Fenders on your bike, are they really necessary or are they too much of an eyesore to keep them on? That mostly depends on the conditions that you will be riding through. Fenders or mudguard perform a very important function. If you’ve even been biking without one through a mucky, muddy area, you’ll understand. You could end up with a mouthful of muck and mud, or you could end up with a dubious-looking stain running down your back. [Read more…]
Shocks are something that you don’t really give a lot of thought to – until they give out, that is. What few people realize is that shocks can have a significant impact on your riding experience. Certainly, they make things more comfortable, but the models available today are good for a lot more than just that. [Read more…]
Bike forks are specially made to improve the comfort of the cycler. They will have to be fitted onto your bike’s frame. There are a lot of different options out there, each offering a slightly different mix of features. [Read more…]
There’s an old quote that the things you should invest in the things that separate you from the ground. Shoes, your mattress, and your mountain bike’s tires are all excellent examples of the wise old words. Finding the right tires for your riding ability and style will make for more pleasurable rides and minimize unnecessary wear and tear on your bike itself. Whether you’re a beginner biker or an experienced rider looking to take the hobby to the next level, the right set of bike tires is out there for you! Read on to see what to look for in a set of mountain bike tires and what’s currently the best on the market. [Read more…]
Your mountain bike cassette is the main part of your bike’s drivetrain found on the rear wheel. The cassette is made up of circular sprockets which have teeth on to hold your chain. Mountain bike cassettes usually come with 9, 10 and 11 sprockets, depending on your number of gears. A size 10 cassette will have 10 sockets, with 2 front chainrings would provide 10 gears.
Our guide will cover the best mountain bike cassettes on the market for 8-11 speed bikes. [Read more…]
If you are going down the custom build route or looking to upgrade bike parts, carbon fiber mountain bike handlebars are a good buy. Mainly because they look awesome and you get more control. [Read more…]
Mountain bike handlebar stems come in many different forms and price points, this guide will help get through the choices and find your perfect stem. [Read more…]
We decided to review some of the best carbon fibre mountain bike wheels (rims) on the market. Though they are generally used by pro mountain bike riders, you can pick up a bargain if you are building yourself a custom bike. [Read more…]
Titanium and carbon frames are the best frames you can buy as they are light weight, but Titanium is stronger. Titanium mountain bike frames are at the high end of the market, but if you can afford one…why not? Especially if they are on sales like the ones we have found below. [Read more…]
When last did you replace the brake cable on your bike? Just like the brake pads in your car, your bike cable needs to be replaced every so often. Not doing so could cause your breaks to fail completely and you don’t want that to happen when you’re flying down a hill at great speed.
Choosing the right cable is important but how do you know which to pick? Let us make it simpler for you by narrowing down the choices to my top three brake cable picks. [Read more…]
Do you remember what it was like to ride mountain bikes without bike droppers? This involved having to choose between settling for a high post, which could ruin the fun of descents, and stopping to adjust the saddle. Dropper posts have completely revolutionized mountain biking. Most professionals would agree that they are one of the best ways you can upgrade your bike.
Do you take mountain biking seriously? Don’t you just hate it when your derailleur gives out and needs to be replaced? Fortunately, this is an easy fix – all you need is a replacement part, and you’ll be back on the road again in next to no time flat. The only hard part of the process is choosing which one you will get next. We’ve made it much simpler for you by checking out hundreds of reviews and selecting our top three picks. [Read more…]
If you’re looking to improve your confidence on the trails, a new set of disc brakes might be just what you need. Disc brake technology has come a long way over the years, and there is a wide range of options available.
Mountain biking can be an expensive hobby. Any rider, whether novice or experienced, knows very well that your equipment heavily influences your performance. But as your skill level improves and you start to take on new challenges, you’ll quickly find yourself limited by your equipment.