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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: 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.

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.

Just Landed: Evil Following V3

Just Landed: Evil Following V3

It was only a few short years back, when Evil introduced the original Following. Kevin Walsh wanted to make a 29er that he didn't hate. Not only did he not hate his creation, he absolutely loved what he dreamed up and the Following ushered in a new era of big wheel bikes meant to get rowdy on. Now, Evil introduces us to an all-new version. Can it redefine the category once again? Check out the details below from Evil's Following V4 press release.

YouTube - The Best Jackets for Winter Riding

YouTube - The Best Jackets for Winter Riding

Take a look at five of our top rated winter jackets. Highly regarded by both our customers and employees, these jackets have all the features you need to ride your bike during the cold winter months. It's time to bundle up and get out there for a ride!

YouTube - Shimano 12 Speed Mountain Drivetrains

YouTube - Shimano 12 Speed Mountain Drivetrains

Shimano is renowned in the cycling industry for making exceptional products that are reliable. In 2019 the company upgraded their mountain drivetrains from 11-speed to 12-speed. Along with the extra gear, the new drivetrains feature other improvements providing even smoother shifting and enhanced reliability.