Maxxis Forekaster 2.6″ Tire Review


The Forekaster from Maxxis was designed to go where you want, when you want regardless of conditions and, given its overall design, aims specifically at shoulder seasons when such conditions often run the spectrum. Wide and evenly-spaced, mid-height knobs provide a fair tradeoff between loose-penetrating and mud-clearing characteristics with a strong center knob presence for …

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Terrene Chunk Plus Tire Review


Given their high turnover rate, ability to boost your bike’s performance at a relatively low cost, and ever-widening wheels, if there’s one thing I won’t hate on, it’s more tire options! And the list doesn’t just end there, as varying tread patterns, casings, compounds, and other tire characteristics would continue to keep us interested, if …

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BMC Speedfox 01 Long Term Review


Whether you can’t afford it, loathe juggling multiple maintenance protocols, don’t have the wall space for, or worse, the time to ride multiple bikes, a quiver-killing, do-it-all trail bike is the one you must seek. But these days, finding (and creating) that all ’rounder promising to deliver the perfect balance between climbing, descending, and everything …

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Mountain Biking Causes Mental Illness: Find Out Now If You Are Insane


Mountainous Bicycling Dependence Disorder (MBDD) is a common but serious mental health condition in which an individual is physically and/or psychologically dependent upon riding a bicycle upon the earth’s natural surfaces. MBDD occurs exclusively in avid mountain bikers and affects all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. While it is mostly seen in adulthood, there are …

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How To Become a Bro-Brah Mountain Biker in 25 Easy Steps


bro: short for brother. a male friend (often used as a form of address). a young man, especially one who socializes primarily with his male peers and enjoys lively, unintellectual pursuits. In the late 1990s, and at the height of its latter-day usage, the term “bro” was threatened by “dude” when the wildly-popular cult classic, …

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Box One 11-Speed Rear Derailleur and PushPush Shifter Long Term Review


Alright, everyone stay calm. Take a seat. Breathe in through your nose and purse your lips as you exhale. That’s it… there you go… No need to adjust your screen or hit refresh. Yes, it’s a new drivetrain and, no, its name does not start with “S”. Doing alright? Okay, let’s begin. Between our introductory …

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How To Prevent Saddle Sores


The perineum. Among other terms of endearment you and your circle of friends have dubbed it, one thing the surface separating the back door from the bits hasn’t been called is comfortable on a bike. In every other activity of daily living where cheek meets seat we’re in constant search of the plushest arrangement, yet aboard a bike the only …

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A Wider Enduro Race Rim: DT Swiss EX 511 Review

DT Swiss EX 511

Besides constantly crushing the competition and securing multiple world championships, what else do Richie Rude and Aaron Gwin have in common? Well, probably a lot of behavioral patterns, training and diet regimens, skill, raw talent, genetics, and a slew of other unexplained phenomena that make a mountain biker world champion. But, besides that, they both have …

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