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.
Mountain biking is not a cheap hobby in terms of gear, especially if getting high end bikes! It is not surprising that you may want to cut some corners here and there. One area that you simply cannot skimp on though is your protective gear. Your helmet is the most important piece of protective gear that you own.
One of the most enjoyable things about riding a mountain bike is being able to take in the amazing scenery on the trail but what if you want to enjoy that scenery later? Or you want to be able to see what you did well (and not so well) on the trail? If that’s the case, you’ll want to look into buying the best helmet camera for mountain bikers.
We have already reviewed some of the best Fox Racing helmets, now it’s time to look at Bell mountain bike helmets. The Bell company was created in the 1950s by Roy Richter in California, USA. They now make helmets for power sports, downhill skiing and of course mountain biking. Bell are one of the top helmet manufacturers in the World and have built an outstanding reputation.
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.
Mountain bike computers are much better than having to pull your mobile phone for tracking data with apps. Your battery dies or the app turns off in your pocket, meaning you have lost your hard earned data.
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.
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.
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.
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.