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Mountain Bike Articles

By Sam Millers   /  Last updated - August 8, 2022

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How to Choose a Mountain Bike

/ Overview / Buying Guide / Sizing / Types / Reviews 🏆 / Mountain bikes are one of the most versatile types of ...

Mountain Bike Buying Guide — Your Guide to Buying the Perfect MTB

Do you need a hand choosing the right mountain bike? In this mountain bike buying guide, we will tell you all ...

Mountain Bike Sizing Charts

/ Overview / Buying Guide / Sizing / Types / Reviews / Find your correct mountain bike size in about 5 seconds! When ...

Mountain Bike Types

Mountain bikes have developed a lot since we first started seeing them 50 years ago. From fat tire cruiser-type ...

A Complete Bike Tire Pressure Guide

The question "what pressure should bike tires be?" is complex, but using an appropriate tire pressure is a fast, ...

 

What is the real cost of a bicycle?

Have you ever wondered how much would it take to build a bicycle from the ground up, or what is the real cost of a ...

26″ vs 27.5″ vs 29″ Mountain Bike Wheel Comparison

Choosing the right mountain bike wheel size for your riding style and preferences will undoubtedly make riding more ...

Introduction to Bikepacking: All You Need to Know

For bike enthusiasts, bicycle touring is one of the best ways to see the world. Whether it’s a day trip from your ...

Bicycle Frame Material 101 Guide

Down here you'll get a brief overview of some of the pros and cons of each bike frame material. Throughout time, ...

Mountain Bike FAQ

Down below you'll find answers to the most asked questions online. If you think something needs to be added - feel ...

 

Gravel Bike vs Mountain Bike Comparison: Which Type to Choose?

Gravel bikes have seen massive growth in popularity over the past decade, to the point that most bicycle ...

Road Bike vs Mountain Bike: Differences and Similarities

Road bikes and mountain bikes are the two most common types of bicycles available, serving the two most common ...

Mountain Biking for Beginners — 19 Tips to Improve Your Skills

Learning to mountain bike is a fun and challenging process that never truly ends, but the learning process is ...

Health

Cycling for Weight Loss 

Bike riding for weight loss is one of the most common reasons people begin cycling. Cycling is an excellent way ...

Injury Prevention & Rehab for Cycling

Taking part in any sport or exercise brings with it the risk of injury, and cycling is no different. It is ...

A Complete Cycling Nutrition Guide (On & Off the Bike)

Getting adequate nutrition for exercise is important to keep your body functioning optimally before or during ...

Cycling Nutrition — All About Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates (carbs) are a vital energy source for the body. Eating the right type of carb, in the right ...

How to Sleep Better to Improve Your Cycling Performance

The quality of your sleep has a huge impact on your cycling performance and recovery. For pretty much everyone, ...

19 Benefits of Cycling

There is no doubt among cyclists that there are many benefits to be gained from regular bike riding. Many people ...

Improve Recovery, Performance and Health with the Sauna

Do you want to improve your cycling performance, improve recovery between rides, or maintain fitness while ...

Touring

The 7 Best US National Parks for Cycling: Part 1

Not all of the national parks are bike-friendly, but there are at least 15 that have excellent paved road networks and ...

The Best US National Parks for Cycling: Part 2

In part 2 of our two-part series, we will explore a further 8 national parks and what they have to offer. Remember to ...

The Best Road, Gravel, and Mountain Biking Routes in the USA

The United States is made up of some of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes in the world. Within the 50 ...

The 20 Best Roads, Trails, and Mountain Biking Routes in Canada

Canada has worldwide recognition for its natural beauty and the sheer size and diversity of terrain.  ...

Tech & Gear

New Bike Buying – Importance of Break-in Period – Check-Up, Tune-up

Image source: rei.com When you buy a new bicycle there are a few important things to do to make sure it is set up ...

List of the Basic & Essential Mountain Bike Gear

Reaching far-away locations requires a bunch of preparation beforehand. Most of the essential mountain bike ...

Winter Cycling Clothing Essentials — How to Layer up for Winter Cycling

For many, the weather during each of the four seasons vary greatly depending on what climate you’re living in, so ...

Water bottles vs Hydration packs – Which is the Best Way to Stay Hydrated?

It is essential to carry enough water with you when you ride, whether you’re off-road cycling or road cycling. The ...

Buying Guides


Best Electric Mountain Bikes in 2022

The history of electric bicycles goes back further than most would expect. Way back in the late 1800s, American ...

Best Mountain Bikes in 2022

Mountain biking can be as fun and challenging as you make of it  -  It is a priceless activity and a ...

Best Full-Suspension Mountain Bikes Under $3,000 You Can Buy Online

Ibis Ripley - One of the best all-mountain carbon play bikes is now available on an aluminum frame! Full suspension ...

Best Mountain Bikes for the Money Under $1,000

Although the thousand dollar mark is considered an entry range among seasoned cyclists, there is still plenty of ...

Best Budget Mountain Bikes – Under $600

Spending just $500 for a mountain bike is something many of us are willing to pay. With, or without any ...

Best Bikes for Big Guys (and Girls): 9 Bikes for Heavy & Overweight People

Bikes for heavy people aren't as common as they should be, making it unnecessarily difficult for those people to ...

 

Best Mountain Bikes 2022 Release

Here's a selection of 2022 MTB releases - the best new mountain bikes to buy online. All of the bikes listed ...

Best Short-Travel Full-Suspension Mountain Bikes – 100 to 130mm

Ibis Ripley - One of the most iconic short-travel playbikes available. Trail and Cross-Country mountain bikes offer ...

Best Trail & All-Mountain Bikes (130-160 mm travel)

Mid-travel full-suspension MTBs tend to cover a broader spectrum of mountain biking applications than other more ...

Best All-Mountain & Enduro Bikes with 150-180 mm Travel

Enduro-style mountain bikes are relatively new to the MTB scene, with the discipline only gaining widespread ...

Best Downhill Mountain Bikes

The mighty speed demon in the world of mountain bikes - Downhill bikes are purpose-built machines. Having ...

 

13 Best Hardtail Mountain Bikes of 2022

With a constant rise of improvements in the mountain biking industry, where carbon full-suspension bikes dominate ...

Best Women’s Mountain Bikes of 2022

Women's mountain bikes have been around since 1999 when Juli Furtado designed the first-ever women's specific ...

Best Beginner Mountain Bikes in 2022

Mountain bikes have come a long way since their inception in the 1980s, with a wide range of options to choose from ...

Best Cheap Mountain Bikes You Can Buy in 2022

Trek's affordable yet spectacular Marlin 7! |  Image source: Trek Bikes High-quality mountain bikes are ...

17 Best Fat Tire Bikes of 2022

Fat Bikes entered the adventure cycling market in the 1980s when bike manufacturers in both Alaska and Mexico began ...

 

12 Unusual Mountain Bikes You Can Buy

Not all bikes are built the same, some are built from bamboo, and some have internal gearboxes and they are what we ...

Best Kids Mountain Bikes — Top Choices for Casual Riders and Young Pros

Image source: prevelo.com Mountain biking is one of the most exciting and rewarding sports you can do as a child, ...

Best Mountain Bikes Under $2,000 in 2022: Our Top Picks

Image: REI.com In the modern age, you don’t need to spend an absolute fortune in order to buy a decent mountain ...

Rigid Mountain Bike Selection for Gravel Roads and Singletracks

Before the arrival of high-tech suspension components, the rigid mountain bike opened up mountain trails to ...

15 Best Full-Suspension Mountain Bikes to Consider in 2022

Image source: cannondale.com Full-suspension mountain bikes are the go-to for mountain bikers who want the ability ...

Mountain Bikes & Series Reviews


Orbea Occam Series Review: A jack-of-all trades 29er

Images source: orbea.com The Orbea Occam is a high-travel trail bike that pushes the upper limits of the category, ...

Santa Cruz 5010 Review — Making Short Work of Any Trail

The Santa Cruz 5010 is a fun, plucky trail bike and the perfect companion for creative mountain bikers.  ...

Yeti ARC — The King of Hardtail Mountain Bikes

The mountain biking scene has seen some major upgrades in the past 5-10 years, especially in the full-suspension ...

Santa Cruz Chameleon Review

Californian-based Santa Cruz Bicycles has been one of the world's leading mountain bike manufacturers for several ...

Salsa Timberjack Review

Salsa’s Timberjack line of mid-range hardtail MTB trail bikes is aimed at intermediate trail riders and ...

Trek Roscoe – Series Review

Trek’s 27.5” Roscoe hardtail MTB range is aimed at recreational riders looking to hit the dirt track and have some ...

 

Co-op Cycles DRT 4.1 Fat Bike Review

Fat tire bikes are characterized by their oversized tire size, designed to make cycling possible on any terrain. ...

Ghost Kato Hardtail & Full-Suspension Bikes Review

The Kato series is part of Ghost Bikes midrange trail mountain bicycles which are defined by it's affordable and ...

Cannondale Trail Series Review — Affordable, Comfortable and Versatile

Cannondale's 'Trail' series features 8 hardtail mountain bikes with varying degrees of quality, ranging in price ...

Cannondale Trail 7 ReviewEditor choice

The new Cannondale Trail 7 is a capable all-around hardtail mountain bike aimed towards entry-level riders who enjoy ...

Cannondale Trail 8 Review

The new 2021 Cannondale Trail 8 is the cheapest mountain bike by Cannondale. It features all the modern features ...

Santa Cruz Heckler Review

Are you ready for one of the most awesome electric mountain bikes available today? We present you with the new and ...

 

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Niner AIR 9 & AIR 9 RDO Review

Niner AIR 9 & AIR 9 RDO ReviewEditor choice

  Niner Air 9 and Air 9 RDO are two fast and capable hardtail bikes made by the famous American bike brand ...

Marin Rift Zone Series Review

Marin's Rift Zone series bikes are built for mountainous of trails, and the lineup includes models for both ...

Merida Big Nine 2020 – a $999 Single Front Chainring Trail Bike

The geometry and build on the Big Nine 400 is best-suited for XC, but it can tackle some medium-difficulty trails as ...

Orbea Alma Review

Orbea Alma range features an interesting bunch of cross-country mountain bikes with a variety of premium set-ups. ...

Orbea Laufey 2021 — An Affordable and Versatile Basque Hardtail

Whether racing uphill or shredding downhill, the Orbea Laufey hardtail has got you covered. Orbea describes this ...

Yeti SB140 Review: A Seriously Fun Bike That Also Works Hard

The Yeti SB140 27.5" trail bike first arrived on the scene in 2019, replacing the popular SB5.  The SB140 ...

 

Devinci Troy Review — Race-Ready Trail Bike

Devinci Bikes is a Canadian-based mountain bike manufacturer that prides itself on making the most reliable, ...

Cannondale Trail 5 Review

The Cannondale Trail 5 is a reliable hardtail mountain bike with an entry-level build and a competitive price ...

Santa Cruz Bronson Review — A Capable Do-It-All Mullet Mountain Bike

The Santa Cruz Bronson hits the sweet spot between performance and play, and the mixed wheel design enhances the ...

Santa Cruz Nomad Review — Should This Be Your Next Enduro MTB?

The Santa Cruz Nomad first appeared on the scene in 2005 and has since completely transformed while preserving its ...

Yeti SB130 Review: A Lively and Feature-Packed Trail Ripper

The Yeti SB130 is a mid-travel trail bike that first arrived on the scene in 2018.  This versatile 29er is ...

4. Mountain Bike Brand Reviews


19 Best Mountain Bike Specific Brands

If you're in the market for a new mountain bike and need some inspiration, have a read below. We have put together ...

Yeti Cycles Review

Based in Golden, Colorado, the Yeti Cycles company’s rise was driven by an increase in demand for mountain bikes. A ...

Ibis Bikes Review

Ibis Cycles is a modern private bike company based in Santa Cruz, North California. It is known for manufacturing ...

Santa Cruz Bicycles Review

Santa Cruz has been in the business since the early 90s. They started out, like most revolutionary companies, in ...

 

Evil Bikes Review

Evil bicycles have somewhat of interesting history. The American company is located in Bellingham, Washington, and ...

Transition Bikes – Brand Overview

The Transition bicycle company was established nearly 20 years ago in 2001 in Washington State. Started by Kyle ...

Pivot Bikes Brand Overview

A relatively young company, Chris Cocalis founded Pivot Cycles in 2007 in Phoenix, Arizona after preciously leading ...

Overview of Rocky Mountain Bikes

Rocky Mountain cycles is a Canadian bicycle brand that has been producing a wide variety of quality mountain bikes ...

Intense Cycles Brand Overview

Image source: pinkbike.com Intense Cycles was founded in the 1990s, during the heyday of American mountain bike ...

Juliana Bicycles – Women’s Mountain Bikes Review

Juliana Bicycles was founded in 1999 by ‘Juli’ Juliana Furtado, a former World Champion mountain bike rider who after ...

Niner Gravel Bikes Review

The Niner Bicycle company is a US-based bike manufacturer founded in 2005 and the pioneer of the 29-inch wheel. ...

Orange Bikes

There are few bikes out there that would be more easily recognizable with no labels on them than the UK's Orange ...

Eminent Cycles Review

Image source: eminentcycles.com Founded by Jeff Soncrant, a former engineer and Kevin Sigismondo in 2014, the ...
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