The Mountain Bike Life

Category: Reviews

For years, mountain bike shoes have fallen into the ends of the mtb spectrum. Either the bastard children of road bike shoes and figure skates or the clunky progeny of skate shoes. There hasn’t been much in the middle. Either plastic tap-shoes or wimpy lace-ups with gummy soles. It amazed me that so few manufacturers could produce something in between. I wanted something better. What’s more, I needed new shoes. My beloved Sidi dominators, while still in service for use…

After strenuously denying the need or value of a drop post for the last couple of years with an argument based entirely on a long history of not ever dropping my seat post my views recently took a change in direction. In isolation I still don’t see the benefits of the dropper, even having owned one now for some months, but in conjunction with the evolution of bike design, trends and even terrain is it now arguable that a dropper…

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