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Mountain Biking: Most Popular Articles

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What Is the Proper Mountain Bike Tire Pressure?
Setting your mountain bike tire pressure to the correct level for your riding style and terrain. How to determine what tire pressure to use in your mountain bike tires. Preventing pinch flats while maintaining optimal control of your mountain bike through proper tire pressure.
How to Decide if Tubeless Tires Are Right for...
A comparison of tubeless tires vs. standard mountain bike tires. A look at why you might want to switch from your standard system to a tubeless tire system or why you might want to stay with what you have.
Do You Really Want or Need a 29 Inch Mountain...
A quick look at 29 inch mountain bikes. Why someone may or may not want a 29 inch mountain bike. The positives and negatives of 29 inch mountain bikes. Why some manufacturers are making bikes with 29 inch wheels.
Which Wheel Size Is The Best Wheel Size?
Learn the merits and shortcomings of each mountain bike wheel size to determine which is right for you.
650B Mountain Bikes: What Are They and Why Do...
A quick look at the 650B mountain bike movement. Why you might want a 650B mountain bike and how they are different.
How to Buy the Right Mountain Bike for You
A mountain bike buyers guide to lead you to a satisfying mountain bike purchase. This mountain bike buyers guide will help you put some thought into it before you lay down the cash. It will make the mountain bike buying process go a bit smoother.
Do You Need a Full Suspension Mountain Bike?
Full suspension mountain bikes are everywhere these days. Find out if a full suspension or a hardtail mountain bike is for you.
Disc or Rim Brakes: Which Is Better for Your...
Who should have disk brakes or rim brakes on their mountain bikes. A weight comparison of disc brakes and rim brakes. What it takes to switch from rim brakes to disc brakes or from disc brakes to rim brakes and why you might want to make a switch.
A "Before You Ride" Basic Beginner Mountain...
A step by step guide to beginner mountain Biking skills to help make the riders first rides easier. A basic set of beginner mountain bike skills to master before heading out on the mountain bike trails.
What Type of Mountain Bike Is Right for You?
A quick guide to choosing the right type of mountain bike for you. How to decide what type of mountain bike will fit your needs best. Choosing between cross Country, all mountain (trailbike), freeride, and downhill mountain bikes.
5 Things to Upgrade First On Your Mountain Bike
Learn what to upgrade first on your mountain bike.
What Type of Pedals Should You Get for Your...
Descriptions, performance and guidelines to choosing bike pedals. What type of bike pedals you should be using. What makes some bike pedals better than others. Clipless, platform, and cages, why what type of bike pedals you use makes a diffference.
How much mountain bike suspension travel do I...
How much suspension travel do you need on your mountain bike? Are you riding a mountain bike with the right amount of suspension travel for your riding style and terrain?
Definition of All Mountain- The Mountain Bike...
A quick definition of an all-mountain mountain bike. Description of the mountain bike category known as all-mountain. What makes a mountain bike an all-mountain mountain bike.
What is the Proper Position of My Bike Seat -...
Proper bike seat position for better comfort, joint health, and pedaling efficiency. A quick guide to setting proper seat angle and horizontal position.
What Should My Bike Seat Height Be? - Setting...
Setting proper bike seat height for your size. Ensuring joint health, pedaling efficiency, and comfort while riding your bike or mountain bike with the proper seat height position. Advice for mountain bikes and other bikes.
How to Change a Bicycle Pedal
Learn how to change a bicycle pedal with this step-by-step guide!
Eat More Plants, Improve Your Mountain Biking...
An interview with Vega formulator, Brendan Brazier, about the misconceptions of a plant-based diet and its advantages to mountain bikers.
Hardtail - Definition of a Mountain Bike Hardtail
What is a hartail mountain bike? It's simple, check out our quick difinition of a mountain b ike hardtail.
Mountain Bike Accessories You Will Need
The beginner mountain biker can get a little overwhelmed when they first walk into a bike store to buy their first mountain bike and all of the mountain bike accessories they will need to start riding. Find a list of all the mountain bike accessories one needs to get started.
Bring These Items on Your Next Mountain Bike Ride
Learn which essential items you need to bring with you on the mountain bike trail.
8 Reasons Mountain Biking is Good For Your...
Learn how mountain biking benefits you physically, emotionally and socially.
Eat Like A Pro: Adrienne Schneider
Adrienne Schneider, pro mountain bike racer, shares how eating right affects her performance.
Top Six Mountain Biking Mistakes
Avoid these mountain biking mistakes.
What Mountain Bikers (Should) Eat
Find out what to eat to improve your performance on the bike.
Types of Mountain Bike Frame Materials
Understanding the different frame materials for a mountain bike.
What is a Bike Cleat?
: Mountain bike cleats are hardened metal plates mounted to the sole of special mountain bike shoes by
Top Five Places to Mountain Bike
A list of the top places to mountain bike in the US.
What to Wear Winter Mountain Biking
Don’t let frosty weather keep you from hitting the trails. Dress in layers for cold-weather comfort!
Mountain Bike Racing Basics
Learn how to prepare for your first mountain bike race.
CrossFit: The Study
A new CrossFit study looks at whether the strength and conditioning program works and offers injury prevention tips.
Breezer Thunder Comp
At $1,699.00, the Breezer Thunder Comp is definitely in the more affordable category and worth a test ride of your own.
How to Fix a Flat Tire - Fix Your Own Flat...
A step by step guide on how to fix a flat tire. Its easy to learn how to fix a flat tire, it just takes a few minutes and a few tools.
Touring By Bike? Don't Leave These Items Behind.
A list of gear I've found invaluable when bike touring.
Hardpack - A Definition of Hardpack Soil...
A quick look at hardpack soil conditions for mountain biking. What hardpack soil is like and what it will mean to the rider when riding in those conditions.
SRAM or Shimano? - Is One Drivetrain Better...
A quick look at the two main drivetrain systems available to the mountain bike industry.
Trailbike - Definition of trailbike category of...
A quick definition of a trailbike mountain bike. Description of the mountain bike category known as trailbikes. What makes a mountain bike a trailbike.
How To Quick Lube a Mountain Bike
A good mountain bike lube job is essential to a smooth running mountain bike. If you want to get out and ride but don't have time to do a thorough mountain bike lube there are just a few points you should pay attention to before you hit the trails.
How To Travel With Your Bike
How to Travel with Your Bike. Mountain Biking.
No Gym, No Problem – Mountain Bike...
A two day, no gym required, strength training program for mountain bikers from MTB Strength Training System creator James Wilson. A serious at home or on the road mountain bike strength training program.
5 Apps for Mountain Bikers
If you like to mountain bike, and own a smartphone, here's a list of apps that can help you navigate trails, fix your bike, track your workout and more.
29er Mountain Bikes
Learn what a 29er mountain bike offers riders and whether or not you should be riding one!
How to Mountain Bike Downhill
Learn how to mountain bike downhill with this step-by-step guide!
How To Set Up Your Bike Cockpit
When is the last time you paid attention to your cockpit? No, we’re not talking about airplanes here. Learn how to set up your bike's cockpit.
How to Clean a Mountain Bike
Learn how to clean your bike and what items you’ll need for the job!
Cross-Country
What does XC or cross-country mean? It's simple, check out this mountain bike definition of XC and cross-country.
Mountain Biking Moab Utah - Beginner's Guide to...
Moab Utah can be an intimidating experience for beginner mountain bikers who don't know where to find safe and easy rides in this top mountain biking destination. Here's a safety conscious guide to mountain biking Moab Utah on beginner trails that eliminates the guesswork.

Some of the best riding in the world is in Moab UT. Go if you can, and keep this guide in mind if you think it might be a little over your head.

8 Mountain Biking Mistakes We've Made--So You...
Don't make these eight mountain biking mistakes!
Why Did My Rear Derailleur Go Into My Spokes?
The common causes of your derailleur going into your rear wheel spokes and how to prevent the problem. Its not uncommon to run your derailleur into the spokes of your rear wheel. When your derailleur goes into your spokes it can have disastrous consequences.
Full Suspension
What does full Suspension mean? It's simple, check out this definition of a full suspension mountain bike.
Official IMBA Mountain Bike Rules of the Trail
The general mountain biking rules of the trail for mountain bikers that every one should follow straight from the people who created them. Important mountain biking rules everyone should live by.
Freeride
What does freeride mean? It's simple, check out this definition of the mountain bike category known as freeride.
Mountain Bike Anatomy Basics
We break down mountain bike anatomy basics for you here.
Do I Need a Women's Specific Mountain Bike?
Women's specific mountain bikes aren't for everyone but can be a great fit for some. Here's help for you to decide if you need a women's specific mountain bike for yourself.
Mountain Bike in Winter
The best spots to mountain bike during cold winter months.
Mountain Bike Safety Tips - Ride in Control
There are a lot of ways to improve mountain bike safety. Some will argue, including myself, that wearing a helmet is the single most important step you can take. However, the second most important step in mountain bike safety should never be overlooked; you should always ride in control.
How to Mount Cleats on Your Bike Shoes
Learn how to mount cleats on your bike shoes with this step-by-step guide!
Trek Bikes Fuel EX 7 Review
Mountain bike review of the Fuel EX from Trek Bikes. Our impression of the performance, feel and component spec of the Trek Bikes Fuel EX 7. Introduced for the Trek Bikes 2006 season, the Fuel EX is an XC bike with a little extra squish.
Learn to Mountain Bike - Beginner, Intermediate...
Mountain bike tutorials to help you become the mountain biker you want to be. Quick lessons on improving your own mountain bike skills as well as learning some new ones.
Injury Prevention: IT Band Syndrome
Injury Prevention: IT Band Syndrome
What is an Endo?
: Short for “end over end,” an endo is when the front end of a bike stays fixed while the rear rotates
How to Ride Over a Log
Learn how to mountain bike over a log with this step-by-step guide!
What You Need to Start Mountain Biking
What You Need to Start Mountain Biking
How to Tune Up a Mountain Bike
Learn some basic skills to keep your mountain bike in tip-top shape.
Surly Pugsley
Extra wide rims and larger-than-normal tires make the Pugsley the ultimate adventure bike.
It's TIme. Replace Your Helmet With The Giro...
The Giro Aspect helmet gets the job done on any terrain--without calling attention to itself.
Most Common Mountain Biking Maladies
Identify and prevent causes of cycling pain and injuries.
What is it Like to Mountain Bike at Night, and...
A quick look at riding mountain bikes at night and what you might need to give it a try. Night riding with your mountain bike. Mountain bike light systems.
Mavic Crossmax SL Disc Wheelset - Review of the...
Product review of the Mavic Crossmax SL Disc wheelset. The in's and out's of the super-lightweight, UST tubeless, Mavic Crossmax SL Disc wheelset.
Spin Class Basics
Join a spin clas to stay strong on your bike
Injury Prevention: Osteoarthritis of the Knee
How mountain bikers can prevent Osteoarthritis of the Knee.
Santa Cruz Nomad - Bike Review of the Santa...
Everything you need to know about the Santa Cruz Nomad. Ride characteristics, pedaling efficiency, and general feel of the Santa Cruz Nomad.
DIY: Fix Common Bike Problems Yourself!
Learn some basic mountain bike maintenance--and you'll waste no time getting back in the saddle!
Downhill
What does downhill mean? It's simple, check out this definition of mountain bike downhill.
Top 10 Mountain Bike Gifts - 10 Easy Mountain...
A quick guide to our top ten mountain bike gifts. Great mountain bike gifts for your mountain biking friends and family.
Specialized Stumpjumper Review
Ride, feel, and performance of the Specialized Stumpjumper. What to expect before riding the Specialized Stumpjumper FSR.
Giant Cypher 1
The Giant Cypher's plush five inches of travel and relatively lightweight set-up made me feel at ease on even the gnarliest trails.
What is a Super D race?
A quick explanation of the Super D mountain bike race. What makes a Super D mountain bike race different from other mountaiin bike races.
5 Stretches for Cyclists
5 cycling-specific stretches to alleviate pain and loosen up tight muscles.
650B Mountain Bikes and the 650B Wheel Size
A quick look at 650B mountain bikes and 650B wheel sizes.
International Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day
Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day is celebrated during the first Saturday of October every year!
Rainy Day Mountain Biking Activities
Here are some ways for mountain bikers to keep occupied during rainy days.
A History Of Mountain Biking
A quick look at some of the more notable innovations that have changed the mountain bike industry. Page 3.
Best Fall Foliage Mountain Bike Trails
The best places to take in the fall scenery and ride some sweet singletrack!
Pinch Flat - A Quick Definition of a Pinch Flat
What is a pinch flat? It's simple, check out this definition of a mountain bike pinch flat.
When in Vegas...Ride Bootleg Canyon
Just a short drive from The Strip, Bootleg Canyon is a must when visiting Vegas!
What is Dual Slalom mountain bike racing?
A definition of Dual Slalom mountain bike racing. What Dual Slalom racing is all about. Dual Slalom mountain bike racing rules and course description.
How to Choose a Mountain Bike Helmet
Learn how to choose the mountain bike helmet that's right for you!
Yoga for Mountain Bikers
Yoga for cyclists. Mountain Biking.
What is an Allen Key?
: An Allen key, also called a hex key or an Allen wrench, is a hexagonal L-shaped bar that drives in
What is a Pump Track?
Find out what a pump track is as it relates to mountain biking!
5 Tips To Avoid Ticks
Five Tips to Avoid Tick Bites
Raleigh XXIX
Riding the Raleigh XXIX is a full-body workout--one that will ultimately make you a better mountain biker.
24 Hours in the Old Pueblo
The 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo race course in Tucson, Ariz., showcases the state’s stunning desert scenery.
Giant Reign X0 - Review of the Reign X0 From...
Full bike review of the Reign X0 mountain bike from Giant Bicycles. Ride characteristics, specs and overall performance of the Reign X0.
Building Bone Strength
Bone health is important, especially in athletes.
Do I need a women's bicycle seat?
A look at why some women's bicycle seats can cause so much pain and discomfort and what solutions there are to the problem. Women's bicycle seats and other options for women with serious bike seat comfort issues.
Types of Mountain Bike Racing
Find out the most common types of mountain bike racing!
Injury Prevention: Patellofemoral Syndrome
How to treat and prevent Patellofemoral Syndrome in cyclists.
6 Easy Bike Maintenance DIYs
Brush up on basic mountain bike maintenance skills.
5 Best Yoga Poses For Cyclists
Here they are! The 5 best yoga poses for cyclists.
Get Involved: Mountain Biking Forum
Get involved in the mountain biking forum on About.com!
Alaska Marine Highway System
Alaska Marine Highway System. Mountain Biking.
Avid Juicy Seven Disc Brake - Hydraulic Disc...
A complete Avid Juicy Seven Disc Brake product review. A full season test of one of the best mountain bike brake systems available. The Avid Juicy Seven Disc Brakes are an innovative high performance hydraulic disc brake system.
How To Survive a Torn Mountain Bike Tire Casing
A torn mountain bike tire casing or sidewall on the trail can spell disaster for the rest of your ride. There is hope if you know what to do, and if you have the right supplies.
How to Build a Mountain Bike Trail
Learn the basics of building a mountain bike trail.
Proper Nutrition for Mountain Bikers
Learn what to eat before, during and after a mountain bike ride.
29er - A Definition of the 29er mountain bike
Quick explanation of what a 29er mountain bike is.
5 Common CrossFit Injuries
Common CrossFit Injuries. Mountain Biking.
Deuter Hydro Lite 2.0
The small, sleek Deuter Hydro Lite 2.0 is the minimalist’s pack of choice.
Injury Prevention: Ulnar Neuropathy
How mountain bikers can prevent Ulnar Neuropathy.
Clipless Pedals - A Definition of Clipless Bike...
A quick description and definition of clipless bike pedals.
Step-By-Step Mountain Biking Guides
Click through these step-by-step guides for one-on-one mountain biking instruction.
How to Jump Off an Obstacle
Learn how to jump off an obstacle with this step-by-step guide! Page 4.
Why Kauai Should Be Your Next Mountain Biking...
Mountain bike in Kauai. Mountain Biking.
Light & Motion Urban 400 Review
The Light & Motion Urban 400 is an ideal light for those relatively short mountain bike rides after dark.
Spin to Stay Active in the Off-Season
Join a spin class to keep on top of your mountain bike game.
How to Avoid Mountain Biking Injuries
Experts reveal how to avoid mountain biking injuries.
24 Hour Mountain Bike Race - 24 Hour Mountain...
A quick description of a 24 hour mountain bike race.
Pilates for Mountain Bikers
Learn how Pilates can help you become a stronger mountain biker.
Injury Prevention: Patellar Tendinitis
Injury Prevention: Patellar Tendinitis
BOB Ibex Bicycle Trailer
BOB’s Ibex bicycle trailer is the ideal option for mountain bikers looking to get “lost” in the woods for a little bit.
Mountain Biking in Juneau, Alaska
Where to mountain bike in Juneau, Alaska.
Singletrack
What does singletrack mean? It's simple, check out this definition of mountain bike singletrack.
Raystown Lake: Worth the Wait
The Allegrippis Trail System is 30-plus miles of singletrack designed by mountain bikers and built by the International Mountain Bicycling Association.
Bolle Phoenix Sunglasses
Bolle's Phoenix sunglasses provide quality protection and vision enhancement at a very reasonable price.
K2 Lithium 4.0 Bike Review
Bike review of the K2 Lithium 4.0. A look at the components and ride of the K2 Lithium 4.0. Results of a long term test on the K2 Lithium 4.0.
How to Choose the Right Saddle
Learn how to choose the right saddle for your mountain bike.
How to Use a Foam Roller
Learn how at-home use of a foam roller can benefit mountain bikers.
Self Massage for Cyclists: Part 1
Self Massage for Cyclists: Part 1
Mountain Bike at Night
Play it safe for an epic mountain bike ride in the dark
5 Exercises To Build Strength
Learn how to build your strength to improve your performance on the bike.
What is a Berm?
: A berm is an artificially banked turn made of dirt that allows a mountain biker to ride at an increased
Shimano SH-MW80 Mountain Bike Shoe
Shimano SH-MW80 Mountain Bike Shoe makes riding enjoyable all year round!
Mid Mountain Trail: MTB Mecca
The Mid Mountain Trail in the Wasatch Range will take your breath away—literally.
Olympic Mountain Biking Rules and Regulations
Find explanations of the rules and regulations that govern the Olympic mountain bike races.
Top 10 Mountain Bike Gifts Around & Under...
A quick list of $10 mountain bike gifts. Our top picks of mountain bike gifts around or under $10 US. These are mountain bike gifts that won't break your wallet, are easy to find, and cost about $10.
Plan Your Southwest Utah Getaway
Where to rent bikes, stay and eat in St. George, Hurricane & Springdale, UT.
Biking in Bear Territory
What you need to know about bear safety.
Get The Weight Off Your Back With The Showers...
The VelEau from Showers Pass delivers the water you need without the weight on your body.
Kingdom Trails: New England's Thrilling Trail...
Kingdom Trails offers miles of twisty, flowing singletrack through a thick forest of green.
5 Reasons Stretching Is Good For You
The top five benefits of stretching.
Brake Lever
What's a Brake Lever? It's simple, check out this definition of a mountain bike brake lever.
Seat Post
What's a seat post? It's simple, check out this definition of a mountain bike seat post.
Self Massage for Cyclists: Part 2
Massage facilitates the circulation of the blood and other fluids in the body. Self massage can help flush the body of toxins, and prevent or diminish
Kenda Small Block Eight Bicycle Tire
The Kenda Small Block Eight low profile makes the tire fast rolling on hard pack trails.
Ryders Hijack Photochromatic Sunglasses Review
Ryders Hijack Photochromatic Sunglasses Review
Performance Enhancing Drugs in Professional...
The role of performance enhancing drugs in professional cycling.
Five Mountain Biking Gifts Under \$40
Find the perfect gift for your favorite mountain biker without breaking the bank!
5 Best Stretches For Cyclists: Part 2
Prevent injury and increase performance with these stretches.
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