With killer tech lines, exhilarating downhills and challenging features, Rocky Ridge Park in York PA is one of my new favorite mountain bike destinations. https://youtu.be/4ub_zvT3cn4 Although this is a relatively small park it packs a serious punch. You can expect to get about 12 to 15 miles and 2200 ft of climbing. Dan and I … Continue reading The hits keep coming! Mountain biking at Rocky Ridge Park in York, Pennsylvania – Just Ride Ep. 23
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 – Just Ride Ep. 21
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
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
I’ve had a power meter on my road bike for years, but with a hefty price tag are they worth the investment on a MTB? I have come up with three questions and one bonus tip to give you some insight into how I came to my conclusion. 1) How are power meters useful? 2) … Continue reading Do you need a power meter for your mountain bike?
Sunset Ridge is located at Hawes in Mesa AZ, and is one of the best MTB tech trails in the area! This expert level trail is tucked high and away making you earn every foot. If you are unsure of your mountain biking skill level there are two squire catchers at the start that should … Continue reading Cost of Admission: Blood & Sweat! MTB Sunset Ridge – Just Ride Ep. 17
This is one of my favorite MTB places to ride in Maryland! The Watershed in Frederick has it all, from techy rocks, huge slabs and challenging drops. It's been a year since I had been there and I was excited to see how much I had progressed. I remember being blown away by the tech … Continue reading Drops, Slabs & Tech at the Watershed – Frederick, MD – Just Ride Ep. 12
If you are an intermediate rider looking to progress your skills, or a seasoned pro looking for some unique challenges Pine Hills in Massachusetts has you covered! Right off the lot you will be greeted with some big rock rollers and skinnies to test your grit. Of course, most of the features here have go-arounds … Continue reading “A great place to challenge your MTB skills” Pine Hills, Plymouth MA – Just Ride Ep. 11
If you are looking for jump lines, big slabs, drops and skinnies, Vietnam has it all. Whether you are a seasoned rider looking for a challenge, or an enduro shredder searching for progression lines, you can find it all here. This amazing network of trails is located in the town of Milford, Massachusetts. It is … Continue reading “Must ride flow tech in Massachusetts” Vietnam Trail Network – Just Ride Ep. 10
These DART tire plugs aren’t sticky like traditional bacon strips, and when they go in they don’t pull out. I’ve wanted to review this magic puncture fix for months because I’ve been so stoked on it, but I wanted to give a full trial run on two different bikes before giving it my endorsement. So … Continue reading Stan’s DART is not sticky, seals fast and lasts forever!