The mountain bike industry has shown that running larger wheels, wider bars and shorter stems isn’t a trend so much as it’s an evolution in bike technology that is here to stay. Bikes with longer top tubes have proven to be more comfortable to ride, put the rider in the proper position to attack climbs and help overcome obstacles without compromising balance. Riding a longer frame allows a rider to use a shorter stem which in turn makes the bike more lively when descending as well as easier to manoeuver through technical sections of trail.
Megan Rose participated in an enduro race last weekend in New Zealand and here’s her write-up about it:
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The warm weather and tacky dirt are getting so close we can almost taste it! The much-anticipated Coast Gravity Park, built and managed by non-other than the Coastal Crew, opened its doors recently to a select few riders who had contributed to the building and funding of the park. Despite cold and rainy weather, smiles were all around and it looks like everyone gave the new park a big thumbs up.
Where have you been putting your TBS Bike Parts stickers? Next Monday we will be having a competition on Instagram where contestants can post a picture of their TBS sticker on a bike, helmet or gear and tag us in the photo. The winner will receive an awesome prize pack! More details to come next week.
There’s already talk of the contest season being around the corner, and Crankworx – Les 2 Alpes is no exception. Taking place July 3-6 in the French Alps, this contest has it all: pump track challenges, slopestyle competitions, and a full-on downhill race. The video below should be enough to get you really pumped up and if this doesn’t do it, you should check your pulse:
VitalMTB created a list of their ten favourite products from 2013 and it's no surprise that TBS Bike Parts carries some of these top-end parts. The top rated product, the Rock Shox Pike fork, as well as the SRAM XX1 drivetrain are both available at TBS Bike Parts at incredibly low prices. To find these products, along with a wide variety of other quality mountain bike parts, check us out!
The popularity of indoor bike parks is increasing rapidly all across North America. Located in Markham, Ontario, Canada is the hidden gem “Joyride 150.” It’s Canada’s most recent indoor bike park and is starting to reach out into not only the local cycling crowd but is also drawing in riders from all over Canada and the U.S. who want to develop their skills indoors when riding conditions might not be optimal. Joyride 150 accommodates all types of riding and skill levels with features such as a foam pit, skinnies, jump lines, a vert park , pump tracks and a half pipe. They also have spin classes and many small competitions throughout the year. Joyride 150 is definitely worth a visit!