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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7 Tips for Indoor Mountain Bike Training

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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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...

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...