14th National MTB Championship 2017 | DH

A weekend of two wheeled slush fight, the 14th Indian MTB National Championship 2017, rolled down at the ‘Oxford Golf Resort’ on the outskirts of Pune City. This year, once again ‘Starkenn Giant’ powered the event, pushing the quality of the gig. An 800mts downhill section, which was part of the XC race too, was the site for the gravity race. For the first time, under CFI (Cycling Federation of India) banner, a Downhill race at the Nationals has been included. A collective effort by veteran downhill riders of Pune and…

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Follow Em – Instagram Trail

Here are some instagram profiles you dont wana skip! FRM will be featuring profiles of riders from the subcontinent who are leading charge and showcase the mountain biking scene through their instagram profiles. Give em a “Follow” and keep yourself updated with beautiful imagery and a charger hit. Laxmi Magar (Kathmandu, Nepal) Gautam Taode (Pune, MH, India) Ajay Pandit Chhetri (Kathmandu, Nepal) Ajay Padval (Pune, MH, India) Tarequr Rahman (Chittagong, Bangladesh) Jibin Joy (Kuttikkanam, Kerala)

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The OG of Indian MTB – Sameer Dharmadhikari

Sameer Dharmadhikari has been riding mountain bikes for more than two decades. He was speeding down trails in Pune and Mumbai when internet and Cable T.V hadn’t arrived in India. A true OG in every sense, Sameer rode basic Indian bicycles and hammered off trails. He’s scouted trails that are still being ridden by young desi riders. His riding style has inspired many Indian mountain bikers to push the sport further. FRM caught up with Sameer to know more about the birth era of Indian mountain biking. Name: Sameer Dharmadhikari Age: 39 Current…

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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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Himachal DH MTB Trophy 2014

1st Woodland Himachal Mountain Bike Trophy – 2014 Story of the first downhill mountain bike race of India organized by Himalayan Mountain Bike Network By: Vineet Sharma Also featured in Issue #22 | July 2014 First version of “The Most Wicked Mountain Bike Race of India” held in the Mountain Biking Capital of India on 4th and 5th July, 2014. The Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival got postponed for next season which means the first big downhill mountain bike race of India was getting postponed too. It was not because of…

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Video: Himachal Downhill MTB Trophy – 2014

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Piyush Chavan | Rider Interview

Piyush Chavan | Rider Interview By: Vinay Menon Also featured in Issue #14 | March 2013 Nickname: PC, P-ush. Age: 16 Hometown: Pune, INDIA Years riding:  6 Years Current DH & DJ rig: Currently rolling a 2012 spec demo 8  Your most preferred discipline in Mountain biking?   I prefer to ride fast and flowy downhill trails if there’s a drop or a jump it gives me more chance to add style to it Who are your biggest influences in the sport? My biggest influence is almost everybody I’ve ridden with,but apart from that…

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9th National MTB Championship

9th National Mountain Bike Championship – Pune (25th – 29th July 2012) By: Vineet Sharma Also featured in Issue #11 | Sept 2012 Pune, the eight largest metropolis in India witnessed the 9th National Mountain Bike Championship organized by Maharashtra cycling association and Cycling Federation of India. The riders from various Indian states team got an opportunity to compete in a National level mountain bike race as it happened after many years. Teams from Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Chandigarh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Indian…

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