Dropper posts have completely revolutionized mountain biking. Most professionals would agree that they are one of the best ways you can upgrade your bike. [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…]
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…]
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…]
Titanium and carbon frames are the best frames you can buy as they are lightweight – but titanium is stronger. Titanium mountain bike frames are at the high-end of the market and can be very expensive, but a lot of the manufacturers now offer financing. [Read more…]
Don’t you just hate it when your rear 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…]
Bicycle wheel and rim technology has come a long way. The tubeless Ibis wheels have made a name for themselves as being reliable, lightweight, and high performing. Choosing the best set of wheels can be a breeze once you understand what will benefit you the most. After reviewing many wheels, we’ve listed our top picks in this guide to help you make the right choice. [Read more…]
Mountain bikes require a lot of care and attention to keep them at top performance. One of the best ways to enhance your mountain bike and get more out of your ride is to add components that improve your bike. [Read more…]
If you enjoy riding a mountain or hybrid bike over terrain and incline, you know how important gears are. You also probably know how important a good shifter is, as a shifter is what allows you to change from one gear to another as you encounter different kinds of terrain. In order to ride your mountain bike efficiently and easily, you need to find a great shifter which is smooth and efficient. [Read more…]
Switching to a tubeless system for mountain bike tires may be a bit strange at first, but you will come to learn that there are many benefits that are associated with them. You will find that you will have a better time with handling tubeless tires and you will end up with less flat tires in the long run. [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…]
Mountain bike cranksets are very important when it comes to the proper functioning of your MTB bike. With most cranksets having external type bottom brackets that have larger bearings, this makes them sturdier and stronger with a longer bearing life. Let’s look at how they function and how you can choose the perfect set-up. [Read more…]
The components that make up a mountain bike can be drastically different depending on many things. For example, the person who uses the bike, as well as the terrain and type of biking the bike is used for can all be major factors. [Read more…]
Buying new tires for your mountain bike can seem intimidating. There are so many factors to consider and so much to think about. Then, once you get the tires, you have to worry about how difficult they will be to maintain. [Read more…]
When it comes to handlebars for your bike, you want something that is going to be solid and effective. Handlebars not only steer your mountain bike where you need it to go, but also bears most of your weight while you’re riding or racing. [Read more…]
Niner are a Colorado based company obsessed with mountain biking, and have grown a cult following over the last for years. And rightly so, their products are awesome. The Niner RLT 9 frameset is the bike frame to get when you want to get on some gravel and do some off-road riding.
It’s meticulously designed and tuned to handle the rough terrain that you encounter when you go off MTB trails. You get a more comfortable ride whether you’re going out for a short afternoon ride or a long countryside tour. [Read more…]
From supposed wood frames to iron, bikes have been around for centuries. Yet they weren’t always considered comfortable or lightweight. [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…]
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…]
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…]
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.