RIDE REVIEW: GIANT’S FULL-E +1, RIDING THE ELECTRIC BAND WAGON!!

So, a few months back when we were having all this rain, yeah SoCal had “RAIN”!! Can you believe it… With all this rain we had it was hard to get out for one good day? You have to hit it before the rain came. I was able to do some CX riding (Cyclocross all)…

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REVIEW WEDNESDAY: TIMBER MOUNTAIN BIKE BELLS

TRAIL AWARENESS Have you ever been on your local trails and you’re coming around a blind turn and suddenly you have hikers or horseback riders. Both hikers, horseback rider, and you have your eyes bugging out of your heads like Large Marge from “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure”. Hopefully yelling doesn’t start from the hikers, horse…

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Evan Williams Bourbon Review

This past year I’ve gotten into whiskey. In fact for my 40th birthday I hosted a Cigar and Whiskey Social at a nearby cigar lounge. I don’t drink much, but when I want to relax I typically will bust out one of my favorite cigars and pour some whiskey in a small glass. I first…

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Review: O-tus Safe Sounds helmet speakers

“TRAIL JAMMIN” So, you like to rock out on the trail while you ride your bike with your ear buds in. You like the solitude of not listening to your friend telling you about every piece of flora and fauna as he’s riding along, or maybe telling you about his extraordinary bowel movement he had…

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Crown Royal XO Review

I figured I’ll come in and post something here and there about what’s been going on. Well mountain biking is still taking a break from my life. But smoking cigars and drinking whiskey hasn’t. If anything I wanted to talk to you about one type of whiskey I had the pleasure of trying out. I…

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Compete Energy Bites Review

  What you see here is Compete Energy Bites. These little chews have 40 calories per serving, 2g of fat but most importantly, 135mg of caffeine. I was excited to try this product because I’m a big proponent for caffeine use during exercise. I believe that it helps your performance during your work out. I recently…

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No Rinse Shampoo Review

I’ve been testing out the No Rinse Shampoo by No Rinse Laboratories, Inc. for some time and I figured it the review was long over due. Some background on why this product would be useful for mountain bikers. Well for starters, I don’t want to be stinky when I’m done riding. Plus we often go out to…

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REVIEW- DAINESE BASANITE S/S JERSEY, HUCKER SHORTS, AND ROCK SOLID-D GLOVES

Well here I am again having spent a long amount of test time with some new gear and this time MtnBikeRider.com is putting some of Dainese new 2015 gear through the ringer. Now we all know Dainese as the innovators of protection and in the last few years Dainese is trying to make a come…

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Pryme Trailhands Thrash Test

It’s safe to say there aren’t too many awful products for sale in the MTB industry. Quality varies from good to bad but different items cater to different needs and sometimes we just need the next cheap product to get us back on the trail. Everyone is constantly searching for that bargain product that stands…

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