Video: We Develop a Bike Frame – 77Designz

Words: Giacomo Großehagenbrock With our video series “We Develop a Bike Frame” we documented one of our biggest dreams coming to reality. Our idea was to design and build a high pivot point enduro bike which stays active on the brake, accelerates and climbs like a trail bike but sends like a DH bike. Big dream, we know! But we can pretty much tell that we did it. These three videos show you how we struggled to build the frame, how we built an actual test bike and the riding impressions…

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Suman Tamang | Rider Interview

Full Name:  Suman Tamang Nickname: Khatra Hometown: Lalitpur, Bhainsepa Favorite Drinks: Red Bull Music: Acoustic and any relaxing music. FR MTB MAG: When did you start racing? SUMAN: I have been racing since 3 years. My first race was 3rd National Downhill Championship of Nepal in 2013 in which I got 13th position. FR MTB MAG: Who inspired you to get in the world of mountain biking or who are your biggest influences in the sport? SUMAN: My brothers Shyam Limbu, Anuj Adhikary, Rajesh Lama, Sushovit Chaudhary, Suwas Maharjan, Bikash…

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22nd Asian MTB Champs 2016 – Thailand | Practice Day

The “22nd Asian MTB Championships” is underway in Thailand. After a long struggle finally 4 Indian mountain bikers were given the opportunity to represent the nation at this Asian level event. Riders Piyush Chavan and Nilesh Dhumal are on the Downhill lineup while Purna Pradhan and Venkateshwarlu Kunchala will be competing in the cross country category. The timed Downhill practice run was clocked off yesterday with 28 riders lining up the start list. As of now, Japan’s stealth bomber – Kazuki Shimzu is leading with a 1:58 on the 1Km…

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10 Years of BC Bike Race

A decade has gone by since the BC Bike Race began and with it dozens of communities, hundreds of trails, and thousands of kilometers of hand-built singletrack. But most importantly countless smiles, hugs, and celebrations have led us to our ten-year anniversary. The amount of work, passion, and long hours that have been devoted to making this event happen year after year is immeasurable – thank you to our team, the trail builders, the clubs, the communities, our sponsors and partners, and to our racers who out there logging their…

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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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AES – Nepal 2016 | Practice Day

Thursday, April 07, 2016 | Asian Enduro Series – Nepal | Practice Run The mandatory practice session for AES – Nepal started early morning in a silent town called Nagarkot which is an hour away from the crowded Kathmandu. The popular trucks of Nepal’s mountain biking community provided shuttle to all the riders to the start point of all the 7 stages. Buntay Panday cranking through one of the liason stage. Florent Poilane pinning it all in Commencal Stage. The participants from all the categories found the trails demanding whereas…

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Asian Enduro Series – Nepal | Riders + Rigs

From fully pimped enduro rigs to hardtails, this epic mountain bike race is packed with lot of action, surprises and world class trails that stoked everybody at the practice session today. Mangal Lama from Nepal showing how #Enduro is done. Can you guess who will win the Asian Enduro Series Nepal? Here are few riders with their rigs in the Asian Enduro Series – Nepal. Email your answer to [email protected] or [email protected] Send your answers by 9th April 2016 (10:00 AM IST) A lucky winner will get Asian Enduro Series Nepal…

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Asian Enduro Series 2016 – NEPAL – Teaser

A sweeping global trend has seen mountain bikers get bitten by the Enduro pandemic, and not many trails make for a more favorable breeding ground than the ones in the Himalayan backyard. Home to the highest mountains and unreal terrains, Nepal is gearing up to launch the first ever Asian Enduro Series (AES) on April 2016! Check in for this mega event! Website: http://www.enduro.asia/  

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GT Factory Racing new Partnerships

GT Factory Racing Announce Three New Partnerships for 2015. Photography: Ian Collins As the GT Factory Racing team throw themselves into their first intensive training camp in Del Mar, California, Atherton Racing are pleased to announce the continuation of their successful relation with GT Bicycles and to welcome three new partners for the 2015 season.  Jeep, the iconic 4×4 brand will become an Official Team Partner; as part of the agreement they will provide vehicles for the team (including the legendary Wrangler and the all-new Cherokee and Renegade models) and collaborate…

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