Tuesday, September 22, 2015

3 Steps Off Season Training!

he off season is not a time to put your bike away, it is an enjoyable time and can benefit your spring training more than you realize. For most road riders and mountain bikers, the off season is September and October. The racing season is done and dusted, the weather is still good for the most part and you are still carrying some good fitness. So don’t go hanging your bike in the garage saying, “I’ll see you in January pal.” Make the most of this part of your season by having a purpose to some of your rides.
I break the off season down into three different segments: base building, skill set training, and strength training. The first two can be done together on the bike. The third segment takes place in a gym. You can take the next two months and make the most of them with some lightly structured training.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Marin Pine Mountain

This bike is perfect, trying out new stuff, bringing some old into the fold. I am sure there are complaints but why.
Named after one of Marin’s original models, the steel 27.5+ Pine Mountain hardtail features classically inspired lines. In its base level trim (Pine Mountain 1) is a fully rigid bike constructed from a 4130 tubeset.
From MTBR,