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Mountain Biking: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Change a Bicycle Pedal
Learn how to change a bicycle pedal with this step-by-step guide!
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.
5 Things to Upgrade First On Your Mountain Bike
Learn what to upgrade first on your 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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
What Mountain Bikers (Should) Eat
Find out what to eat to improve your performance on the bike.
Bring These Items on Your Next Mountain Bike Ride
Learn which essential items you need to bring with you on the mountain bike trail.
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.
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.
8 Reasons Mountain Biking is Good For Your...
Learn how mountain biking benefits you physically, emotionally and socially.
Top Five Places to Mountain Bike
A list of the top places to mountain bike in the US.
Top Six Mountain Biking Mistakes
Avoid these mountain biking mistakes.
SRAM or Shimano? - Is One Drivetrain Better...
A quick look at the two main drivetrain systems available to the mountain bike industry.
How to Mountain Bike Downhill
Learn how to mountain bike downhill with this step-by-step guide!
5 Facts About Sun Exposure & What You Can...
How mountain bikers can protect themselves from the sun's harmful rays.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Worst Foods to Eat When You Ride
We talked to a few nutrition experts to find out the worst foods a mountain biker can eat.
29er Mountain Bikes
Learn what a 29er mountain bike offers riders and whether or not you should be riding one!
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.
What to Wear Winter Mountain Biking
Don’t let frosty weather keep you from hitting the trails. Dress in layers for cold-weather comfort!
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.
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.
Mountain Bike Anatomy Basics
We break down mountain bike anatomy basics for you here.
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.
8 Mountain Biking Mistakes We've Made--So You...
Don't make these eight mountain biking mistakes!
Necessary Winter Mountain Biking Gear
A list of must-have mountain biking gear for cold weather.
Mountain Bike Racing Basics
Learn how to prepare for your first mountain bike race.
How to Clean a Mountain Bike
Learn how to clean your bike and what items you’ll need for the job!
Surly Pugsley
Extra wide rims and larger-than-normal tires make the Pugsley the ultimate adventure bike.
What is a Pump Track?
Find out what a pump track is as it relates to mountain biking!
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.
Types of Mountain Bike Frame Materials
Understanding the different frame materials for a mountain bike.
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.
How to Ride Over a Log
Learn how to mountain bike over a log with this step-by-step guide!
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.
How to Mount Cleats on Your Bike Shoes
Learn how to mount cleats on your bike shoes with this step-by-step guide!
5 Tips To Avoid Ticks
Five Tips to Avoid Tick Bites
Injury Prevention: Osteoarthritis of the Knee
How mountain bikers can prevent Osteoarthritis of the Knee.
Full Suspension
What does full Suspension mean? It's simple, check out this definition of a full suspension mountain bike.
Cross-Country
What does XC or cross-country mean? It's simple, check out this mountain bike definition of XC and cross-country.
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.
Pearl Izumi Women's Select MTB Shoe Review
Pearl Izumi Women's SELECT MTB Shoe
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.
5 Best Yoga Poses For Cyclists
Here they are! The 5 best yoga poses for cyclists.
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.

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.
Types of Mountain Bike Racing
Find out the most common types of mountain bike racing!
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.
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.
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 Travel With Your Bike
How to Travel with Your Bike. Mountain Biking.
Specialized Stumpjumper Review
Ride, feel, and performance of the Specialized Stumpjumper. What to expect before riding the Specialized Stumpjumper FSR.
Raleigh XXIX
Riding the Raleigh XXIX is a full-body workout--one that will ultimately make you a better mountain biker.
How to Tune Up a Mountain Bike
Learn some basic skills to keep your mountain bike in tip-top shape.
Freeride
What does freeride mean? It's simple, check out this definition of the mountain bike category known as freeride.
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.
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.
Bolle Phoenix Sunglasses
Bolle's Phoenix sunglasses provide quality protection and vision enhancement at a very reasonable price.
Eat Like A Pro: Adrienne Schneider
Adrienne Schneider, pro mountain bike racer, shares how eating right affects her performance.
DIY: Fix Common Bike Problems Yourself!
Learn some basic mountain bike maintenance--and you'll waste no time getting back in the saddle!
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.
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.
When in Vegas...Ride Bootleg Canyon
Just a short drive from The Strip, Bootleg Canyon is a must when visiting Vegas!
650B Mountain Bikes and the 650B Wheel Size
A quick look at 650B mountain bikes and 650B wheel sizes.
Injury Prevention: IT Band Syndrome
Injury Prevention: IT Band Syndrome
How to Build a Mountain Bike Trail
Learn the basics of building a mountain bike trail.
Injury Prevention: Ulnar Neuropathy
How mountain bikers can prevent Ulnar Neuropathy.
How to Choose the Right Saddle
Learn how to choose the right saddle for your mountain bike.
Off Road Bike Touring 101
Learn what to bring on an off-road bike tour.
Profile: CrossFit Competitor Aaron Hewitt, PA-C...
Profile: CrossFit Competitor Aaron Hewitt, PA-C - Part 2
Singletrack
What does singletrack mean? It's simple, check out this definition of mountain bike singletrack.
Fuel Your Mountain Bike Ride With 'Premium' Food
Just because you mountain bike doesn't give you license to eat whatever you want. Follow these tips when fueling up.
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.
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.
Mountain Bike in Winter
The best spots to mountain bike during cold winter months.
Yoga for Mountain Bikers
Yoga for cyclists. Mountain Biking.
All About Strength Training
All About Strength Training For Cyclists.
What to Bring on a Summer Ride
Essential Summer Mountain Biking Gear
Clipless Pedals - A Definition of Clipless Bike...
A quick description and definition of clipless bike pedals.
Ultimate Pro-Elite Bicycle Repair Stand
Complete product review of the Ultimate Pro-Elite bicycle repair stand. Performance, operation, and overall impression of the Ultimate Pro-Elite bicycle repair stand.
Spin Class Basics
Join a spin clas to stay strong on your bike
Most Common Mountain Biking Maladies
Identify and prevent causes of cycling pain and injuries.
How to Choose a Mountain Bike Helmet
Learn how to choose the mountain bike helmet that's right for you!
How to Jump Off an Obstacle
Learn how to jump off an obstacle with this step-by-step guide!
Hungry? Reach For These Foods Before Your Next...
Nutrition experts weigh in on their favorite pre-ride foods.
Injury Prevention: Patellofemoral Syndrome
How to treat and prevent Patellofemoral Syndrome in cyclists.
Biking in Bear Territory
What you need to know about bear safety.
What You Need to Start Mountain Biking
What You Need to Start Mountain Biking
Seat Post
What's a seat post? It's simple, check out this definition of a mountain bike seat post.
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
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.
How To Prevent Heat-Related Illnesses
Learn how to prevent heat-related illnesses.
Kenda Small Block Eight Bicycle Tire
The Kenda Small Block Eight low profile makes the tire fast rolling on hard pack trails.
Mountain Bike at Night
Play it safe for an epic mountain bike ride in the dark
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.
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.
6 Easy Bike Maintenance DIYs
Brush up on basic mountain bike maintenance skills.
5 Common CrossFit Injuries
Common CrossFit Injuries. Mountain Biking.
7 Things Mountain Bikers Should Stop Doing Now
Mountain bikers: it's time to break those bad habits and step up your game!
Top Five Elements of a Great Group Ride
Follow these tips to ensure a great group mountain biking experience!
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
Pearl Izumi AmFIB Lobster Glove
The Pearl Izumi AmFIB Lobster Glove is all about warmth.
Shimano SH-MW80 Mountain Bike Shoe
Shimano SH-MW80 Mountain Bike Shoe makes riding enjoyable all year round!
Proper Nutrition for Mountain Bikers
Learn what to eat before, during and after a mountain bike ride.
Light & Motion Urban 400 Review
The Light & Motion Urban 400 is an ideal light for those relatively short mountain bike rides after dark.
5 Reasons Stretching Is Good For You
The top five benefits of stretching.
29er - A Definition of the 29er mountain bike
Quick explanation of what a 29er mountain bike is.
Share Your Winter Biking Favorites
Tell us your favorite winter mountain biking destination, accessory, resolution and more.
Should I Mountain Bike on a Wet Trail? - Riding...
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.
How to 'Un-Stick' a Seized Seatpost
Learn how to prevent a seatpost from bonding to your mountain bike frame!
Sun Protection Tips For Mountain Bikers
A list of ways to protect yourself from the sun on your next ride.
CamelBak Magic Hydration Pack Review
The CamelBak Magic hydration pack is idea for the woman mountain biker.
24 Hour Mountain Bike Race - 24 Hour Mountain...
A quick description of a 24 hour mountain bike race.
Step-By-Step Mountain Biking Guides
Click through these step-by-step guides for one-on-one mountain biking instruction.
What is a Bike Cleat?
: Mountain bike cleats are hardened metal plates mounted to the sole of special mountain bike shoes by
Deuter Hydro Lite 2.0
The small, sleek Deuter Hydro Lite 2.0 is the minimalist’s pack of choice.
Why Kauai Should Be Your Next Mountain Biking...
Mountain bike in Kauai. Mountain Biking.
Northstar At Tahoe: Divine Downhill
Northstar at Tahoe offers mountain bikers plenty of downhill options.
Olympic Mountain Biking Basics
Olympic mountain biking is one of the youngest Olympic sports. Relatively speeking, the sport itself hasn't really been around that long either, but it's popularity and physical endurance requirements make it a perfect Olympic sport.
Crank Brothers Mallet M Pedals
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.
Alaska Marine Highway System
Alaska Marine Highway System. Mountain Biking.
Pearl Izumi Women’s ELITE Barrier Vest...
The Pearl Izumi Women’s Elite Barrier Vest is a must-have in your mountain bike wardrobe.
Best Fall Foliage Mountain Bike Trails
The best places to take in the fall scenery and ride some sweet singletrack!
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.
Torque Wrench
A quick definition of a torque wrench
Brake Lever
What's a Brake Lever? It's simple, check out this definition of a mountain bike brake lever.
You Know You’re a Mountain Biker...
You know you're a mountain biker when...
6 Ways to Stay Cool on Hot Rides
Find yourself mountain biking in hot weather? Use these tips to beat the heat.
Building Bone Strength
Bone health is important, especially in athletes.
What is a Fire Road?
Learn what a fire road is! Mountain Biking.
Buff Headband and Original Buff Review
About.com reviews the Buff Headband and Original Buff.
Women's U.S. Olympic Mountain Bike Athletes
A look at who will be competing in the 2012 Olympics.
Improve Your Sleeping Habits
Learn how to improve your sleeping habits so you can stay on top of your mountain biking game.
What is a Berm?
: A berm is an artificially banked turn made of dirt that allows a mountain biker to ride at an increased
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