The Best Mountain Bike Trails in Colorado

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One of the huge advantages of mountain biking is that you get to see the world from a whole new perspective. You get to choose sights that most people could really only dream about. You get to spend a lot of time out in nature. But to really call yourself a mountain biker, you need to actually find a few real mountain trails to tackle. If you want breathtaking scenery and a huge choice of trails, Colorado is the place to start. So, it is a great place to go for your next vacation. But where do you start? There is so much ground to cover that even avid bikers that have lived there their whole lives still have some exploring to do.

To help you out a bit, we’ve narrowed it down to the top bike trails. Be sure to start off with any of these on your next vacation, and you are bound to have an exhilarating experience.

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Buying Guide for the Best Mountain Bike Cassettes

Best Mountain Bike Cassettes

 

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.

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Best Mountain Bike Trails in Utah

MTB Trails Utah

MTB Trails Utah

When a non-resident thinks of Utah, they’re likely to think of the famous Salt Lake, the sweeping canyons, the Mormon-heavy history of the state, and not much else. Not many people associate mountain biking, hiking, or other outdoor physical activities aside from strolling along the canyon on a staged, guided tour. Fortunately, you don’t need to move across the country to get your mountain biking fix. Here are some of the best trails for mountain biking located right in beautiful Utah.

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The 5 Best Energy Bars for Mountain Biking

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The 5 Best Energy Bars for Mountain Biking 5If you are looking for the best energy bars for every ride, then you are in the right place. There are several options in the market, but here you’ll find the definitive top 5 because you deserve the best performance and these bars will bring you so.

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Top Mountain Bike Handlebar Grips

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Ergon GE1 Grips, Grey
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Best brand, quality grips
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RaceFace Half Nelson Locking Grip, Black
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Great slim grips
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Odi Vans Grip with Lock-On Clamps, Classic Gum/White
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Very comfortable
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Ergon GP3 Grips, Large
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Nice grips
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Lizard Skins Peaty Unisex Adult's Bicycle Handles, Tangerine, One Size
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Like seats, mountain bike handlebar grips are one of the first things riders change.  Manufacturers generally provide low-quality grips but they are cheap and easy to change. If you do long distance rides and suffer from numbness, we have some great options for you.

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Carbon Mountain Bike Wheels Buying Guide

best carbon wheels to buy

best carbon wheels to buy

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.

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Best Low-Impact Portable Exercise Bikes

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image of portable exercise bike

If you cannot use an indoor mountain bike trainer, then low impact option is a good buy. These portable exercise bikes are currently all the rage in the fitness community but do they have a place in the mountain biking community. We say yes!  When the dark winter nights are setting in (depending on where you live) your riding will be reduced.  Add excessive festive eating into the mix and you will start getting out of shape.

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Best Cheap Mountain Bike Lights

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Best Mountain bike Lights 2019

If you are into mountain biking at all, you will have to get yourself a mountain bike light. Even if you only bike in the day, you should always be prepared by having an emergency kit, and a bike light. The chances of getting stuck in the woods or the mountains overnight may be slim, especially if you are an experienced biker, but having a light can make it easier for you to find your way out of trails or if an emergency occurs past dusk. 

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Best Fox Mountain Bike Helmets

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best fox mountain bike helmets 2019

Fox: The Ultimate in Head Protection. Born from dirt. Fueled by Passion. Fox continues to push the boundaries with stylish, innovative, and effective headwear for mountain bikers. And trust us—it’s needed. We look at the best Fox mountain bike helmets on the market in 2019.

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Best Post Ride Nutrition Supplements

post mtb ride health, stopping DOMS

post mtb ride health, stopping DOMS

If you are a mountain bike junkie and doing hard rides, post ride nutrition supplements could be for you.  We guide you through the best nutrition supplements for post ride recovery which will prevent muscle soreness and dehydration.

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