26ers were the one and only option a few years ago. They were the size wheel that was standard on a mountain bike every one who owned a mtb had a 26 inch wheel. No one had anything else and no one thought any different until the 29er came out. A 29er is a larger size wheel that has a faster rolling speed.
In our heads we would love to think we look like Nino Schurter or Danny Hart. Free and loose on the bike , throwing the bike into berms, cruising up climbs and tail whipping off tabletops! In reality, if you are honest with yourself this really isn't the case. In fact if you are reading this then it's more like you are looking to improve your skills, get smoother, climb better and descent with confidence.
Sounds self-explanatory? It's racing a mountain bike right? Well, there is quite a bit to mountain bike racing and one of the great things about mtb racing is that it is very accessible to all levels from under 8's to super vets and is a great way to start off racing whatever your age or ability.
Have you ever wondered how the riders get to ride in the most prestigious race in the world? How do they get in these races? Do you have to qualify? Do you have to win certain races? Do you have to apply to World Tour teams? Do you have to be a certain speed? How do you get into it?
Here is a simple and easy video guide on how to pack a Scicon AeroTech Evolution 3.0 TSA bike case. Learn how quick and easy it is to pack your bike away for your next adventure!
The big question is how often should you ride in order to make you, either fit enough to just happily ride your bike, fit enough for the club run, or fit enough to race. Whilst these may all be slightly different goals there is a secret magic formula to ensure you are pedalling pretty in the peloton.
How do you stay ahead of the curve and how do you keep on inventing new formulas and new compounds to give people what they are looking for in a performance tyre. We look at the history of Michelin, Their best developments, their best achievements, the here and now and what the future holds.
Some riders like a day off just to have a day away from the sport, which can be good for them, but in most cases, I have found that riders on a recovery ride would ride too hard. Even when racing I was able to produce some very fast times but I found the skill was to do this at the right time and going easy is a massive skill also.
How do you know which saddle you need? Choosing a saddle is a bit of gamble so it seems. How do you know if you are going to get on with a saddle? You may jump on and within the first 10 miles be screaming in agony and frustrated that you made the wrong decision. There could be a few factors why you would be considering a new saddle.