Mountain Biking: Most Popular Articles
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.
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.
A quick look at the 650B mountain bike movement. Why you might want a 650B mountain bike and how they are different.
An interview with Vega formulator, Brendan Brazier, about the misconceptions of a plant-based diet and its advantages to mountain bikers.
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.
Learn the merits and shortcomings of each mountain bike wheel size to determine which is right 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.
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.
Full suspension mountain bikes are everywhere these days. Find out if a full suspension or a hardtail mountain bike is for you.
Learn how to change a bicycle pedal with this step-by-step guide!
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.
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.
Proper bike seat position for better comfort, joint health, and pedaling efficiency. A quick guide to setting proper seat angle and horizontal position.
Learn what to upgrade first on your 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 a hartail mountain bike? It's simple, check out our quick difinition of a mountain b ike hardtail.
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?
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.
Find out what to eat to improve your performance on the bike.
A list of the top places to mountain bike in the US.
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.
A quick definition of a trailbike mountain bike. Description of the mountain bike category known as trailbikes. What makes a mountain bike a trailbike.
Learn how mountain biking benefits you physically, emotionally and socially.
A quick look at the two main drivetrain systems available to the mountain bike industry.
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.
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.
Just because you mountain bike doesn't give you license to eat whatever you want. Follow these tips when fueling up.
Avoid these mountain biking mistakes.
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.
Learn which essential items you need to bring with you on the mountain bike trail.
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.
Learn how to mountain bike downhill with this step-by-step guide!
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.
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.
Understanding the different frame materials for a mountain bike.
Don’t let frosty weather keep you from hitting the trails. Dress in layers for cold-weather comfort!
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.
Learn what a 29er mountain bike offers riders and whether or not you should be riding one!
Learn how to clean your bike and what items you’ll need for the job!
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.
Find out what a pump track is as it relates to mountain biking!
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.
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.
How to Travel with Your Bike. Mountain Biking.
What does full Suspension mean? It's simple, check out this definition of a full suspension mountain bike.
What does freeride mean? It's simple, check out this definition of the mountain bike category known as freeride.
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.
Don't make these eight mountain biking mistakes!
Five Tips to Avoid Tick Bites
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.
We break down mountain bike anatomy basics for you here.
A quick description and definition of clipless bike pedals.
Here they are! The 5 best yoga poses for cyclists.
We talked to a few nutrition experts to find out the worst foods a mountain biker can eat.
A quick look at 650B mountain bikes and 650B wheel sizes.
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.
Riding the Raleigh XXIX is a full-body workout--one that will ultimately make you a better mountain biker.
Learn how to mount cleats on your bike shoes with this step-by-step guide!
Ride, feel, and performance of the Specialized Stumpjumper. What to expect before riding the Specialized Stumpjumper FSR.
Bolle's Phoenix sunglasses provide quality protection and vision enhancement at a very reasonable price.
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.
Extra wide rims and larger-than-normal tires make the Pugsley the ultimate adventure bike.
Nutrition experts weigh in on their favorite pre-ride foods.
Join a spin clas to stay strong on your bike
A quick explanation of the Super D mountain bike race. What makes a Super D mountain bike race different from other mountaiin bike races.
At $1,699.00, the Breezer Thunder Comp is definitely in the more affordable category and worth a test ride of your own.
Learn some basic skills to keep your mountain bike in tip-top shape.
Learn how to mountain bike over a log with this step-by-step guide!
How mountain bikers can prevent Osteoarthritis of the Knee.
Mountain bikers: it's time to break those bad habits and step up your game!
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.
Experts reveal how to avoid mountain biking injuries.
What you need to know about bear safety.
The Allegrippis Trail System is 30-plus miles of singletrack designed by mountain bikers and built by the International Mountain Bicycling Association.
Find out the latest products from the OutDoor trade show to hit bike shops soon.
Review of the PK-57 professional bike tool kit from Park Tools. Primary tools and capabilities of Park tools PK-57 bike tool kit. A look at professional level PK-57 tool kit from Park tools.
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.
Learn how to prepare for your first mountain bike race.
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.
What does XC or cross-country mean? It's simple, check out this mountain bike definition of XC and cross-country.
Everything you need to know about the Santa Cruz Nomad. Ride characteristics, pedaling efficiency, and general feel of the Santa Cruz Nomad.
Just a short drive from The Strip, Bootleg Canyon is a must when visiting Vegas!
A look at the award winners from OutDoor 2014.
Find out the most common types of mountain bike racing!
Learn how to choose the right saddle for your mountain bike.
What You Need to Start Mountain Biking
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.
The best spots to mountain bike during cold winter months.
The Light & Motion Urban 400 is an ideal light for those relatively short mountain bike rides after dark.
Learn what to bring on an off-road bike tour.
Profile: CrossFit Competitor Aaron Hewitt, PA-C - Part 2
Learn how to choose the mountain bike helmet that's right for you!
Mountain bike in Kauai. Mountain Biking.
A new CrossFit study looks at whether the strength and conditioning program works and offers injury prevention tips.
Learn what to eat before, during and after a mountain bike ride.
Learn some basic mountain bike maintenance--and you'll waste no time getting back in the saddle!
BOB’s Ibex bicycle trailer is the ideal option for mountain bikers looking to get “lost” in the woods for a little bit.
A definition of Dual Slalom mountain bike racing. What Dual Slalom racing is all about. Dual Slalom mountain bike racing rules and course description.
Kingdom Trails offers miles of twisty, flowing singletrack through a thick forest of green.
The Giant Cypher's plush five inches of travel and relatively lightweight set-up made me feel at ease on even the gnarliest trails.
: Mountain bike cleats are hardened metal plates mounted to the sole of special mountain bike shoes by
What does singletrack mean? It's simple, check out this definition of mountain bike singletrack.
Full bike review of the Reign X0 mountain bike from Giant Bicycles. Ride characteristics, specs and overall performance of the Reign X0.
Learn how to prevent a seatpost from bonding to your mountain bike frame!
Injury Prevention: IT Band Syndrome
Identify and prevent causes of cycling pain and injuries.
Essential Summer Mountain Biking Gear
The Kenda Small Block Eight low profile makes the tire fast rolling on hard pack trails.
What's a seat post? It's simple, check out this definition of a mountain bike seat post.
The best places to take in the fall scenery and ride some sweet singletrack!
5 cycling-specific stretches to alleviate pain and loosen up tight muscles.
What is a pinch flat? It's simple, check out this definition of a mountain bike pinch flat.
: An Allen key, also called a hex key or an Allen wrench, is a hexagonal L-shaped bar that drives in
Mountain biking on wet trails can be very damaging to the trail, especially in certain soil types. Riding and damaging a wet trail can not only lead to erosion but can lead to trail closures.
Where to mountain bike in Juneau, Alaska.
Learn how to jump off an obstacle with this step-by-step guide! Page 5.
What's a Rear Derailleur? It's simple, check out this definition of a mountain bike Rear Derailleur.
Learn the basics of bikepacking.
Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day is celebrated during the first Saturday of October every year!
Get involved in the mountain biking forum on About.com!
A quick product review of the Crank Brothers Mallet M pedals. lightweight platform style clipless pedals from Crank Brothers for extra stability when riding clipped out.
Follow these tips to ensure a great group mountain biking experience!
About.com reviews the Buff Headband and Original Buff.
Click through these step-by-step guides for one-on-one mountain biking instruction.
A look at what happened at OutDoor 2014.
A list of our top choices for adrenaline-fueled vacation destinations across America.
A quick description of a 24 hour mountain bike race.
Check out the latest mountain bike-friendly products from the 2014 OutDoor trade show.
A quick definition of a torque wrench
Quick explanation of what a 29er mountain bike is.
Learn how to improve your sleeping habits so you can stay on top of your mountain biking game.
The Pearl Izumi Women’s Elite Barrier Vest is a must-have in your mountain bike wardrobe.
Bike tours offered in Juneau, Alaska.
All About Strength Training For Cyclists.
When it's OK for mountain bikers to ignore pain.
Bone health is important, especially in athletes.
Learn the basics of building a mountain bike trail.
The CamelBak Magic hydration pack is idea for the woman mountain biker.
Complete product review of the Ultimate Pro-Elite bicycle repair stand. Performance, operation, and overall impression of the Ultimate Pro-Elite bicycle repair stand.
Learn how to prevent heat-related illnesses.
Yoga for cyclists. Mountain Biking.
Ryders Hijack Photochromatic Sunglasses Review
The Mid Mountain Trail in the Wasatch Range will take your breath away—literally.
What's a Brake Lever? It's simple, check out this definition of a mountain bike brake lever.
A look at the latest mountain biking products to hit bike shop shelves in 2014.
Find out what trials riding is here!
The Pearl Izumi AmFIB Lobster Glove is all about warmth.
The benefits of riding a balance bike.
Northstar at Tahoe offers mountain bikers plenty of downhill options.
How to train like a professional mountain biker.