The Mountain Bike Life
Narrow wide 34T chainring

We all love our bikes, but you can take care of the bike until the cows come home and it will still have issues once in a while. Some things are easy to diagnose and easy to fix (flat tires), some are easy to diagnose and hard…

bikechainoil4

In the quest to keep costs down I have asked over the years what others used to keep their bike chains running smoothly. Heard of everything from Olive Oil to Chainsaw Bar oil. After years of trying various types of lube, I have been using this formulation for…

A beautiful Ridge to ride

The idea of riding somewhere new can be both an exciting and a daunting task. You are not sure if the trails in this new area will be outside of your skill level, or if they might not even be worth riding. It is easy to sit…

Bike skewer

Having not yet mastered the craft of changing a tube using the ‘hands-only’ method, tire levers come in handy when a tire goes flat. I never leave home without them…until a few weeks ago when on a morning bike commute to work I got a flat and…

horsepoop

I have been avidly mountain biking for some time now, it’s a passion to say the least. And as some of you may have noticed, while riding bicycles out in the mountains we tend to get some time to think. I can’t say that I am normal…

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It has taken years and a bunch of money for you to finally end up with your sweet honey of a mountain bike … and then, the worst feeling in the world. You realize that your bike has just been stolen! I would not wish that awful…

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He was in the midst of a dream, a sweaty, anxious dream…not so much a nightmare, there was no sense of danger, no monsters, ghosts or murderers chasing him, just a series of events leading to dire mental stress bringing him to the edge of a sleeping…

The Ride Never Ends

I close my eyes and I see the flashes of afternoon sun through the tremendous douglas firs. I feel the sharp, cold alpine breeze, uncontested by trees on my sun-fired skin. The smell of juniper and fire in my nostrils. The soft delicate crush of heroically damp…

X Fusion Trace Review-006

I have been riding the Trace for over a year now, in that time I have ridden this fork on everything from long XC rides to DH runs at bike parks and everything in between. It’s been a while since I wrote up the product preview and…

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The other weekend my girlfriend and I loaded up the truck with bikes and dogs and headed to the mountains. The 6 hour drive from Saskatoon to Calgary was well worth it for the change in scenery. We stayed with family in Bowness and checked out the…

University Cup Group Shot

Well, everyone knows that the bike season started a long time ago, but for a lot of students in Ontario, they’re starting to dust off the cobwebs, ride more often, and get focused for the University Cup Mountain Bike Race Series. The U-cup series is a series…

slx

New brakes can make your bike feel like a million bucks. The old Avid Elixers on this BMC 29er were rough, loud and steep descents were met with plenty of chatter. A fresh set of Shimano SLX’s have got this bike stopping strong and best of all…

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