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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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