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Maxxis Minion lineup explained: How to pick the right Maxxis Minion tire for your bike

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After reading all the positive reviews, I was sold. So I went online and started looking for them only to realize the lineup is pretty complicated. A lot of sizes a lot of 3-letter words like EXO and 3C and two entirely different types, the Minion DHF and DHR II. So to save you from the hassle of researching all this, here’s a guide to picking the right Maxxis Minion tire for your bike.

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Mountain Biking Around San Francisco

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I wake up at 7 am, eat a quick breakfast, load up the rented car and head out to Fairfax, California. From San Francisco, it is a 30-minute drive. I meet Mark, from Mountain Bike SF in front of the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame. My rented Santa Cruz Hightower C is ready for today’s riding. Mark gives me a map of […]

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10 Best European Towns for Mountain Biking with Low Cost of Living

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I live in Bratislava, Slovakia. A city surrounded by forests with some nice singletracks and a vibrant mountain biking community. I’m grateful for where I live but when I travel I sometimes find myself dreaming about other places. I wonder if people ride a lot and if there are good trail systems. Eventually, I also think about how much it would cost […]

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8 Tips on Finding Great Deals on Mountain Biking Gear

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Helmets, gloves, pads, shoes, lights, bags – you get the idea. Good mountain biking gear can get pretty expensive. And while you can get by with the cheap stuff for a while, eventually you will find yourself wanting to invest in quality gear. But where do you find deals that won’t ruin your wallet? Here are my favorite ways to save money on mountain biking gear.

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3 Innovations That are Changing Mountain Biking in 2019

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The wireless tech boom stops at nothing and, for better or worse, it is coming to mountain biking in 2019 with a bang. We’ve seen early signs in the past years, but with the introduction of Sram’s AXS platform, things are about to speed up and we will probably see other manufactures follow suite with their wireless solutions. What are the wireless […]

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Should You Get a 1X or 2X Drivetrain?

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When I was buying my latest bike I had to chose between a 2x and 1x drivetrain. With almost all manufacturers offering both options in their lineup, it’s another hard choice you need to make. So which one is better a 1x or 2x drivetrain? The short answer is – it depends. It comes down to the type of rider you are […]

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