Temghar MTB Challenge 2019 – Maharashtra

The Pawa Collagen – Temghar MTB Challenge 2019, organized by Backpack Outdoors, Rolling Academy and Mumbai MTB Offroaders at Camp Hideout, Temghar Dam Backwaters near Pune saw mountain bikers going full force on prime dirt trails. 2019’s season opener, the Temghar MTB Challenge included over 45 participants from Pune, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Nashik and Indore. India’s DH and XC national/state champions were in action over the weekend. The XC riders described the tracks (XCO and XCC) to be challenging, technical as well as scenic as one part of the track was…

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Indian National MTB Championship 2018 – Downhill

. The 15TH National MTB Championship 2018, India saw the 2nd year of Downhill mountain biking in the mix. On a new course created at “Sunny’s World Adventure Park” in Pune, Maharashtra, by GT Adventures and Starkenn Giant Bicycles India. The 1 km descent wasn’t one of the best in the country, but the trail had some hairy sections to keep things interesting. With a major amount of pedal churning sections included, the racers had to not only bomb down the hill, but also had to propel them wheels hard!…

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Spirit of Mogli – Pump Track Attack

Spirit of Mogli was started with an aim to bring people closer through art, music and cycling. Located on the outskirts of Pune in the middle of a lush green organic farm, it has been attracting musicians, dancers, and cyclists for its peaceful vibes since early 2017. The Barn that was once used to rear poultry has now become a hub for artists and musicians to form new collaborations and create an environment of free expression in the middle of this farm. A short walk from the barn is the…

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Product Feature: Loose Riders Global Alliance – C/S Pants and Second Skin Gloves

We got our hands on… and legs in some new Loose Riders gear. Our team bomber, Vinay Menon put the new LRGA C/S Pants and the Second Skin Gloves through some dirty times. May it be hauling your bike up the hill or pedaling around on trails, the LRGA C/S Pants keep the pistons cool. With sufficient vents and comfortable stretchable layers, the C/S Pants work well in Indian temperatures. The durable fabric and stitches on the pants are strong enough for those rough spills and slams.  Sure the designers behind the…

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14th National MTB Championship 2017 | DH

A weekend of two wheeled slush fight, the 14th Indian MTB National Championship 2017, rolled down at the ‘Oxford Golf Resort’ on the outskirts of Pune City. This year, once again ‘Starkenn Giant’ powered the event, pushing the quality of the gig. An 800mts downhill section, which was part of the XC race too, was the site for the gravity race. For the first time, under CFI (Cycling Federation of India) banner, a Downhill race at the Nationals has been included. A collective effort by veteran downhill riders of Pune and…

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Video: Double Vision | Harith Noah

Jumping dirt mounds with a pair of wheels is second nature for Indian National SX Champ Harith Noah. When not boosting a 450 cc TVS Racing beast, Harith cranks down mountain slopes. Staying on a fueled weapon on weekdays and clipping onto a mountain bike on weekends, Kerala’s 24 year old is eyeing podiums in both sports. On a recent visit to the mountain town of Pune, Maharashtra, Harith got his enduro rig dirty. Riding Pune’s infamous lines and sessioning some supreme zones. Harith is supported by: TVS Racing, Psynyde…

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From Fort Sinhagad to Fort William.

Also featured in Issue #27 Eighteen year old downhill racer from Pune, India – Piyush Chavan, is one among the handful of mountain bikers who strive to raise the tri color. A student on weekdays, Piyush spends his weekends sideways blasting local trails. Earlier this year he got the opportunity to race ’round 2′ of the British Downhill Series in Nevis Range, UK. Freerider Mountain Bike Magazine caught up with the young gun to know more about his speed times. FR MTB MAG: How did the British Downhill Series come…

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Piyush Chavan | Rider Interview

Piyush Chavan | Rider Interview By: Vinay Menon Also featured in Issue #14 | March 2013 Nickname: PC, P-ush. Age: 16 Hometown: Pune, INDIA Years riding:  6 Years Current DH & DJ rig: Currently rolling a 2012 spec demo 8  Your most preferred discipline in Mountain biking?   I prefer to ride fast and flowy downhill trails if there’s a drop or a jump it gives me more chance to add style to it Who are your biggest influences in the sport? My biggest influence is almost everybody I’ve ridden with,but apart from that…

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9th National MTB Championship

9th National Mountain Bike Championship – Pune (25th – 29th July 2012) By: Vineet Sharma Also featured in Issue #11 | Sept 2012 Pune, the eight largest metropolis in India witnessed the 9th National Mountain Bike Championship organized by Maharashtra cycling association and Cycling Federation of India. The riders from various Indian states team got an opportunity to compete in a National level mountain bike race as it happened after many years. Teams from Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Chandigarh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Indian…

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