Fluid vs Magnetic Bike Trainers (Which is Best?)

Fluid vs Magnetic Bike Trainers (Which is Best?)

Indoor riding can be a highly efficient and useful way to train, especially during the colder months. Completing your workout on the trainer can give you a lot of bang for your buck, but it usually isn’t as exciting as flying around the trails. A good set up can make...

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Why Do Mountain Bike Helmets Have Visors?

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. ...

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Why are Mountain Bike Handlebars So Wide?

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...

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How to Ride a Rock Garden on a Mountain Bike

How to Ride a Rock Garden on a Mountain Bike

As summer rolls around and the trails start opening up, that means it’s time to dial in my technical skills again. I usually start out small, but quickly gain my confidence back and move on to bigger and bigger obstacles. I have one large rock garden where I live that...

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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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How to Buy Your First Mountain Bike: A Complete Guide

How to Buy Your First Mountain Bike: A Complete Guide

Buying your first mountain bike can be a very intimidating experience. It’s a blessing and a curse to have so many options. This industry is constantly growing, expanding, and making a product for every type of rider on the trail. With so many options, it means that...

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11 Off Season Mountain Bike Training Tips

11 Off Season Mountain Bike Training Tips

What do you think when you hear the word off-season? Do you imagine yourself hanging up your shoes, bike, and helmet in the garage and waiting to be able to ride again when spring rolls around? Don’t let the phrase ‘off-season’ fool you. I like to refer to the...

Is Spinning Good for Mountain Biking? (Learn How)

Is Spinning Good for Mountain Biking? (Learn How)

Nowadays, as a professional cyclist, my entire day can be centered around my workout. It hasn’t always been like that though. When I was attending college and working to reach this level, my ride had to fit around my day and not the other way around. I think that for...