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Training, Nutrition, and Health

HAVE YOU HIT A MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAINING PLATEAU? 4 ACTIONS TO SPIKE THE FLATLINE!

September 20, 2014

Have You Hit a Plateau? Hit­ting a plateau in moun­tain bike skill devel­op­ment is a hard real­i­ty to face, although it hap­pens to the best of us.  Flat­ten­ing out after a major learn­ing curve of dial­ing in and mas­ter­ing new skills is com­mon.  Embrace the plateau!   Know anoth­er learning…

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Travel Tips

The 10 Best Airlines to Fly with a Bike

September 3, 2014

Remem­ber that video Unit­ed Breaks Gui­tars? One of these days I’m going to make a sim­i­lar video for cyclists. Air­lines rou­tine­ly dis­repect us, charg­ing exor­bi­tant rates to bring a bike, toss­ing bike cas­es around indis­crim­i­nate­ly, los­ing our bikes, etc… Thank­ful­ly not all air­lines are bad. We recent­ly did a com­pre­hen­sive review…

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Destinations

The Traveling Mountain Biker’s Insurance Primer

August 29, 2014

This is a some­what com­pre­hen­sive “primer” for those look­ing to trav­el with their moun­tain bike. It is not a “be all and end all” sum­ma­tion of trav­el insur­ance infor­ma­tion, but is rather meant to answer some of the who, what, where, when, and how’s that can come up when pondering…

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Mountain Bike Tips

Intro to Mountain Bike Lingo

August 23, 2014

(adapt­ed from the ABC of Moun­tain Bik­ing)  There are so many moun­tain bike terms and jar­gon out there that any­one new to the sport can eas­i­ly feel like they’re join­ing a fra­ter­ni­ty or becom­ing a pirate. It’s pret­ty easy to feel con­fused — I remem­ber going on my first moun­tain bike…

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Mountain Bike Tips

How to Buy Your First Mountain Bike — 4 Tips

July 29, 2014

The fol­low­ing is a guest post by our friend Corey Mad­docks at singletracks.com. If you’re look­ing for more infor­ma­tion like this, check out our 66-page Begin­ner’s Guide to Moun­tain Bik­ing e‑book — down­load it for free using the form at right! HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR FIRST MOUNTAIN BIKE Soon after get­ting bitten…

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Inspiration & Humour

10 Reasons Why Mountain Biking Is Better Than Road Biking

December 27, 2013

First off, a dis­claimer: I’m a moun­tain bik­er. Always have been, always will. And as the founder of a moun­tain bike adven­ture com­pa­ny, I’ve made it my career. So I’m more than a bit biased. Sec­ond­ly, I don’t have any­thing against road rid­ing. I’ve tried it many times. I tried to…

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Training, Nutrition, and Health

6 Awesome Mountain Bike Exercises

July 5, 2014

YOUR OWN MOUNTAIN BIKING TRAINING PROGRAM! Here are 6 awe­some train­ing exer­cis­es you can use to get you moun­tain bik­ing faster, stronger, and with few­er injuries, from our friend Steven Moniz at Mon­vi­da Sports. SQUATS Squats work your glutes, ham­strings and quads. Start with your feet shoul­der-width apart, your core tight…

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Inspiration & Humour

10 (More) Things Every Mountain Biker Should Do Before They Die

December 18, 2013

My friend Tom Malecha (Filme Von Draussen on Vimeo, and edi­tor of our Why We Ride and Life is Bet­ter on a Moun­tain Bike videos) released an amaz­ing video yes­ter­day, enti­tled ’10 Things Every Moun­tain Bik­er Should Have Done’. It’s a beau­ti­ful video, and you can check it out at the end of this…

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Mountain Bike Tips Inspiration & Humour

9 Tips for Making Your Adventure Dream Come True

December 13, 2013

I know mak­ing your ‘buck­et list’ dreams come true isn’t easy. Life — and bills, and work, and all kinds of oth­er things — keeps get­ting in the way of our best-laid plans. But if we let life keep get­ting in the way of our dreams, we find our­selves one…

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Travel Tips

5 Tips for Flying with Your Mountain Bike

July 6, 2013

1. GET A PROPER CASE If you plan on trav­el­ing more than once with your moun­tain bike, or are doing mul­ti­ple legs on your jour­ney, invest in a prop­er case for your bike. Noth­ing sucks more than get­ting to your des­ti­na­tion, open­ing up your card­board bike box and find­ing a…

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