Top 5 MTB Destinations in the USA

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This Top 5 Mountain Biking Destinations in the USA is based purely on my personal experience I have gained while traveling around the USA for the past 5 years riding the trails. What is a Trails Destination? This Top 5 is put together with the following in mind. If you had a weeks vacation, and would like to ride at least FIVE different trails in that week, all within a 20 mile radius, then in my books these are the best places to use as a base to get the best rides.  This list is NOT a list … [Read more...]

Energy Drink for Diabetics

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I am really happy I found this product, and would like to share it with the MTB community. I myself am lucky, I do not have think twice about what I take with me to eat or drink when I shred the trails, and yes, like most riders I take high energy drinks and Energy bars... and still, after a good few hours I feel drained.. so I can't even imagine how difficult it must be for a diabetic. How many of you know someone with Diabetes?.. Here's my story: When I started riding at the age of 16 we … [Read more...]

The BEST USA Mountain Biking Shop 2009

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On this 2009 Tour, I took my bike / visited 17 bike shops, out of those 17 only 4 passed my very basic test to qualify for a recommendation article on mountainbikemayhem.com, that is quite shocking, because I was really expecting more than 90% to pass with flying colors. Other than the obvious being polite and helpful, I looked for honesty and good judgement. Every shop I went to, I asked them to check my back brakes, I said that I thought they needed replacing. However I knew that the brakes … [Read more...]

Single Tracks Bike Shop Mountain Bikers Favorite Fruita Bike Shop

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Walk into Single Tracks in the heart of Fruita, and you will immediately notice how well stocked the shop is, not just with some really niffty looking bikes, but a huge selection of everything you will need and more. Single Tracks is the kind of shop, that once you are in there, you just don't want to leave. Usually I ask for peoples recommendations about bike shops on various Mtb forums, but I had not got around to doing this for Fruita. In this case, I approached actuall riders on the … [Read more...]

Redstone Cyclery Lyons Colorado much more than a good Reputation

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The most important thing when running a small personal business, is having a good reputation, it is this that will keep a small business healthy. Anyone can sell products, even good products but that alone does nothing for a reputation, a reputation is based on how happy and satisfied your customers are with your services, the happier and more satisfied the customers are, the better the reputation. In real life it takes years to gain an excellent reputation, and a lot of hard word to keep … [Read more...]

Smoky Mountain Bicycles Franklin NC

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Smoky Mountain Bicycles Franklin NC The first time I entered "Smoky Mountain Bicycles" I was very impressed, but this time around, I was not there for my bike, or parts, I was there for some trail info. I was advised by the "Great Smoky Mountains Visitors Center" to pay Smoky Mountains Bicycles a visit to get all my questions answered about Trails in the Franklin area. On my travels, I have before, been sent to the local bike shop for info and maps, just to get a big zero on info. Luckily … [Read more...]

The Hub: the Mountain Bikers Choice in the Brevard area

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In the second week of July 2009, I will have been testing the Giant Yukon FX  for a whole year. 2008 was the Mountain Bike Madness 2008 Tour, we did the best trails in Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, Washington State, Oregon and Utah. We spent many... many hours on the trails. Then we spent another 4 months in the South of France, and since last week we started our 2009 Mountain Bike Mayhem Tour of the USA, which will take us through all the mainland States testing the best trails the USA has to … [Read more...]