14th National MTB Championship 2017 | XC

Monsoon skies of Pune, Maharashtra, looked over the 14th Indian MTB National Championship 2017, held at the ‘Oxford Golf Resort’ on the outskirts of Pune City. This year again ‘Starkenn Giant’ powered the event, pushing the quality of the track, as well as the race. The 3 day event included Cross Country Mass start and Time trials split into, Men and Women juniors, sub-juniors, youth and Elite. The track designed by GT Adventures for 2017 included straight wide sprint sections leading to a steep, 800 mts technical descent, a section…

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Nepal and India ready to race at 23rd Asian MTB Championships 2017 in China

The Asian Continental Mountain Biking Championships 2017 to be held in Xuancheng, China is slated for the 13th and 14th of May. As the best in Asia prepare for a wheel battle, Nepalese and Indian racers are buckling up for a good fight as well. The Indian National XC champion Kiran Kumar Raju (31) from Karnataka along with Ramesh Ale (24), Purna Bahadur Pradhan (32), K Venkateswarlu Reddy(30) from the Indian Army will be cranking it up in the XC rounds. This year Nepal will not be joining the podium…

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Bangalore Bicycle Championship 2016 – MTB Cross Country

Bengaluru has always been a mountain biker friendly town. With the growing number of races within the city, the rider’s have improved rapidly. Earlier this week, the “Bangalore Bicycle Championship – MTB Cross Country” rounds rolled out around the well known Avati Hills. Located at the same venue as this year’s new event – Bangalore Mountain Festival. Set on a 4.6 kms trail around the hills, the course was way better than what the CFI (Cycling Federation of India) scopes. Decent amount of flat pedally bit and some good downhill sections, unlike…

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Bangalore Mountain Festival 2016

An event emerging from Karnataka, the “Bangalore Mountain Festival 2016” included Downhill and Cross Country mountain biking along with trail running. Set in one of Bengaluru’s picturesque locations 60kms from the city, the rocky mountain scape was packed with some of India’s fastest Downhill and XC racers speeding for the honors. The one kilometer long DH course scattered with rocks and loose dirt kept things interesting for the spectators and racers alike. With the hill’s joyous gradient, speed was complimentary over the rockiest sections. With a small pedally bit leading to the…

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Event Alert: Goa International MTB Challenge 2015

  The first edition of GIMBC will be world-class Cross-Country Mountain Bike race event organized by Cycling Goa and Cycling as a Sport Foundation. The race will be held in Goa for 3 days from 16th – 18th October 2015 GOA International Mountain Bike Challenge (GIMBC), is the India’s first multi stage Cross Country (XC) Race. GIMBC is open to all categories, from enthusiast to professionals, male and female – age group from 18- 60 years. Register: http://cyclinggoa.com/ RACE FEE Open Men:  Rs 10,000/- ( USD 150) Open Women: Rs 10,000/-…

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Riders and their Rides – 1

The Indian riding scene has been gaining speed over the past few years. The quality of bikes, riders, trails, riding is stepping up each year. From privateers to sponsored racers, the riders and their rides form a unique bond. Here are some of the expert XC racers from India with their current race machines. Devender Thakur now rides for Hero UT Bikes and is a podium fighter at National XC races. Running a carbon ‘Team Only’ frame, Devender’s HT Pro 1 is running a Marzocchi fork, 29″ Shimano Wheels w/ Continentals. Hes our Featured…

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