Slade Gomes | Rider Interview

Name: Slade Gomes Age: 21 Mountain biking since: 2015 Profession: Engineering Student Hometown: Mumbai, India Current Location: Pune, India Current Bike: Lapierre Zesty AM 327 650B (2015) Current Sponsors: Parents FRM: How would you describe yourself? Slade: I am the one who has a split personality or I should say , split lifestyle. I spend one half of the day working hard at class and studying my engineering stuff at college like a studious kid While I spend the other half of the day shredding hard on the trails riding downhill…

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Video: River riding in Meghalaya with Gregory Allya Warjri

Follow Gregory from Shillong, India, as he rides his bike down a river in Meghalaya! This looks fun!  Mountain biking is one sport that I love. Have been riding since I was a kid. Been riding varied terrain in Meghalaya and I always like trying something new.  After tarmac, loose & rocky terrain, this one has to be one of the most exciting and challenging one yet, with it’s slippery slab, deep holes and pools that you might fall into. I’d want to organize a race one day on…

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Product Feature: Dirtlej – Dirtsuit Light Edition

What is the most tiring task after a good mucky day on the trails? It is the cleaning part! Well, here’s an interesting new product from Germany to keep the rider feeling like a clean baby while the sky pours!  Our team recently got their hands on the new Dirtsuit Light Edition. A lighter version of the rowdy “Dirtsuit Classic Edition”. Built for light trail riding, hiking and casual usage, the light edition packs in some efficient protection from the rain/dirt/wind while being low on the weighing scale, at…

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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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Video: 4th Kohima Downhill 2017 | Nagaland, India

Words: Yanpvuo Kikon WINNERS of the 4th KOHIMA DOWNHILL 2017 1st – Suman Tamang – S.T. (Nepal) 2nd – Apshai Griffith Niangti (Shillong) 3rd – Prachit Thapa (Nepal) 4th – Gautam Taode (Pune) 5th – Ollie Hemstock (United Kingdom) Best Local Rider – Seyieo Sekhose (Kohima)  THANK YOU #MTBFAM Indian MTB Community, our sponsors and supporters for making this possible! Without you all none of this would have been possible – Psynyde Bikes (http://psynydebikes.com/) Lhouvizosier Mezhur Sekhose Kekhrie Mezhur Sekhose Chan Kikon Dr. Ruovinuo Thenuo Seyie Auto Winterxmade (http://wintermade.in/) Photographers…

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4th Kohima Downhill 2017 | Nagaland, India

Kohima, Nagaland in north-east India, steamed up again this winter during the Hornbill Festival 2017. Around the same time, Native Station organizes their mountain biking celebration – Kohima Downhill. Successfully entering it’s 4th year of action, the Kohima Downhill saw expert downhill racers from India, Nepal and UK. A new track and fresh dirt made it a delight for all the racers in attendance. This year the mountain biking community lost a brother, Ajay Padval. An inspiration to many young riders, Ajay passed away earlier in July this year. The 4th Kohima Downhill…

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Event Alert: Bangalore Mountain Festival 2018

Coming up in January 2018, on the outskirts of Bengaluru city in Karnataka, India, the 3rd Bangalore Mountain Festival. The BMF 2018 includes — Trail run (10 km), trial run half marathon (21 Km), cross country MTB (30 km) and downhill MTB (1 km). They have been further divided into Open Men, Open Women and Elite championships. Winners will be fighting it out for prizes worth Rs.2,00,000/- Checkout the highlights from 2017 edition of Bangalore Mountain Festival. .Video: Bangalore Mountain Festival Video: The Trail Next Door Video: Vinay Menon / Psynyde Bikes…

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Video: Spiti Awakening

Tucked away from civilization, hidden from the bipeds, rests a surreal mountain scape in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh – Spiti. At an altitude of about 4500m, Spiti has many unexplored riding zones. The past couple of years I’ve been wandering in this region, looking for trails and cliffs to ride off of and have started to see more in each visit. Having dug out some trails with ace trail creator Steve Storey a few seasons ago, my visit this time was circled up. Joined by my team buddy…

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Event Alert | Rolling MTB Championship – June 2017

Coming up this June in Pune – Rolling MTB Championship Venue: Rolling Academy-The Bikepark, Sinhagad Ghat, Pune,  Maharashtra, India. A weekend full of learning, socializing, chilling and mountain bike racing. The Rolling MTB Championship is a platform for all levels of riders to come together, ride and share a good weekend on their bikes. This event will include two categories amateurs and experts. Race Disciplines Downhill (Time Trial) and Cross Country Eliminator (head-on race) . Awards Cash Prize, Certificate & Trophy (top 3 in each category) Schedule 3rd & 4th June, 2017. 3rd…

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Video: TATA Hexa TVC

Not very often we see mountain biking shown well on Indian Television! The new TATA Hexa commercial features mountain biking in some epic locations from India. And the rider is non other than our Deputy Editor – Vinay Menon. The Spirit of Hexa celebrates the undying human spirit, the zeal to do #WhateverItTakes to go beyond conventional measure to achieve perfection- time and time again. The want to surpass even yourself while the world is left in awe. Shot on location in Maharashtra, the rider is on board the new…

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