Resources

This is a list of mountain bike resources that I find interesting or useful.  If you have a valuable mountain bike resource that you think I should know about then please send me the link through the Contact page of the website.

Thanks, James

Organizations

International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA)

Magazines

Dirtrag – This is one of my personal favorites.  I have been a subscriber for 4 or 5 years.  They have a lot of great freelance stories that play up the adventure of the sport.  I actually read the hard copy more often than the web page.  I’m so old school. 🙂

Mountain Bike Action – Another great magazine – has a lot of great product reviews and race coverage.

Singletrack – A mountain bike magazine from the UK.

Websites

mtbr.com – one of my favorite review sites.  I always head here before my biggest purchases.

bikerumor – lots of great bike news for riders of all styles.

bikejames.com – mountain bike strength training system

Blogs

bikefat.com – Mountain biker & trailbuilder from British Columbia shares his passion for singletrack.

DC Rainmaker – Not really mountain biking, but Ray Maker writes up great reviews about the latest sports technologies.

Bad Idea Racing – Rich Dillen, Unprofessional Cyclist

Mountain Bike Trailer Park – Comedy-infused look at mountain biking and general cycling culture in Columbus, Ohio.

Podcasts

Athlete On Fire – An inspirational podcast where host Scott Jones interviews athletes about their background, training and motivations.  The focus tends to be on endurance athletes.  I like to listen to it while I’m on longer rides.

Stores

I generally check my local bike shop first, but if they don’t have what I am looking for their are some excellent sites on the internet.

Roll: – This is my local bike shop.  They sponsor the Combo Race Team that I am on.  I encourage everyone to check out their store or visit them if they have a location near you.  They are very supportive of Columbus’s biking culture.

Amazon’s Bicycle Store – has great prices, great selection and a great return policy.  Most importantly, their user reviews are a good guide for making informed buying decisions.

Nashbar.com – Their personal brand of cycling gear is a good combination of price vs. quality.  Definitely good for someone who wants to bike on a budget.

Pricepoint.com – Good prices and selection

Photos

Sarver Digital – Many of the photos on this site, including the banner photo on the homepage, were taken by Jackson Sarver of Sarver Digital.  Please check out more of his work at sarverdigital.com

 

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