ADVOCACY

Take a Kid Mountain Biking on October 7

September 27, 2017 Helena Kotala 0

The International Mountain Bicycling Association’s Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day (TKMBD) will take place on October 7 this year. This annual event seeks to introduce the joy of mountain biking to the next generation

NEWS

Interbike 2017: MTB Tires

September 26, 2017 Helena Kotala 1

By Scott Williams and Helena Kotala At this point, it’s no secret that the next big tire trend will be widths in between “normal” and “plus,” so much of the latest and greatest at Interbike

NEWS

Interbike 2017: Goodies from Day 1

September 21, 2017 Helena Kotala 2

We’re in Vegas for the last Interbike in Sin City and here are a few interesting and/or new things we found on our first day wandering the show floor. Pearl Izumi MTB shoes Pearl Izumi

FEATURED RIDES

MTB Destination: Kingdom Trails, Vermont

September 8, 2017 Helena Kotala 2

My stomach dropped as I swooped down one berm and up another, steering my bike down the dirt roller coaster that was the aptly-named Sidewinder Trail at the Kingdom Trails in Vermont. It would have

BIKES

Review: Jamis Dragonfly 26+ Pro

August 14, 2017 Helena Kotala 0

Tester: Helena Kotala Age: 27 Height: 5’3” Weight: 127 lbs. Inseam: 29” The Jamis Dragonfly is a little bit of everything. Parts of it seem decidedly old-school, like a steel hardtail frame and 26 inch

BIKES

First Ride: Heller Barghest

August 10, 2017 Helena Kotala 2

Heller Bikes launched last year as a QBP-affiliated brand that aims to give the customer “the best bang for the buck” and create quality bikes at an affordable (relatively-speaking) price point. The brand’s first bike

NEW STUFF

Beargrease goes big with 27.5 x 4 inch tires

August 2, 2017 Helena Kotala 2

The Beargrease is Salsa’s trail-oriented fatbike and in 2015, became the brand’s first carbon fatbike. It was designed to be agile, fast and totally singletrack-capable, dispelling the myth that “fatbikes are slow” (yes, they are slower

FEATURED RIDES

Riding on the Dragon’s Back

June 12, 2017 Helena Kotala 7

There was a hint of skepticism on my guides’ faces as we stood in the parking lot and they looked all 5’3″ of me up and down, no doubt trying to decide if it was

ESSAYS

Essay: Ignorance is bliss

June 6, 2017 Helena Kotala 2

Words by Helena Kotala, photos by Evan Gross As someone who has been serious about riding bikes for a relatively short period of time, I still vividly remember being a beginner. Well, to be honest,

BIKES

First Impression: Jamis Dragonfly 26+ Pro

May 18, 2017 Helena Kotala 0

The Jamis Dragonfly is a 26plus steel hardtail designed as a women’s-specific bike, featuring a shorter top tube in relation to seat tube, lower standover height, a shorter wheelbase and smaller sizing than its counterpart, the Dragonslayer.