose skills are not limited to action sports photography. Get to know more about him in this exclusive interview. FR MTB MAG: A little introduction about yourself. Luke: Hello I am Gitesh Gupta (also…

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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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Resolutions: Partners in Grime – Felix Burke

For many, completing post-secondary schooling is a difficult task. For others, training and racing for Canada’s grueling weather is overwhelming. But what about doing both? Victoria, B.C. racers and roommates Felix Burke and Quinn Moberg manage to tackle an ambitious lifestyle consisting of equal parts education and maintenance of a competitive national ranking on Canada’s XC racing circuit. So, what does it take to race hard plus earn an Economics or Kinesiology degree in the off season? Teamwork and resilience. The Rocky Mountain/7Mesh riders know that success means more than…

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Video: Dusty Days On The Shore

 Canadian videographer Tristan and DegganCaleb Harapnuik, local British Columbian downhill racer shot a rowdy video late summer to celebrate just having fun, even while filming a sponsored video.  

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