Tharun Shiv | Rider Interview

Trials riding is one of mountain biking’s most technical forms of riding. Fact is, trials riding is older than downhill. Being a UCI accepted discipline, trials riding has seen world championships for more than 30 years! Downhill world champs started years after! Trials masters like Hans Rey, Libor Karas, Ryan Leech, Jeff Lenosky, Von Williams to name a few put this style of riding on the screens over time. The youtube generation of riders now have uber creative riders like Danny Mcaskill and Fabio Wibmer for inspiration. Their creative filmmaking…

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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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Grim Up North

‘Grim Up North’, a mini adventure across the north of England, testing the new Hope Tech Cranks,with factory riders Craig Evans and Sam Flanagan. Photos: Duncan Philpott. “It’s grim up north they say….you’re right, it might be grim up north – but we bloody love it!” What better way to test our nicely designed and manufactured Hope Cranks than to send two of the most stylish riders we know out to play in the “grim” northern countryside. Hope riders Sam Flanagan and (new recruit) Craig Evans have played a vital part in the testing phase of…

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