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Category: MTB

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9 Best Women’s Mountain Bike Shoes (Flats and Clipless)

Whether you are shredding DH trails, racing cross-country, or grinding dirt roads, a comfortable and high-performance shoe is vital for having a good time.  The best shoes provide efficient power transfer to the pedals, are comfortable to walk in, and don’t have any weird pressure points. We’ve collected three of our favorite women’s mountain bike shoes

Tips for Your First Mountain Bike Race

9 Tips to Prepare for Your First Mountain Bike Race

You’ve done it.  You’ve registered for your first mountain bike race, and now you’re feeling a little bit nervous about what you’ve done.  Relax.  Yes, toeing the start line of your first race can be a little bit intimidating, but you don’t need to go into it unprepared.   Heed these nine tips and your first

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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

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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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Troy Lee Designs A1 MIPS Helmet Review

Looking for a mountain bike helmet with extended rear of the head coverage and MIPS technology? The Troy Lee Designs A1 MIPS helmet should be on your shortlist. It’s not the cheapest MTB helmet on the market (though it’s nowhere near the most expensive either). In fact, it’s a good mid-range enduro helmet that’s lightweight,

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Why You Need To Attend a ROAM Event

For my first ever Femme Cyclist podcast, I sat down with Ash Bocast and Andi Zolton, the founders of Roam Events.   Their bike event empire includes Roam Fest, the world’s biggest all-womens mountain bike festival, Roam Retreats, the Rusch Academy, Rebecca’s Private Idaho, and the Sturdy Dirty.   Ash is a bike-industry veteran who’s worked

fat biking

Women’s Guide to Fat Biking: 9 Tips To Get You Started

You’re sick of hanging up the bike all winter and are ready to get outside more during snow season. With the increased popularity of fat biking, there really is no reason to give up biking when the snow starts to fly. Of course, like any new cycling discipline, it can be tough to know how

Emigration Canyon

7 Tips for Biking in Cold Weather Plus Cold Weather Cycling Gear

The days are getting shorter, and the temperature is dropping. Even if your indoor set up is dialed, sometimes you just have to get outside. The first couple of rides are the toughest. Once you get better acclimated to the cold weather and get your layering down, winter riding can be fun! The key is

sierra designs fanny pack

Sierra Designs Flex Lumbar Fanny Pack Review

Looking for a hip pack that’s lightweight, comfortable, and works well for shorter rides? The Sierra Designs Flex Lumbar might be the fanny pack for you! Although it appears to be designed primarily for hiking, I found it to be a great choice for 1-2 hour mountain bike rides, and road bikes of any length.