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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Abhijeet Singh | Rider Interview

Name: Abhijeet Kumar Singh Age: 23 Home Town: Patna Years Riding: 6 Current Bike: Commencal Ramones cr Competitions/Contests Entered: Runner Up of MTB-STUNT-NET-CHAMPIONSHIP Mtb Grand Prix 2017  – 4th Mtb Online Stunt Championship  – 10th Mtb Online Championship  India  – 4th Mtb National 2016 Kerala Mtb  National 2015 Giant Starkenn Championship FRMTB: How did Bicycle stunt/freestyle start for you? A : When I was in the 10th grade in school, I started riding. My dad gifted me a cell phone and I started watching videos on YouTube. I was surprised to…

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August Road trippin’: Indonesia, Caravans, Eurobike

The Drop and Roll Tour will be touring the globe in the upcoming weeks. After having just completed shows at the Belladrum Festival in Scotland at the weekend, Danny MacAskill, Duncan Shaw and Ali Clarkson will be boarding a flight to Indonesia for shows on August 19 & 20. After rocking Asia for the second time since their last trip to the Philippines, the crew will be heading back to Europe for two events. The kick-off of their tour of Germany will be in Düsseldorf at the “Caravan Salon” with their new…

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Elements of Victory

Of all the events we attend every year, nothing makes us quite as proud as BC Bike Race. A seven-day international stage race, it’s amazing to see so many people from all over the world enjoying our backyard’s choicest trails. It’s a tour of British Columbia’s rugged coast, and some of the world’s most challenging cross country singletrack—all explored while camping between the Pacific Ocean and the coastal mountain ranges. This year’s 10th annual BC Bike Race was the perfect occasion to give our updated Element platform some real-world marathon…

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Table talk with Cricket Legend – Jonty Rhodes

Cricket legend Jonty Rhodes is currently the coach for “Mumbai Indians” team. When not on the cricket pitch Jonty has always loved riding bicycles, specially mountain bikes! We caught up with the sports icon in Chennai while on a Surf trip. FRM: How much time do you spend on your bike? JR: This year has seen the maximum time I’ve clocked behind the bars, I’ve been riding more in India than in South Africa. And personally on my bike I wanna be off the streets and into the woods as quick…

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Suman Tamang | Rider Interview

Full Name:  Suman Tamang Nickname: Khatra Hometown: Lalitpur, Bhainsepa Favorite Drinks: Red Bull Music: Acoustic and any relaxing music. FR MTB MAG: When did you start racing? SUMAN: I have been racing since 3 years. My first race was 3rd National Downhill Championship of Nepal in 2013 in which I got 13th position. FR MTB MAG: Who inspired you to get in the world of mountain biking or who are your biggest influences in the sport? SUMAN: My brothers Shyam Limbu, Anuj Adhikary, Rajesh Lama, Sushovit Chaudhary, Suwas Maharjan, Bikash…

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The Learning Curve

“Uncontainable” BMX star Bezanson out to conquer mountain bikes Canadian Drew Bezanson believes he can make a successful switch to mountain bikes after breaking new ground in the BMX world with audacious projects such as “Uncontainable”. The 27-year-old is currently on a steep learning curve to master another discipline on two wheels. Ahead of the spectacular Red Bull Joyride mountain bike event on August 21, Bezanson took time out from training to reveal the lengths that he is putting his mind and body through to pull off this inspirational feat. Asked about the motive…

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The Syndicate Project – Episode 3 Fort William

Peaty raced his last Fort William World Cup and also got a “Royal” treatment at the venue. It didn’t rain in Ft. William, so Peaty went gravel grinding, Ratboy took up watersports, and Greg hung around to kickstart his season in the latest episode of THE SYNDICATE. Steve Peat is one the most iconic mountain biker who has completed a long journey with style and an impression that will last forever in this sport. His professional cycling career started back in 1995 and has a big success list following him ever since.…

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Ride with Nishant Shah

Full Name: Nitesh Shah Nick Name: Nishant Age: 19 Hometown: Kathmandu, Nepal Years Riding: 6 Years Preferred riding style in mountain biking: I like downhill, freeride and enduro riding. Favorite drink: Nepal Ice Beer. FR MTB MAG: How did mountain biking come about for you? NISHANT: Ever since I started riding bikes I felt free and it gave me a confidence to other things too. It made me feel stronger. There was no looking back ever since. FR MTB MAG: Any riders that inspired you? NISHANT: I started riding on…

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Roku Utsugi – Exclusive interview

This 18 years old “Boy Wonder” from Kathmandu Nepal has caught attention of the entire town and plans to go big in coming years. Roku Utsugi lives for riding BMX and here’s what he has to say. FR MTB MAG: How did your inclination towards BMX come about? ROKU:  A friend of mine who used to ride BMX got me into it. It’s just about having fun, hanging out with friends, seeing new things and places. I was instantly hooked FR MTB MAG: Are your parents supportive of what you…

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