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  1. General Discussion
    Retül offer a fit bike that can mimic the stack and reach of nearly any bike that a customer would want, crank arm length included. Now that we know the basics of why someone would want a bike fit for their off-road rig (see part 1 of this two part series), it's time to go deeper into the idea...
  2. General Discussion
    Adam Myerson doing what he does best, ripping turns and rolling fast on his cyclocross bike. Bike shops across the country offer fitting services starting as low as $50 and reaching as high as $300. The best boast motion capture analysis, saddle mapping, and live tracking. But will this...
  3. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    The past 12 months was a great year for innovations and tech in the mountain bike industry. From ground breaking and unusual frame designs, to simple innovation and modification of existing products, improvement was the name of the game. Press play for this list of the best of the best from our...
  4. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    When describing topics such as suspension tune and kinematics, you often hear leverage ratio or rates brought up. But what does it actually mean? The suspension experts at Vorsprung break it down. Watch and learn. Check out more videos on Mtbr.
  5. General Discussion
    Every self-respecting cyclist should own a floor pump and hand pump. Editor's Note: This article is courtesy of the team at Art's Cyclery. The original post can be found here. Tires are perhaps the most important component on your bike, and keeping them properly inflated is a must. Ideally...
  6. Wheels and Tires
    Editor's Note: This article is courtesy of the team at Art's Cyclery. The original post can be found here. Even with the widespread adoption of tubeless tires, flats are still a fact of cycling life. For those new to the game, changing a flat can be a frustrating affair, but it's actually very...
  7. General Discussion
    When new, rotors and pads have imperfect surfaces that appear rough on the microscopic level. Editor's Note: This article is courtesy of the team at Art's Cyclery. The original post can be found here. You just bought new brake pads, but your braking performance is worse than before. So what...
  8. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    The average American household uses 1,000 kilowatt-hours of energy. This power is generated from a variety of sources, including coal, natural gas, nuclear power plants, and renewable sources. In a pinch, could you substitute (or even supplement) these power sources with a bicycle powered...
  9. General Discussion
    Editor's Note: This article is courtesy of the team at Art's Cyclery. The original post can be found here. So you're installing a new chainring (or other critical component) and are wondering if there's a specific pattern or way that you should tighten the bolts? Well, although this process may...
  10. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    When bike manufacturers spec the suspension tunes, they try to deliver a product that will work well for a wide range of riders. If you fall outside that average range, your suspension may feel too soft or too harsh. The solution is air spring volume spacers. Adding spacers can make the...
  11. Misc Components
    Setting up your suspension is the easiest thing you can do to improve your riding experience. And the best part? It costs nothing. Considering how big of an impact suspension can make, it's shocking (no pun intended) how often we see riders on poorly setup bikes. If you're not sure how to setup...
  12. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    When you break it down, a shock is comprised of essentially two parts - the spring and damper. It's obvious what the spring does, but what about that damper? This damper controls the internal flow of oil. In the mountain bike world, this is accomplished by either fixed or variable holes (aka...
  13. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    When Fox first hit the market, they used a simple single rate negative spring. This design worked great for shorter travel bikes, but around 150mm and above you ran into issues. The pressure difference between the air chamber and the negative spring meant that lighter riders would lose travel...
  14. Misc Components
    Carbon generally does a better job of damping or absorbing vibrations from trail irregularities, while aluminum transmits more of those vibrations into your hands. Editor's Note: This article is courtesy of the team at Art's Cyclery. The original post can be found here. So you are looking to...
  15. Misc Components
    Editor's Note: This article is courtesy of the team at Art's Cyclery. The original post can be found here. So you broke a spoke and you don't know what to do? Check out this video from Art's Cyclery to learn how to get back on the road or trail. If you ride long enough, you will eventually...
  16. General Discussion
    Editor's Note: This article is courtesy of the team at Art's Cyclery. The original post can be found here. Should you be wary when buying a carbon frame? Do they last as long and are they as strong as aluminum frames? These are questions we hear all the time. The short answer is that both...
  17. Misc Components
    Editor's Note: This article is courtesy of the team at Art's Cyclery. The original post can be found here. Rear derailleurs come in short, medium, and long cage versions. But what is the difference and how do you know which one you need? Check out this video to find out. As a recap...
  18. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Mountain bikers love to discuss gear. From tires to droppers, no topic is safe. If often leaves you the impression that cyclists prefer arguing about product over riding. One topic that is always up for endless debate is whether to 1x or 2x. With more options than ever, it's a valid topic. To...
  19. General Discussion
    In recent years, carbon fiber has gained widespread acceptance in the cycling industry for its ability to produce stiff, lightweight components. The downside is that the material cannot be recycled, which sort of undermines the whole '53 miles per burrito' concept. Currently, the material can...
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    Thanks to the trickle-down effect, most of the technology found in Shimano XTR has made its way to the SLX group. Editor's Note: This article is courtesy of the team at Art's Cyclery. The original post can be found here. So you want to install a 1x Shimano groupset, but are on a budget. The...
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