2016 100% Aircraft Helmet Preview | Eurobike 2015

Not only is this the first mountain bike specific helmet from goggle connoisseur’s 100%, but their first helmet ever. The exciting launch of the Aircraft helmet is a great example of the brands serious stance on technical product innovation for MTB and one that we are as equally excited to shout about. This precision-engineered full-face helmet is crafted from a carbon/ Kevlar composite shell to maximise strength while minimising weight. Thanks to the 25-air channels, the Aircraft helmet is perfectly engineered to deliver maximum airflow and help cool you down…

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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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Mountain Biking in Guatemala’s Highlands with Hans Rey & Tom Oehler

In January 2015 Hans Rey and Tom Oehler set out to explore the Highlands of Guatemala in Central America. The hut the hut trip was at high altitude above 10’000 ft., the trails were rough and remote. At the end of the back country bike ride the guys checked out a former Wheels 4 Life charity project and handed out an additional 31 bicycles at an incredible local school, a very inspirational project indeed. Back in Austria, photographer Stefan Voitl raised more money for Hans’ non-profit charity by organizing a photo…

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Showdown Dharan 2015

Mountain Biking Event Showdown Dharan 2015 Completes Successfully By: Anuj Adhikary The first ever Showdown Dharan 2015 mountain biking race organized by GNARLY and Green Wheels has completed successfully on January 12th in Dharan, Sunsari, in eastern Nepal. The event was the first of its kind in the city and saw participation of almost 70 riders from the US, Norway, Denmark, UK, Japan and various cities in Nepal including Kathmandu, Dharan, and Pokhara. There were two genres of the race: Downhill and Cross-country. While downhill had only one category, i.e. Elite,…

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Himachal DH MTB Trophy 2014

1st Woodland Himachal Mountain Bike Trophy – 2014 Story of the first downhill mountain bike race of India organized by Himalayan Mountain Bike Network By: Vineet Sharma Also featured in Issue #22 | July 2014 First version of “The Most Wicked Mountain Bike Race of India” held in the Mountain Biking Capital of India on 4th and 5th July, 2014. The Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival got postponed for next season which means the first big downhill mountain bike race of India was getting postponed too. It was not because of…

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Video: Himachal Downhill MTB Trophy – 2014

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How to: Pull Wheelies

Wheelies By: Vineet Sharma and Jeewan Jeet Singh Dhillon Also featured in Issue #5 | Sept 2011 Wheelie on a Mountain Bike can be most time-consuming and difficult moves out there. Many riders including experienced bikers can’t wheelie after practicing for years because of less time devoted to perfect them.  If you lack the passion to learn and you become discouraged easily, then you may not get hang of it too! Learning how to do a wheelie is all about balance, focus and concentration. With the right skill and technique,…

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Salomon X Ultra

Salomon X Ultra hiking shoes By: Vineet Sharma Also featured in Issue #20 | March 2014   X-Ultra is Salomon’s technical trail shoe with stable chassis and added protection, ideal for fast hiking on mixed terrain. It is designed for grip, protection and stability. Designed with durability in mind, the X Ultra is packed with too many features like quick drying breathable mesh, protective mud guard material all around the base of the shoe, Eva shaped footbed which provides excellent cushioning and anatomically designed support and Salomon’s lightweight advanced chassis…

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Italy with a difference

Italy with a difference Follow six friends at Bike Mountaineering adventure tours in the region of Valle d’Aosta, Italy. By: Florian Strigel Location: Valle d’Aosta – ITALY Also featured in Issue #8 | March 2012 Me and Tobi are sitting in the car heading for Bernardino Pass to Italy and expecting three days of biking in one of the most spectacular Alpine landscapes one can imagine. To reach our destination we have to negotiate massive traffic chaos in the Milan Area and we have to cross 30 Km of building sites…

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