Category: MTB

Emily O One Hander

Back to Basics: An Interview with Pro DH Racer Emily Oppliger

Emily Oppliger grew up in a world of adventure tucked away at the very top of Michigan – the Keweenaw Peninsula. Her parents, both incredible athletes, introduced her to many adventure sports, including cycling. She started working at the local bike and ski shop, Down Wind Sports, and credits the shop for growing her passion

Start line of the Carson City Offroad

On Being a Middle of the Pack Racer – And Proud of It

I just got home from racing the Carson City Off-Road. How’d I do, you might ask? Freakin’ awesome. I finished smack dab in the middle of the pack, which is right where I always finish. Oh sure, I’ve had a handful of podiums in my fifteen years of racing bikes, but more often than not

Best Women's Mountain Bikes Under $1,000

5 Best Women’s Mountain Bikes Under $1,000 (2019)

So you want to start mountain biking but don’t want to spend a ton of money to get your first bike.  We get it.  That’s why we’ve rounded up a list of the best women’s mountain bikes for ladies under $1,000.  These bikes will help you get into the sport, and won’t break the bank. 

SDG Allure Women's Saddle Review

Review: SDG Allure Women’s Bike Saddle

When I started surveying women for their favorite bike saddle, the SDG Allure was the one seat that kept getting named time and time again. One of these ladies even claimed that she gave up using a chamois after switching the SDG Allure. While I haven’t gone that far, I do think that the SDG

osprey seral review

Osprey Seral 7L Hip Pack Review

Thinking of getting a new mountain bike fanny pick? Or perhaps this would be your first one? In either case, the Osprey Seral 7L hip pack is one of our favorite hydration packs–fanny pack or otherwise. It’s comfortable (so, SO comfortable), doesn’t bounce or move around, offers ample storage, and does what it’s supposed to

best mountain bike fanny packs

5 Best Mountain Bike Fanny Packs for Women

I’m sure you’ve noticed it out on the trail: more and more ladies are rocking a fanny pack rather than a traditional back-pack style hydration pack. And now you are curious too. I was right there with you. After resisting the fanny pack trend for a while, but seeing all my friends use them, I

best womens mountain bike gloves

9 Best Women’s Mountain Bike Gloves

Mountain bike gloves aren’t just a nice-to-have, they’re kind of a must-have. The most obvious reason the wear gloves on the trails is that they protect your hands from serious carnage in the event of a crash. But mountain bike gloves also absorb vibration on bumpy trails, keep sweaty hands from slipping off the bars,

best women's mountain bike saddles

7 Best Women’s Mountain Bike Saddles

Nothing can ruin a ride faster than an uncomfortable saddle. The wrong saddle can cause chafing, saddle sores, bruising, and a bad attitude about biking. In a quest to find the BEST women’s mountain bike saddles, we researched, tested, and polled every female mountain biker we know. Here are the ladies mountain bike saddles that

giro switchblade mips helmet review

Giro Switchblade MIPS Helmet Review

Looking for a convertible full-face helmet to provide a little extra protection on the sketchy stuff? Consider the Giro Switchblade. A favorite of the “enduro bros”, the Switchblade is also ideal for rad ladies thanks to its light weight, comfort, and superior safety. This ASTM DH certified downhill lid has a removable chinbar, so you

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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