mountain biking

  1. Tricia

    The S.S. Pugski September Ski Resort Tour 2019

    @Philpug[/USER] and I are on a road trip to attend the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame Enshrinement events in Ishpeming, Michigan. We decided to make an adventure of it and stop to see some Pugskiers and take in some activities at some ski resorts along the way. First we loaded S.S. Pugski...
  2. Josh Matta

    3 types of trail flow.

    So I have been thinking more and more about why I flat out love certain trails, why I hate certain trails, and also why I can hate a trail but learn to love, and also why I can hate a trail and never learn to like it. Thinking about this I have come to a conclusion, regardless of technical...
  3. Erik Timmerman

    What's your chain lube of choice?

    I've been using the Muc-Off Ceramic lube (no idea why it has ceramic) for the last year or two. Have you guys seen this stuff? Hard to imagine paying that for chain lube...
  4. AmyPJ

    How Wide Are Your Bars?

    And more importantly, how wide is TOO wide, and has bar width gone the way of ski width, and gone overboard in many instances? Mine are 750mm; I have been cutting them down to 720 until this year, when I got it into my head that "wider is better". Well, my cornering has progressively gotten...
  5. luliski

    New mountain bike saddle

    I just got a new seat for my Marin Hawk Hill. The stock saddle was just vaguely uncomfortable on long seated climbs, so I didn't know what to look for in a new one. I have a Specialized Toupe on one of my road bikes, and a Specialized Oura on the other, so I stuck with Specialized and got a...
  6. Slaverson

    Help with doing wheelies

    So recently I have been trying to figure out how to do a wheelie on my mountain bike. I’ve gotten to the point where sometimes I can do maybe a 5 second wheelie but most of the time I just fall back down. When I wheelie my bike starts moving too fast and I find myself pedaling harder and...
  7. Plai

    MTB pads (knees and elbows) -- school me

    Got a full face helmet (in this thread). Now, while getting psyched watching youtube videos for the coming riding season, I realized I don't yet have knee pads. Further more, I don't know squat about pads. What's you favorite and why? What were your considerations when you purchased? Light...
  8. Philpug

    2019 Bike Season - How many days so far?

    The Cycling Edition. Since I didn't get out to ski today...because I was watching The Masters and by the time I needed a break from Pugski work and I could take a was too late to head to the hill, so the only option was to take out the bike for it's maiden summer jaunt. It took me a...
  9. Andy Mink

    School me on what I need to know about mtb

    For whatever weird reason I seem to have been bitten by the bke bug. The last bike I had was an early 1990s Specialized Rock Hopper. I am now reaching out to the Pugsters for tips on what to look for in a bike, what is needless bling, what you like about your ride(s) and what you don't like...
  10. Ron

    Fat Bike Stoke 2018/19

    Figured we need this thread, this is from my first winter ride last week, Super fun, can't believe I waited this long to get a fat bike.
  11. Ron

    Mountain Bike Why Cycles' Big Iron Fat Bike and 27.5 vs 26 Wheel Info

    If you are in the market for a new fat bike, you have undoubtedly seen a few new bikes featuring 27.5 wheels. Which is better: 27.5 or 26? Hopefully, this article will help with the buying decision. I did a ton of investigation and interviews, including an interview with Why Cycles to get to the...
  12. Doug Briggs

    Too much 'leaking'?

    I had my shock seal replaced this late spring. I've got 643.2 mi and 91h 9m on the bike this year. Is this leaking abnormal? Should it be serviced right away? This is a couple rides worth of leaking.
  13. B

    Which bike to buy

    Hello, I hope this is the correct place to post this. I have been on Epic ski and Pugski for some time. I have purchased skis based on recommendatons by Phil Pug and have been pleased. I am now over 60 and the Epic Pass that I bought also covers lifts in the summer. I did some single track on...
  14. coskigirl

    Abasin to add via ferrata and mountain biking.

  15. Erik Timmerman

    Canyon Grail

    What do you guys think of this puppy? I'm kinda toying with some sort of a "gravel" bike to complement my mountain bikes and my 15 year old Lemond (which in all honesty is perfectly fine and is fun to ride on gravel roads with its 23c tubeless tires). The bar/stem thing is sorta cool and kind of...
  16. Philpug

    Accessories Long-Term Review: 6D ATB-1T Evo Helmet

    The first thing I thought of when playing with the 6D ATB-1T Evo helmet was that it feels like the Volvo of bike helmets: boxy but safe. Considering Volvo’s commitment to safety, could there be a better first impression? As far as the "boxy but safe" part, the 6D is a bit larger and not as...
  17. Andy Mink

    Insert jaw drop imoji here

    So, I don't ride bikes. I may sometime but they're just not my thing. That said, I watched this entire video (30 minutes or so) and was blown away. This is some kind of crazy! I didn't know such a thing existed.
  18. Philpug


    Yes, another way to find our site. With many members here being cyclists, we thought it would only be fitting to specialize a segment specifically for cycling. We were very successful creating new relationships with brands and suppliers at Interbike and look forward to building this section.
  19. Mike Thomas

    Electric MTB- Wow! Mike T's Take

    So, our Scott rep dropped an e-Spark 710 off for a few of us to try. I like cool stuff, I like bikes, this thing is pretty cool and is sort of a bike... this should be fun! The Ride- The e-Spark is a Shimano Steps powered, 27.5+ wheeled, 130/120mm travel ebike. Shimano XT level components make...
  20. Mike Thomas

    BEST way to hydrate while riding?

    The efficiency of flats vs clips has left me thinking... Since whenever there are two or more options, there needs to be a 'best', so what is the best way to hydrate while riding- bottle, pack or sipping from a trailside puddle? - Bottles can be inconvenient and not all bikes play well with...