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The Tallboy has the ability to inspire confidence in riders and convince them to go faster.
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When you’re spending time out on the trail, having the right gear can be the difference between an epic ride or a miserable slog. Whether you’re searching for a new mountain bike, the accessories to complete your riding kit, or a bike rack to get you to and from the trailhead, we’ve got the dirt. From safety gear like half shells, full face helmets and knee pads to shoes (for men and women), and components like tires and dropper seatposts, our unbiased reviews will help you find what you need to make your next ride a memorable one.

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10 Best Mountain Bikes of 2022

10 Best Mountain Bikes of 2022

We're always searching for the best new mountain bikes. After researching the latest and greatest models on the market, we buy the most intriguing options and put them through our rigorous...
Best Trail Mountain Bikes of 2022

Best Trail Mountain Bikes of 2022

In the market for a new mountain bike for trail riding? After researching the best models on the market, we bought the most compelling options to test and compare for this review. Read on...
Best Hardtail Mountain Bikes

Best Hardtail Mountain Bikes

We conducted a mind-numbing amount of research to identify the most compelling hardtail mountain bikes available. After that, we slapped down the credit card to purchase 7 of the most...
Best Mountain Bikes Under $2500

Best Mountain Bikes Under $2500

Are you looking for a new mountain bike that costs $2500 or less? We researched the best budget-friendly full suspension mountain bikes on the market before purchasing seven models to test...
Best Budget Mountain Bikes of 2022

Best Budget Mountain Bikes of 2022

Looking for an affordable mountain bike? After researching the best budget-friendly models we selected 5 of the most compelling options to test and compare side by side. Our professional...
Best Fat Bikes

Best Fat Bikes

In the market for a fat bike and not sure which is the right model for you? We're here to help! We researched the best affordable models on the market before choosing a selection of 6 to...
Best Gravel Bikes of 2022

Best Gravel Bikes of 2022

Are you looking for a new gravel bike? After researching the top options on the market, we bought 6 models for this head-to-head test. We hope this comparative review helps you find the...
The Best Bike Racks of 2022

The Best Bike Racks of 2022

Are you in need of a new rack to transport your beloved bicycles? We spent years researching the most compelling bike racks on the market and purchased 25 of the most intriguing options to...
Best Tailgate Pad of 2022

Best Tailgate Pad of 2022

We researched the best tailgate pads on the market prior to purchasing six of the most intriguing options for testing. We spent months loading and unloading bicycles on these pads to suss...
Best Mountain Bike Helmets of 2022

Best Mountain Bike Helmets of 2022

Searching for a new mountain bike helmet? We researched the top models on the market and then picked 22 to test and compare side-by-side. We rode in each helmet for hundreds of miles and...
Best Full Face Bike Helmet of 2022

Best Full Face Bike Helmet of 2022

Need a new full-face bike helmet? We tested 15 of the best models on the market. We put these helmets through our thorough testing process and ranked them on a set of predetermined...
Best Mountain Bike Tires

Best Mountain Bike Tires

Mountain bike tires have the ability to make or break the most dialed bicycle. We researched nearly every tire on the market prior to purchasing 25 of the most intriguing for side-by-side...
Best Mountain Bike Wheels

Best Mountain Bike Wheels

Searching for the best set of mountain bike wheels to upgrade the performance of your mountain bike? We researched the top models on the market and chose a selection of 8 models, six...
Best Mountain Bike Shoes of 2022

Best Mountain Bike Shoes of 2022

Looking for the best clipless mountain bike shoes to suit your riding style and budget? We researched the top models on the market before selecting 18 to test and compare side by side...
Best Mountain Bike Pedals of 2022

Best Mountain Bike Pedals of 2022

We rode the best mountain bike pedals side-by-side to help you find the best. This review focuses on clipless and dual-sided models, but we pull in recommendations from our MTB Flat Pedal...
Best Cycling Sunglasses of 2022

Best Cycling Sunglasses of 2022

In the market for a new pair of cycling sunglasses? We researched forty of the best sunglasses and bought our fifteen favorites for side-by-side testing.
Best Mountain Bike Shorts of 2022

Best Mountain Bike Shorts of 2022

It can be tricky to navigate the world of mountain bike apparel. Our team of mountain bike experts tested 16 of the best shorts on the market to help you find the pair that best meets your...
Best Mountain Bike Shorts for Women of 2022

Best Mountain Bike Shorts for Women of 2022

Women's mountain bike shorts are better than ever! We purchased the best to test them back-to-back on all of our favorite trails to find out which held up to hard-charging days and mellow...
Best Bike Travel Cases

Best Bike Travel Cases

We spent countless hours researching the best bike travel cases on the market. After extensive research, we bought five of the most intriguing options for our comparative analysis.
Best Mountain Bike Saddles

Best Mountain Bike Saddles

Are you looking for the best mountain bike saddle you can buy? We researched over 50 models before choosing a selection of 13 to test and compare side by side. No matter your riding style...
Best Bike Phone Mount of 2022

Best Bike Phone Mount of 2022

Our extensive testing of bike phone mounts turned up some expensive high performers (no surprise) but also (nice surprise) some much less expensive options that work very well indeed.
Best Bike Light Review

Best Bike Light Review

There's great debate on exactly which is the very best bike light. So who stacks up against who? We combined extensive laboratory testing with field testing in cities and rural areas, on...
Best Mountain Bike Gloves

Best Mountain Bike Gloves

Looking for the best new pair of mountain bike gloves? After researching over 50 models, our team selected 14 to test and compare for this review.
Best Mountain Bike Hip Pack of 2022

Best Mountain Bike Hip Pack of 2022

Are you searching for the best mountain bike hip pack? We tested ten of the most intriguing packs on the market, putting them through our ultra-thorough testing process to identify the...
Best Mountain Bike Knee Pads of 2022

Best Mountain Bike Knee Pads of 2022

Are you searching for a fresh set of mountain bike knee pads? Our team of testers performed extensive research on almost every pair on the market before purchasing 14 to test and compare...
Best Dropper Post of 2022

Best Dropper Post of 2022

Are you searching for the best dropper seatpost for your mountain bike? We researched nearly every model on the market before buying 12 to test and compare side by side. Our test team rode...
Best Mountain Bike Handlebars

Best Mountain Bike Handlebars

Upgrading your mountain bike handlebar can enhance your comfort and improve your bike's performance on the trail, so which one is best for you. We tested eleven aftermarket options to help...




Recent Gear Reviews in Mountain Biking

Race Face Atlas Pedal Review
Editors' Choice

Race Face Atlas Pedal Review

If you’re looking for a fairly thin, grippy, pedal that has a supportive and stable feeling on descents this might just be your new favorite pedal. This versatile model check all of our...
OneUp Components Aluminum Review
Best Buy

OneUp Components Aluminum Review

These pedals deliver an extremely impressive blend of performance and price. With an insane amount of grip, a large platform, thin profile, and a quality finish at a reasonable price, they...
Giro Latch Women's Review
Editors' Choice

Giro Latch Women's Review

If you’re in the market for a new flat pedal shoe for cross-country or trail use, we recommend putting this shoe on your shortlist. This shoe scores high in nearly every metric...
Specialized Camber Review
Best Buy

Specialized Camber Review

With the look of a high-end enduro helmet and the price of a mid-range commuter lid, this model will allow you to look the part without breaking the bank. With MIPS, a comfortable harness...



Mountain Biking Learning Center

Choosing the Right Bike Rack for Your Car

Choosing the Right Bike Rack for Your Car

With loads of options available, selecting a bike rack can be a daunting task. We have done the work for you, by wrapping up the most comprehensive comparative review available. Regardless...
How to Select the Right Mountain Bike

How to Select the Right Mountain Bike

Every year we research hundreds of mountain bikes and ride thousands of miles to test dozens of them head-to-head. This is how we help our friends buy a mountain bike.
How to Choose Mountain Bike Tires

How to Choose Mountain Bike Tires

Except during the unfortunate event of a crash, your tires are the ONLY part of your bike that actually touch the trail. Everything you do atop your bike, from churning the pedals, to body...
How to Choose a Mountain Bike Helmet

How to Choose a Mountain Bike Helmet

How do you choose a mountain biking helmet? There's a different type of helmet for every type of riding, with many all-around versions crossing over. Check out this article to find the...
How to Choose Mountain Bike Shorts for Men

How to Choose Mountain Bike Shorts for Men

What is the best mountain bike short out there? We tested several different shorts from the top brands in our Best Mountain Bike Short Review and discovered some important things you...

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