How Do You Transport a Full Suspension Mountain Bike?

If you’re new to the world of full-suspension mountain bikes, you have probably looked at your new bike with a suspension right underneath the top tube and asked yourself, “How is that going to fit on my bike rack?” Although the added suspension makes the traditional hitch rack a bit inconvenient, there are a variety … Read more

Is Tubeless Worth It for MTB?

Tubeless tires are known to be difficult to set up, require regular maintenance and are not necessarily inexpensive to set up, so are they really worth it for a mountain bike? Well, tubeless tires allow the rider to run lower tire pressures, increasing the surface area of contact between the tire and the ground. This … Read more

Bicycle Drivetrains – Road vs. Mountain vs. Hybrid

For those who find themselves in the market for a new bike, the most common bicycles considered are road bikes, mountain bikes, and hybrid bikes. While each of these are designed to excel on their respective terrains, there is a fair amount of design overlap and some clear distinctions between all of them. This is … Read more

Specialized Fuse 27.5+ Bike Review

The Specialized Fuse is a versatile hardtail mountain bike that offers a remarkably capable build at an attainable starting price of $1,250. The Fuse is built out with a high-performing drivetrain, dropper post, and a lightweight, burly aluminum frame. For someone interested in mountain biking for the first time or in adding a hardtail bike … Read more

Bicycle and Component Shortages in 2021

If you’ve been to your local bike shop recently, you have probably experienced the dissatisfaction of discovering that the part, accessory, or even bicycle you were looking for was out of stock. Then, if you’re like me and asked to have that item ordered into the shop, you were told by your local shop that … Read more

Drivetrain Conversions – What goes into Converting or Upgrading Your Drivetrain?

At some point in their growth as a cyclist, every rider reaches a point where it’s time to upgrade their bicycle, or at least upgrade the components on it. There are several motivations for the need to upgrade, ultimately leading to the question, “How do you do a drivetrain conversion properly, or even just upgrade … Read more

Trek Marlin 6 Bike Review [2021 Guide]

What are you looking for in a mountain bike? Are you a new rider interested in cutting your teeth on trail riding without spending a fortune? Or are you searching for a rugged commuter that uses familiar, comfortable, mountain bike geometry? If you answered yes to the questions above, or find yourself somewhere in between, … Read more

Trek Checkpoint ALR 5 Review [2021 Guide]

The Trek Checkpoint ALR 5 is a versatile, high-performing gravel bike that appeals to roadies and gravel racers alike, while still offering plenty for the casual gravel rider. With the Checkpoint, Trek Bicycle pulled from their past successes, both in road bikes and cyclocross bikes, and brought to the market an all-around bike that performs … Read more