If you’re like thousands of others who have discovered the joys of mountain biking in 2020, welcome to the crew! If you haven’t given it a try yet but you’re keen to see what it’s all about – one of the first things you’ll need (once you fall in love with it) - is a mountain bike... but it can be really confusing trying to decide what to buy! Even though they’re all called ‘mountain bikes’, there’s a lot of kinds of mountain biking. Many first timers are so excited to get their first MTB that they try and decide on...
We’ve spent years reading about, listening to and enjoying the benefits that 29er mountain bikes have to offer us. Larger wheels roll over obstacles more easily and lose less speed on rough terrain and these days most manufacturers have the 29er geometry sorted.
Some of the drawbacks relate directly to the rider of smaller stature – trade-offs with regard to toe overlap, handlebar height and standover – which begs the question:
Can you be too short for a 29er?
Tubeless is a leap of faith for some, black magic for others, or simply that thing that all cars have had since the 50s.
Tubeless is exactly what it sounds like – a tyre with no inner tube inside. Here are 4 benefits of going tubeless on the bike.
Picture this. You’re on your bike and you’re at the bottom of a 10 minute climb in your local neighbourhood. It’s a sweatfest but you always feel accomplished when you reach the top. Now picture yourself in two scenarios. #1 is you ‘grinding’ up the hill in a low (hard) gear so that your pedals are only turning at around once a second. #2 is you ‘spinning’ up the hill in a high (easy) gear so that your pedals are turning much quicker. It's possible to be going the same SPEED with both styles described above... the difference in the...