Indian National XC/DH team selections for 13th South Asian Games 2019

The 13th South Asian Games 2019 is scheduled to take place from December 1st to 10th in Kathmandu and Pokhara, Nepal. Seven nations will be participating in the 13th SAG. Nepal, Pakistan, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Bangladesh and India will fight it out for the top spots. For 2019, Indian Cross Country and Downhill MTB team will be entering the competition. This would be a first for the DH contingent from India. Selections for the same were conducted in Gahunje, Maharashtra. Near Pune, the XC and DH courses for this…

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Event Alert | Pashan Jam Session in Pune, Maharashtra

By: Vinay Menon Freshly packed dirt, mint downhill trails, big gappers and good times in the woods, sounds fun? That’s in store during the “Pashan Fest” from 23rd August to 25th August in Pune, Maharashtra, India. Two young diggers, Abhijeet Gharad and Virendra Mali along with their buddies from Pune have shoveled out some slick trails and progressive features for the riders joining in for the three day jam. Dual slalom, whip-offs and longest jump are some of the things to look out for over the weekend. No federations, no…

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Fresh new Dirt Pump Track near Mumbai – GHV Endeavor Trail

. Weather and the riding scene in Maharashtra, India are heating up right now. GHV Endeavor Trail, pump track is the newest addition to the growing number of well-designed pump tracks in India. Green Home Villas is ground zero to this new dirt pack. Only a few miles from Mumbai city, the GHV Endeavor Trail pump track will add more bike hours for the Mumbai and Pune riders. We caught up with Mohammad, the man behind GHV Endeavor Trail. Name: Mohammed Mursalin Akhtar Memon  \\  Age: 35 years Occupation: Ex-Banker and…

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Indian National MTB Championship 2018 – Downhill

. The 15TH National MTB Championship 2018, India saw the 2nd year of Downhill mountain biking in the mix. On a new course created at “Sunny’s World Adventure Park” in Pune, Maharashtra, by GT Adventures and Starkenn Giant Bicycles India. The 1 km descent wasn’t one of the best in the country, but the trail had some hairy sections to keep things interesting. With a major amount of pedal churning sections included, the racers had to not only bomb down the hill, but also had to propel them wheels hard!…

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Spirit of Mogli – Pump Track Attack

Spirit of Mogli was started with an aim to bring people closer through art, music and cycling. Located on the outskirts of Pune in the middle of a lush green organic farm, it has been attracting musicians, dancers, and cyclists for its peaceful vibes since early 2017. The Barn that was once used to rear poultry has now become a hub for artists and musicians to form new collaborations and create an environment of free expression in the middle of this farm. A short walk from the barn is the…

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15th Indian National MTB Championship 2018 | XC – Mass Start

. The 15th National Mountain Bike Championship 2018 conducted by the Cycling Federation of India saw a refreshing new course for the Cross Country discipline, with tech climbs and steep singletrack descents. Not the usual XC course you’d see at the Indian Nationals, the 2018 trail was demanding as well as rewarding, with it’s flow and gradients, said some of the racers. The Giant Starkenn team did an excellent job of putting together a challenging XC track, which surely filtered on the best XC racers of the country. Here’s some action from the Mass-start…

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15th Indian National MTB Championship 2018 | XC – Time Trials

The 15th National Mountain Bike Championship 2018 conducted by the Cycling Federation of India saw a refreshing new course for the Cross Country discipline, with tech climbs and steep singletrack descents. Not the usual XC course you’d see at the Indian Nationals, the 2018 trail was demanding as well as rewarding, with it’s flow and gradients, said some of the racers. The Giant Starkenn team did an excellent job of putting together a challenging XC track, which surely filtered on the best XC racers of the country, in the Time Trials-leg…

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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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Product Feature: Loose Riders Global Alliance – C/S Pants and Second Skin Gloves

We got our hands on… and legs in some new Loose Riders gear. Our team bomber, Vinay Menon put the new LRGA C/S Pants and the Second Skin Gloves through some dirty times. May it be hauling your bike up the hill or pedaling around on trails, the LRGA C/S Pants keep the pistons cool. With sufficient vents and comfortable stretchable layers, the C/S Pants work well in Indian temperatures. The durable fabric and stitches on the pants are strong enough for those rough spills and slams.  Sure the designers behind the…

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