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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.

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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.

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.

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.

Employee Review: Deity Deftrap Pedal

Employee Review: Deity Deftrap Pedal

Over the years, Deity has been cranking out some of the best flat pedals for years and their latest nylon composite pedal, the Deftrap, continues that stellar legacy, and then some! A few of us, at Jenson USA, have had the opportunity to put these pedals to the test. Take a look inside to see our full ride review and pedal details.

First Look: Shimano Deore  12-Speed

First Look: Shimano Deore 12-Speed

New SHIMANO DEORE components deliver a new level of premium performance to the value category by bringing hallmark elite mountain bike technologies to a new price level. SHIMANO DEORE M6100 is a no-compromise component group, offering a full 510% gear range and all of Shimano’s top 12-speed technological innovations first introduced with XTR M9100. SHIMANO DEORE also builds on its legacy as a versatile, value-focused group by broadening its ranges with 10- and 11-speed options.