“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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6 Awesome Mtb Flat Pedals for Every Rider

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Most of us have been riding flat pedals since childhood. It’s simple, it’s instinctual, and liberating to just hop on and off the bike in your sneakers. Being attached to your bike by means of friction and gravity is part of the first experience you had on a bicycle, so there’s no specific reason that you must get “serious” with clipless pedals.… Read more

The Ultimate Trail Slayer?: In-Depth Pivot Mach 5.5 Carbon Review

It seemed natural to take the Pivot Mach 5.5 carbon X01 Eagle to the top of Burke Mountain in Vermont’s Kingdom Trails for its test run. Filled with rock gardens, gnarly roots and epic berms, these trails were made to rip and huck at speed. Is it a cross country bike, progressive trail or all mountain? Regardless of what you call it, the Mach 5.5 turned out to be the perfect tool for the job.

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How to Climb Hills Like a Boss on a Road Bike: The Definitive Guide

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Have you ever wondered why climbing a hill is so tough on a bike? Before you go trading in your bike for an ultra-light model or cutting the doughnut food group from your diet, try these tips on your next ascent.

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5 Tips to Prevent Common Cycling Injuries

5 Tips to Prevent Common Cycling Injuries

There’s nothing worse than having to take forced time off the bike because you’re injured. Fortunately many common cycling injuries are preventable. Spend more time in the saddle and less on the couch by following a few simple tips and guidelines.

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Go Ride a Bike! 3 Reasons Why Cycling Is Best for Your Mental Health

3 Reasons Why Cycling Is Best for Your Mental Health

 

By Luke S. Mitchell 

The connection between physical activity and soundness of mind has long been emphasized by both athletes and the medical community alike. And out of all the possible sports that you would benefit from in this regard, nothing beats a classic bike ride or its indoor counterpart.

How Cycling Improves Mental Health

Cycling is a great sport overall, but by far the most incredible thing about it is that it’s versatile. It doesn’t matter whether you take your bike out in the park or you’re participating in your gym’s best spinning workout routine, your mental health is still bound to improve. Here’s how that happens.

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