New to MTB - A Buyers Guide

Are you looking to get into mountain bike riding? Awesome, obviously we highly recommend it. Check out a variety of posts to help you understand the best ways to ensure your money is well spent. We look forward to seeing you on the trails!

180 vs 203mm Rotors

Power, Modulation, Heat Capacity and Personality. Let’s look at some differences between 180 vs 203mm rotors (7″ and 8″). Power Increasing the radius of the rotor increases the brake’s leverage ratio. Using Magura HC rotos as an example we measure about 12.7mm of “usable” rotor / pad interface. Picking a point of reference halfway in the usable interface the we come up with a 180mm (7″) rotor at 83.65mm versus the 203mm (8″) at 95.15mm. The change in available leverage around 12%. This [...]

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New to MTB Buyers Guide Wheel Size Travel Suspension

New to MTB Buyer’s Guide – Wheel Size, Travel & Suspension

Welcome to the second section of our New to MTB Buyer’s Guide. Missed the first? Jump back to it here. Ready to start looking at the actual components? Well here we go. Let’s go over the key differences on a mountain bike setup. New to MTB Buyer’s Guide – Wheel Size, Travel & Suspension Wheel Size Modern bikes feature 27.5″ or 29″ wheels. It used to be a world of “taller than X’ Y” you’re on this wheel…” Not anymore. Updates in bike [...]

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New to MTB Buyers Guide The Beginning

New to MTB – A Buyer’s Guide

So you’re getting into, or getting deeper into, the sport of mountain bike riding. Good work. MTB is a great balance of exercise, adrenaline, as well as the peace and adventure of being outdoors. Frankly a place that a good percentage of your neighbors and co-workers miss out on… But it can be somewhat intimidating buying your first real mountain bike. This series will inform you on important aspects to consider. We’ve been penciling this project out for a [...]

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