German MTB Enduro Championships in Willingen

The Enduro race of the Ziener BIKE Festival Willingen is becoming as important as never before. After the well-known Enduro series, which had stopped by in the State of Hessen in the past years, doesn’t come off anymore, Event Organisers agreed with the German Cycling Federation called Bund Deutscher Radfahrer e.V. to host the SCOTT Upland German MTB Enduro Championships. On Sunday, May 21, it’s the first time in history that the nationals for Elite Men and Elite Women will be staged in the Hochsauerland region. “Hosting the German Championships…

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PERSKINDOL SWISS EPIC 2016

The third edition of PERSKINDOL SWISS EPIC kicked off on Monday 12 September 2016 with the prologue in Zermatt. The first day’s champions in the men’s category was the BMC Mountainbike Racing Team I with Lukas Flückiger and Reto Indergand, who completed the 26 km track in the extremely fast time of 51:37 minutes. For the women, it was the Stöckli Pro Team with Jolanda Neff and Alessandra Keller who came out on top with a time of 1 hour and00:57 minutes. The prologue marks the beginning of the six-day…

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World Class athletes at Perskindol Swiss Epic

The six-day mountain bike stage race PERSKINDOL SWISS EPIC takes place for the third time from 12 to 17 September 2016, leading participants once again through the fantastic mountain landscape of the Valais from Zermatt to Verbier via Leukerbad. Despite the Olympics, many international top male and female professional mountain bikers have already confirmed their participation. Nino Schurter The SCOTT-Odlo MTB racing team already announced at the beginning of April that former and reigning world champion Nino Schurter would once again be appearing in PERSKINDOL SWISS EPIC from 12 to…

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Scott Watu helmet – review

Also featured in Issue #27   The Scott Watu helmet is a full in-mold budget conscious helmet with a removable visor for everyday riding and weekend escapes. The RAS fit system, 16 vents, and light weight ensure that your helmet stays in place and you stay comfortable however you ride. This helmet was won by me in a recent XC race and has been through a lot of trail scouting and riding in various conditions. It has surprised me as it has stood strong all the way without any issues. Few good points about this…

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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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Laxmi Magar | Rider Interview

Also featured in Issue #26 | March – April 2015 Nickname: Tin Tin Age: 28 Hometown: Nuwakot, Nepal Years riding: 7 Years Current bike: Scott Favorite drinks: Coke Music: Any music that makes me feel good.   FR MTB MAG: How did mountain biking come about for you? Laxmi: Mountain biking came as a physical fitness activity in my life but soon I realized it helped me relaxing my mind at the same time.   FR MTB MAG: Riders that inspire you? Laxmi: Ajay Pandit Chettri   FR MTB MAG:…

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