Mountain Bike Dropper Posts (A Complete Guide)

Mountain Bike Dropper Posts (A Complete Guide)

One of my favorite things about mountain biking is the fact that there is always something to improve on. You can spend years honing your fitness or working on your technical skills. There are always improvements to be made, which makes the progression in this sport...

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How to Inflate Mountain Bike Tire with Presta Valve

How to Inflate Mountain Bike Tire with Presta Valve

I headed off from my house one Saturday early in my biking career, drooling with excitement for the mountain bike ride I’d been awaiting all week. Then, before I had reached the trailhead, I noticed my rear tire was significantly low. I felt like I was riding through...

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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...

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!...

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...