4th Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival 2017

India witnessed the fourth edition of the wicked Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival in Manali, where mountain bikers from all around the world ride and race together for 1 week in the holiday season of the beautiful Himalayan town ‘Manali’, aka “The Mountain Biking Capital of India”. Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival which is organized by Himalayan Mountain Bike Network hosted a BMX Jam session, flagging off the week’s two wheeled festivities. The weekend included, India’s roughest Downhill Mountain Bike Race and a challenging 2-day Cross Country MTB stage race. The concept behind…

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Lakshay Jangid | Rider Interview

Name: Lakshay Jangid a.k.a The Survivor (TEAM- STEELZ SILENCERZ) Age: 23 Home Town: Jaipur Years Riding:7.5 Current Bike: Mongoose Fireball, Dartmoor 26 Player What’s looping on your playlist: Salam India (Mary Kom). Competitions/Contests Entered: International online championship 2014 – 11th position/ 49 riders. International online championship 2015 – 3rd position/68 riders. This is ITT championship Lucknow, India 2015 – 1st position/ 36 riders MTB Stunt Net championship (world) – 1st position / 109 riders MTB stunt grand prix 2017 (extreme bike tour) Wodzislow Slaski, Poland – 1st position / 23…

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Why Mountain Biking?

Why Mountain Biking? Psychologists have studied the rationale for mountain biking – mountain bikers speculate about it – ordinary mortals shake their heads in dismay over it. There is an ambivalence to this sport. There are no scores or points when you ride free on your mountain bike, but the beauty of movement gives a self-assurance that is better than winning a race. It is a sport that brings escape from the care and tensions of daily life. Mountain Biking brings an awareness of the grandeur of the nature; an…

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2017 bike calendar

The 2017 mountain bike season is fast approaching, don’t miss the key dates. The 2017 mountain bike season is almost upon us with everything from the eye-catching Crankworx to the spills and thrills of the downhill and cross-country disciplines in the UCI World Cup. Then there is the Red Bull Trans-Siberian Extreme and, to cap another year on two wheels, Red Bull Rampage once more to bring the mountain bike calendar to a climax. Here’s an extensive calendar of all you need to know for the season ahead… 25 March-2…

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Interview with top athletes

INTERVIEW with top athletes regarding the UCI Mountain Bike Downhill World Championships 2020 in Saalfelden Leogang The bike region Saalfelden Leogang had reason to celebrate, when the announcement was made that the UCI Mountain Bike Downhill World Championships 2020 will be held at Austria’s MTB mekka. The downhill World Champions will be crowned in Saalfelden Leogang for the first time since hosting the World Championships successfully in 2012. As 2020 is also the year of the Olympic Games, the discipline Cross Country will take place in Albstadt, Germany. Saalfelden Leogang is…

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Top 10 from 2016

We are ready to say goodbye to the grim 2016. But take a look at the selected Top 10 stories that you clicked on the most in 2016.   #10: Tito Tomasi | Nepal Solo A French mountain explorer Tito Tomasi films his solo trip through Nepal.   #9: Once Upon a Time – Chandigarh Dirt Fest 2010 A dirt jump park designed and created with passion and hopes that was dozed off by land owners. #8: The Downhill Disco Rider/Trail Correspondent Ajay Padval showing his moves on the trails of Pune.…

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This is Peaty: #LASTORDERS EP.2

It’s always hard to draw comparisons between athlete’s worlds apart in different sports, especially with the enormity of the Motorsports industry compared to mountain bikes. But there are huge similarities between the way fans around the world have embraced both Steve Peat and Ken Block, both ambassadors and icons of their own sports. A year ago, Ken Block’s annual drift battle Gymkhana Grid came to the UK and Steve was invited to compete in All Stars tournament by ken. Since then the Monster Energy team mates remained in touch and…

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Danny’s Wee Day Out

Danny MacAskill has raised the bar yet again with a staggering array of bike tricks using man-made and natural features backed by the memorable National Express song from The Divine Comedy. Filmed during the summer, MacAskill pulls off a series of tricks on a day out in between train trips that will take your breath away including a scrub to barrel roll, a submerged water crossing and a hay bale ride. It is the latest in a run of hit films over the last seven years such as Imaginate,Epecuén and The Ridge that…

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Video: The Downhill Disco

Bend your knees, eyes forward, elbows out with firm feet on the pins! Switch on the rocky stutter beats, chain’s treble to a jump’s landing base. “The Downhill Disco” is about to get loose. Riding a pair of wheels down a hill is more than simply letting go of the brakes. A rider’s urge to push the fear factor, fight the speed controllers and indulge in the music created by the bike and earth is when the fingers click. Ajay Padval from Pune, India doesn’t think he can dance. He…

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