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!

Your First Bike – Hydraulic Disk Brakes?

When you purchase your first “real” mountain bike, a lot of the time people come up with a list of important features and then shop around to find the best deal. This was true for me, and one of the features I spent a little more for (about $100) was hydraulic disk...

2017 Diamondback Release 1 Review

Diamondback bikes may not be a brand you have considered. The Release line of bikes is a new generation of dw-link style full-suspension trail bikes worth taking a look at. I recently purchased a 2017 Diamondback Release 1, and want to share my initial thoughts.

Xfusion Manic Dropper Post Review

The Xfusion Manic dropper post has been out for a while now, but unfiltered and unbiased reviews still aren’t really out there. I’ll be honest- I have never owned a high end dropper like the Rockshox Reverb or the Thompson Elite. I’ve demoed a KS Lev and Giant’s...