Danny’s Wee Day Out

Danny MacAskill has raised the bar yet again with a staggering array of bike tricks using man-made and natural features backed by the memorable National Express song from The Divine Comedy. Filmed during the summer, MacAskill pulls off a series of tricks on a day out in between train trips that will take your breath away including a scrub to barrel roll, a submerged water crossing and a hay bale ride. It is the latest in a run of hit films over the last seven years such as Imaginate,Epecuén and The Ridge that…

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Rocky Mountain Element

In Your Element This is the result of over two decades at the front of the pack. The new Element features more efficient suspension performance, refined marathon geometry, Ride-9™ adjustability, and room for two bottles inside the front triangle. The smallest details were examined in search of point-n-shoot rigidity and unrivalled speed. “This new Element is a full-on XC marathon weapon, but with the confidence of a trail bike” said product director Alex Cogger. “People used to show up to BC Bike Race expecting to grind fire roads all day, only to walk the descents and snap their…

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3rd Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival 2016

The biggest and baddest mountain bikers party is back again in Manali “The Mountain Biking Capital of India”. This concept is first of its kind mountain biking festival in India which started in 2014, where mountain bikers from all around the world ride and party together for 1 week in the summer holiday season of the beautiful Himalayan town ‘Manali’. The festival consists of various mountain biking events and activities assisted with mountain bike races, demos and workshops. This year Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival has expanded to 3 exciting cycling…

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Once upon a time – Chandigarh Dirt Fest 2010

Pump tracks, mountain bike parks are now increasing in India and Nepal. People and administrations have finally started understanding the importance and advantages of these skill building parks which are not for “cricket”. Although there is still a lot to learn and apply in the field which will be beneficial for the future athletes to grow their skills and any rider to progress and have fun at the same time. But lets go back to the year 2010 when cycling friendly city Chandigarh, infact entire India witnessed its first dirt…

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Ride > Race > Party > Repeat

India’s wildest mountain bike festival, where mountain bikers from all over the world ride, race and party together for a week in the beautiful Himalayan town of Manali aka ‘The Mountain Biking Capital of India’. This lifestyle is much required to improve the riding culture of this country where the sport is fairly new and progression is on full swing. Stoked participants. Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival 2015 was conducted in Manali and Solang Valley (Himachal Pradesh) from 16th to 19th July 2015. This festival had 2 professional mountain bike races in…

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Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival 2015

India will witness a first of its kind mountain biking festival this July where mountain bikers from all around the world ride and party together for one week in the summer holiday season of the beautiful Himalayan state ‘Manali’ aka The Mountain Biking Capital of India. Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival powered by Himalayan Mountain Bike Network is scheduled from 16th to 19th July 2015 and will host local trail riding sessions, cross country race, downhill race followed by post ride parties. The idea behind this festival is to bring all…

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Top 5 Mountain Biking destinations of India

Top 5 Mountain Biking destinations of India Top five highly recommended mountain biking destinations of India that you must check out. By: Vineet Sharma Also featured in Issue #25 | Jan-Feb 2015 | 3rd Special Collectors Edition – Printed Rich culture, best spices, great food, highest mountains, adventure everywhere. Welcome to India with your mountain bike and here are top 5 highly recommended epic mountain biking destinations that you must check out. #1 Manali – Himachal Pradesh: Manali, a Himalayan town located in the beautiful Indian state of Himachal Pradesh…

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LeattDBX Ride III

LeattDBX Ride III By: Vinay Menon Also featured in Issue #18 | Nov 2013 In today’s time when you can attain “break neck” speeds on a mountain bike, its only appropriate to make the neck brace mandatory in your armor kit. With several brands flooding the market now, we got our hands on the big daddy of neck brace brands, Leatt. The ‘DBX Ride III’ is a bicycle sport oriented neck brace made for the BMX and Mountain bike lot. Light weight fiber with an adjustable back plate makes this…

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Gaëtan Rey | Photographer interview

Gaëtan Rey | Photographer interview By: Vineet Sharma Also featured in Issue #15 | May 2013 Gaëtan Rey is an extremely creative photographer from FRANCE who also graced the cover of our last issue with his photograph. We caught up with him and asked few questions about him and his work. FR MTB MAG: Tell us a little about yourself. Rey: My name is Gaëtan Rey. I’m 28 years old. I live in France in a small town near Leman Lake and Swiss border called Orcier. I worked as a…

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