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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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How to Ride BIKE PARK with KIDS

How to Ride BIKE PARK with KIDS

Every parent dreams of ripping singletrack or sending their favorite lines of their local trail system with their kid(s). But hitting the trails with your kiddos isn't quite as simple as the afternoon meetup with some friends. There are many lots of factors to consider in order to make the day fun and successful for everyone. Beth and Ryan of the Loam Ranger YouTube channel have put together this video guide on several tips and tricks for riding the bike park with your kid. Give it a watch so you're ready for bike park season with your little ripper.

Show Your Bike Some Love

Show Your Bike Some Love

Ah, February! The month where we take some time to show our loved ones a bit of extra love and care. If internet memes are any indicator, bike riders love their bikes just a few steps below family members and friends, so why not show your bike the love with these 5 steps of key maintenance and care. Whether winter has your bikes stashed waiting for Spring to reopen your trails, finally getting super hero dirt to ride, or pushing pavement miles no matter what mother nature has in store, these tips will help to keep your mountain or road bike running right and giving you the joy of riding on two wheels.

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: 2021 Maxxis MTB Tire Lineup

Ultimate Guide: 2021 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.