NOTE: See the updates at the end of the post. Congratulations, Phoenix. You’ve officially destroyed one of the nation’s best urban mountain biking areas. And you managed to do it on the down-low. By the time I started mountain biking…
The people who built the FINS trails in the Estrella community of Southwest Phoenix are up to their old tricks again – but this time, they seem to be building new Estrella trails with the blessing of landowners. I went out…
A year has made a big difference for Scottsdale, the McDowell Sonoran Preserve and its mountain bike trails. Back then, I took my first ride on its new trails near Brown’s Ranch Trailhead. And I had some harsh words. Since…
I start thinking about the cost of mountain biking and find something surprising – over a long enough period of time, each ride isn’t all that expensive.
Mountain biking can make you look cool. Just learn which style buttons to push. Follow this advice and boost your mountain bike cred, no matter how bad your skills and stamina!
There’s talk that Prescott mountain bike trails are making the city a national destination. Find out if it’s true – or just hometown hype.
The mountain bike gear I ride today is completely different from my early days of riding. It makes me wonder – what are the “must have” items?
Find out whether a few mountain bike upgrades will make you ride better … or if they’re just a waste of cash better spent on an entirely new bike
Let’s say someone gave you $3,000 to spend on your latest hobby. What would you do? Read on to find out what your resident mountain biker would do!
I hate most mountain bike reviews. Find out why, and how I approach gear reviews to make them more interesting and more relevant.
There are many trail users out there just looking for a chance to be useful and keep their favorite trails in top shape. Trail clubs and land managers should follow these steps to tap into them.
Sometimes, I cross the fine line between brilliant bargain hunter and mere low-rent cheapskate. And it usually happens with mountain bike products. Here’s my list of stuff that’s burned me the worst.
X-Fusion has a new fork set to debut at the Sea Otter Classic. Get a preview of what to expect from the up-and-coming mountain bike suspension company.
Bike mechanics know when you’ve been abusing or neglecting your bike – just like the dentist can tell that your choppers haven’t seen floss for the last four years. Here are some of the least-believable lines you can spring on your local mechanic.
I’m not much for the group-think that can plague mountain biking: You have to ride a 29er; you have to be on Strava. And of course, you absolutely must ride a RockFoxocchi. But I found an alternative to the usual suspects of mountain bike suspension.
The GoPro Helmet Hero and similar helmet cams have encouraged all sorts of mountain bikers to make videos that suck. Follow these tips so your video isn’t one of the mongrel hordes infesting YouTube with boring, endless vistas from your handelbar.
I once posted a list of 6 Horrible Things People do to Their Bikes. Let’s flip that around in a different direction … and look at AWESOME things people do to their bikes.
As a long-time mountain biker, I’ve owned more than my share of bikes. But there’s one that really made a change in my life that no other bike will equal.
Corporate America loves latching onto things it doesn’t understand, throwing money at them and scratching their heads when the accolades aren’t what they hoped. Chipotle’s “text to win” promotion is a case in point.
Take a look at the clean, utilitarian work of Idaho-based Civilian as it takes a different approach to making bicycles.