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Coil Shock Vs Air Shock for Mountain Biking: Pros and Cons

For years, air shocks have been standard in mountain biking. Coil shocks were reserved almost exclusively on downhill mountain bikes. Some believed that air shocks would replace coil shocks completely. After all, if you walk into any bike shop, you’ll notice that pretty much all of the mountain bikes come with an air shock. Thanks …

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Hardtail Vs Full Suspension Mountain Bike: Pros and Cons

When shopping for a new mountain bike, one of the more important decisions you’ll have to make is which type of suspension system to go with. This choice mostly comes down to the type of terrain you plan to ride and your budget. This guide outlines the pros and cons of riding a hardtail vs …

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1X Vs 2X Drivetrain: Pros and Cons

In 2012, Sram introduced the first off the shelf 1x drivetrain. In the years since, 1x drivetrains have increased in popularity to a point that the majority of all new mountain bikes, bikepacking bikes, and gravel bikes feature them. Some road cyclists are even switching to 1x. That said, most manufactures still offer 2x and …

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Fat Bike Vs Mountain Bike: Pros and Cons

Fat bikes are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to mountain bikes for off-road riding and bikepacking. They are fun, unique, and allow you to ride places that no other bike can go, like deep snow and loose sand. This guide outlines the pros and cons of riding a fat bike vs mountain bike to help …

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How to Convert an Old Mountain Bike Into a Touring Bike

When I first started getting interested in bicycle touring, the one thing holding me back from taking my first tour was the high initial cost of a touring bike and gear. I was hesitant to spend thousands of dollars on a bike and panniers not even knowing if I’d enjoy it. After some research, I …

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