Event Alert: 5th Kohima Downhill 2018 – Nagaland, India

. Each year, KOHIMA DOWNHILL goes higher up the mountains. This year you’ll race down the grand Japfu mountain peak above Viswema Village, Kohima, Nagaland. Register here – https://www.nativestation.org/  Native Station‘s Kohima Downhill MTB race is one of the most exciting mountain bike races in India, where professionals from India and abroad race down the mystical mountains of Kohima, Nagaland to win the title of the fastest racer! After a successful downhill race last year, sponsored by one of India’s top startups – Psynyde Bikes , this year’s venue will be on the grand Japfu…

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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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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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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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Jackson Goldstone @ 9

By: Malcolm McLaws Also featured in Issue# 19 | Jan 2014 (2nd Special Collectors Edition)  So what were you doing when you were 9 yrs old? Climbing trees, kicking a soccer ball at Sunday games or maybe just hanging out playing video games? Well Jackson Goldstone usually has other plans, ride his bike, jump his bike or maybe slide his bike around the Whistler Mtn bike park on any given day with his dad, Ron. Jackson loves to ride and it shows in his progression and style in the sport. He has…

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Devender Thakur | Rider Interview

Devender Thakur By: Vineet Sharma Also featured in issue #21 | May 2014 Full Name:  Devender Thakur Nickname:  Appu Hometown: Kullu Favorite Drinks: Orange juice Music: Rock FR MTB MAG: When did you start racing? DEVENDER:  In Dec 2012 Trails n Dust mountain bike challenge, Manali. FR MTB MAG:Who inspired you to get in the world of mountain biking or who are your biggest influences in the sport? DEVENDER: Mr. Naveen Barongpa inspired me a lot. FR MTB MAG: Describe your riding style. DEVENDER: My riding style is cross country…

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Kiran Kumar Raju | Rider Interview

K Kiran Kumar Raju By: Vinay Menon | Photos: Vineet Sharma Also featured in Issue #20 | March 2014 Age: 28years Hometown: Bangalore Years riding: 3years Primary steed (Main bike): Specialized Epic 29er Your most preferred style in Mountain biking: XC racing and free ride. FR MTB MAG: How did Mountain biking come about for you? KIRAN: It happened by chance, when I borrowed a friend’s bike to compete in my first ever BBCh mtb race in March’11. I ended up finishing 3rd and was hooked. The track-technicalities and bike…

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