Review: The Topeak Joeblow Booster Pump Can Revolutionize Your Home Bike Shop

If one tool, one product, has ever revolutionized the way I work on bikes in my home bike shop, it’s the Topeak Joeblow Booster Pump. “Half air compressor, half pump,” as the Topeak website states, the Joeblow Booster makes seating tubeless tires an absolute breeze. Before acquiring the Joeblow, I could maybe seat tubeless tires …

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Don’t have any mechanical skills? Here are 10 ways you can STILL maintain your MTB

I understand your dilemma. You’re not mechanically inclined, and your mountain bike looks dangerously close to a Rube Goldberg contraption. It has a myriad of moving parts, gears, bearings, hydraulics, and cables. Maybe you’re not comfortable working on your bike, but you don’t want the hassle of taking it to a bike shop for every little thing. …

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Pro-Quality Tools from Abbey Bike Tools

Abbey Bike Tools started simply enough. Mechanic Jeff Crombie, a friend of Abbey Tools owner, Jason Quade, asked if he could slap a handle on a cassette lockring tool to speed up the process of maintaining his team’s bikes. The tool, now known as the “Crombie,” was an instant hit with pro mechanics everywhere. Jason …

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Restoring the Peace – 9 Ways to Quiet Your Mountain Bike

Mountain biking is a full sensory experience, with a barrage of sounds hitting your ears: the rush of the wind on a downhill; the buzz of a freehub while coasting; the quick, aerated puffs of the suspension components working; and tires clamoring for traction over various surfaces. These sounds, along with Nature’s song, make me happy. What …

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Feedback Team Edition: Tool Kit Review

Feedback Sports has spent the past few years crafting a reputation in the cycling world for manufacturing innovative bike stands and accessories, for both road and mountain bikers. Nestled in the foothills of Golden, Colorado, Feedback is in the same office park as companies like Yeti and Spot Brand bicycles, and works closely with both professional and amateur enthusiasts locally …

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