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RJ Ripper – Nepal MTB Champion

Rajesh Magar (RJ) learned to ride a bike at 10 years old, getting lost in the streets of outer Kathmandu. He rode his first technical trails on a bike he made himself with scraps, including; a scooter spring for suspension and piece of plumbing. His riding earned him attention on the mountain and eventually brought him the opportunity to compete and provide for his family. He has gone on to become consecutive four time national champion in Nepal. RJ’s story is one of boundless dreaming and unstoppable determination, forged from junkyard scraps and tested on the rugged trails of the mighty Himalaya. Since its premiere, “RJ Ripper” has been featured at film festivals across North America, including 5Point, Fresh Coast and most recently Banff International Film Festivals.

  • Director: Joey Schusler
  • Co-Directors: Ben Page & Aidan Hailey
  • Producers: Mandil Pradhan & Joey Schusler
  • Cinematography: Joey Schusler & Ben Page
  • Editor: Aidan Haley
  • Assistant Editor: Ben Page
  • Sound Engineer: Keith White Audio
  • Art Direction: Good Fortune Collective
  • Motion Design: Shotgun Infinity
  • Colorist: Dylan Hageman
  • Location Support: H&I Adventures
  • Language Coordinator: Jessica DiCarlo
  • Nepali Translations: Mandil Pradhan, Richa Shakya, Yukta Bajracharya, Shristi Shrestha
  • Supported By: Yeti Cycles, Fox Shox, Outdoor Research, Enve Composites, Smith Optics, Clif Bar, Maxxis Tires, and H&I Adventures
  • Distributed By: BeAlive
  • “Big Om of Tibet” Tibetan Monks, Traditional
  • “Reshamm”, Nepathya
  • “Atmos VI”, A Winged Victory for the Sullen
  • “Taal Ko Pani”, Nepathya
  • “Daydream (feat. Ashwin Srinivasan)”, Nitin Sawhney
  • “Mountain Song”, Assaraimasko Dabdabhelio
  • “Mountain High”, Bipul Chettri


This hat has just the right amount of everything. We have yet to find a human that doesn’t look good top dressed in the 1884. It just works. Maybe that’s why grandpa rocked it for all those years?

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