Mountain Biking 101

Bike Racks 101

Bike Racks 101

Roof, hitch, or strap-on bike rack? Each style has its pros and cons, some of which aren’t obvious. So before you waste your money, check out the Blister guide to choosing the right rack.

Suspension 201: Basic Setup

Suspension 201: Basic Setup

We’ve covered basic concepts of suspension, now we’ll show you how to maximize performance and comfort on the bike.

Suspension 201: Anatomy of a Suspension System

Suspension 201: Anatomy of a Suspension System

We covered basic definitions and frame suspension designs in our Suspension 101 articles. Now it’s time to talk stanchions, lockouts, and everything in between.

Suspension 101: Designs

Suspension 101: Designs

We covered basic definitions and concepts in our first Suspension 101 piece. Now we look at the differences between the various suspension designs on the market, and the pros and cons of each.

Suspension 101: Concepts & Definitions

Suspension 101: Concepts & Definitions

So what’s the difference between XC, Trail, and AM bikes? This article cuts through the confusion, and will help you decide what type of bike makes the most sense for you.

Best Ways to Save Weight on Your Bike

Best Ways to Save Weight on Your Bike

Making your bike lighter doesn’t necessarily make it better. Knowing where to cut weight—and where not to—will save you money and get you a safer, better ride.

7 On-Trail Fixes

7 On-Trail Fixes

A lot can go wrong when you’re out on the trails. So we’ve compiled a list of seven quick fixes to get you home even when your wheel is taco’d or the derailleur cable snaps.

Best Used Bikes for Your Buck

Best Used Bikes for Your Buck

Sticker shock of a new bike got you down? Here’s our list of the best used bikes from years past that have stood the test of time.

Used Bikes—What You Need To Know Before Buying

Used Bikes—What You Need To Know Before Buying

If you’re even considering buying a used bike, here’s what you need to know to get the most bike for your buck (and not end up with a piece of crap).

The 29er Debate

The 29er Debate

You see them all the time. They’re everywhere. So what’s the deal with 29ers, why are they all the rage, and are they just a passing fad? Here’s a little background info to help you decide whether 26 > 29.