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Our website is absolutely chocked full of bikes, components, apparel, and accessories. We've created the Jenson Blog as a tool for cyclists to learn all about the ins-and-outs of the bike world. Use our guides, how-to's, and reviews to navigate the immense options of bike parts or just a bit of two-wheeled entertainment.

Ultimate Guide: 2020 Maxxis MTB Tire Lineup

Ultimate Guide: 2020 Maxxis MTB Tire Lineup

The tires you choose for your mountain bike are arguably one of the most important components in your whole bike build. They are the key contact point between your bike and the ground and dictate grip, corner confidence, initial suspension, braking control, and rolling resistance. We've created this article to help you navigate the numerous options of tread patterns, compounds, protection and sizing for all the available tires from Maxxis.

Support Those Impacted by Santa Cruz Fires

Support Those Impacted by Santa Cruz Fires

Santa Cruz, CA has been at the heart of cycling since the sport's inception. Many riders, brands, and innovations have found their home in this coastal city and now the mountains around Santa Cruz are currently experiencing a wildfire of historic proportions. Join us in donating to help those affected by the CZU Lightning Complex fire.

Jenson USA Rider: Remy Metailler

Jenson USA Rider: Remy Metailler

There are many talented mountain bike riders out there, but very few that match the vision for unique lines, the guts and skills to massively send it, and the ability to make it look so effortless. Remy Metailler is one of those few. Breaking into the light with video highlights of never-done-before lines at Whistler bike park, he has taken approach to raw trails and even Red Bull Rampage, and has even earned his own catch line for this style of riding, #TheRemyLine. We’re stoked to partner with Remy and to support his inspiring and informative YouTube and Instagram content. Click to learn more about Remy, his favorite trails to ride, and all the products that can withstand his hard charging riding style.

How to Choose a Bike Helmet

How to Choose a Bike Helmet

Riding bikes is loads of fun, but occasionally we fall off our bikes and when that happens, it is highly important to have a bike helmet protecting one of our most sensitive and crucial parts of our bodies. Current generations of bike helmets are lighter and more comfortable than ever before while still providing heaps of brain protection. There are many other factors to consider when choosing a bike helmet that are important to know about and we want to make sure you can go from shopping to riding as soon as possible. This guide is here to help you in choosing the right fit, style, and functions of your bike helmet to match your needs whether your an enduro racer, casual cruiser, or a elite road rider.

Just Landed: Ride Concepts Vice Shoes

Just Landed: Ride Concepts Vice Shoes

Ride Concepts made a big splash when they dropped their initial lineup of MTB shoes. That lineup continues to grow and impress. Their latest addition to their bike shoe lineup is aimed at the dirt jump, BMX and slopestyle segments where pedal feel is crucial. Bringing technical features to a lifestyle shoe design, the Vice looks to offer the best in ride performance while still able to be worn as an all-day kick around shoe. Will Ride Concepts be able to shake up another segment of riding with their new Vice shoes? Check out the details below from Ride Concepts's Vice press release.

SRAM MTB Drivetrain Guide

SRAM MTB Drivetrain Guide

Since the advent of the grip shifter in the late 1980s, SRAM has been known for their innovation in mountain bike components. While their product line is in constant evolution, their commitment to performance, durability, and usability remains the same. SRAMs current crop of MTB components provides industry leading performance for all riders, with options for the race-day podium or Sunday park laps. Not only does this American-based company offer a groupset for every discipline and price point, they also maintain cross-compatibly between each, allowing riders to mix-n-match to fine tune their drivetrain to their specific needs and budget. This guide is intended to outline the differences between each groupset to help you make an informed decision on which SRAM MTB groupset is right for you.