Mountain Bike Brake Pads: Don’t make these mistakes

Mountain Bike Brake Pads: Don’t make these mistakes

There is the cliché saying “Speed is your friend”, in many cases this is true, but stopping your bike is pretty important. So if your bike has disc brakes and they are due to be changed, here is my guide to choosing the right mountain bike brake pads. Which ones fit my bike? The best way to check which mountain bike brake pads to use, […]

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Otterbox Phone Cases: Perfect for mountain biking

Otterbox Phone Cases: Perfect for mountain biking

Taking your phone on a ride is a really good idea. Not only can you track your ride with Strava, but it is useful if you find yourself in trouble. However, it is pretty easy to break your phone in a fall, even if it is in your bag. Therefore, protecting your phone can save you money and hassle by not having to buy a […]

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Nukeproof : Why is their stuff so good?

Nukeproof : Why is their stuff so good?

A few years ago my wife, Carolyn bought a Nukeproof Mega 275 AM. This bike has lasted extremely well, considering it has had some hard riding over the years. We are based in Morzine, in the French Alps so we have the whole Portes Du Soleil at our disposal, therefore her bike has done some serious miles. It has obviously needed parts replaced over the […]

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How to choose the best mountain bike tyres for you

How to choose the best mountain bike tyres for you

If you are at the point in your mountain biking career, where you want to start tweaking your bike, a good place to start is with your tyres. Here is my guide on how to find the best mountain bike tyres for you. Why Change your tyres? Different tyres have different characteristics that can change how your bike handles. Your tyre choice can have an […]

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Mountain Bike Handlebars: How to choose the right ones for you

Mountain Bike Handlebars: How to choose the right ones for you

When you decide to make some changes to your bike, a good place to start is with a good set of mountain bike handlebars. Sometimes they are overlooked, probably because they are just a static part of your bike. But different mountain bike handlebars can have an effect on your riding and how your bike feels. Materials Mountain bike handlebars are commonly made from aluminium […]

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Best Mountain Biking Backpacks: The 4 best packs you can buy

Best Mountain Biking Backpacks: The 4 best packs you can buy

You may riding for a long time, so you should carry everything you need with you. You really want to be able to easily access certain things in certain situations. Multi-tools, inner tubes, snacks and clothing are to name but a few. The best mountain biking backpacks you can buy are comfortable and practical and are made for the sole purpose of riding. Things to consider […]

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Mountain Bike Travel Bags: 4 of the best ones you can buy

Mountain Bike Travel Bags: 4 of the best ones you can buy

Taking your pide and joy away on a plane can be quite stressful. When travelling with your bike, you put a lot of trust in the baggage handlers and the bag you put it in. I have heard many horror stories from people arriving to the French alps, finding cracked frames, bend deralliurs and other unspeakable damage, because they didn’t use proper mountain bike travel […]

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How to Choose a Mountain Bike: What you need to know

How to Choose a Mountain Bike: What you need to know

If you are wondering how to choose a mountain bike, you are probably a bit blown away by choice. If you have looked in to it, you will have found that there are a lot of questions to answer. Well, I’m here to help with the definitive guide on how to choose a mountain bike. New or Used? You need to have a starting point […]

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Your guide to mountain biking Finale Ligure

Your guide to mountain biking Finale Ligure

When on holiday, I like to do something. Sitting around next to the pool or on the beach gets tedious very quickly for me. Last September Carolyn (my wife) and I decided to make sure we made the most of our time off. We live in Morzine, France, and by September the lift system is closed, meaning we have to pedal our bikes up the […]

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Mountain Bike Tyres: Tubes or Tubeless?

Mountain Bike Tyres: Tubes or Tubeless?

I see a lot of people on various social media groups asking “Is it worth going tubeless?”. So hopefully I will be able to put the ultimate mountain bike tyres question to bed. Both systems have their advantages and disadvantages, I am going to cover all of them. Hopefully by the time you have got to the bottom of this page you will have made […]

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