Sep 10, 2019

Mountain Bike Buyers Guide 2019

Mountain biking used to be simple. You bought what was essentially a road bike with flat bars, and you went and rode  about on a mountain. Sure, there were times when you had to hold on for dear life, wonder if you had really pulled your  brakes, and the arm pump was intense.  Slowly mountain bikes got better. Some got suspension, some got fat, some got slack, and some got super light. All of  these changes make buying a mountain bike in 2019 confusing. To help ease this confusion we’ve put together a guide  to our mountain bikes for 2019. TABLE OF CONTENTS What style of mountain bike do I need? What are mountain bike frames made from? Suspension Fork Wheel and tire Groupset Component Details Mountain Bike Fit Budget What style of mountain bike do I need? Mountain biking has diversified, and now you’ll more than likely be confused about what style of bike you need. The best  way to work out what bike you need is to sit down and think about how you ride. Be honest with yourself, we’ll all like to  slay we’re out there slaying double-diamond black runs, but the reality is that most of us aren't....
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When Should I Ride a Rigid Over a Suspension Fork on my Mountain Bike?
May 30, 2019

When Should I Ride a Rigid Over a Suspension Fork on my Mountain Bike?

We’re going to make a presumption right at the start here, and that is that you are talking about a hardtail mountain bike frame. A full suspension frame is not really going to work with a rigid fork unless we take a trip back to the 90s and all buy a URT full sus frame. When though should I ride a rigid fork on a mountain bike?

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What is Boost?
May 14, 2019

What is Boost?

You’ve probably seen Boost being mentioned a lot in the mountain bike media, but what is it? Boost is a new standard for hub width. The front end of your bike will have gone from 100mm to 110mm, and the rear axle will have gone from 142mm to 148mm.
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