Find Your Fall Ride
After the summer season, your bike may have felt the miles more than you did. Ready for an upgrade? Here's our high-level low-down on different styles you can rock, plus a few of our favorite bikes of each kind, so you can start joyriding as fast as you can say, “dropping!”
What’s a trail bike? Good question. Before dissecting the geometry of bikes (which can quickly get complicated), just picture mountain biking in your head. If you’re new to the sport, you’re probably envisioning a trail bike.
Simply put, they’re made for longer distances with some ups and downs. Trail bikes focus on the ride rather than going fast downhill. They’re usually a bit lighter, have less suspension, and a shorter geometry than their counterpart, the enduro bike.
What’s an enduro bike? Another great question. Enduro bikes feature extra suspension (for getting down unruly, steep trails), a shorter stem (more stability), and are usually a bit heavier than trail bikes.
If your ideal mountain biking fantasy is mainly spent flying downhill, you’re an enduro rider. Enduro bikes take advantage of every angle of engineering to optimize downhill travel without forfeiting the tools needed to get back up and keep lapping.
How To Choose A Mountain Bike
Everything From XC Machines To Enduro Rigs
E-Bikes are a bit like waking up to sunshine after days of rain—you get a little extra boost. With battery-powered motor drives, you’re able to log more miles (and save some energy for the fun part: the decent). They are a great option for riders looking to explore their local networks, or beyond, with the help of the extra battery range.
How To Unbox & Assemble Your Bike
Lids & Kicks
Feeling like one with your ride is the true magic of MTBing. Proper footwear turns your feet into an extension of your bike and helmets give you the safety and confidence to merge your spirit to your ride.
Fall Riding Apparel
Kitting up for the ride is already tricky, but when you throw in fall’s unpredictable weather it makes it even tougher. That’s why you have to bring packable layers, water-resistant fabrics, and durable materials. To make it easy, we’ve lined up everything we’re wearing on the trail all in one place.
Our Best Mountain Bike Gear For Fall
Top Gearhead Picks For Our Favorite Season
Keep the bumps in the road for your rig, not the ride. Packs, pumps, tools, cleaners... we’ve got all the off-bike components that’ll keep your singletrack stallion humming.
MTB Gear & Apparel Packing Lists
What To Bring To The Trailhead & On Your Ride
How To Refresh Your Tire Sealant
Racks & Pads
We’d ride to the trailhead if we could... Transport your rig the right way with racks and pads made for bikes.