14 of the Best Trail-Ready Mountain Bike Shoes 2018

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Updated 2/17/18

When you first start mountain biking, an ordinary pair of running or hiking shoes will probably do you just fine. But once you’ve decided this is the sport for you, a more specific shoe can definitely help improve your performance.

What you go for will depend on the type of riding you do, the weather conditions you ride in, and your budget.… Read more

The Best Road Cycling Shoes: The Definitive Guide for 2019

The Best Road Cycling Shoes: The Definitive Guide for 2018

In 2018, looks are vying with functionality on the cycling shoe catwalk. Bling is back, with shiny metallic uppers, funky colors and ‘oil-slick’ (i.e. bright and shiny) soles. Taking the Bling Beauty Queen title is the Gaerne G. Stardust, a shoe which arguably looks more at home at a 70s disco than pedaling up a mountain pass.

While we’re waiting for some of these shoes to hit the market, we’ve been looking at some of our favorite tried-and-tested models.… Read more

Save Your Brain! The Best Mountain Bike Helmets+Buying Guide

Save Your Brain!The Best Mountain Bike Helmets+Buying Guide

Without a doubt, the most important piece of equipment you can own for mountain biking, besides the bike itself, is a helmet. Nothing will ruin your ride – or life as you know it – faster than a head injury, so you know to take proper precautions. All commercial helmets will technically do the job, but if you spend enough time in the saddle, you’ll want something that fits well, is light and comfortable, and offers maximum protection for your riding style.… Read more

The Best Fat Bikes of 2018: The Definitive Buying Guide for Unlimited Adventure!

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Fat bikes may have been created for cyclists in extreme climates, but they’re been embraced by riders in all corners of the globe. Why? Because they’re unstoppable on virtually any terrain and they’re loads of fun.

With more fat bikes to choose from than ever, which one is best for you? Our fat bike buyer’s guide breaks down everything you need to consider and reviews a few of our favorite fat bikes for different riding styles and budgets.… Read more

How to Score the Best Budget Mountain Bike Under $500

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If you’re just getting into mountain biking, there’s no need to splurge on a crazy expensive bike. A beginner mountain bike is the perfect way to test the waters. You can always upgrade down the road.

The key to finding an awesome mountain bike under $500 is to steer clear of the low quality bikes that are often sold at this price point and find a bike that will hold up in the long run.… Read more

Get Muddy: 11 Reasons Why You Need a Cyclocross Bike

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Mud. Beer. Bikes. Need I say more? Cyclocross is one of the most fun, safe and accessible forms of bike racing there is. Even if you don’t plan to race, a cross bike is extremely versatile for year-round fun. Here are 11 reasons why a cyclocross bike should be in your future.

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“What size bike do I need?” How to achieve the perfect bike fit

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One of the most important things to consider when buying a new bike is how it fits. If a bike is uncomfortable, I guarantee you won’t ride it much or worse, you’ll end up injured. How you’re positioned on the bike also determines how fast you’ll go.  

A bike fit goes well beyond setting the bike seat height. Fortunately a good bike shop can get you started with the proper fit, but it’s important to remember that bike fit is dynamic, meaning it changes over time.Read more

“What Are the Best MTB Clipless Pedals?”

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Mountain bikers are passionate about the gear they choose to ride, and will take to the grave certain choices. Pedals are among those preferences, and many cling to a clipless pedal system with ferocity. While the reasons might seem unclear at first, once you discover your preferential pedal, you might have similar feelings.

For the budget-conscious rider looking for a great first experience with clipless, the Shimano PD-MT50 is a great start.

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Complete Guide to Clipless Pedals: How to Get Started Now

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As a beginner, upgrading to clipless pedals can feel like learning how to ride a bike all over again. But once you master the initial learning curve, you’ll no-double feel more in control and powerful on the bike. Ready to take the plunge? Here’s everything you need to clip in and elevate your riding to the next level.

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