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Longboarding: Tight Trucks vs Loose Trucks

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Nearly every longboarder will agree that overly tight trucks just aren’t a whole lot of fun. And worse, they can be down right dangerous. Longboarding is all about freedom on an oversized skateboard. Tight or winding turns through town and giant carves down a freshly paved country downhill are signature maneuvers on a longboard –…


How to Adjust Bike Brakes


  While bicycle brakes offer excellent stopping power, there are a few reasons why the brakes might not be working properly. Over time the cables may stretch, the brake pads can wear out, a pad might drag on the rim or the brakes just might not be tight enough. Because your safety depends on optimum braking,…


FAQ: Fat Bikes

FAQ: Fat bikes

  Q:What is a Fat Bike? A: Most simply stated, it’s a mountain bike on steroids. The tires are thick and big! Also known as “snow bikes,” “All-Terrain Bikes,” Or “ATBs,’ fat bikes have a wider fork, bottom bracket and rear triangle to accommodate the big tires. They can handle rims over 100mm and tires…


Top Five Paddle Board Brands

Top Paddle Board Brands

Continuing to clime the popularity ladder, stand up paddle boarding is becoming a regular site across the country. From oceans to rivers to city lakes, the sport is accessible, fun, a good workout and perfect for any level of fitness. Keeping you afloat in watersports since 1982, we’ve put together a list of our top paddle…


Tips for First Time Fat Bike Riders


Fat biking has evolved to become one of the fastest-growing trends in cycling. With tires as wide as 4.7 inches (nearly double the width of mountain bike tires), fat bikes allow riders to not only tackle snowy singletrack, extending the cycling season into winter, but also float over fair-weather terrain that would otherwise be impassable…


Bike Safety Tips for Commuters

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  Communities across the country are are thinking differently when it comes to the infrastructure of our roads. Towns and cities are making massive improvements to make our roads safe for bike commuters of all ages and abilities. Bike commuters can find bike lanes or shared bike lanes (where a car and a bike share the same…


How to Fix a Flat Bike Tire

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While they can be frustrating, fixing a flat tire isn’t terribly difficult. When riding, be sure to have a patch kit and bicycle tire release lever. These simple instructions can get you back on your bike quickly. Release the Brake – Before fixing the flat, you’ll need release the brake so that the wheel can…


Skateboarding Quotes

Marc Johnson Skateboard Quote

    A wooden deck attached to some wheels, some slick kicks, jeans and a t-shirt – seems pretty straight forward. There’s so much more to skateboarding than learning to push and balance on the board. Even more than kick flips and 720 Gazelles, it’s a complex culture. For the skaters, blood, sweat and tears is the…


How to Slide on a Longboard

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The first slide to master is the 180 Coleman slide. From there, you can add your own style and tweak it to make it your own. Before attempting slides, get comfortable carving on hills with some decent speed. You’ll need enough speed to get the board around 180 degrees. Check out all the tools you’ll…


How to Pick a Bike Helmet

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A bike helmet should be a no brainer. Once you get used to wearing one, it almost feels weird if you don’t wear one! While all helmets will protect your head, some are designed with aerodynamics in mind, some are exceptionally lightweight and others provide maximum ventilation at high speeds. As price increases, helmets are typically lighter…