When I first started mountain biking, I didn’t know much about bike tech or maintenance. I would just hop on my ride and go, hitting… Read More »Mountain Bike Tech: Getting the Most Out of Your Mountain Bike
Dive into the engineering and technical elements that make modern mountain bikes excel on tough terrain in our Bike Tech category.
Learn about important considerations when choosing frame materials like aluminum, carbon fiber, steel, titanium and mixed composites. Understand how slight differences in geometry and sizing dramatically impact downhill stability, climbing efficiency and overall handling.
Compare suspension systems like front and rear shocks, linkages and dampers that provide control through rooty, rocky sections. Breakdowns illustrate drivetrain components responsible for delivering smooth, reliable shifting across wide gear ranges.
Nerding out over the nuances of hub axle configurations, bottom bracket types, wheel diameters and fork offsets may not be for everyone. But gaining some technical insights will undoubtedly make you a smarter shopper and better informed rider!
Dig as deep as you want into the physics and mechanics of contemporary mountain bikes. The knowledge gains will pay dividends out on the trail when making split-second line choices, sizing up terrain features and simply feeling more confident in your machine.
Are your mountain bike disc brakes making an annoying squeaking noise? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Squealing brakes are a common problem faced by many… Read More »Why Do Mountain Bike Disc Brakes Squeal And How To Stop It
You may also want to read this guide about how to get rid of squeaky brakes on a mountain bike. Why Do Mountain Bikes Creak?… Read More »Why Does My Mountain Bike Creak? And 4 Ways To Get Rid Of The Noise
When I got into mountain biking, I guess I always thought about biking during the warm daylight. Most other sports happen during the day, so… Read More »9 Reasons Why Mountain Biking At Night Makes Sense