Kill the Chill with “WARMEE”

The guys at WARMEE gave us this brilliant product to test while we were riding in the Ladakh region recently. We were not aware that this self heating warmer will be such a blessing! WARMEE is an air activated self heating patch and provides warmth to its user for more than 8 hours without using of any external source of heating. The manufacturers are ISO and CE certified which means this is not going to harm you in any way possible. WARMEE is very useful for winter adventure activities like Trekking, Camping,…

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EVENT ALERT: Kohima Downhill 2015

Kohima Downhill & 4th Annual Hornbill Cycle Rally Native Station Nagaland have started preparation for organizing 2nd Downhill Mountain Biking Race and 4th Annual Hornbill Cycle Rally. We at Freerider Mountain Bike Magazine have supported Native Station’s motive and continue providing our assistance as much possible to these great bunch of people rolling the wheels in North East India. What’s more exciting?  Department of Tourism has endorsed two of the most exciting cycling events in North-East – Kohima Downhill and Annual Hornbill Cycle Rally which we are clubbing under one…

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Ride > Race > Party > Repeat

India’s wildest mountain bike festival, where mountain bikers from all over the world ride, race and party together for a week in the beautiful Himalayan town of Manali aka ‘The Mountain Biking Capital of India’. This lifestyle is much required to improve the riding culture of this country where the sport is fairly new and progression is on full swing. Stoked participants. Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival 2015 was conducted in Manali and Solang Valley (Himachal Pradesh) from 16th to 19th July 2015. This festival had 2 professional mountain bike races in…

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Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival 2015

India will witness a first of its kind mountain biking festival this July where mountain bikers from all around the world ride and party together for one week in the summer holiday season of the beautiful Himalayan state ‘Manali’ aka The Mountain Biking Capital of India. Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival powered by Himalayan Mountain Bike Network is scheduled from 16th to 19th July 2015 and will host local trail riding sessions, cross country race, downhill race followed by post ride parties. The idea behind this festival is to bring all…

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Laxmi Magar | Rider Interview

Also featured in Issue #26 | March – April 2015 Nickname: Tin Tin Age: 28 Hometown: Nuwakot, Nepal Years riding: 7 Years Current bike: Scott Favorite drinks: Coke Music: Any music that makes me feel good.   FR MTB MAG: How did mountain biking come about for you? Laxmi: Mountain biking came as a physical fitness activity in my life but soon I realized it helped me relaxing my mind at the same time.   FR MTB MAG: Riders that inspire you? Laxmi: Ajay Pandit Chettri   FR MTB MAG:…

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Video: Riding the Olymp in Greece

25 years ago Greece’s highest mountain mass saw its first traverse. Back then the bikes still had racks and no suspension forks. Nevertheless, the ride across the God’s throne, Olympus, is still a mystical experience, even with modern technology.   Photo by Martin Bissig | Location: Olympic Mountain, Greece | Riders: Gerhard Czerner & Michael Baumgartner  

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Top 5 Mountain Biking destinations of India

Top 5 Mountain Biking destinations of India Top five highly recommended mountain biking destinations of India that you must check out. By: Vineet Sharma Also featured in Issue #25 | Jan-Feb 2015 | 3rd Special Collectors Edition – Printed Rich culture, best spices, great food, highest mountains, adventure everywhere. Welcome to India with your mountain bike and here are top 5 highly recommended epic mountain biking destinations that you must check out. #1 Manali – Himachal Pradesh: Manali, a Himalayan town located in the beautiful Indian state of Himachal Pradesh…

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Summer Twenty12 B.C

Summer Twenty12 B.C By Vinay Menon Location: Vancouver – CANADA Also featured in Issue #12 | Nov 2012 The summer of twenty twelve came along super plush for me with Nepal’s Mustang region escapade, Bengaluru Turahalli DH race Podium and tons of good old Pune City hometown trail rips with buddies. Soon enough the heavy monsoon clouds were taking over my town. It had been two years since Id hit the bright trails of B.C. Canada, so escaping to B.C. it was! With Bengaluru DH Race dirt still fresh on the…

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Italy with a difference

Italy with a difference Follow six friends at Bike Mountaineering adventure tours in the region of Valle d’Aosta, Italy. By: Florian Strigel Location: Valle d’Aosta – ITALY Also featured in Issue #8 | March 2012 Me and Tobi are sitting in the car heading for Bernardino Pass to Italy and expecting three days of biking in one of the most spectacular Alpine landscapes one can imagine. To reach our destination we have to negotiate massive traffic chaos in the Milan Area and we have to cross 30 Km of building sites…

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