Best Toddler Bike Helmet

What makes for the best toddler bike helmet?  There are a few criteria, such as weight, adjustability and comfort/fit.  Some of which have to be experienced first hand. One of the first mistakes made in buying a helmet in the youth or toddler category is trying to buy for the future.  Too big of a helmet will not protect properly, …

best mountain bike tires

Best Mountain Bike Tires

The subject of best mountain bike tires is of huge debate. Ask any of your friends and you will absolutely get different answers.  Part of the reason is that everyone is different and their comfort levels are guided by their confidence in their equipment. But the main reason is that geographically our riding areas differ, making for different tire choices. …

best mountain bike grips for numb hands

Best Mountain Bike Grips for Numb Hands

Many people complain of numb hands while riding their mountain bikes. There are a number of factors and solutions that help this problem. Getting the bike fit right is one of the solutions, another is to find better handlebar grips. In this article, we will explore the best mountain bike grips for numb hands. We will look at 3 different …

best mtb disc brakes

Best MTB Disc Brakes

Quite a bit of research and development goes into making a great braking system for a bicycle. It might sound simple- brake levers, calipers and a disc and you have a brake set. Shimano, Hayes, Magura, SRAM, Tektro/TRP and many others make good brakes, but what makes for the best MTB disc brakes? In my expert opinion, Shimano makes the …

Best Road Bike Pedals for Beginners

Best Road Bike Pedals for Beginners

Just like a cars engine, the pedal stroke has multiple parts.  Being able to push down and pull up improves the riders efficiency.  Some road pedals are challenging to master, but a good dual sided clipless pedal makes it easy for beginners to see the benefits of good cycling shoes and pedals.  The pedal is the best choice for beginner …

Best Heart Rate Monitor For Cycling

Best Heart Rate Monitor For Cycling

Your heart is one of the most important organs in your body. It is responsible for the flow of blood throughout your body and it ensures that you can actually be alive. When cycling, the heart can be monitored. This not only helps for cycling but also for losing weight. By keeping your heart rate in the right zone, the …

Mountain Bike Mudguards Review

Mountain Bike Mudguards Review

Mud sticks to everything! Perhaps you live in a rainy area, or use your bike for commuting. There are times where fenders and mudguards make quite a bit of sense. When I lived in Portland, Oregon recently, it was mandatory to have fenders and a rain flap on your bike for group rides during potentially rainy days.  My top pick for …

Best Mountain Bike Seat

Best Mountain Bike Seat

There are very few accessory component companies that focus most of their efforts to the off road bicycle market.  Ergon is one of those companies.  They specialize in grips and saddles, and have some great designs. When it comes to the best mountain bike seat, it was an easy decision to look to the . Ergon offers a variety of …