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Aluminum vs. Carbon Handlebars

Q: Which is better: Carbon or aluminum handlebars?  Can you really feel the difference? A: Both types of handlebars have their advantages and disadvantages.  Aluminum bars are more durable, as they will survive a crash better than carbon bars.  Carbon bars weigh less than aluminum bars.  So which bars “feel” better?  The only way to […]

Underrated Mountain Bike Parts

Q: What are some underrated mountain bike parts? A: Here is a list of six underrated, quality parts (and a bike) you may or may not know about. 6. Sunline XC-1 Stem – While Thomson receives all the buzz for being the best stem, there is an underrated competitor in the [amazon-product region=”us” text=”Sunline XC-1 […]

QR Seat Clamp vs. Bolt Seat Clamp

Q: Which seat clamp style is the best?  Quick release (QR) style or bolt style? A: There are pros and cons to both types of seat clamps. Bolt Style Seat Clamps Bolt style seat clamps are good for people who will be leaving their bike somewhere unattended, as it is simply a matter of undoing […]