MTBeX Blog

My mountain bike product reviews, location ratings, and general musings

Welcome to my mountain biking blog.

Prepare to be stoked beyond all reason as I geek out about the best mountain bike trails, essential products and part upgrades, and general mountain biking goodness. I hope that these posts will be informative, but most of all I just want to get more people excited about mountain biking. I hate playing sports, especially team sports, and am terrible at all of them.

That’s the reason I love to mountain bike. Mountain biking can be enjoyed alone, or with friends, no matter the skill level of the riders. You don’t have to follow a schedule, spend a specific amount of time, or do any boring exercises. Mountain biking is great for fitness, and it doesn’t have to feel like a workout. I truly believe theres not many things better than being on the trail, and I hope to make others feel the same. Through these blog posts, I aim to provide you with the means to find good trails near you, an affordable bike to ride, and valuable products that help you both on and off the trail. If you have anything, or anywhere, you would like me to review, leave a comment or send me an email through the contact form on the site.

Now quit reading this and get out there and ride a mountain bike!

Commuter Challenge Day 2

Alright- now it gets serious. I rode my bike home for the second time today. This plan seems to be working, and I already noticed an improvement over day one. The current plan is to get dropped off on Tuesdays and Thursdays, then ride home from work...

Commuter Challenge 2019

Commuter Challenge 2019

I am challenging myself (and you) to spend more time on the bike in 2019. While mountain biking is certainly my mainstay, I want to get more base miles in this year instead of falling prey to my overhyped view of how "busy" I am. So, commuting it is. Unfortunately, I...

Sram NX 11 Speed Review

Sram NX 11 Speed Review

A lot of affordable bikes are coming equipped with 'NX 11-speed' and 'NX 12-speed Eagle' drivetrains these days. At $375 for a complete NX Eagle groupset, Sram certainly brings 1-by drivetrains into the realm of affordability for those looking to upgrade as well. I...

Lezyne Macro GPS Kit Review

Lezyne Macro GPS Kit Review

I purchased the Lezyne Macro GPS Y10 about a year ago. I opted for the loaded kit which included a speed/cadence sensor, and a heart rate strap. The kit came with 2 mounts for the GPS unit (direct and forward mounts), and several sizes of rubber bands to attach the...

The Blog Returns!

The Blog Returns!

The excuses continue...Well, that was certainly an extended break. Surely by now i have a backlog of new and interesting material for this blog right? Not really.To be honest, I've fallen off the wagon from riding. I haven't put in the miles lately, and...