Manali MTB Fest 2021 – Himachal Pradesh, India

A gathering of mountain bikers and BMX riders in the picturesque vacation destination – Manali in Himachal Pradesh, India. The Manali MTB Fest 2021 included, BMX comp on Day 1, Cross Country races on Day 2 and final Day 3 saw the most awaited race of the season, the Downhill race at Ski Himalayas in Solang. BMX The BMX comp was organized by team Sharptune from Mumbai. BMX action in the middle of Manali town pulled a large audience who hadn’t witnessed BMX riding first hand! BMX riders from Guwahati,…

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Skills & Thrills MTB Camps with Nishma Shrestha – Kathmandu, Nepal

Mountain Biking is all about sharing the ride. You share your trail, the excitement and the good times! The South Asian Games 2019 Women’s Downhill Champion, Nishma Shrestha has been working on imparting her biking skills to new riders. Recently the 25year old Kathmandu native organized a mountain biking skills clinic which pulled in a number of enthusiastic riders from Nepal. Freeridermag caught up with the champion racer and coach to know more about her recent mountain bike clinic. FRMTB: Hello Nishma, please introduce yourself to our readers. Nishma: It’s…

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Video: Red Bull Formation 2021 Highlights

Red Bull Formation MTB camp is a wrap for 2021 after a week of building and riding lines in the Utah desert. From May 24, eight world-class female riders gathered to author a new era in the world of women’s freeride mountain biking. Crafting lines, sessioning hits and fuelling the progression, the week’s work culminated into a day of epic top-to-bottom lines. For the athletes it was time to go big one final time before this edition of Red Bull Formation concluded. As the camp neared a close, one athlete…

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Quick Look: UCI MTB World Cup XCO standings

Explore the current Men and Women UCI MTB World Cup XCO standings. Here is all you need to know: Women’s XCO Nové Mesto selected results: 1. Kate Courtney USA 1hr 27m 31s 2. Rebecca Ellen McConnell AUS +0.36 3. Haley Smith CAN +0.42 4. Sina Frei SUI +0.45 5. Malene Degn DEN +1.33 10. Anne Tauber NED +2.38 30. Jenny Rissveds SWE +1 lap Sina Frei, Rebecca McConnell, Kate Courtney, Haley Smith, Malene Degn stand on the podium at UCI XCO World Cup in Nove Mesto na Morave, Czech Republic…

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PERSKINDOL SWISS EPIC 2016

The third edition of PERSKINDOL SWISS EPIC kicked off on Monday 12 September 2016 with the prologue in Zermatt. The first day’s champions in the men’s category was the BMC Mountainbike Racing Team I with Lukas Flückiger and Reto Indergand, who completed the 26 km track in the extremely fast time of 51:37 minutes. For the women, it was the Stöckli Pro Team with Jolanda Neff and Alessandra Keller who came out on top with a time of 1 hour and00:57 minutes. The prologue marks the beginning of the six-day…

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ilabb MTB women

The last couple of weeks have been massive for both the female mountain biking community and also the ilabbfamily. Three riders have gained mega results in some of the biggest MTB events in the world. New Zealand downhill mountain biker and ilabbfamily member Alanna Columb has defended her NZ Championship title at Cadrona Bike Park, Wanaka on the 19th of March this year. She was unfazed by the competition, smashing her oponents times. Alanna took it to the next level the following Saturday 26th of March where she took out the Oceania Downhill Championship…

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Laxmi Magar | Rider Interview

Also featured in Issue #26 | March – April 2015 Nickname: Tin Tin Age: 28 Hometown: Nuwakot, Nepal Years riding: 7 Years Current bike: Scott Favorite drinks: Coke Music: Any music that makes me feel good.   FR MTB MAG: How did mountain biking come about for you? Laxmi: Mountain biking came as a physical fitness activity in my life but soon I realized it helped me relaxing my mind at the same time.   FR MTB MAG: Riders that inspire you? Laxmi: Ajay Pandit Chettri   FR MTB MAG:…

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Osprey Raven 10

Osprey Raven 10 By: Vineet Sharma Also featured in Issue #21 | May 2014 This month we check out a smart hydration pack for smart women mountain bikers out there. The women’s specific Raven 10 offers a lower compression strap to stabilize the load making this the ideal pack for mountain bike rides lasting 1.5 to 3 hours or a great day hiking pack with hydration. Unique Features: Women’s specific shoulder straps, waistbelt and torso sizing Lower zip compartment for quick access to tool pouch Lower compression strap to stabilize…

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