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Why Are Mountain Bikes Slower Than Road Bikes

For me, it is pretty obvious that mountain bikes are slower than road bikes. But maybe I am overlooking some factors. So let’s dig into this a bit more. Why are mountain bikes slower than road bikes? Mountain bikes are slower than road bikes because they are heavier, the tires are thicker and have knobs. Mountain bike riders body position …

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Why Are Mountain Bike Forks So Expensive

Over the years mountain bike forks have become more expensive. Even though you can get less expensive forks there must be a reason for the expensive forks. So I looked into this more. Why are mountain bike forks so expensive? Mountain bike forks are expensive because there is more travel, the travel is adjustable, and the stanchions have a larger …

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Why Are Mountain Bike Shorts So Expensive

Many mountain bikers complain that shorts are too expensive. Maybe it is due to a lack of understanding as to the reasons for a high price. I investigated this to learn more. Why are mountain bike shorts so expensive? Mountain bike shorts are expensive because they are more durable, made specifically for mountain biking, and they are waterproof. They are …

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Why Do Mountain Bikes Only Have 11 Gears Now

Mountain bikes with 11 gears are becoming more popular now. They used to have 2 or 3 chainrings and now they have one. So I decided to search for the reasons for the change. Why do mountain bikes only have 11 gears now? Many mountain bikes have 11 gears now because its simpler, lighter, and quieter. There is only one …

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Why Do Mountain Bikers Wear Long Socks

Socks specifically for mountain biking are becoming more popular, especially longer socks. I thought everyone just folds their socks down. So I researched to find the reasons for long socks. Why do mountain bikers wear long socks? Mountain bikers wear long socks because they offer protection from ticks, poison ivy, low bushes and branches. They stop sand and pebbles from …