Listen: MTB Upgrades for Under a Hundo

Don’t have the scratch for a new rig this year? We don’t either. Luckily there are at least half a dozen MTB upgrades that can be done for under a hundred bucks each to make your bike ride like new. Don’t have time for a listen? Read Greg’s article on this topic published in 2014.

A Multi-Tool for the Future: Topeak Mini 10 Review

While I can appreciate a multi-tool that can fix any and every problem on my mountain bike, can cut cloth for a tourniquet, and has a spoon for an impromptu mid-ride chili feed, some of the smallest tools on the market can cover 90% of the emergency repairs that you’ll encounter. The Topeak Mini 10 …

How To Repair a Carbon Bike Frame at Home

Disclaimer: I’m not an engineer or composites expert by any means. I’m just a guy that likes working on bikes and trying to figure out new things. This guide is intended to be a helpful resource for someone considering repairing their carbon frame at home. Do NOT try to repair carbon fiber handlebars, seatposts, forks, …

Watch: Two Tips for Making Your Bike Shine

Washing your bike without a hose can be a real pain!  When my wife and I moved from North Carolina to Colorado we sacrificed our hose, so I’ve had to get creative with a way to wash my bike. My favorite way to wash bikes is in the shower, because it is a very controlled environment. It …

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. …

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 …