When it comes to putting up a brand-new bicycle, one of the most essential phases is determining where the seat will be positioned on the rails. This step is often referred to as the “saddle setback.” Remember to take notes on your optimum seat placement after you’ve found it out, and make sure you have…

 

Even if you don’t like to admit it, if you compete in cross country races, you undoubtedly give a lot of thought to your weight rather often. When spec’ing up their next cross-country racing machine, I’m fairly sure that every xc racer has fantasised about some extremely light race wheels or considered running a 3…

 

Cycling as a Form of Therapy When Things Get Tough: Riding to Find Comfort I really like cycling. Some individuals bike for fitness. Some cyclists use their rides as preparation for competitions. However, as I’ve discovered over the course of the last two weeks, cycling can also be very soothing. The death of my father…

 

We came, we rode, we smiled. When we made our final trip of the year to Ray’s Indoor Mountain Bike Park in Cleveland, there was a lot of wind, chilly temps, and rain, and it felt like it was somehow fitting that all of these things happened. At the end of the day, Ray Petro…

 

The number of coaches made accessible to members of the general public has increased dramatically over the course of the last decade. In a lot of different sports, there was a mentality that held for a long time that coaches were just for the very best athletes, but recently there has been a shift away…

 
 

Listening to music that gets your heart pumping is one of the most inspiring things you can do before a significant competition or even a strenuous training ride. Or, to put it another way, how aggravating is it to hear some very grating melody just before you go on a journey that will take a…

 

A few weeks ago, I posted a post in which I detailed some of the most horrific mountain bike accidents that I’ve had and requested readers to share stories of their own. There was a nose case, some cartwheels, a big blast of wind, some road rash, and some hurt pride. Although the majority of…

 
 

There are just a select few instructors that specialise in teaching mountain bike skills, and Gene Hamilton is one of those few. He has the uncommon ability of not just being fast (he won silver and bronze in the World Downhill Championships), but also understanding why and how to educate others to be fast. The…

 

It won’t be too much longer now until individuals who are as enthusiastic about cycling gear as I am arrive at that magical time of the year. Interbike is growing closer and closer, and for individuals who are excited about bicycles, it is nearly as exciting as Christmas in the autumn. Interbike takes place in…