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December 2008

Month: December 2008

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Endless Summer – In Search of the World’s Best Rides

And that’s how it was for many years. Pack up the bike come November, get out the skis, and grin and bear it until the spring thaw. Until recently. I’ve found a way to keep the ‘endless summer’ going, like the surfer-dudes in the 1966 silver screen classic of the same name. I now travel the world every winter, mountain bike in tow, in search of the perfect ride, the two-wheeled equivalent of the perfect wave.... Read More...
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And The Winners Are…

All of the reviews have been submitted and the votes are in. It is time to announce the winners of the Mountain Cycle Fury frame, Mountain Bikers Essential Pack by Ultrarob.com and the Clix Wheel Release System! It was a tight race, but only one can win the frame...find out who it was...... Read More...
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Mountain Biker Turned Roadie – The First Ride

We started off the ride in 38 degree overcast and ended it in 45 degree sunshine and I am extremely glad that we didn't bail on account of the outside temperature. We were warm the entire ride and it was perfect. Since this was my first extended ride on the road bike, I did have some very distinct observations to share. This ride was a huge eye opener into what I have to look forward to in the ride to come...... Read More...
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Mountain Bike Component Buyers Guide

MTB by 198 is starting a new mountain bike component buyers guide. Every Monday, you are going to see tips and tricks on what to look for in mountain bike components. When I scour the web, I see a lot of information on mountain bike buyers guide, but very little on actual components. If you look at any forum site, the most common questions are normally something like this...... Read More...
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Your Local Trails Work Party – Take Action

During the winter season, we are constantly on the lookout for different ways to stay involved while the weather is not cooperating. Your local work parties are an incredible way to get involved and expand/maintain your favorite local trail. Trail work is done on a constant basis, but work parties are structured much differently than normal maintenance.... Read More...
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Last Minute Gift Ideas

So...You have someone special that needs a gift for the holidays, or you are getting drilled for gift ideas from your loved ones. Here is a list to help you out with the perfect holiday gift ideas for that cyclist in your life!... Read More...