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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.

Pro Review: 2020 Orbea Occam LTD

Pro Review: 2020 Orbea Occam LTD

When Orbea launched the 2020 Occam M-LTD, we knew this was going to be a great all-around trail/light enduro mountain bike, with 140mm of rear travel. But, we wanted to know just how much this bike could handle and how good it really was. So, we set Jeff Kendall-Weed up with a loaner bike to put through it's paces to give us the good, the bad, and find out what he would change if it were his personal bike. Jump into our blog to read the full review, plus one hell of a riding video.

YouTube - Review: Orbea Occam Mountain Bike

YouTube - Review: Orbea Occam Mountain Bike

The Orbea Occam has dialed geometry that lands squarely in "trail bike" territory. Excelling in a variety of terrain, Orbea's short-travel 29er is the perfect bike for true mountain biking. Enjoy every aspect of the trail with Orbea's newest offering.

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.

YouTube - Show Your Bike Some Love

YouTube - Show Your Bike Some Love

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 5 steps of key maintenance and care? These tips will keep your mountain or road bike running right and fuel the happiness of riding on two wheels.