Ismamul Howk | Rider Interview

. The new crop of downhill racers in India radiates potential to win international races. One such ripper is Ismamul Howk from Guwahati, Assam. We caught up with the soft spoken 23 year old lad who juggles between college lectures and winning races. Name: Ismamul Howk Age: 23 Nick name: Babu Hometown: Guwahati, Assam Current Bike: Giant reign 1.5GE Years Riding: 4 Current sponsors: Spoke Hub Cycling, Starkenn FRMTB: Ismamul, how did you get into mountain biking? Ismamul: It all started with racing my friends on a BMX. Got into…

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Indian National MTB Championship 2018 – Downhill

. The 15TH National MTB Championship 2018, India saw the 2nd year of Downhill mountain biking in the mix. On a new course created at “Sunny’s World Adventure Park” in Pune, Maharashtra, by GT Adventures and Starkenn Giant Bicycles India. The 1 km descent wasn’t one of the best in the country, but the trail had some hairy sections to keep things interesting. With a major amount of pedal churning sections included, the racers had to not only bomb down the hill, but also had to propel them wheels hard!…

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Video: Course Preview – 15th Indian National MTB Championship 2018 | XC

The 15th Indian National MTB Championship 2018 is coming up in Pune, Maharashtra from 26 to 28 of October. The XC course is about  3.7kms in length and will include multiple laps of this track based on the categories. Here’s Himachal Pradesh’s Shiven (XCO – Elite Men) spinning you through a course preview.  It’s a great track for National Championships, with steep climbs and a lot of single tracks. – Shiven .

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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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Mechukha Downhill MTB Championship 2017

Held as a part of the Mechukha Adventure Festival 2017, the Mechukha Downhill MTB Championship 2017 is the first downhill mountain bike event organized in the quite, mountainous state of Arunachal Pradesh in north-east India. The 2.36 km long DH course built by the AMBIA team is one of the fastest downhill courses in India. With sections sending racers over 70kmph! The course included flight boosting wooden doubles built by Shillong’s Gregory Allya Warjri along with Gautam Taode of “GT Adventures”. The seeding run saw Nepal’s Prachit Magar take the lead…

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Event Alert: Mechukha Downhill MTB Championship 2017

Coming up on 24 November – 25 November during the Mechukha Adventure Festival “, MECHUKA WEST SIANG DISTRICT, Mechukha, India. AMBIA presents the Giant Starkenn Mechukha Downhill Mountain Bike Championship 2017. Held as part of the Mechukha Adventure Festival 2017, the Giant Starkenn Mechukha Downhill Mountain Bike Championship 2017 is the first mountain bike event in Arunachal Pradesh. Registration Fee: ₹4000/- NOTE: TRANSPORTATION, FOOD AND LODGING WILL BE PROVIDED FREE OF COST ONLY TO THE FIRST FORTY RIDERS TO REGISTER. To register, please click the link below and fill in your details: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSezYhTybcX6ttxntAAy980XE15Ws20-Q9pFDl0FYf9kofHgLA/viewform…

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Event Alert: Kohima Downhill 2017

Each year, KOHIMA DOWNHILL goes higher up the mountains. This year you will race down the grand Japfu mountain peak above Viswema Village, Kohima, Nagaland. To register here – https://www.nativestation.org/ LAST DATE NOV 10 To sponsor here – https://www.nativestation.org/about-kohima-downhill Psynyde Bikes KOHIMA DOWNHILL Mountain Bike Race REGISTRATIONS OFFICIALLY OPEN Native Station‘s Kohima Downhill MTB race is one of the most exciting mountain bike race in India where professionals from India and abroad race down the mystical mountains of Kohima Nagaland to win the title.   After a successful downhill race last year sponsored…

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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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The Athertons joins Trek Factory Racing DH

Athertons – The most popular family in professional downhill mountain bike racing has ended the 4 years career with GT Bicycles and joined Trek Factory Racing Downhill for inaugural season. Trek and Trek Factory Racing announced today the creation of a marquee World Cup-level Downhill racing program for the 2016 season. The new team will take on the full UCI World Cup series as well as select regional Red Bull events. Joining Trek Factory Racing Downhill for its inaugural season will be Rachel Atherton (UK), Gee Atherton (UK), Dan Atherton (UK),…

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Full Week highlights – Suzuki Nine Knights

A week of action and good vibes at Suzuki Nine Knights MTB 2015 Livigno (ITA), September 10th, 2015 –Though the contest part of Suzuki Nine Knights MTB often takes the limelight, in reality the whole week of freeriding in Livigno, Italy is equally important. The riders work closely with the media teams and photographers to capture some unforgettable moments in the picturesque setting of Mottolino Fun Mountain. It’s about perfecting the style and trick, catching it from a creative angle, often with an added twist of natural beauty like the…

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