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The Powers Creek trail network in Kelowna, B.C has been around since the late 90's and is known for its great downhill trails that have an abundance of man-made wooden features. Here are a few short GoPro clips of Trevor Tuck as he rides some of the more old school skinnies found at Powers Creek...
So, are you interested in a Shimano brake set but don’t know which one to get? Well, here is our take on the Saint vs Zee debate. Let’s start off with Zees. I have a set of Zees on my Transition TR500 and before even giving them a chance I was already a little skeptical....
With so many different component options on the market in today's mountain biking world, it can be very difficult to decide which brand, and more specifically, which product line to ride. SRAM and Shimano have long dominated the biking industry with top-of-the-line components, ranging in price and specs. Each company produces multiple lines of groupsets that are geared towards different types of riding disciplines as well as price range. Let's take a look at what each of these companies has to offer.
With two huge brake brands on the market that each produce the highest quality of brakes available, it can be very tricky deciding which brand you want to go with. Shimano and SRAM have long dominated the braking industry, and for a good reason. Each of these brands deliver the widest selection of mountain bike brakes and all of their products are designed with consistency, power and durability. So that brings up one of the biggest questions in the mountain biking industry- Which brand should I choose?
Are you still rocking an "old school" 10 speed setup on your ride? At TBS Bike Parts we understand that upgrading to an 11 or 12 speed setup can be very costly which is why we still stock multiple 10 speed items, so you can have the opportunity to upgrade your bike with new parts, without having to completely change your entire drivetrain.
In today's world of mountain biking, there are tons of different brands, components and specs to choose from. And sometimes it can get really challenging trying to figure out exactly what you need on your bike to ensure that it works properly and you can enjoy it to the fullest. This is why we have created a Groupset Builder page, so you can customize the parts you want in order to fit your riding style all on one page in an extremely simplified shopping experience. From the top-of-the-line SRAM Eagle XX1 Groupset, to a less expensive Shimano SLX M7000 11 Speed groupset, we have the options you need to create your dream setup. Need a more downhill specific groupset? Check out our Shimano Saint M820 and Zee M640 groupsets, or the new SRAM GX 7 speed groupset if you prefer to stick with SRAM products. For whatever it is that you are looking for, we've got your riding needs covered at TBS Bike Parts.
Shimano's XT product line has been known for strong and reliable performance while still remaining affordable. When Shimano introduced the M8000, it was no surprise that it became one of the most popular selling product lines on the market. M8000 provides lightweight, durable components that are very comparable to the XTR M9000 groupset but with one key difference - price. If you are looking for consistency in your drivetrain without having to break the bank, XT M8000 is definitely the way to go.
Shimano's XT M8000 175mm Crankset is now available in BOOST at TBS Bike Parts! BOOST is a new design for drivetrains and wheels to increase stiffness and enhance riding efficiency with better handling precision. BOOST cranks have an increased width of 3mm in the chain line, giving you more options for chainrings, better tire clearance and a shorter chainstay. Technology in mountain biking is constantly changing, and while this may not seem like a big difference, this small change can significantly impact your riding. The above chart shows us the exact changes that are made with a BOOST setup. As you can see, changes are made to the front hub, rear hub and the chainline, creating more stability and a stronger build. You can purchase a BOOST XT M8000 Crankset from TBS Bike Parts for only $169!
For a limited time only, we will be offering a savings of $100 on our Shimano XT M8000 Cranksets! That`s a savings on 37% on one of the hottest selling cranksets on the market. XT is known for high performance at a reasonable price in comparison to other top-of-the-line groupsets from Shimano and SRAM. The 11 speed crankset is available in 170mm and 175mm, accompanied by a 32T chainring and the Hollowtech II technology, giving a bit more stiffness and a lighter weight. Shop now at TBS Bike Parts and enjoy fast free shipping and no duty on any orders!
Shimano has a great reputation for not only producing some of the highest quality components known to mountain biking, but also for offering a wide range of affordable high-end parts as well. With the biking industry growing at such a fast pace, and industry standards being tweaked every year to enhance performance, Shimano decided to give it's SLX series a make-over. The new SLX M7000 11 Speed Groupset takes trickle-down technology from the XT and XTR groups and is presented as an affordable transition to a 1x11 setup. The SLX groupset is a great versatile option for trail riders who want to enjoy the extra gear range without having a 2x10 or 3x10 setup, while still enjoying a fresh new look and low weight design. Ready to make the switch over to 1x11? We've got your riding needs covered here at TBS Bike Parts!