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Ultimate Guide: Specialized Tire Lineup

Ultimate Guide: Specialized Tire Lineup

It can be argued that tires may be the most important (and most affordable) upgrades you can put on your bike. This rings true whether you are churning out miles on pavement, grinding gravel backroads, racing your local cyclocross course, or blasting dirt trails on your mountain bike. Getting the most out of your bike by matching quality compounds, impeccable construction, and cutting-edge tire tech is firmly rooted in the ethos of Specialized. Tires were the first product that Specialized offered and continues to be a fundamental focus of research and development for the brand. 

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.

Ultimate Guide: 2021 Fox Suspension Lineup

Ultimate Guide: 2021 Fox Suspension Lineup

When Bob Fox started making prototype motocross suspension in a friend’s garage in the mid 70’s, we doubt he was aware of the momentous impact he’d have on suspension technology for decades to come. But now, here Fox is, standing firmly on the podium of every sport it represents, a true suspension monolith, giving riders groundbreaking performance on the trail. No matter your off-road discipline, Fox has what you need. We've broken down their entire lineup of forks to help you find the right fork for your ride.

First Look: 7iDP Project 23 Helmet

First Look: 7iDP Project 23 Helmet

7iDP has delivered a long history of well-designed protective gear. Their Project.23 full-face mountain bike helmet continues that legacy and elevates it to a new level.  Focused on safety, comfort, weight, and good looks, they've created a helmet safe enough for DH laps, but comfortable enough enduro laps at your local trail center.  Check out the details of this new helmet line that includes carbon and glass fibre models, plus a upcoming ABS model.

YouTube - Hayes Dominion A2

YouTube - Hayes Dominion A2

It may seem counter-intuitive, but sometimes the key to going faster is braking better. Having a pair of trustworthy brakes gives you control when descending fast and allows you to brake later into corners. We found the new Hayes Dominion A2 brakes provided us with great confidence while riding.

YouTube - Review: Ibis Rimpo V2 Mountain Bike

YouTube - Review: Ibis Rimpo V2 Mountain Bike

If something ain't boke, don't fix it... unless you can make it better. That is exactly what Ibis Cycles did with their new Ripmo V2. The bike that everyone loved is now a little slacker, a little longer, and a little more coil-friendly. Take a look at the Ibis Ripmo V2.