Riders and their Rides | Bangalore Mountain Festival 2018 – Downhill

India’s IT hub Bengaluru, is also known for it’s alternative sports followers. The 3rd year of Bangalore Mountain Festival 2018 saw a good number of trail runners, cross country racers and downhill racers. We caught up with some of the gravity loving boys racing at the BMF “Balls of Steel” DH race to know more about their steeds.   Photos: © Kimaya Morye For more details on some of these bikes, checkout – Psynyde Bikes & Components Polygon Bikes India – Wheel Sports Specialized Bikes – Bums on the Saddle Giant Bicycles…

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Resolutions: Partners in Grime – Quinn Moberg

Quinn Moberg Interview by Mike Berard MB: Do you remember the first time you met Felix? QM: It was around 2012 and we were at a Cycling BC team camp together. It was right before he moved to Quebec and he actually stayed at my house. And we weren’t friends, I had never met him. MB: And so you were both at a high level at that time? QM: For our age, yeah. We weren’t phenomes by any means. MB: You’re grinders? QM: Yeah, closer to that end of the…

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Some of the “Best Value for Money” bikes in India and Nepal for the next season – Part 1

Check out the prime 5 mountain bikes that deserve your attention!   2018 is here. Another year with new plans, new destinations and new equipment. Here’s a short list of what could be some of the “Best Value for Money” bikes that you can consider for yourself for coming year / years. 1: “The Best Value for Money” Enduro Bike | Commencal Meta AM V4.2 Race (Brushed) Enduro mountain biking is now the most popular style globally and is pretty big in Nepal too. India will also be hosting “Himalayan…

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High in Nepal

Filmer Gary Thomas and Rider Tangi Rebours have made seven mountain bike films in Nepal now. They thought the time was right to put together a highlights edit – and there’s been a lot of them. It all started seven years ago with a broken wrist and a tiny cam-corder. You can’t ride, why don’t we make a little mountain film?! There’s been a few tears, a lot of laughs, high altitude sickness for some, and low altitude problems for others. They have explored many different areas of Nepal from high to…

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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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Trek Superfly 5

Also featured in Issue # 26 | March-April 2015 Superfly 5 by Trek Bike landed in India a while ago and our test pilot Jeewan got a chance to bomb this bike. Trek claims that their Superfly lineup is crazy-light and the fastest! Trek has applied a “Smart Wheel Size” theory in this range. It means different wheel sizes for different frame sizes. 27.5” on 15.5” frames, 29er on 17.5” and up. We tested the radioactive yellow 17.5 frame size with 29 inch wheels… hated and loved by many. FRAME…

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The Syndicate Project – Episode 1

In the premiere episode of THE SYNDICATE, watch as Ratboy, Greg, and Peaty prepare for the 2015 season, and race the first World Cup at Lourdes, France. The Syndicate train starts rolling with a 7th by Ratboy and 22nd for Minnaar with torn ligament! Ratboy putting that V10 to work Ratboy on his sprint to the finish line. Photos: Sven Martin  

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Cycle, Fitness & Outdoor Sports Expo 2015

The 3rd   version of India International Cycle, Fitness & Outdoor Sports Expo started on 3rd March in Ludhiana which is arguably the largest hub for bicycles in Asia.  The bicycle industries of Ludhiana feed to more than 50% of India’s bicycle consumption which is over 10 million, each year. The quality of this bike show is nowhere close to other bike expos that take place in China or other countries but it has definitely improved compared to its previous events. More exhibitors were present this time including China and France…

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Arabian Trails

Arabian Trails – Hans Rey and Dave Watson explore Jordan By Hans Rey and Carmen Rey | Photos Dean ‘Blotto’ Gray Location:  Petra – JORDAN Also featured in Issue #4 | July 2011 When I received a phone call from the producer of the popular TV series, ‘Ride Guide’ asking me if I would like to go with them to Jordan in the Middle East, I was pretty excited. Jordan has been on my “Places to ride” list for a long time. Who wouldn’t want the chance to explore this ancient land…

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