Looking for some awesome trails to shred? Want to get down and dirty with your bike and earn some serious trail cred? Read on for the trails that will help you do that in Vermont. Get locked and loaded, and ready for some gnarly rides in the Green Mountain State. [Read more…]
The Genesis 27.5″ V2100 is a low-cost mountain bike with some top-notch features. It’s an affordable buy for beginners, with features that will also impress intermediate riders. Or at least, that’s how it’s billed. Does it live up to these claims? In this review, we’ll do our best to answer that question. [Read more…]
With more than a hundred mountain ranges, Montana seems custom-built for bikers. Mountain biking in this state is very popular, and for a good reason – the scenery is spectacular, and the trails are challenging. Which trails are best? Let’s see for ourselves. [Read more…]
Idaho is known for its clean, unspoiled wildernesses. Go wheels down on any of these trails, and you’ll get an idea of what the rest of this country looked like hundreds of years ago. The state prides itself on preserving more than 60% of the land and maintaining it under the forestry service.
It’s also a state that is actively encouraging mountain bikers. As a result, you’ll find some challenging trails that are also well-maintained. Here we’ll take an in-depth look at the top five trails in the state. There are plenty more to choose from, but we think these are the best by a long shot. [Read more…]
If you’ve ever watched professional MTB riders making everything look so simple, then don’t be fooled. There is a lot of technique going into making it look that way; many years of practice have enabled them to climb, descend, brake and swing into bends with such consummate ease. [Read more…]
You can use standard sneakers for mountain bike riding, but when you get serious you might want to invest in a pair of dedicated mountain bike (MTB) shoes.
Although it’s possible to wear any shoes when riding your mountain bike, you’ll undoubtedly need cycling shoes to get the best performance, comfort, and most importantly, to avoid foot injuries. In our today’s Cycling shoe review article, we’re going to take a look at the Tommaso Montagna 100 Men’s Mountain Bike Cycling Shoe and why you desperately need to have a pair in your cycling wardrobe. Let’s get started! [Read more…]
Your pair of road cycling shoes is one of the most crucial cycling gears that you should never miss. Although they might not seem important at first, you can have horrible biking experience, especially if you’re a professional biker. These shoes provide the much-needed interface between your legs and the pedals, so it’s vital that they’re comfortable and convenient enough. [Read more…]
A crankset is undoubtedly a vital part of your bike’s drive train. In simple words, it is the engine of your bicycle. The crank is responsible for converting the reciprocation motion generated by your legs into rotational motion. That way, you can turn/drive the chain which in turn propels the rear wheel. [Read more…]
The way we ride bikes has gradually changed over the years thanks to the introduction of several categories such as all-road, adventure, and gravel. In fact, we’re still expecting to see more riding styles in the near future. [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…]
Are you still looking for a pair of cool cycling shoes for cross country/trail biking, gravel riding, cyclocross, or commuting? Well, look no further than the Giro Mountain Bike Shoes. Giro is a household name known to produce affordable and high-quality cycling shoes. [Read more…]
During your routine mountain biking trip, the shoes are undeniably your clothing item that will do the most work. One of the most crucial functions that the MTB shoes perform is protecting your feet. But apart from feet protection, the type of shoes you wear can also greatly determine how effective and comfortable you peddle up the hill. [Read more…]
SRAM XX1 Eagle 6-piece groupset is a flagship mountain bike propulsion system. With an efficient, weather resistant and impressive shifting performance, the XX1 Eagle groupset is one of the best XC transmissions in the market. SRAM re-imagined their MTB crankset design to create a drivetrain that is lighter, stronger, stiffer and more durable. [Read more…]
If you’re still searching for the best mountain bike crankset for your precious mountain bike, don’t search any further than the Samox Mountain Bike Single Narrow Wide Crankset. So whether you’re looking to upgrade or replace your current crankset, this Samox crankset review post has you covered. [Read more…]
If you want great value for money, the TRLZ delivers every time. This model is a hardtail mountain bike with a fun twist – it’s electric. It’s incredibly stable and will get you out and about exploring off the beaten track. [Read more…]
Though rear shocks are the main component or a full-suspension mountain bike, they 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…]
Ghost’s experience in mountain biking made us excited to try this out. This model takes some of their best geometry, pairs it with high-quality components and promises to be a great ride. With quality German engineering, this looks like a great e-bike.
Does the performance match the good looks? In this review, we’ll find out. [Read more…]
This e-bike has been designed specifically for women to use on trails. It features pleasing aesthetics and some kick-ass features that will help you get the best out of every ride. It features some top-notch components for the rider who wants more performance. [Read more…]
With mountain biking there are two types of shoes available on the market: Clipless which have cleats and flat, which do not have cleats. Cleats are groves in the sole of the mountain bike shoe that clip to the pedal. [Read more…]
The biggest growth in the mountain bike industry is coming from eMTBs – electric mountain bikes. [Read more…]
It’s a mistake all of us made when we started mountain biking – we thought that we’d throw on any old pair of shorts and that would be that. What we all soon realize is that comfort here matters a lot. Without the right shorts, you could end up with a lot of chaffing and discomfort. [Read more…]
If there is one complaint that can be made about a bike is that it is very low on storage space. Now, naturally, you usually aren’t going to go cycling with everything except the kitchen sink, but there are times you need a few tools, or maybe a change of clothes. [Read more…]
Who needs a bike torque wrench? Anyone with a mountain bike that’s who! How do you know whether or not you need one? The short answer, if you have a decent bike that has carbon parts, is, “Yes.” It might not be essential if you have a much older bike, but it does make things a lot easier. [Read more…]
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…]