Saalfelden Leogang’s ‘Speedster’ to host UCI Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup

The Austrian bike-mecca of Saalfelden Leogang will host a stop of the UCI Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup for the 7th time. On June 10 and 11, Bikepark Leogang will see downhill greats like Rachel Atherton and Aaron Gwin going all-out on the ‘Speedster’ trail to chase those vital seconds. As part of the Out of Bounds Festival (June 8-11), the world’s best downhill athletes will fight for the fastest time during the third stop of the UCI Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup 2017, whilst the elite amongst the slopestyle…

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Viki Gomez’s India Tour – Shillong

The film shot during Viki Gomez’s India (North East) Tour is loosely based around folklore, making Viki Gomez appear to be an urban legend of sorts for young BMX riders in Shillong. Given that the cultural essence of Shillong is rich in folklore, mythological creatures and urban legends, the clip is a tale of superheroism around Viki Gomez’s phenomenal athleticism. In order to make the film even more true to the location in which it’s shot, it encapsulates the landscape around, the local talent, as well the language traditionally spoken…

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Border Raid MTB 2016

The First Tsomgo Lake Mountain Bike Race. 27th September, 2016 was World Tourism Day. It was also a day which saw one of the most grueling Mountain Bike Cross Country Endurance events ever to take place in India. The Border Raid MTB organized by Hub Outdoor had riders climbing from 6,200 feet in Gangtok to 12,400 feet above sea level at Tsomgo Lake in a mere 32kms. That is some steep incline. 32 riders participated in this epic sufferfest of mammoth proportions and 30 of them finished the race within…

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25th Eurobike Report

25th Eurobike comes to a close with 42,720 trade visitors and 34,400 bike fans – International participation rises to 106 countries – 1766 journalists from 41 countries – Eurobike 2017 with one Festival Day Once again, the Eurobike was able to present itself as a valuable platform of the international bicycle industry. From start-up entrepreneurs, to dealers and decision-makers in mid-sized enterprises, and on up to leaders of large corporations: All in all 42,720 industry visitors came to Lake Constance (2015: 45,870). An additional 34,400 bike fans (2015: 20,730) wanted…

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Video: Himalayan DH MTB Trophy 2016

Its always groovy in Solang! The 3rd “Himalayan Downhill Mountain Bike Trophy” at Ski Himalayas Park in Solang, H.P, India was sinfully tuned. With India and Nepal’s top downhill racers in attendance the 2 KM course was shredded once again. Heres a highlight reel with all the action. Camera: E.I.K.A, Adwait Parchure. Edit: Vinay Menon

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Cube Bikes for India

“Once upon a time” our athletes and cycling enthusiasts were not happy due to non-availability of good quality equipment in India. This story started changing back in 2005 and it has come a long way now. Many world class brands are now available in stores and German bicycle brand Cube is going to be one of them. The company was founded 1993 from the former student Marcus Pürner, beginning with an area of 50 m² in his father’s furniture factory. The company has expanded its production area constantly. Cube Bikes…

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AES – Nepal 2016 | Stage 4,5,6,7

Friday, April 09, 2016 | Asian Enduro Series – Nepal | Stage 4,5,6 and 7 The Asian Enduro Series – Nepal chapter had a great response. The first enduro mountain bike race in the country exposed some fantastic trails of Nagarkot (Nepal) to the global mountain bike community. The second day some neat trails going through wicked forests and beautiful forests located in this area. The seven-stage race saw 53 riders from almost fifteen different countries take on the flowy wooded trails of Nagarkot. Orgranized by Gnarly, the event started with…

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AES – Nepal 2016 | Stage 1,2,3

Friday, April 08, 2016 | Asian Enduro Series – Nepal | Stage 1,2 and 3 The Asian Enduro Series in Nepal is shaping up to be quite a show and everybody is having a wild time in the Himalayas. “This is what we’ve been waiting for since a very long time” said wild Rajesh Magar who was spotted pinning (as usual) every stage today. Sponsored by Yeti Bikes, Himalayan Rides Nepal this brilliant rider got a new sponsorship added to his list by Race Face. Nepal’s Chris Keeling had a…

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GIMBC – update

1st edition of Goa International Mountain Bike Challenge (GIMBC) is about to start and our Trail Correspondent Ajay Padval landed in Goa to participate in this multi stage XC race. An exclusive interview with the GIMBC Race Director Sunil Nanjappa. The race will witness many riders from various places in India and the international participants have already started to report. GIMBC is not point to point stage race. The race will be conducted across 3 days in cross country (XC) format. It is a lap based race. XC courses and…

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Fischbach and Cappellari win in Kranjska Gora

It was the first time for Kranjska Gora to host a race of the iXS European Downhill Cup, but it seemed to be a perfect fit! In the end, Johannes Fischbach und Carina Cappellari dominated the field of more than 400 riders from 24 different countries. Actually the first EDC race of the season was scheduled to take place in Maribor. However, after some organizational and economic problems, a worthy substitute for the all-time venue had to be found very quickly. Fortunately, Kranjska Gora presented itself as the perfect fit…

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