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CARBON OR ALUMINUM—WHICH IS BETTER?

Bike parts are lighter and offer better performance than ever. The gains are largely due to improvements in material technology, such as switching from metal to carbon fiber parts. These lighter and “better” parts come with a bit of uncertainty, though. It has long been rumored that carbon parts can suddenly and unexpectedly fail if […]

HOW TO KEEP IMPROVING YOUR MOUNTAIN BIKE ABILITY

“It is amazing to me how much time and money we invest in mountain biking and how little attention we pay to our performance and what may have positive and what may have negative effects on our performance.”—Gene Hamilton, Better Ride

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR MOUNTAIN BIKE’S CHAIN

If there is one part on your bike that you really need to pay attention to, it’s your chain. Your bicycle’s chain is the major component of a bike’s transmission that’s responsible for transferring power from your cranks to the rear wheel. With proper care and maintenance, a chain can last a long time. And, […]

NAVIGATING THE EVER-CHANGING E-MOUNTAIN BIKING LANDSCAPE

Nothing makes you feel like a real-life superhero more than an e-mountain bike. And, as a great superhero once said, “With great power comes great responsibility.” This statement applies here and now with us as well. As an e-mountain bike rider, you can be the segment’s greatest advocate or worst enemy. As the saying goes, […]

HUNTER ALLEN’S GUIDE TO PICKING A WINTER TRAINING PLAN

Hunter Allen is one of the original coaches to adopt using a power meter and coaching mountain bikers with it. He has spent much time working towards the development of power meter data and analysis and has even written a book called Training and Racing With a Power Meter. Allen has about 200 different plans […]

ALL ABOUT TIRE PRESSURE

Of all the tuning and adjustment options you have on a bike, none is more important than tire pressure. Yet, it’s the single thing we see most riders taking for granted. We can’t even count the times we’ve witnessed riders with a 10k-plus bike give their tires a quick squeeze, shrug their shoulders, say “good […]