Video: Red Bull Pump Track World Championship 2018 | Bali Qualifier

The first qualifier of the 2018 Red Bull Pump Track World Championship took place on the Indonesian island of Bali. An international field of riders took to the Velosolutions Pump Track at the Amplitude Skate and Bike Park to try and secure their spot at the World Final.  Battling it out in the Bali heat, the best riders from the island were joined by competitors from Japan, Australia and Germany to battle it out for the first tickets to the World Championship final later in the year. The track…

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3rd Bangalore Mountain Festival 2018

South India is known for its bright winters and pleasant climate. This winter, Bengaluru’s Avati hills baked up with the 3rd year of Bangalore Mountain Festival. With three disciplines to choose from to scale the mountain, BMF included Trail running,  Cross Country and Downhill mountain biking. The 2018 edition of BMF is sponsored by 2GO Active Wear in association with Shathayu Ayurveda Yoga Retreat supported by Veloscope, Original Monkey, Red Bull, BOTS, Freerider Mountain Bike Magazine. Cross Country Pedal junkies from all over India lined up for the Cross Country race starting…

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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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Once upon a time – Chandigarh Dirt Fest 2010

Pump tracks, mountain bike parks are now increasing in India and Nepal. People and administrations have finally started understanding the importance and advantages of these skill building parks which are not for “cricket”. Although there is still a lot to learn and apply in the field which will be beneficial for the future athletes to grow their skills and any rider to progress and have fun at the same time. But lets go back to the year 2010 when cycling friendly city Chandigarh, infact entire India witnessed its first dirt…

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How to: Essential bike handling

Essential bike handling – Basic drop and descending techniques By: Vineet Sharma Also featured in Issue #1 | Jan 2011 Basic Mountain Bike Handling is essential to learn in the first few times you start riding your bike. It is not learned overnight but riding and practicing on your Mountain Bike frequently would indeed help a lot. Knowing how to handle your bike will help prevent you from falling off your bike and will also give you confidence to try new things on your mountain bike. Now we will guide you how to distribute body weight while riding…

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Ghost 4X Comp

Ghost 4X Comp Words/Photo: Vinay Menon | Rider: Sahil Jagtap Also featured in Issue #23 | Sept 2014   Ghost Bicycles form Germany have been strong on the world 4x and DH scene for years. With top racers and freeriders on their team Ghost has been able to fine tune their bikes for the demanding riding style prevalent these days. India’s Suncross  Bikes has joined hands with the German manufacturer to bring their performance machines into the country. With a good range of trail models including 29ers and 650bs, Suncross…

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