With tire prices sky rocketing over the last couple years I started looking for a less expensive option. I found these on Amazon and decided to give them a shot, and I gotta tell you these tires are awesome! They perform just as good, if not better than my Continental Der Baron's I was running … Continue reading The American Classic Basanite is a great $50 MTB tire! But are they worth the wait?
Tag: Mountain Bike
Mountain Bike Mindset: Full Commit! Tips to tackle technical trails, drops, slabs and skinnies
It's the video you didn't know you needed! There are so many videos on MTB technique, but not that much on mindset. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you achieve that flowsate when tackling big features like jumps, drops, slabs and skinnies. https://youtu.be/1izecvPmnj4 Progression is something we all strive for, and the … Continue reading Mountain Bike Mindset: Full Commit! Tips to tackle technical trails, drops, slabs and skinnies
The hits keep coming! Mountain biking at Rocky Ridge Park in York, Pennsylvania – Just Ride Ep. 23
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
Brown’s Ranch has something for mountain bikers of all skill levels – Just Ride Ep. 21
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
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
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
Do you need a power meter for your mountain bike?
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?
Cost of Admission: Blood & Sweat! MTB Sunset Ridge – Just Ride Ep. 17
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
Drops, Slabs & Tech at the Watershed – Frederick, MD – Just Ride Ep. 12
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
“A great place to challenge your MTB skills” Pine Hills, Plymouth MA – Just Ride Ep. 11
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