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Trail Bike vs Mountain Bike: What's The Best?

Many cyclists ask what is better, a trail bike or a cross country mountain bike? Overall, I would say that a trail bike is better when it comes to off-road capability. As an all-rounder, the cross country bike is better. As a cyclist of many years and a bike shop employee, I have been lucky […]

How Much Does A Mountain Bike Weigh? (Why Does It Matter!)

Mountain bikes have an average weight between 28lbs and 30lbs, but they can be as heavy as 40lbs depending on the type of mountain bike you are looking at. As a cyclist of many years, and an ex-semi professional rider, I am someone who has worked in bike shops. I have spent a lot of […]

Can You Put Road Tires On A Mountain Bike? - How Safe Is It?

The short answer is, yes, you can put road tires on a mountain bike, but it does come with a few complications. You need to know these before you start, to make sure it is safe to use. As an experienced cyclist and someone who has done years of work in bike shops, this is […]

Is It Possible? Can You Ride A Mountain Bike On The Road?

As a cyclist who has been riding bikes for many years, I often get asked, "Can I ride a mountain bike on the road? Of course, you can, but there's a lot to consider before you do. Most cyclists use mountain bikes for their intended purpose, but some cyclists use them on the road for […]

Roadmaster Granite Peak Review... Blaze The Trails With This Bike

Here's my Roadmaster Granite Peak review - how does it compare to other entry-level mountain bikes? As a lover of all things biking, I know a things or two about good bikes. So, I was excited to test this bike out to see if it lives up to its high specification. Overall, I would recommend […]

Schwinn Bike Reviews - 16 Bikes for Every Rider

For more than 120 years, Schwinn has sold bikes with the consumer in mind. Affordable, yet reliable and durable, their bicycles are what you’d call a safe bet.  Nowadays, the brand is known for its high-end cruisers and e-bikes. But they also make quality mountain and road bikes when you know which one to look […]

Schwinn Protocol 1.0 Review... Comfort On A Budget

I took a look at Schwinn's mountain bike on a budget and was pleasantly surprised, here's my Schwinn Protocol 1.0 review to find out more! In the spirit of being fair, I also reviewed some alternatives to Being an avid cyclist, this was a pleasure to do and a great excuse to go riding on […]

Ghost Bikes Review...The Ghost To Be Admired, Not Feared

Heard of them or have they snuck under your radar? These bikes are for those who want something a little different from the norm but still want a top-quality bike. Ghost bikes have been on the market for a while now (more on that later) and they have an impressive line-up of bikes...but are they […]

Trek 820 Review - The Ultimate Bike For A New Rider?

I tested and reviewed the Trek 820 mountain bike and compared it to similar models - is it any good? As a huge bike fan, I love to get my hands on a bike and give it a good review. Find out the pros and cons of every bike...it's great fun! Overall I found this […]

Trek Marlin 5 Review: The Best Entry-Level Mountain Bike Around

I reviewed the entry-level bike and compared it to similar bikes - how did it fair? As an experienced rider, I know what it takes to make a good bike, whether that's a top-of-the-range road bike or an entry-level mountain bike. Overall I found the Trek Marlin 5 to have plenty of positives, including hydraulic […]

Best Budget Bike: Giant Talon 3 Review

If you are breaking into mountain biking, the is a great option for new riders. This entry-level bike is equipped with excellent features at an accessible price point. The Giant Talon 3 is a hardtail mountain bike that was designed to tackle the toughest xc terrain. With hydraulic disc brakes, a front suspension fork, and […]

Cannondale Topstone 105 Review... What You Should Know

The Cannondale Topstone 105 hydraulic disc brake bike is getting lots of interest as the new gravel bike on the block, is the hype justified? We find out in this Cannondale Topstone 105 review. Gravel rides are tremendous fun and something I love doing. The variety of speed and the difference in track conditions, give […]

Everything You Need To Know - Best Fat Bike Under $1000

(Product prices are subject to changes and could be higher than the stated price range.) I tested the 8 of the best fat bikes to find out which one is the best for under $1000. As an experienced cyclist, who has ventured all over the world on my bike, I know what makes us cyclists […]

Fuji Bike Reviews – Are Fuji Bikes a Fan Favorite?

When we think ‘bikes’, Fuji is a household name, having built up a solid reputation making a selection of superb bikes over the years. The popular Japanese brand was founded by Okazaki Kyujiro in 1899 as the Nichibei Fuji Cycle Company, making it one of the oldest bike manufacturers in the world and serving several […]

How To Raise Handlebars On Mountain Bikes: A Cyclist's Manual

Achy neck? Back pain? General numbness? These are all signs that your handlebars on your mountain bike could be too low. Knowing how to raise handlebars on mountain bikes could be your answer. I know this as I suffered from bad back pain for several rides before I figured out what the problem was. A […]

Best Budget Mountain Bike – Just Try It!

Mountain biking isn’t an expensive sport like horseback riding or sailing. However, professional-quality bikes can be quite expensive, sometimes costing over $5000. We know you’re here because you just want to try it out or just recently got into the sport. You’re in good hands, so buckle up, and enjoy our roundup of the Best Budget […]

One Bike to Rule Them All? Hybrid vs Mountain Bikes

To the bike enthusiast, hybrid bikes could be considered the best thing since sliced bread, with all the features of a road bike and mountain bike packed into one unit. Hybrid bikes are great over any terrain and would suit the avid cyclist, owing to its versatility between use for leisure and commute and its use […]

Earn Your Bragging Rights! – Best Hardtail Mountain Bike Under $1000

(Product prices are subject to changes and could be higher than the stated price range.) First things first, I have to get this off my chest. My favorite type of mountain bikes out there are ones with full suspension. No Doubt. That being said, it all comes down to a personal preference. Some of you […]

A Bike That Saves: Cannondale Catalyst 4 Review

  If you’ve just recently stumbled upon the world of mountain biking, and you’re not looking to make a big investment, this Cannondale Catalyst 4 review is your holy grail.  Read on to find out why this entry-level, affordable bike is the ideal experience for beginners.   Features and Parts Best Use Mountain Biking Mountain Bike […]

Climb Easy with the Best Mountain Bikes Under $500

(Product prices are subject to changes and could be higher than the stated price range.) Your budget should never stop you from doing what you’re passionate about. Especially something like mountain biking which can help you keep fit and also quench your thirst to explore. For every sport played on the face of this earth, […]

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