In Bloom

Cyclist pair jumps out of a field in bloom Freestyle MTB icon Martin Söderström and dirt BMX prodigy Dawid Godziek present Field Trippin’, a bike project entirely shot in a blooming canola field in Sweden and featuring two world’s first tricks. “I’m born and raised in one of the flattest areas in Sweden, but it never stopped me from pursuing a career as a mountain bike pro,” smiles Söderström. “You just can’t let a minor detail like that stop you.” In the video, the rider pulls off two new tricks…

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3rd Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival 2016 – Report

The biggest and baddest mountain bike show of India wrapped up on 29th May in Manali – The Mountain Biking Capital of India. The 3rd Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival which expanded to 3 epic events saw great participation and action and here is the report. The 3rd Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival (2016 – Manali) finished  in Manali which is also known as the “Mountain Biking Capital of India”. The festival kicked off with Himalayan BMX Comp on 26th May 2016 in the main town where the immense crowd witnessed BMX…

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22nd Asian MTB Champs 2016 – Thailand | Practice Day

The “22nd Asian MTB Championships” is underway in Thailand. After a long struggle finally 4 Indian mountain bikers were given the opportunity to represent the nation at this Asian level event. Riders Piyush Chavan and Nilesh Dhumal are on the Downhill lineup while Purna Pradhan and Venkateshwarlu Kunchala will be competing in the cross country category. The timed Downhill practice run was clocked off yesterday with 28 riders lining up the start list. As of now, Japan’s stealth bomber – Kazuki Shimzu is leading with a 1:58 on the 1Km…

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Kiran Kumar Raju | Rider Interview

K Kiran Kumar Raju By: Vinay Menon | Photos: Vineet Sharma Also featured in Issue #20 | March 2014 Age: 28years Hometown: Bangalore Years riding: 3years Primary steed (Main bike): Specialized Epic 29er Your most preferred style in Mountain biking: XC racing and free ride. FR MTB MAG: How did Mountain biking come about for you? KIRAN: It happened by chance, when I borrowed a friend’s bike to compete in my first ever BBCh mtb race in March’11. I ended up finishing 3rd and was hooked. The track-technicalities and bike…

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Montra 2.2 Disc – First Look

Montra 2.2 Disc By: Vineet Sharma Also featured in Issue #18 | Nov 2013 Montra bikes, which has been developing high quality bicycles in India is a sub brand of T.I cycles India. Montra has also taken an initiative to develop performance carbon bikes IN INDIA! Amongst their inventory they recently developed an entry level mountain bike which might give a hard time to competitive brands like Firefox, Suncross and the entry level models offered by Trek Bikes in India. We checked the Made in India Montra Rock 2.2 Disc…

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