14th National MTB Championship 2017 | XC

Monsoon skies of Pune, Maharashtra, looked over the 14th Indian MTB National Championship 2017, held at the ‘Oxford Golf Resort’ on the outskirts of Pune City. This year again ‘Starkenn Giant’ powered the event, pushing the quality of the track, as well as the race. The 3 day event included Cross Country Mass start and Time trials split into, Men and Women juniors, sub-juniors, youth and Elite. The track designed by GT Adventures for 2017 included straight wide sprint sections leading to a steep, 800 mts technical descent, a section…

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Table talk with Cricket Legend – Jonty Rhodes

Cricket legend Jonty Rhodes is currently the coach for “Mumbai Indians” team. When not on the cricket pitch Jonty has always loved riding bicycles, specially mountain bikes! We caught up with the sports icon in Chennai while on a Surf trip. FRM: How much time do you spend on your bike? JR: This year has seen the maximum time I’ve clocked behind the bars, I’ve been riding more in India than in South Africa. And personally on my bike I wanna be off the streets and into the woods as quick…

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Video: Hercules Commercials from the 90s

In the early 90s Ti Cycles (India) launched the country’s first decent (for the time) suspension fork equipped mountain bike followed by a full suspension frame a few years in. The Hercules Rockshox, Hercules Rockshox FST, Streetcat Rock N Roll, Top Gear, Highlander – Bull fighter were some of the bikes that gave birth to a generation of crazy mountain bikers in the country. Checkout these TV ads that inspired the desi clan back in the days.

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