Ismamul Howk | Rider Interview

. By: Vinay Menon The new crop of downhill racers in India radiates potential to win international races. One such ripper is Ismamul Howk from Guwahati, Assam. We caught up with the soft spoken 23 year old lad who juggles between college lectures and winning races. Name: Ismamul Howk Age: 23 Nick name: Babu Hometown: Guwahati, Assam Current Bike: Giant reign 1.5GE Years Riding: 4 Current sponsors: Spoke Hub Cycling, Starkenn FRMTB: Ismamul, how did you get into mountain biking? Ismamul: It all started with racing my friends on a…

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Video: Weston Lloyd flowing through I street

. What a year it has been for Weston (aka Westeez) Lloyd, an 11 year old shredder out of Salt Lake City, UT. For a kid, dreaming of becoming like your hero’s and visiting Whistler Bike Park can be life-changing. But working hard and putting in the time at home is where true shape take place. With places Virgin Utah, I street, and Deer Valley, Utah has been shaping some of freerides youngest talent. As school got out for summer, Weston got busy hitting the dirt jumps as much as…

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Suman Tamang | Rider Interview

Full Name:  Suman Tamang Nickname: Khatra Hometown: Lalitpur, Bhainsepa Favorite Drinks: Red Bull Music: Acoustic and any relaxing music. FR MTB MAG: When did you start racing? SUMAN: I have been racing since 3 years. My first race was 3rd National Downhill Championship of Nepal in 2013 in which I got 13th position. FR MTB MAG: Who inspired you to get in the world of mountain biking or who are your biggest influences in the sport? SUMAN: My brothers Shyam Limbu, Anuj Adhikary, Rajesh Lama, Sushovit Chaudhary, Suwas Maharjan, Bikash…

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Ride with Nishant Shah

Full Name: Nitesh Shah Nick Name: Nishant Age: 19 Hometown: Kathmandu, Nepal Years Riding: 6 Years Preferred riding style in mountain biking: I like downhill, freeride and enduro riding. Favorite drink: Nepal Ice Beer. FR MTB MAG: How did mountain biking come about for you? NISHANT: Ever since I started riding bikes I felt free and it gave me a confidence to other things too. It made me feel stronger. There was no looking back ever since. FR MTB MAG: Any riders that inspired you? NISHANT: I started riding on…

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Roku Utsugi – Exclusive interview

This 18 years old “Boy Wonder” from Kathmandu Nepal has caught attention of the entire town and plans to go big in coming years. Roku Utsugi lives for riding BMX and here’s what he has to say. FR MTB MAG: How did your inclination towards BMX come about? ROKU:  A friend of mine who used to ride BMX got me into it. It’s just about having fun, hanging out with friends, seeing new things and places. I was instantly hooked FR MTB MAG: Are your parents supportive of what you…

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2016 Odi Elite Grips Preview | 2015 Eurobike

Following on from the successful Aaron Gwin signature grip launched last year, Odi are back with a series of new grips utilising the popular single clamp design, which increases the overall amount of usable space. The new Elite Series of grips offers riders improved feel and performance through decreased bulk and with three models in the range, Odi have a grip to suit all tastes and needs. We met up with Colby Young to find out more…  

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From Fort Sinhagad to Fort William.

Also featured in Issue #27 Eighteen year old downhill racer from Pune, India – Piyush Chavan, is one among the handful of mountain bikers who strive to raise the tri color. A student on weekdays, Piyush spends his weekends sideways blasting local trails. Earlier this year he got the opportunity to race ’round 2′ of the British Downhill Series in Nevis Range, UK. Freerider Mountain Bike Magazine caught up with the young gun to know more about his speed times. FR MTB MAG: How did the British Downhill Series come…

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Jackson Goldstone @ 9

By: Malcolm McLaws Also featured in Issue# 19 | Jan 2014 (2nd Special Collectors Edition)  So what were you doing when you were 9 yrs old? Climbing trees, kicking a soccer ball at Sunday games or maybe just hanging out playing video games? Well Jackson Goldstone usually has other plans, ride his bike, jump his bike or maybe slide his bike around the Whistler Mtn bike park on any given day with his dad, Ron. Jackson loves to ride and it shows in his progression and style in the sport. He has…

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Jibin Joy | Rider Interview

Jibin Joy | Rider Interview By: Vinay Menon Also featured in Issue #18 | Nov 2013 Nickname: Chippy  Age: 19  Hometown: Kuttikanam  Years riding: 6  Current Bicycle: Kona Hoss FR MTB MAG: Your most preferred style in Mountain biking? JIBIN: I like Downhill and Freeride. FR MTB MAG: Are your parents supportive of what you do on your bike? JIBIN: Yes. My parents are happy about my passion for the sport. They encourage me to ride more.   FR MTB MAG: How does your productive week look like? Is dabbling…

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