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    Biking 101: Bike Fit & Geometry — Part 2

    Assessing a bike’s geometry is a huge part of determining proper bike fit and how a bike will ride....

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    Biking 101: Bike Fit & Geometry — Part 1

    Understanding a bike’s geometry is key to finding a bike that has the fit and ride qualities you’re looking...

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    How to Choose the Right Mountain Bike

    "What mountain bike should I get?" Good question, but most of the articles on the topic are too simplistic...

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    Mountain Bike Tires 101

    While it might seem like they're pretty much all the same, the fact is that the right tire can...

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    Blister Alpine Ski Binding Guide

    What’s the best ski binding? Which ones are compatible with my ski boots? There is a lot of misinformation...

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    Smith Goggle Lens Guide

    Smith brought their Chromapop lens technology to their snow goggles, so how do these new tints fit into their...

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    Mountain Biking 101: DIY Tubeless Tire Sealant

    Tubless tire sealant can get expensive, especially when you’re swapping out tires often, so our bike editor gives the...

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    Skiing 101: AT Boots & Bindings

    Ski touring is increasingly popular, but the expanding range of "AT" boots and bindings and new standards is increasingly...

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    Glossary – Snowsports

    Mank? Upside down snow? Slarving? There are a whole lot of ways to talk about snow and the different...

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    Skiing 101: The Best Skis for Beginners

    There's no such thing as a "beginner's ski," but there are skis that are good for beginners. Here's what...

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    How to Think about Ski Length

    In this Gear 101 article, we outline the factors that go into answering an important question when buying a...

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    Bike Racks 101

    Roof, hitch, or strap-on bike rack? Each style has its pros and cons, some of which aren’t obvious. So...

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    Suspension 201: Basic Setup

    Want to maximize performance and comfort on your bike? Here's how.

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    Tubeless Tires – Why & How To Do It

    Should you go tubeless? Definitely. Is going tubeless a huge and messy hassle? It doesn't have to be. Our...

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    Smith Sunglasses Lens Guide

    With the number of available lenses increasing, it's difficult to know which to choose. Here’s a rundown of how...

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    Trail Bikes: Short vs Long Travel

    What role does suspension travel play in defining the character of a trail bike? Are other factors more important?...

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    Base Repair 101

    You may have encountered a rock or two by this point in the season, and base repairs are part...

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    What is ChromaPop?

    What is ChromaPop? Smith Optics has made some big claims about their new lens technology, so we've dug in...

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    Skiing 201: How Bindings Work

    What's Elastic Travel? What's Forward Pressure? What's a DIN setting? This guide covers these key terms and some differences...

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    Boot Fitting 101: Sizing

    Ski boots are tricky, and getting the right boot and the proper fit can be even trickier. Our Boot...

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