Hannah and Minnaar take Fort William wins

Downhill queen Rachel Atherton dislocates shoulder as Southern hemisphere riders take gold in Fort William. Australia’s Tracey Hannah and South African Greg Minnaar have won their respective races at round two of the UCI DH World Cup. The grey strip that winds itself down the slopes of Aonach Mor, just outside the Highland town of Fort William, is one of the sport’s longest running and most established venues. Year after year, it produces classic races which live long in the memory. In the women’s race, the drama got underway before…

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Champions return for Rampage

It’s that time of year again when the earth’s best mountain bikers head out to the desert in Utah for Red Bull Rampage. The most-watched mountain bike event of the year will see riders tackle drops of over 25m in the remote town of Virgin nestled in the Zion National Park. The 2016 course has been modified, however the 11th edition still poses a difficult test for the MTB athletes competing across downhill, slopestyle and freeride. Rampagers must study the course carefully to ensure they enhance their chances of scoring…

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PERSKINDOL SWISS EPIC 2016

The third edition of PERSKINDOL SWISS EPIC kicked off on Monday 12 September 2016 with the prologue in Zermatt. The first day’s champions in the men’s category was the BMC Mountainbike Racing Team I with Lukas Flückiger and Reto Indergand, who completed the 26 km track in the extremely fast time of 51:37 minutes. For the women, it was the Stöckli Pro Team with Jolanda Neff and Alessandra Keller who came out on top with a time of 1 hour and00:57 minutes. The prologue marks the beginning of the six-day…

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Race Report: iXS European Downhill Cup #1 2016

Fischbach and Widmann win in Kranjska Gora Johannes Fischbach and Veronika Widmann won the first round of the iXS European Cup 2016. 400 riders from 32 different nations made their way to Kranjska Gora this weekend, to celebrate the opening of the season and to collect some first important points for the rankings. This past weekend the iXS European Downhill Cup hosted its first race of the season in Kranjska Gora – the race for the European title has officially begun! This year’s cup consists of 6 different – but…

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EPIC Mountain Bike

We have been hearing about this shop for many years and have been in touch with the people managing it. Freerider Mountain Bike Magazine finally got a chance to visit Epic Bike Shop personally earlier this month and met with the crew who manages the best bicycle shop of Nepal. The personal experience was actually “epic” at this neat bike shop owned by riders for riders. From high quality bikes to riding gear… they got it all. During this visit we interacted with Rupesh Man Shrestha; Founder / CEO of Epic Mountain…

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Camelbak Fourteener 20

Camelbak Fourteener 20 is a neat looking hydration pack “which has not been designed specifically for mountain biking”. The Fourteener 20 is listed as an outdoor pack, but no one will stop and question you if you are spotted with this hydration pack while riding your bike. This is supposed to be Camelbak’s high performance pack which is designed to carry extra layers, food, head lamp, trail maps, trekking poles, ice axe, media, sunglasses etc. We managed to stuff in a 14” laptop easily! If you’re a multi-day riding fanatic…

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