Pranita Soman | Rider Interview

. Photos: Giant Starkenn India, Kimaya Morye   Pranita Soman from Maharashtra, India is the youngest woman to win the Indian National MTB XC Championship elite title in 2017. She grabbed a gold in the Junior category as well, the same week! Following up with more podium finishes at the 2018 XC Nationals in juniors and elites. Pranita is not all trail and dirt, she’s an elite road cyclist too. Freeridermag caught up with Pranita to know more about her cycling journey. Hometown: Sangamner, Dist – Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India Discipline:…

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Ride with Nishant Shah

Full Name: Nitesh Shah Nick Name: Nishant Age: 19 Hometown: Kathmandu, Nepal Years Riding: 6 Years Preferred riding style in mountain biking: I like downhill, freeride and enduro riding. Favorite drink: Nepal Ice Beer. FR MTB MAG: How did mountain biking come about for you? NISHANT: Ever since I started riding bikes I felt free and it gave me a confidence to other things too. It made me feel stronger. There was no looking back ever since. FR MTB MAG: Any riders that inspired you? NISHANT: I started riding on…

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BREAKING NEWS: Legend Steve Peat announces his retirement in 2016

Steve Peat aka Peaty; the living legend on two wheels who has raced and won many world cup downhill mountain bike races has announced his retirement in the coming the season. Though there are no indications of him getting out the scene and he will continue inspiring people and his fans around the world. Steve Peat began his career with little success riding for the Saracen team alongside Rob Warner, before moving in the mid 90s to Team MBUK. He rode for GT Bicycles in the late 90s and for the…

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Raj Kaushal | Rider Interview

Nickname: Alex rider Age: 18 years Hometown: I’m from Nepal, but I have settled in Manali, Himachal Pradesh. Years riding: 5 years. Your most preferred style in mountain biking: I prefer Downhill. FR MTB MAG: How did Mountain biking come about for you? RAJ: I got hooked to this sport ever since I watched a mountain biking documentary. There is no looking back. FR MTB MAG: Riders that inspire you? RAJ: Naveen Barongpa has been a big inspiration. He has taught me a lot and helped me improve my skills and…

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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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Shajjan Rajbanshi | Rider interview

Shajjan Rajbanshi | Rider interview By: Vinay Menon Also featured in Issue #15 | May 2013   Age and hometown:36 kathmandu, Nepal Years riding Mountain bikes, especially downhill? Started 2006 Current DH bike setup? Intense m6 Your Podium appearances over the years (Nepal and International)? 2008 asain mountain bike championship 7th, first national down mountain bike series 1st.  Second national downhill championship series 1st,  Himalayan  festival downhill championship 1st, 2013 national downhill championship  1st. You are the most influential and winningest downhill rider of Nepal, how does it feel to see the…

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