Why Do Mountain Bike Helmets Have Visors?

Mountain biking helmets have evolved much like the bikes themselves.  “Mountain Biking” is a relatively new sport originating in the 1970’s.  Using helmets back then was to avoid injury.  Heavy, hot open face motorcycle helmets were used. ...

Why are Mountain Bike Handlebars So Wide?

When you first roll up to the trailhead, it’s hard not to look around and compare. Seeing bikes of all brands, styles, and levels may either intrigue you or intimidate you depending on your confidence and experience level. You might notice that even some of the same...

7 Tips for Indoor Mountain Bike Training

When snow hits the ground and the trails turn from mountain biking paradise to a skier’s winter wonderland it can feel like it’s time to hang the bike in the garage and kiss your mountain bike fitness good-bye for several months. It doesn’t have to be that way though!...

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DIY Mountain Bike About Hi David here, creator of DIY Mountain Bike.  The goal of this website to help the beginning mountain biker advance quickly in skills.  Like so many passion activities the great folks who are writing about it don’t “start at the beginning”  I'm commited to the information to get you up to speed fast. Read more about me - HERE

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How to Pace Yourself on a Mountain Bike

How to Pace Yourself on a Mountain Bike

We all know that feeling; you’re out on the trail, someone paces you, and you can’t help but increase the pace a little bit. Better yet, you are in a race and at the start everyone sprints out of the gate. Mountain biking can be extremely challenging to pace due to...

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Best Mountain Bike Tire for Street and Trail

Best Mountain Bike Tire for Street and Trail

One of the benefits of living in a small city, as I do, is that there are still quite a few nature trails to mountain bike on within a reasonable distance from my home. However, during the week I still mostly ride my bike in the city. I started looking for the best...

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Are E-Bikes Legal on Wyoming Trails?

Are E-Bikes Legal on Wyoming Trails?

I bought myself an E-Bike a couple of months ago and love riding it on the trails that I used to take my mountain bike on. I liked it so much that I decided to take it on my trip to Wyoming last month, in place of my mountain bike. When I got there, I didn’t have any...

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Mountain Bike Pedals

Recommended MTB Pedals

Mountain Bike Repair Stand

Bikehand YC-100BH Bike Stand

Mountain Bike Tire Gauge

Mountain Bike Tire Gauge