58% of Mountain Bikers Don’t Use a Dropper Seatpost


According to a recent survey of more than 4,000 mountain bikers, 58% reported they do NOT own a dropper seat post yet. Of course, dropper posts aren’t for everyone–they’re more expensive, heavier, and more complicated than regular posts–but that still leaves a lot of riders who aren’t using dropper posts, but maybe should. If you’re …

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MTB vs. Road: How Much More Effort Does Mountain Biking Take, Really?


Obstacles on the trail. The number and size of trail obstacles can vary wildly, and generally come in the form of rocks and roots. Paved roads, by comparison, are generally smooth and obstacle-free. Trail obstacles slow riders down and increase the amount of physical effort required. The trail surface itself. Dirt and vegetation slow riders down compared to solid, high-traction pavement. …

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Watch: Commencal Announces New 2017 Meta SX V3 for just $2,199

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Commencal has just announced new and improved bikes in their 2017 range, available at very affordable prices! Commencal is a direct to consumer brand, allowing them to keep prices low, but according to our reviewers their bikes stand up to the test!   The new Meta SX V3 for 2017 will retail for a mere …

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Guerrilla Gravity Unveils New Trail Pistol 29er/27.5+

The new Trail Pistol. All photos courtesy of Guerrilla Gravity

Guerrilla Gravity (GG) has just announced a brand-new mountain bike in their line, dubbed the “Trail Pistol.” GG is known for high quality, made-in-the-USA (Denver) mountain bikes, and the Trail Pistol will continue that legacy. In keeping with the latest trends, the ‘Pistol will be available with your choice of wheelsizes: 29″ or 27.5+. According to …

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ESI Chunky Custom Grips Video Review

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ESI grips are one of the most popular grips on the market. Their Chunky and Racer’s Edge models have taken the mountain bike industry by storm due to their style, very light weight, and low cost. I’m running the Chunky Customs on both of my rigs, and there are a few things I really like about …

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