Livigno: the summer is magic and flow

Riding on the new flow-trails at Carosello 3000 – Livigno Livigno’s summer is going to be really magic. Carosello 3000 continues with the construction of their  innovative trail network of flow style mountain biking trail , considered the new frontier in the mountain bike universe. The trails will be accessible from Saturday, June 18 with the opening of the gondola Livigno Center (access to the Roller Coaster), while from Saturday, June 25, the gondola Carosello 3000 (San Rocco zone) will give access to the complete trail system. The inauguration of a…

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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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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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Palpa Fiction

Tansen Ultra 2015 report. The first ever Tansen Ultra race took place from December 26 to 29, 2015, in the restive town of Tansen of Palpa, Nepal. Organized by Gnarly and Dharohar Adventures, the event came in three flavors: Urban Downhill (DH) mountain biking, Urban Cross-country (XC) mountain biking and half marathon trail running. The 10 hours journey from Kathmandu to Palpa was intense. Traditional Nepali culture was visible all the way, so were the participants eager to assemble their rigs. More than 60 athletes, including participants from Bhutan, India, the…

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Raj Kaushal | Rider Interview

Nickname: Alex rider Age: 18 years Hometown: I’m from Nepal, but I have settled in Manali, Himachal Pradesh. Years riding: 5 years. Your most preferred style in mountain biking: I prefer Downhill. FR MTB MAG: How did Mountain biking come about for you? RAJ: I got hooked to this sport ever since I watched a mountain biking documentary. There is no looking back. FR MTB MAG: Riders that inspire you? RAJ: Naveen Barongpa has been a big inspiration. He has taught me a lot and helped me improve my skills and…

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2016 Devinci Troy Preview | 2015 Eurobike

Devinci’s short travel shredder sees a big overhaul for 2016, delivering a host of refinements including a longer front centre to improve handling on technical terrain while short chainstays maintain the playful pedigree of its predecessor. The addition of a short stem and wide bar combo will only help to accentuate the Troy’s capabilities on challenging terrain and reinforce the original Troy’s popularity with DH riders who were looking for a good time on their trail rides. Another update to the Troy sees improved kinematics thanks to a revised DW…

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2016 Giro Montaro Mips Helmet Preview | 2015 Eurobike

Giro wrote the rule book when it comes to designing and manufacturing all-mountain helmets, being one of the first brands to realise the specific needs of modern trail riding. Packed with the latest technology and features, the Montaro helmet is aimed at riders looking to explore the back country and shred what ever they find along the way. With the increased rear protection that Giro pioneered over five years ago with their Xen helmet, the Montaro offers even more security against concussions and head trauma thanks to the Mips protection…

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2016 Transition Carbon Patrol preview | 2015 Eurobike

One of the most anticipated bikes of 2016, the all-new 160mm travel carbon Patrol from Transition Bikes follows on from the hugely popular alloy model released in 2015. Lighter, stiffer and with a big mountain pedigree that’s hard to fault, the new carbon Patrol is available as a frame only and three complete build options to suit your tastes and budget.    

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Nandi Hill – Project 101

Also featured in Issue #26 | March – April 2015 Words: Ignatius Chen Chin Fa | Photography: Robin Darius Conz / Loose Riders India LOCATION: Bangalore -Karnataka (India) Welcome to the South of India and this is my story about where we ride and what we have been upto. So our day begins at 6.30 with the morning calls from riders with a healthy dose of coffee and tea and idly and dosa. The NH -7 on the way to Nandi is a long and wide road with speedy cabs faring passengers to the airport…

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