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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Nandi Hill – Project 101

Also featured in Issue #26 | March – April 2015 Words: Ignatius Chen Chin Fa | Photography: Robin Darius Conz / Loose Riders India LOCATION: Bangalore -Karnataka (India) Welcome to the South of India and this is my story about where we ride and what we have been upto. So our day begins at 6.30 with the morning calls from riders with a healthy dose of coffee and tea and idly and dosa. The NH -7 on the way to Nandi is a long and wide road with speedy cabs faring passengers to the airport…

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Iggy | Rider Interview

Ignatius Chen Chin Fa aka Iggy By: Vinay Menon | Photos: Robin Darius Conz Also featured in Issue #19 | Jan 2014 Nickname: Iggy  Age: 27  Hometown: Bangalore, Karnataka Years riding: Started Mountain Biking 6 Years ago. Focusing on DH for 4 years now. Primary steed: Giant Glory 01 Your most preferred style in Mountain biking: Downhill   How did your inclination towards Downhill Mountain biking come about? After watching a documentary on Downhill Racing in 2009, I headed to the hill with my hardtail and tried riding a few…

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High in the Himalayas

 High in the Himalayas – An epic road trip with Andi Wittmann and Guido Tschugg By: Vineet Sharma Location: Leh, Ladakh – INDIA Also featured in Issue #17 | Sept 2013 How it started: Andi Wittmann and I were having a general chat last year and the plan to ride the big mountains in the Indian Himalayas came up erratically. Who wouldn’t love to test their riding skills and have fun in the Great Himalayas which are extremely demanding at the same time. After months of conversations we decided to…

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