Video: Canadian Sky Pilot

“After moving to back Vancouver Island, I had the pleasure of discovering the mecca of downhill trails on Mt Prevost. Being the only trails you can shuttle top to bottom, it harbours most of the downhillers on the island. The trails here are steep and fast, unlike anything I was used to on the north shore of Vancouver. The local riding community is amazing. I have met so many great people here”.  On any given Sunday you may bump into some of Canada’s top downhillers including Mark Wallace, Finn…

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Nino Schurter Set on Absa Cape Epic Revenge

The 2017 Absa Cape Epic champion, plus reigning World and Olympic XCO Champion, Nino Schurter will return to the race in 2019 – with one aim. To regain the title he was forced to concede in 2018. Aiding him in this quest is his new partner Andri Frischknecht, and the supporting team, DSV / SCOTT-SRAM, of European Champion Lars Forster and Gert Heyns. Schurter’s title defence was over before it really began in 2018. Matthias Stirnemann, with whom Schurter won the 2017 Absa Cape Epic, started the race with an…

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Registrations Open for the ROS MTB XC Race

Here is a great way to start 2019. Riders of the Storm, better known as ROS a mountain biking club based in Chandigarh. The team members of ROS are passionate riders who also organize mountain bike races regularly in the Shivalik Hills around Chandigarh. The club has announced the ROS season 2 with the much awaited mountain bike race that will be held on 13th January 2019. The race route is expected to be around Chandigarh and will consist a bit of everything. 35 Km of climbs and descent on…

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FR MAG Top 10 of 2018

2018 was a radical year that saw great progression in mountain biking culture of India. From Red Bull Pump Track World Championship qualifiers in Hyderabad to riders taking top spots in Asian Enduro circuit. Here are our top 10 stories and interviews that were featured in 2018. Don’t forget to bookmark them. 10: River riding in Meghalaya with Gregory Allya Warjri 9: 5 Fire-fuelling tips to get the most out of the MTB riding season 8: Rider Interview | Slade Gomes 7: Project Solo | GuiDe National Geopark – China…

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5 Bike brands that should be launched in India

India has constant increasing number of serious riders who are now investing and who are willing to invest their hard-earned money in high quality bikes (better known as premium bikes here) and components to enhance their riding experience. Similarly, the rising number of mountain bike races which also includes Downhill Mountain Bike racing is spreading like a wild fire across the country. Unfortunately, majority of existing and well-known bike brands in India are not ready to launch their full line-up (Trail bikes, Enduro Mountain Bikes, Downhill Mountain Bikes, Dirt Jumpers…

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Event Alert: X Jam 2018 – Manipur, India

The most energetic and high voltage three days of action sports and music festival featuring BMX stunts by Chokbikes Thailand, MTB, Skateboard, Street bike stunts and breaking (B-Boying), design to help, grow and unify youth culture in Manipur and entertainment are an integral part of X-Jam, fun and lively atmosphere of positive people. EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES DURING X JAM 2018 – BMX freestyle by Chokbikes – Thailand – Skateboarding – MTB Pump Track Challenge – Breakdance (bboy) battles – Freestyle street bike stunt: by Kanglei Extreme – ATV rides –…

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BC Bike Race 2018: Day 5 – Sechelt to Langdal

LANGDALE, BRITISH COLUMBIA July 11, 2018 – Specialized’s Hannah Barnes has ridden in stage races from the Andes to southern France. Some are simply a series of soul crushing climbs followed by equally soul crushing gravel road descents. Lumps of coal when you were expecting diamonds. Not the BC Bike Race. Yes the climbs are tough, but at the top of each ascent lies a diamond – a tasty ribbon of singletrack to sink the knobby tires into. “The days are shorter at BCBR but they’re way more fun,” said…

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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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Bike-Season with the GraVity Card

Thousands of kilometers of trails, six countries and a ton of bike action – thanks to the GraVity Card, the season pass of Europe’s unique bike park union, riders can make the most of the bike season. Ideal for those who don’t want to be confined to just one place, it only takes a few days of park riding for the card to pay off. Katrin (27), Jan (26), Anna (31) and Theresa (28) and Matthias (30) are five of the thousands of users of the ‘bike park flat rate’.…

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Crankworx Speed & Style

The Cliff Bar Speed & Style went down on a dusty dry teck course at Crankworx Whistler. The term Speed & Style is more speed with some style mixed in. Sure guys tricked but when the dust settled it was speed for the win with a dose of Style. Adrien Loron against Tomas Slavik and finally Loron would take the Gold over last years King of Crankworx, Slavik for Silver. In the small final it was a return to the podium for GBR, Daryl Brown who never seemed to have…

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