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YYCMTB and Chestermere Family Bike Park

The Chestermere Family Bike Park is opening in May [weather permitting], and YYCMTB will be there to help you learn how to ride it or build new skills! New for 2017 – Ladies Only Sessions YYCMTB is pleased to welcome IMBA certified coach Stephanie Nychka to the crew! Stephanie will be offering sessions for riders of all ages and experience levels most Tuesday nights, and we’ve got some ladies-only full-day sessions planned for the season. Stephanie brings a real depth of […]

What I Like About You: Time for a New Bike – Part 4

Like this bikeThe Misfit Dissent. Rolling thunder.

So far in this series, I’ve written about my past bikes, some new trends in the industry and what I’m doing for research and test rides. Eurobike was not as earth-shaking as I thought it might be, with some interesting ideas, but nothing that will impact my decisions much. This post is about what I like [and don’t like] about some of the bikes I have thrown a leg over recently. But first, a little background… Tires Traction is my friend. […]

Research and Test Rides – Time For a New Bike – Part 3

Test Ride and Research - I need a new bike part 3

I’m looking for a new bike. In Part 1 of this series, I looked back at the last couple of mountain bikes I’ve owned, and in Part 2 took a gander at current industry trends. Now, let’s look at research and test rides… Get Wise Knowledge is power. In this case, the power to get the most out of your test ride. You don’t need to go full nerd with a spreadsheet, but do enough research that you are comparing apples to apples. […]