Looks, for better or for worse, matter. I’m not saying they should. I’m just saying they do. Arguing against this is a lot like arguing against the existence of gravity here on earth. The better question, then, is this: Just how much do looks matter to you when you’re purchasing your next bike?
Over the years, the popularly accepted "ideal" amount of suspension travel for every kind of mountain biking has changed. Why is that and what do you think is the perfect amount of suspension for XC, Trail, Enduro, Park and DH bikes?
Is there a point at which the whole “long, low and slack” geometry thing goes too far? A Malcolm Gladwell-ian tipping point of sorts at which front ends get too floppy and wheelbases grow too long to be any fun on trails outside of the bike park?
Not every glossy, Next Big Thing that gets labeled as "progress" actually merits that lofty accolade. Which of the following products and technologies are truly great and which ones are greatly overhyped?
The writing is on the wall...the bike business is slowly, but surely, following in the footsteps of nearly every other market: More and more riders are choosing to skip the local bike shop and buy directly from brands online. Is this a change you find yourself currently embracing or struggling with?
When you’re looking at a new bike, which components matter most to you? The answer used to be simple: The frame. Now, with some components bearing enormous price tags, swapping out parts may not be an option.
Shimano's new XT Di2 sells for less than half of its top-shelf electronic group, yet boasts many of the same benefits. Now that the price has dropped, are you considering going electric with your shifting?