Ozark Trail Canopy Replacement: Expert Q&A on JustAnswer

An ideal tent for a family—plenty of set-up room and one tough tent. Offers high-quality outdoor equipment at competitive prices, making outdoor adventures accessible to all. In the heart of the Ozarks’ wilderness, a passion for exploration was kindled. There are 4 walls included and one of the walls has a zipper in the center… Continue reading Ozark Trail Canopy Replacement: Expert Q&A on JustAnswer

The $549 Mongoose Switchback Expert Review

It’s rare to see a bike in this price range offered in four sizes—small through extra large—rather than just one or two sizes. Like more expensive bikes, the Mongoose Switchback Expert specs smaller 27.5″ diameter wheels on size small bikes and 29er wheels on larger sizes. To find the right size, check that you can… Continue reading The $549 Mongoose Switchback Expert Review

The $549 Mongoose Switchback Expert Review

However, the Axum comes with a dropper post and features wider and more stable 2.6″ tires. I took the Mongoose Switchback Expert on a few test rides on moderate but not aggressive trails at a reasonable speed. Smooth trails are a better choice than rough ones, especially when it comes to rocks and roots. Buying a bike… Continue reading The $549 Mongoose Switchback Expert Review

The $549 Mongoose Switchback Expert Review

The coil fork isn’t all that responsive, and unlike a fork with an air spring you can’t adjust it to customize the feel for your weight and riding style. I found I needed to keep my speed in check to keep the front wheel tracking and in control. If you want to ride trails as fast as possible, you’ll likely progress beyond… Continue reading The $549 Mongoose Switchback Expert Review

Good Walmart Bikes? Expert Reveals How to Maximize a Box-Store Bicycle

At the other end, the font center was moderate and reasonable. It wasn’t the super-hyper-extra-long enduro-specific wheelbase I expected, and while for a minute that was disappointing, the disappointment was only relative to my expectations rather than the reality of riding the bike long term. Testing is a big part of what happens at BEAST;… Continue reading Good Walmart Bikes? Expert Reveals How to Maximize a Box-Store Bicycle

Good Walmart Bikes? Expert Reveals How to Maximize a Box-Store Bicycle

You can drop half a cassette at once or make single shifts with the expected precision, and it works, but not as nicely as SRAM electronic shifting. I have never NEEDED anything to work as nicely as SRAM electronic shifting in horrible conditions. Together, we made a hyper bike decision about the direction that my… Continue reading Good Walmart Bikes? Expert Reveals How to Maximize a Box-Store Bicycle

Expert Explanation: E-Bike Wattage, Range, and Weight

This will release the latch, allowing you to lift it up and open the seat compartment. If you leave the battery in the bike, there is a rubber port cover you need to move before plugging in the bike. This helps keep the battery dry if you get caught out in the rain. If you’re… Continue reading Expert Explanation: E-Bike Wattage, Range, and Weight

Good Walmart Bikes? Expert Reveals How to Maximize a Box-Store Bicycle

So I would ask them to define “good bike,” because the meaning of that can vary greatly from person to person. The Ice Pack is a stripped-down yet full-featured technical winter pack. With availability in 40L, 55L, and 70L volumes, it is all-purpose with low-profile crampon and easy-access ice tool carry systems making it great… Continue reading Good Walmart Bikes? Expert Reveals How to Maximize a Box-Store Bicycle

Good Walmart Bikes? Expert Reveals How to Maximize a Box-Store Bicycle

As a result, the mis-mitered tubes could be used to build a fun bike to be given to friends, and after some happy accident, I ended up with one—a steel, single-pivot, long-travel trail bike or, perhaps, a slightly sketchy enduro bike. While I’m not going to pretend to have ridden enough trail bikes or enduro… Continue reading Good Walmart Bikes? Expert Reveals How to Maximize a Box-Store Bicycle

Expert Explanation: E-Bike Wattage, Range, and Weight

Because of the way the motor engages, after about five seconds of pedaling, the electric assist can come on unexpectedly, at least the first few times you ride this bike. But the motor doesn’t have nearly enough power to pull the bike along by itself, and you will find you are getting some exercise while… Continue reading Expert Explanation: E-Bike Wattage, Range, and Weight