Mountain Biking 101

Suspension 201: Basic Setup

Suspension 201: Basic Setup

We’ve gone over the basics of bike suspension. Now it’s time to talk about how to set up and dial in that suspension.

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 delve into 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

If you’re not that clear on the difference between a “trail” and an “all mountain” bike, while terms like “stroke” and “linkage” are just plain alien, then you’ve come to the right place.

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 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.

Bike Racks 101

Bike Racks 101

Roof, hitch, strap-on? There are a several different styles of bike racks, and each has its pros and cons—some of which aren’t immediately apparent. So before you waste your money, check out BLISTER’s guide to choosing the right rack.

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.