Repairing your mountain bike and making adjustments can be highly satisfying – I spend hours in my shed tweaking and adding parts, much to my wife’s despair. It’s caused many domestic disputes over the years. [Read more…]
If you’ve ever had a blowout during a trail ride, it’s probably because you were riding with incorrect tyre pressures for the trail. You need to research the optimal pressures for your tyre model and the type of riding you will be doing. Using a digital tyre pressure gauge is an essential bit of kit which will save you a lot of trouble.
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.
Ripping down the trails on your mountain bike is one of the most exhilarating outdoor activities you can participate in. But it doesn’t matter whether you’re riding in a city park, hitting black diamond trails, or exploring the backcountry. Both amateurs and experts alike all run the risk of getting a flat tire, and there is nothing else that can bring such an abrupt end to your summer fun.
By keeping your tires at the right pressure, you’ll be able to drastically reduce your chance of a flat. One of the biggest mistakes that novice riders make is riding on tires that are a little low. With this in mind, a good bicycle pump can spell the difference between completing your run and heading down to the shop to replace a worn out tire.