Mountain Bike Crankset Reviews

One of the coolest upgrades you can do to your mountain bike is to change out the crankset.  There are dozens of reasons why, but a quality crankset makes a difference. In this article we will explore the various options and what they will mean to you. If you are looking for a simple answer of a great upgrade crankset …

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 …

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 …

Best Women's Hardtail Mountain Bike

Best Women’s Hardtail Mountain Bike

Some mountain biking enthusiasts prefer a hardtail mountain bike but others like a suspension ride. When shopping for the best women’s hardtail bike, you should remember that a hardtail has a simple design that is often appreciated by newbies. Ultimately, you must decide which bike works the best for your specific needs. A suspension bike boasts a suspension fork in …

Best Mountain Bike Chain

Best Mountain Bike Chain

Besides the rider, one of the largest losses of energy on a bike is the drivetrain.  From specialty ceramic bearings, to low friction jockey pulleys, there are all kinds of products for the express purpose of cutting drivetrain power losses.  A key factor in all of this is using the best mountain bike chain possible. In looking for the best …

Best Hardtail Mountain Bike

Best Hardtail Mountain Bike

With all of the options available to you, finding the right mountain bike can be a tiny bit of a struggle. With that said, once you narrow down what you are looking for, it becomes a whole lot easier. The first decision you’ll need to make (one that you have likely already made if you’re reading this) is whether you …