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If you’re in the market for a bike, you may be wondering what the benefits are to getting a new bike or one that’s simply new to you. For starters, buying a second-hand bike is a far simpler process than buying say, a used car because it’s a lot easier to assess a bike’s condition without having to “look under the hood” for chassis or transmission failures.

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Just got a brand-new mountain bike (or better a refurbished one) ...

Just got a brand-new mountain bike (or better a refurbished one) but you’re not sure what gear to ride in? Don’t be that guy riding in jeans and, for the love of God, avoid going for hot laps in a roadie’s gear. Get yourself a proper trail outfit that’ll look cooler, feel more comfortable and be safer. Here’s our favorite rowdy look, featuring Fox Racing gear, to help you to send it!

Kids and bikes go together like summer and watermelon when they ...

Kids and bikes go together like summer and watermelon when they’ve been properly nurtured (the kids, not the watermelon). Same as the best bike in the world won’t make its rider a pro, kids need to be shown the benefits of riding a bike without being forced to enjoy it.

Our Ambassador Kelsey is sharing with us her Coffee Climb Essenti ...

Our Ambassador Kelsey is sharing with us her Coffee Climb Essentials

There’s more to Canadian bicycle brands than just having a Cana ...

There’s more to Canadian bicycle brands than just having a Canadian address. Each bike manufacturer has a flagship bike and a story to tell, keep reading to find out what makes these some of Canada’s top bicycle brands.

Just got a brand-new mountain bike (or better a refurbished one) ...

Just got a brand-new mountain bike (or better a refurbished one) but you’re not sure what gear to ride in? Don’t be that guy riding in jeans and, for the love of God, avoid going for hot laps in a roadie’s gear. Get yourself a proper trail outfit that’ll look cooler, feel more comfortable and be safer. Here’s our favorite rowdy look, featuring Fox Racing gear, to help you to send it!

Kids and bikes go together like summer and watermelon when they ...

Kids and bikes go together like summer and watermelon when they’ve been properly nurtured (the kids, not the watermelon). Same as the best bike in the world won’t make its rider a pro, kids need to be shown the benefits of riding a bike without being forced to enjoy it.

Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or casual commuter, or someon ...

Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or casual commuter, or someone who rides on smooth roads, gravel trails or mountain paths, selecting your faithful two-wheeled companion should take into account several criteria; type of riding, surface, intensity and frequency. Here are a few tips to help you choose the perfect bike.

Selling your bike online isn't always as quick and easy as you mi ...

Selling your bike online isn't always as quick and easy as you might think. That's why we're sharing our 7 tips on best practices and do's & don'ts when trying to sell your bike online.

There’s more to Canadian bicycle brands than just having a Cana ...

There’s more to Canadian bicycle brands than just having a Canadian address. Each bike manufacturer has a flagship bike and a story to tell, keep reading to find out what makes these some of Canada’s top bicycle brands.

If you’re in the market for a bike, you may be wondering what t ...

If you’re in the market for a bike, you may be wondering what the benefits are to getting a new bike or one that’s simply new to you. For starters, buying a second-hand bike is a far simpler process than buying say, a used car because it’s a lot easier to assess a bike’s condition without having to “look under the hood” for chassis or transmission failures.

Why do some bikes cost so much and how their prices are justified ...

Why do some bikes cost so much and how their prices are justified can spark a seemingly endless debate, especially since bikes continue to evolve annually. The price of a bike is the sum of the price of the individual parts. Simply put, bicycles are expensive because of the materials, manufacturing costs, and research and development that go into them.

In my experience, 2.8 inches Plus size tires are by far the best ...

In my experience, 2.8 inches Plus size tires are by far the best and only size bike tires you need to shred year-round in all conditions, without having to spend more money on other size tires, other style tires (i.e. studs), or other bikes completely.

Our Ambassador Kelsey is sharing with us her Coffee Climb Essenti ...

Our Ambassador Kelsey is sharing with us her Coffee Climb Essentials

In addition to possibly being your child's next PE teacher, Kelse ...

In addition to possibly being your child's next PE teacher, Kelsey is a former British Columbia Downhill Champion and a mountain bike coach for Les chèvres de montagne. She is the baker of the best chocolate muffins, and one of the biggest jokesters around! Kelsey is also one of the most positive people you will ever meet!

Krystel works as a development and partnership advisor for Opéra ...

Krystel works as a development and partnership advisor for Opération Enfant Soleil and is the founder of Les limettes.cc, a cycling collective supporting female victims of domestic violence. She is also a partner at Le Braquet, so Krystel is definitely what we would call a natural philanthropist. In her free time, she loves to road cycle and partake in bikepacking adventures.

Former BMX champion turned endurance gravel bike rider, road race ...

Former BMX champion turned endurance gravel bike rider, road racer, and mountain bike enthusiast, Steven likes to try everything! You may have even seen him in a Cirque du Soleil show performing amazing tricks on his BMX! One thing is for sure, Steven is not afraid of anything. In the winter, you'll probably run into him at Taz or on Zwift, but as soon as the sun is warm enough, he's already outside!

In case you haven’t heard of this route, I’m here to help you ...

In case you haven’t heard of this route, I’m here to help you understand the reality of the trip. Do not be fooled by the ‘butter tart’ name and think it’s all about sweet treats and easy riding. The BT 700 is a serious adventure and not for the faint of heart.

Crowsnest Pass is located southwest of Calgary on the border betw ...

Crowsnest Pass is located southwest of Calgary on the border between Alberta and British Columbia. Last fall we discovered this somewhat unloved mining region of the Rocky Mountains. It's windy, chilly, even a little hostile and wild. But we loved the scenery so much that we decided to go back this year.

Big Red Gravel Run is a race almost entirely on private gravel ro ...

Big Red Gravel Run is a race almost entirely on private gravel roads and country lanes. This makes the event attractive because these roads are normally inaccessible and fenced off. This 130-kilometre race with 1,750 metres of positive elevation gain is an event not to be missed.

For my first bike packing experience, I opted to sleep in a hoste ...

For my first bike packing experience, I opted to sleep in a hostel. I would like to do some self-sufficient trips soon, but this time it was simpler and more comfortable but also reassuring - especially since I was missing too much equipment for camping.