Gear and Tech for Mountain Bikers

Optimize your ride for top performance or just keep your bike running smooth with these articles on mountain bike gear, accessories and maintenance.

4 Easy Pieces: How to Fix a Flat on the Trail

4 Easy Pieces: How to Fix a Flat on the Trail

What? You don't know how to fix a flat tire on your bike? Before you head out for another ride, check out this simple, four-step guide that will get you back in the saddle following a puncture.

Customize Your Fork and Shocks for Optimal Performance

Customize Your Fork and Shocks for Optimal Performance

Does your equipment fit your riding style? Get more out of the shocks and fork you're using now.

Which Is Faster: Hardtail or Full Suspension?

Which Is Faster: Hardtail or Full Suspension?

While full-suspension mountain bikes are the norm for downhill riding, hardtails still win out for cross-country. Is this because of tradition or technology?

A Quick Mountain Bike Maintenance Checklist

A Quick Mountain Bike Maintenance Checklist

And if you want your bike to keep running like it did when you bought it, you are going to need to perform routine maintenance. So roll up your sleeves, grab some rags and get to work.

Bike Fitting and Setup for Beginning Mountain Bikers

Bike Fitting and Setup for Beginning Mountain Bikers

If you just bought a new bike or are just getting into the sport of mountain biking, here are some suggestions to make your ride enjoyable, safe, and considerably more comfortable.

Toolin' Around: 12 Essential Tools for Your Home Shop

Toolin' Around: 12 Essential Tools for Your Home Shop

Keep your pedals turning and cut down on maintenance costs with a little knowledge and a few essential tools. Here's what to stock your home shop with.

How to Make Your Own 29/26er

How to Make Your Own 29/26er

You don't have to wait until a demo tour comes to town to decide if you want to buy a 29/26er. Follow these simple steps to modify your current bike.

Light Up the Singletrack at Night

Light Up the Singletrack at Night

With the fall and winter off-road season upon us, those who work during the daylight hours will have to turn to riding their local singletrack at night to get in adequate training time.

Lightweight Full-Suspension Mountain Bikes Taking Over Hardtail Turf

Lightweight Full-Suspension Mountain Bikes Taking Over Hardtail Turf

Reduced weight and rear suspension lock-out mechanisms have meant that fully suspended mountain bikes are finally becoming a viable option for cross country racers and enthusiasts alike.

Garmin Edge 705: The Future Is Now

Garmin Edge 705: The Future Is Now

A wireless bike computer that works just as well in the country as it does in the big city? The 705 can tell you everything you want to know about your cycling--and then some.

Why I Bike in Cold Weather--And How You Can Too

Why I Bike in Cold Weather--And How You Can Too

Sick of staring at the same wall while pedaling for hours on the indoor trainer? Expand your horizons with these tips and gear choices for winter cycling.

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