Buyers Guide to Mountain Bike: Components and Accessories

Getting home your first mountain bike can be an incredible feeling. However, if you are going to get it the first time, it’s a tough job to do. Though you will hear a lot about getting so and so brand from your friends, but until and unless you have an idea about the basics of mountain bike, it’s difficult to have it. The only way is to sit, relax and work out your need and… Read More »

Selecting the Right Mountain Bike

Buying a mountain bike may be an ardent task if you are not familiar with what to look for. You need to consider a number of things while choosing the best bike for you. From the brand to the cost to the features, everything is important. Here are some useful guidelines to follow while selecting right mountain bike. First thing you need to decide is your budget. There are different types of bikes by various… Read More »

Mountain Biking: Tips for Beginners

Introduction Mountain biking is an exciting and exhilarating sport enjoyed by many people across the world. It is an interesting sport because you can enjoy cycling on different kinds of difficult terrains. If not done properly, it can be dangerous too. If you want to become a mountain biker, you have to consider various things to be safe and improve your performance. The best way to learn more about the sport, is to go through… Read More »

Welcome to Mountain Bike AZ

MountainBikeAZ has mountain bike trail information and reviews by our staff and our readers. Browse through our trails section to find a trail in the area you would like to ride. We rate the trails by skill, effort, type, season and mileage. Check out our mountain biking photos from around the state. Photos of trails, races and whatever else we point the camera towards. The videos section has videos of trails and racing from around… Read More »

Are You Confused About ‘What Size Bike Do I Need?

Make sure that you judge the right mountain bike sizing before purchasing a bike for you. Follow certain ageless techniques to determine the sizing and make mountain bike riding the most effortless sport for you. Deciding what size of mountain bike will be the perfect one considering your body size is perhaps the hardest thing to decide when buying a bike. Stop fretting about the kind of metal with which the frame is made or… Read More »

Chiropractic: The Athletes Advantage

Chiropractic is the essential compliment to the athlete who is striving for optimum performance or even the couch potato who gets out on their bike only once a month. An increasing number of Americans are seeking chiropractic care as an effective alternative to traditional prescription-based treatment. Developed in 1895, chiropractic’s goal is to enable the body to reach an optimum level of functioning, without the use of drugs or surgery. First things first, what exactly… Read More »

24-Hour Endurance Specialist Nat Ross Interview

© copyright June, 03 Stephen W. Medcroft (all rights reserved) Freak Skier turned Mountain Bike Pro — Nat Ross shows us how he succeeds in the world of 24-hour solo racing… I was blessed to be able to interview 24-hour endurance racer Nat Ross of the Gary Fisher / Subaru Mountain Bike Racing Team In March of this year for a piece in July’s Mountain Bike magazine. The focus of the Mountain Bike piece was… Read More »

The Addiction

© May, 2003 Scott Reading (all rights reserved) The author hammering the trail at Sea Otter Cycling poetry from Scott Reading Gravity provides Both the challenge and the fun Relaxation comes from Blue sky, cactus and the sun. Exertion and sweat Are invested in the climb But after going up Comes a descent so sublime! Twists and turns Rocks and rills Cliffs and jumps Mountains and hills. No problems and deadlines Customers totally mad No… Read More »

Mary Grigson Interview

© April, 2003 Stephen W. Medcroft (all rights reserved) This article first appeared on in 2003. On Recovery from Overtraining Five-time Australian national champion two-time American national series champion, Mary Grigson, also happens to be an accomplished nurse. Last year though, she failed to see the warning signs of fatigue that later snowballed into a spate of poor form and bouts of depression, where she seriously considered throwing the sport away. But as Stephen… Read More »

Night Riding

© copyright July, 01 Stephen W. Medcroft (all rights reserved) A version of this article first appeared in Silent Sports Magazine (published and distributed in Wisconsin) in 2001. At night, on my mountain bike, I live in a twenty-foot bubble of light. The world disappears into blackness at its border. The trails are empty except for me. How far the next hill climbs is of no immediate relevance. Nothing exists beyond the reach of my… Read More »