DIY Mountain Bike Chain Whip and Cassette Removal

DIY Mountain Bike Chain Whip and Cassette Removal

It’s time to replace the cogs (also called the cassette) on your rear mountain bike wheel. (The teeth are all rounded, the chain is stretched out.) You’ve already bought the replacement cassette, so you just need a wrench to unscrew it and then you can thread the new...
How to Remove (and Install) Mountain Bike Pedals (with video)

How to Remove (and Install) Mountain Bike Pedals (with video)

You’ve got a new mountain bike! You’ve spent hours (it seems) researching models, talking to bike shop staff and test riding different bikes. You can’t wait to get on it and go for a ride! Then you realize it doesn’t have the right kind of pedals. For a casual,...
Urban Mountain Biking [Getting Out in the City]

Urban Mountain Biking [Getting Out in the City]

One of my favorite things about living in Salt Lake City is how the mountains and city seem to intersect. I can leave my door and ride straight up into the mountains and overlook the city far below. The other day as I was riding through the city, dodging stop lights...
Are Ebikes Allowed on California Trails? [Laws, Maps and More]

Are Ebikes Allowed on California Trails? [Laws, Maps and More]

We had this amazing mountain biking vacation planned to California. And then I pulled my hamstring. Instead of scrapping the trip, I thought I had the perfect solution: rent an e-bike whose pedal-assist would help on climbs or when my injury was slowing me down. But...
Are E-Bikes Allowed on New Hampshire Trails? (Laws, Maps and more)

Are E-Bikes Allowed on New Hampshire Trails? (Laws, Maps and more)

Just about every time I take my E-Bike out on the trails, especially if I’m bringing it to a new state, I will get someone asking me about if it is legal or not to be riding it on normal bike trails. I always check if E-Bikes are legal before I take a trip anywhere,...