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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, […]

First Ride: Shimano’s All-New 12-Speed XTR

First Ride: Shimano’s All-New XTR Group-set  Shimano announced their all-new XTR M9100-series group in late May, but, it wasn’t until a month after the release that Shimano invited the media to Crested Butte, Colorado, arguably the birthplace of mountain biking along with Marin County, to see and ride their new race inspired components. While a […]

SRAM Eagle – German Engineered

The sport of mountain biking has its epicenters of excellence — places where the word ‘progression’ really means something. The product engineering of mountain biking also has its hotspots. And few have a more interesting history and legacy than Schweinfurt, Germany.

First Look: SRAM’s X01 DH Drivetrain

Following the overwhelming success of the XX1 and X01, SRAM has adapted the core technologies of those 1X groups to create a downhill-specific drivetrain: X01 DH. The biggest departure from SRAM’s existing 1×11-speed groups is the move to a 7-speed configuration to better meet the needs of today’s downhill racers. X01 DH X-Horizon Rear Derailleur […]