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12 Beautiful Biking Destinations You’ll Want to Add to Your Bucket List

For the most part, bike rides are often quite beautiful. Whether you’re biking through rolling hills or a cute little countryside town, or even some …

Jackson Hole

I rode a $7,000 electric bike that's as close to an old-school motorcycle experience as you can get in the 21st century — here's what it was like

I test cars and trucks all the time for Business Insider, but rarely two-wheeled conveyances. Dan McMahon is our bike person, and his coverage needs no introduction.<p>However, I also dig motorcycles and am particularly intrigued by electric versions. But because of my age and status as a parent, I'm …

Motorcycles

8 COMMON MOUNTAIN BIKE MISTAKES

Mountain biking is a tough and rewarding sport. If you’re interested in trying mountain biking don’t shy away! Use the tips below to ensure you avoid …

Mountain Biking

Great Divide Mountain Bike Trail Adds 400 More Miles

The longest mapped, off-road mountain bike trail in the world has just gotten a little longer. The Adventure Cycling Association, the original …

Hiking

New convertible helmet from Sweet Protection and other stuff - MBR

New trail and enduro kit for the coming seasons<p>Sweet Protection convertible helmet unveiled. Norwegian helmet and protection brand has unveiled its …

Mountain Biking

The 6 Best Mountain Bikes Under $1000 in 2018

Mountain bikes under the $1,000 price range are more commonly referred to as ‘hard tails’. This means that the suspension is only on the front wheel. …

Mountain Biking

Carbon vs. Aluminum | Mountain Bike Action Magazine

<b>MBA:</b> Not all carbon parts are made the same, and the internet is loaded with stories of counterfeit parts hitting the market. Is there any good way …

Mountain Biking

Pack Like a Pro: Mountain Biking with Payson McElveen

<i>Written by: Payson McElveen</i>Riding a bike has been part of my life since age four, but it didn’t solidify as my life’s passion until it became one of …

Bikepacking

5 Men's Shoes Tested - 2018 Summer Gear Guide

We can’t all be Eddie Masters and send it 60’ sideways in a pair of flip-flops. Most of us prefer to have a nice, comfy shoe securely attached to …

Shoes

Asset rich but cash poor?: how to use your property to boost your income

Baby-boomers are often said to be better off than younger generations, but many are struggling to generate enough income in their later years.<p>The over-55s are increasingly referred to as the “sandwich generation”, as they fund their children’s education or first step on the property ladder, often …

Save $80 on a Backpacking Tent That Even Casual Campers Will Love

If any tent could be considered a modern classic, it might just be the Hubba Hubba. MSR’s experience designing tents goes way back — its first …

Amazon's Best-Selling Mattress Is Only $95 and People Love It

One buyer said it's better than their $3,000 Tempur-Pedic.<p>It's a competitive boxed-mattress world out there, y'all. With so many to choose from —Casper, Allswell, Helix, to name a few—picking one is hard. But this might make your decision a little bit easier. There's a mattress on Amazon that …

Mountain Bike Geometry Explained

Hard-core mountain bikers love to geek out about mountain bike geometry, spouting off numbers about things like reach, head tube angles, and …

How to Build a Scrambler Motorcycle with 5 Easy Modifications

What is a scrambler motorcycle? The name might sound unconventional, but scrambler motorcycles hit their peak popularity (before the most recent …

The Best Strength Workout for Mountain Bikers

If you get a kick out of hurtling downhill, single-track mountain biking, you’re not alone. Tough terrain ups the ante on traditional road …

10 spectacular long-distance cycle routes

COAST TO COAST, UK<p><b>LENGTH:</b> 140 MILES<p><b>RIDING HIGHS:</b> A tough, rewarding climb up Hartside Pass in the North Pennines, often called England’s last …

The best backpacking tent 2018: super lightweight and compact tents

By Carys Lowry-Carter<p>There are lots of compromises to be made when hitting the road, but finding the best backpacking tent needn’t be one of them. …

Electric mountain bikes are turning purist scoffs into smiles

As I barreled down a rocky, single-track mountain bike trail, knuckles turning white as a ghost, I realized it: I’m not a mountain biker. But for the …

Mountain Biking

Eight reasons why e-bikes are good - MBR

Es are good! Es are good!<p>Eight solid reasons why power-assisted mountain bikes are giving us the biggest natural high.<p>1. Your own personal …

Atherton Diaries: On the Road to Fort William

Trek Racing keeps the wheels turning<p>It’s been almost a month since the first World Cup DH stop of 2018, and the second stop at Fort William, …

Crua Koala hammock lies flat, sits up and stays the night

The Koala works for both lazy-afternoon hangs and fully sheltered overnighters. It has a pair of spreader poles that can remove to transform it from …

A Fitness Trainer Reveals 9 Ways to Control Hunger (So You Can Lose Weight Faster!)

If you're constantly hungry, whether it's due to creating a calorie deficit to lose weight or because you train like a badass beast, feeling controlled by hunger symptoms all day long is no way to live — YOU can be in control of your hunger. Personal trainer Marcus Rice wants to help you manage …

10 Anti-Aging Foods to Support Your 40s-and-Beyond Body

Beautiful, glowing skin starts with how we eat, but these anti-aging foods can also help with more than that.<p>When we pack our diet with vibrant foods …

Scotland’s Secret Huts Are a Bikepacking Dream

<b>You learn things on</b> a seven-day bike tour across the Scottish Highlands with a bunch of old BMX pros. You learn, for example, that your friends might not always prioritize your personal safety.<p>As you straddle your burly adventure bike at the precipice of a steep and rock-strewn descent, covered in …

36-year-old retiree: The best advice I can give about retiring early

Want to retire early? Figure out what truly brings you happiness. Through my many financial mistakes, I learned the expensive way that buying stupid …

The 10 best UK trail centres for beginners

Ready to tackle some trails? Check out the best trail centres for beginners that the UK has to offer.<p>Getting started in mountain biking is not as …

How to ride a pump track - MBR

Get out there and pump!<p>The backbone of modern mountain biking, pumping is an oft-overlooked opportunity to exploit the trails. Andy from Dirt School …

Movies For Your Monday

Against All Odds - The Lindsey Runkel Story: Edited by Peter Jamison Media.<p>August Nesbitt - BC Living: Some riding of mine from sessions over the …

Watch: Bikepacking Patagonia

Giorgio Frattale and Francesco D’Alessio bikepack and packraft through the Patagonia in Argentina. I’m not sure what looks better: the scenery or the …

10 essential career lessons to embrace before it’s too late

Keep your head down and your nose to the grindstone—or so we’ve been taught.<p>Is that really the best career guidance?<p>People often take this sort of …