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Category: MTB

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Quit Your Job and Mountain Bike More

For the entirety of my adult life, cycling (and mountain biking in particular) has been at the center of my world. Yes, I did all that “grown-up stuff”, but I never let it get in the way of my love for the bike.  I had to go to work, but I biked there, and then

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Mens vs Womens Bikes: 5 Things You Need to Know

So you’re getting ready to shop for a bike and aren’t sure what the difference is between a women’s bike and a men’s bike (or a unisex bike). The truth is that all bikes are unisex bikes and that the difference between those that are marketed as “women’s bikes” and those that are marketed as

Race Face Chester Review

Race Face Chester Pedal Review

One general rule we’ve discovered with bikes and cycling gear is that you get what you pay for. High price usually means high quality. Therefore, we were shocked and excited to discover that the Race Face Chester pedals somehow turned this rule on its head. At a mere $50, the Chester offers a lightweight, durable,

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The 5 Best Women’s Fat Bikes

Over the past few years, fat biking has become increasingly popular, but the number of women’s specific fat bikes can still be counted on a few fingers.  That’s not necessarily a problem when manufacturers are offering small frame sizes in their gender-neutral fat bikes, but there really aren’t that many of those either! No worries.

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The 7 Best Women’s Mountain Bike Clinics and Camps in 2019

There’s no better way to get stoked on the New Year than adding a couple of events to the calendar.  You know your 2019 schedule will soon be jam-packed with kids activities, work trips, and dentist appointments.  So before it gets too full, register for one of these camps, clinics, or trips.  They are just

Framed Minnesota 1.0 Women's Fat Bike Review

Framed Minnesota 1.0 Women’s Fat Bike Review

There are few things that can get me down as quickly as being stuck indoors all winter.  Are you the same way?  If you prefer sunshine to LED bulbs in the spinning studio, consider a fat bike. And it doesn’t have to be an expensive one.  The Framed Minnesota 1.0 is an excellent entry-level fat

women's electric bikes

9 Best Women’s Electric Bikes

There are lots of reasons to buy an electric bike, also known as an e-bike.  Perhaps you are trying to drive less and get around more by bike.  Or, you might be out of shape or have a disability that makes an e-assist help you meet your goals of riding a century or climbing up

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Video: Ella Shreds

Have you ridden the Northeast Kingdom in Vermont?  If not, you’ll want to visit after watching this video from Transition Bikes. You’ll not only be drawn in by the trails, but you’ll also be inspired by Ella Skalwald.  Not only is she an amazing rider, but she’s also a guide and youth coach, giving back to

mountain bike tire pressure

5 Tips to Dial in the Perfect Mountain Bike Tire Pressure

Finding the perfect tire pressure for your mountain bike is more art than science.  The perfect mountain bike tire pressure is dependant on rider weight, tire volume, terrain, trail conditions, personal preference, and more. Despite all these factors, finding the right tire pressure is worth the effort.  A properly inflated tire will increase speed, improve