Category: MTB

ferda girls

VIDEO: Ferda Girls (HUMBLE. Parody)

This Parody of Kendrick Lamar’s Humble is both hilarious and sad.  What woman hasn’t run into her share of chauvinism both on the trail and in the bike industry? 

Zoic Navaeh MTB Shorts

Zoic Navaeh Women’s MTB Shorts Review

Zoic makes some of the best mountain bike shorts for under-served portions of the mountain bike community (a.k.a women and children).  Rather than being a sized-down version of a men’s short, the Navaeh has been designed to fit a woman’s body and it comes in cute (and often changing) colors and patterns. The short has

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

the best women's mountain biking hydration packs

5 Best Women’s Mountain Bike Hydration Packs

A hydration pack is arguably one of the most important and most personal items a mountain biker has.  It can quite literally save your life, whether by providing water or in the cases of many, by cushioning your back in a serious crash.  Aside from water, a hydration pack carries all our favorite stuff–a cell

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

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

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