The Mountain Bike Life

Ever find yourself wishing you didn’t constantly drop your chain on those technical descents, or saying “man, I wish I could get a chain guide that doesn’t need ISCG tabs”? If so, you’re in luck! Below, you’ll find a review of the Bionicon C-Guide V.02 – a…

Injuries suck. It’s one thing to hurt yourself riding but another to have an injury or health issue that has nothing to do with riding keep you from enjoying the sweet taste of singletrack. I have not been able to ride for a few months now and…

Learning to mountain bike in an area like southern Vancouver Island, an area with hundreds of trail systems, a vital and active mountain bike community, and the most temperate climate in Canada to encourage year-round, is not without its challenges. For an absolute beginner, the many trails…

Redbull Rampage is insanity.  It’s riders hucking themselves off some of nature’s most jagged and unforgiving terrain. They travel to Virgin, Utah to design and sculpt their lines a week before competition starts, where they’re judged on every aspect of their descent. It’s a poetic fusion of…

With so many different types of mountain bikes, it can get pretty overwhelming for a beginner to choose the right bike. This guide is for the rider who has decided to purchase a downhill mountain bike that wont break the bank, but needs some quick tips. I…

Think about the last time you were out on the trail head, and looked over at a more equipped bike. What thoughts went thru your head? What lust or jealousy came over you? Better yet, how long did it take you to look up that accessory when…

I have a confession to make.  I am a bike part shopaholic.  Something about getting a great deal on last years part at 70% off is one of life’s thrills for me.  Why pay full price for anything when you can get it cheaper right?  My angel…

What is this? A new widget to hold a tube and flat tire kit under one’s saddle. A improvement on the old toe strap, pump strap, or whatever bodge as the Brits call it to hold the tube in place. No longer fighting to open the seat…

Our first guest post comes from Shawn Mcafee over at Texas Mountain Bike Trails. Check out his blog where he not only has great information about Texas trails but also tons of awesome tips for any mountain biker. _________________________________________________ How are you currently storing your bikes? Are…

Racing is one of those things that you have to experience for yourself in order to understand why week after week the participants keep coming back for more. Depending on how you look at it, racing may not sound very appealing. Driving for hours to wind up…

It’s quite a common question for those of us that, unfortunately, aren’t surrounded by bikers all day every day. I’ve been hearing it for years, and I expect I will continue to hear it for pretty much the rest of my life. Regardless of the cliché, however, it is…

If you ride your bike on a regular basis over the course of several years of ownership, it is almost inevitable that your favorite ride is not going to stay in the pristine condition that you bought it in. Scratches seem to naturally accumulate, even if you…

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