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Category: MTB

rear bicycle gears

A Guide to Bicycle Gears: How to Shift Bike Gears and Do it Smoothly

Nothing can frustrate new riders quite like bicycle gears.  Unfortunately, shifting bike gears isn’t a terribly intuitive thing.  It takes a bit of time and thought to learn how to shift properly and efficiently.  The good news is once you get a bit of practice, shifting becomes second-nature–something you don’t have to think about at all.  In order to help hasten

smith rover mountain bike helmet

Smith Rover Mountain Bike Helmet Review

If you are looking for a low-profile, minimalistic and lightweight helmet, consider the Smith Rover.  This isn’t the cross-country helmet of old, but it’s certainly less bulky than most modern mountain bike helmets.  For xc rides, hot days, and good hair, this is one of our go-to lids. Review in a Nutshell Pros: Low-profile Bright

Casey Brown

Video: Casey Brown Riding Revelstoke & Corbet’s Couloir

We’re so accustomed to seeing men as the featured riders in all the big bike videos, it was a bit of a shock (and then a delight) to see Casey Brown in not one, but two, of the most shared videos of the past week. First, there was Shimano’s new video, “Casey Brown – This

Best Mountain Bike Helmets for Women

The 7 Best Mountain Bike Helmets for Women

Head to any bike shop or online store, and you’ll find there are more helmets than you can make sense of.  Road bike helmets, skate-style helmets, MIPS, go-pro mounts, and usually in a corner somewhere: one token women’s mountain bike helmet.  What should you really look for? We’ve cut through all the noise and identified our

osprey raven

Osprey Raven 10 Women’s Hydration Pack Review

Thanks to their thoughtfully-designed hydration packs, Osprey has made an impressive gain of market share against the once untouchable Camelback.  After years of using nothing but a Camelback, I recently switched to the Osprey Raven 10 and have been impressed by its comfort and functionality. The Raven is Osprey’s women’s-specific 10L storage / 3L reservoir

The Best Mountain Bike Chamois for Women

The 5 Best Mountain Bike Chamois for Women

A good chamois is one of the most important factors to a woman’s enjoyment on the mountain bike, and yet one of the most ignored.  Many of us simply accept the sub-par chamois that came in our favorite bike shorts or skip the padding all together because its just not comfortable. While most (but not

POC Tectal Mountain Bike Helmet

POC Tectal Mountain Bike Helmet Review

When you are riding down the trail you have a lot to think about: which line to take, when to shift down, where you’re going to stop for a milkshake after this epic ride is over.  You don’t want your helmet taking up any of your precious brain power, but you do want it to