Apu Wamani – Mountain Gods of the Andes

The Inca worshipped the mountains as protective deities. These “Guardians of the Valley” were called „Apu Wamani“ in Quechua, the language of the Inca. An ambitious bike project in Chile wanted to try and bike five of these mountains to raise awareness of the history of these people that are no longer. I followed an invitation to the last big mountain of this multi-year expedition. Words: Gerhard Czerner | Photography: Martin Bissig The Llullaillaco is the third highest volcano on Earth with its 6739m. It’s also the highest mountain with no glacial…

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Why Mountain Biking?

Why Mountain Biking? Psychologists have studied the rationale for mountain biking – mountain bikers speculate about it – ordinary mortals shake their heads in dismay over it. There is an ambivalence to this sport. There are no scores or points when you ride free on your mountain bike, but the beauty of movement gives a self-assurance that is better than winning a race. It is a sport that brings escape from the care and tensions of daily life. Mountain Biking brings an awareness of the grandeur of the nature; an…

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Elements of Victory

Of all the events we attend every year, nothing makes us quite as proud as BC Bike Race. A seven-day international stage race, it’s amazing to see so many people from all over the world enjoying our backyard’s choicest trails. It’s a tour of British Columbia’s rugged coast, and some of the world’s most challenging cross country singletrack—all explored while camping between the Pacific Ocean and the coastal mountain ranges. This year’s 10th annual BC Bike Race was the perfect occasion to give our updated Element platform some real-world marathon…

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Scurra: 2 – Unique Enduro Bike

Introducing the all new, improved SCURRA :2 Enduro MTB 2016 with the revolutionary TRELEVER® front wheel suspension system. The SCURRA HARD ENDURO. Crowdfunding campaign with all new, improved SCURRA 2 hard enduro bike has started. It is possible that you have already noticed first SCURRA mountain bike because of it’s premiere in Las Vegas 2013. The team worked hard for three years to improve this “unique” invention and the time to reveal it’s final version has come. What makes this bike so special? TRELEVER! TRELEVER stands for the revolutionary front wheel suspension for single…

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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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Rocky Mountain Element

In Your Element This is the result of over two decades at the front of the pack. The new Element features more efficient suspension performance, refined marathon geometry, Ride-9™ adjustability, and room for two bottles inside the front triangle. The smallest details were examined in search of point-n-shoot rigidity and unrivalled speed. “This new Element is a full-on XC marathon weapon, but with the confidence of a trail bike” said product director Alex Cogger. “People used to show up to BC Bike Race expecting to grind fire roads all day, only to walk the descents and snap their…

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Lowe Alpine Strike 24 – Review

Lowe Alpine; an outdoor equipment company from Colorado manufactures high quality outdoor equipment including packs and apparel for a wide range of outdoor activities. Lowe Alpine released their product line in India recently and introduced the Strike 24 day pack which is the best in its class that our outdoor expert Naveen has ever tested. As the name suggest, the Strike 24 can carry 24 liters of cargo and is a heavyweight champ when it comes to carrying all the gear you need for day-long riding adventure. Although Strike 24…

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