Brown’s Ranch - McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Brown’s Ranch has something for mountain bikers of all skill levels

If you ever wanted to get someone excited about mountain biking this is the place to do it. Located on the outskirts of Scottsdale AZ, this trail network is part of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. These multi-use trails cater to riders of all skills levels making it fun for families and intermediate riders. But there … Continue reading Brown’s Ranch has something for mountain bikers of all skill levels

10 essential items every mountain biker should carry and 8 non-essential favorites

10 things you shouldn’t mountain bike without, plus a few of my favorites

Here are 10 essential items every mountain biker should carry on a ride. I also included 8 non-essential favorites for longer rides. Now to be fair, the complete list of things that I carry varies on where I’m riding, and how long I will be out for. But the 10 products listed below are always … Continue reading 10 things you shouldn’t mountain bike without, plus a few of my favorites

Riding with a separated shoulder. Injury timeline, recovery and training process

Riding with a separated shoulder.  Injury timeline, recovery, and training process

I separated my shoulder a month ago and I wanted to document my recovery process, and go over how I was able to get back on my bike and continue training. If you follow me on Strava you know I had a pretty bad crash at Mt Penn a month ago resulting in a grade … Continue reading Riding with a separated shoulder.  Injury timeline, recovery, and training process

Telesin Motorized Camera Dolly Car

Telesin Motorized Camera Dolly Car “A camera slider without the rails”

The Telesin Motorized Dolly Car is a camera slider without the rails. It’s built really well and I’ve enjoyed using it to get those B-roll shots to enhance my product review videos. https://youtu.be/MNSaRFFpIyQ Telesin Motorized Camera Dolly Car (Affiliate Link)https://amzn.to/3D89of0 The versatility of the swing arms and compact design make it better than a slider … Continue reading Telesin Motorized Camera Dolly Car “A camera slider without the rails”

Nextie’s premium carbon mountain bike rims

Nextie’s premium carbon mountain bike rims are strong, light, and affordable

If you are looking for an affordable carbon mountain bike rim that is durable and lightweight, check out Nextie’s lineup of premium rims. https://youtu.be/tBl3EXhbsmA To put these carbon rims to the ultimate test I installed them on my hardtail singlespeed. Not only are hardtails rougher on parts, but singlespeeding involves a lot of serious torque, … Continue reading Nextie’s premium carbon mountain bike rims are strong, light, and affordable

Mountain Biking Holbert Trail on South Mountain, Phoenix AZ

Testing our MTB skills riding Holbert and Corona De Loma on South Mt in AZ – Just Ride Ep. 20

For our last ride in Arizona we headed back to South Mountain to tackle the infamous Holbert trail and the more well-known Corona De Loma trail. As luck would have it, Jeff Lenosky the “Trail Boss” was shooting his own video that day and we spent the morning leap frogging each other down the mountain. … Continue reading Testing our MTB skills riding Holbert and Corona De Loma on South Mt in AZ – Just Ride Ep. 20

belt drive on a single-speed mountain bike

Are belt drives better then chains on a singlespeed MTB?

A belt drive on a single-speed mountain bike sounds awesome, but what are they actually like? And are they worth the added cost? I’ve been riding single speeds for over 10 years, and in that time had the pleasure of riding both a chain and belt. I’ve gotten a good handle on both drive trains … Continue reading Are belt drives better then chains on a singlespeed MTB?

New Balance Impact Run vs Accelerate

Beat the heat with the Impact Run and Accelerate athletic tank tops from New Balance

The Impact Run and Accelerate tank tops have been amazing to run and workout in, but which one is better? I have owned both of mine for over a year and they perform amazingly, in fact it’s hard to decide which top is better. I created some tests and laid out the similarities and differences … Continue reading Beat the heat with the Impact Run and Accelerate athletic tank tops from New Balance

Mt Lemmon "Lemmon Drop" Tucson Arizona

Lemmon Drop: Green Mountain to La Milagrosa “Tucson MTB Epic!” – Just Ride Ep. 19

The Lemmon Drop was amazing and 100% legit, but definitely not for the faint of heart.  Starting from Green Mountain we hit Bug Springs, Molino Basin and Bellota, on the AZT before finishing with La Milagrosa. https://youtu.be/MZzloNVev-o The Lemmon Drop starts on Mt Lemmon and takes the AZT (Arizona Trail) through the Coronado National Forest … Continue reading Lemmon Drop: Green Mountain to La Milagrosa “Tucson MTB Epic!” – Just Ride Ep. 19

Specialized Phenom Comp Saddle

Specialized Phenom Comp MTB saddle “Your butt will thank you!”

The Specialized Phenom is durable, sleek and comfortable mountain biking saddle, making it ideal for many disciplines from xc to enduro riding.  I've been using mine for over a year now and I absolutely love it, but I realize saddles are a sensitive subject for many of you.  You might already have a personal preference … Continue reading Specialized Phenom Comp MTB saddle “Your butt will thank you!”