Drop the Guns and Ride a Bike! Asghar Mehrzada – Drop and Ride | Afghanistan

Riding bikes and inspiring the youth, a group of young riders in Afghanistan is popularizing BMX/Mountain Biking and trials riding, against all odds. It’s not just the boys following their love for the sport, the girls are powering through the barricades as well! Freerider Mountain Bike Magazine brings you this exclusive feature from Kabul, Afghanistan! Meet Asghar Mehrzada, 21, the founder and Leader of Drop and Ride. Started riding bikes when he was 12 years old and has been focusing on BMX, MTB and trials since 2015, eventually starting the Drop…

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Video: Course Preview iXS EDC Spicak

Get ready for some rocky business on the Spicak iXS Cup track. South Africa´s Racing Dude Johann Potgieter is on the mic for the track preview riding down with his mate Stefan Garlicki in front. Also enjoy mixed track impressions and some favorite´s voices.  

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Race Report: iXS European Downhill Cup #1 2016

Fischbach and Widmann win in Kranjska Gora Johannes Fischbach and Veronika Widmann won the first round of the iXS European Cup 2016. 400 riders from 32 different nations made their way to Kranjska Gora this weekend, to celebrate the opening of the season and to collect some first important points for the rankings. This past weekend the iXS European Downhill Cup hosted its first race of the season in Kranjska Gora – the race for the European title has officially begun! This year’s cup consists of 6 different – but…

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iXS European Downhill Cup #5

Final Round in Leogang | iXS European Downhill Cup #5 Johannes Fischbach and Eleonora Farina officially are 2015’s Champions of the iXS European Downhill Cup. The last race of the season invited 300 riders from 26 different countries to Leogang/Austria.  Since 2008 the iXS Cup pays a visit to Leogang at least once a year. It has been one of the EDC’s venues right from the start and played host to some of the biggest events of the Downhill scene. This year, the final round of the European series was embedded into…

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Fischbach and Cappellari win in Kranjska Gora

It was the first time for Kranjska Gora to host a race of the iXS European Downhill Cup, but it seemed to be a perfect fit! In the end, Johannes Fischbach und Carina Cappellari dominated the field of more than 400 riders from 24 different countries. Actually the first EDC race of the season was scheduled to take place in Maribor. However, after some organizational and economic problems, a worthy substitute for the all-time venue had to be found very quickly. Fortunately, Kranjska Gora presented itself as the perfect fit…

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iXS European Downhill Cup #1 Kranjska Gora

First Race of the Season in Kranjska Gora Finally, the day has come: next weekend the first race of the iXS European Downhill Cup will lure the European downhill elite to Kranjska Gora (Slovenia). More than 450 riders from 24 different nations will attend the race and among them will be some of the biggest names of the scene. It will be the eighth season for the iXS European Downhill Cup and it definitely belongs to the most important series, right after the World Cup itself. The huge numbers of…

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GT Factory Racing new Partnerships

GT Factory Racing Announce Three New Partnerships for 2015. Photography: Ian Collins As the GT Factory Racing team throw themselves into their first intensive training camp in Del Mar, California, Atherton Racing are pleased to announce the continuation of their successful relation with GT Bicycles and to welcome three new partners for the 2015 season.  Jeep, the iconic 4×4 brand will become an Official Team Partner; as part of the agreement they will provide vehicles for the team (including the legendary Wrangler and the all-new Cherokee and Renegade models) and collaborate…

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IXS Cleaver

IXS Cleaver Knee/Shin Armour By: Vinay Menon Also featured in Issue #21 | May 2014 Safety is primary when you consider playing with gravity on two wheels. In the occasion of a bash down, a good knee/shin armour is your health insurance. The difference between a week off the bike or coming out of the mud battle laughing is something the leg armour would play a key role in. IXS has made a mark with their innovative lightweight protective gear for the downhill/freeride warriors. Earlier in the year we got…

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iXS Dagger Knees Guards

iXS Dagger Knees Guards By: Vineet Sharma Also featured in Issue #17 | Sept 2013 If you are an aggressive trail rider or someone who loves gravity and looking for serious knee protection then look no further. iXS Dagger knee guards are just the dead-on knee protection for you.  The Next Level Series Dagger knee guards are ideal for downhill and trail riding without compromising on comfort side. The overall design and fitting of iXS Dagger knee guards is pretty interesting and full of smart features. The Squeezebox joint between…

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iXS Trail RS Helmet

iXS Trail RS Helmet By: Vineet Sharma Also featured in Issue #17 | Sept 2013 Renowned athletes like Hans Rey, Geoff Gulevich, Darren Berrecloth and more are associated with iXS to develop and design world class safety gear.  Freeride legend Richie Schley helped in the design process for this sleek looking 320grams enduro helmet that was released recently and is now a part of his ‘Schleyer’ collection.  The Trail RS helmet design is pretty unique compared to the other helmets we have tried so far and fits perfectly covering your…

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