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. […]

Weekly Challenge Series


Weekly Challenge Series The Challenge Series is 3 consecutive Thursday evenings, 2 hours per night. Each night hits a different trail and works different skills. Cornering, control, air, tech, etc. will be covered at different points across the three sessions. At the end of each series, everyone gets a personalized progression report so you know what you’ve achieved and what you can focus on for continued improvement. Later, we’ll send you a feedback form so you can let us know what you […]

YYCMTB At Your Service

YYCMTB - David and Mike

YYCMTB offers mountain bike skills coaching lessons and trail design/build services in Calgary, Alberta and surrounding areas. YYCMTB Mountain Bike Skills Coaching Our goal is to help you have more fun on your bike by improving your riding skills. Most people aren’t born with the ability to ride a mountain bike. We will work with you to improve your skills, build your confidence and help you enjoy your rides more. Together, we’ll develop your ability to ride all kinds of trails! […]