April 16, 2019

Four MTB Demo Formulas for the Functionality Driven Rider

What, exactly, does it mean to be a “Functionality Driven Rider”? As a broad generalization, it means a rider who is already aware of at least one technical aspect, be…
January 2, 2019

Time Off the Bike: Seeking the Beginner’s Mind

Unofficially, December was my official time-off-the-bike. I entered the month with Lenten passion, always assuming some new balance will be discovered in my legs, hips, or obsessions. Marking a decade…
November 9, 2018

Unsolicited Rider Reviews Part 2 of 2: The Ergon Saddle

In January 2018 Sports Garage hosted the U.S. launch of the women’s Ergon saddles – SR and SM for road and mountain respectively – with an evening of education, demos,…
November 9, 2018

Unsolicited Rider Reviews Part 1 of 2: The Pivot Shuttle

Recently, unsolicited reviews for two of Sports Garage’s contemporary pieces of equipment organically popped into our field. Both friends of SG, we asked Lee McCormack, founder of Lee Likes Bikes,…
August 15, 2018

Riding High

Few things are more inspiring than the high country during summer's peak. Snow recedes, trails re-emerge, and for a glorious window of time, we ride high. The experience is about…
March 8, 2018

Pivot Cycles: Factory Insights and Backyard Demos

Earlier this winter we were given two separate gifts: a weekend in Tempe, and later a sunny day with dry trails. Elorie used both of these gifts to spend time…
February 8, 2018

The IBD Effect

Amazon arrived in Australia earlier this year, and their cycling industry was keen to get the American perspective on how the Internet giant has affected the health of the Independent…
November 21, 2017

Choose Your Own Adventure: A Moab Mountain Bike Guide

If you’re a mountain biker whose local trails (and fingertips) turn to ice in the winter, plug ‘Moab, Utah’ into your favorite weather forecasting app and check often.  Even though…
October 9, 2017

Shoulder season survival guide for off-road cycling

Shoulder season.   Though not technically in full swing, this morning’s early winter storm looks a lot like shoulder season; that unpredictable time between glorious single track summer days, and winter…
October 5, 2017

The Case for Women’s Advocacy in Mountain Biking

By many accounts, mountain biking lags behind other outdoor industries such as rock climbing, hiking, and camping in their outreach to female riders. Although the mountain biking industry has put…