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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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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