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Why Do Mountain Bikers Wear Goggles

Wearing goggles for mountain biking has become more popular over the years. Before that riders would either wear nothing or sunglasses. So I have researched the reasons for the increase in goggles. Why do mountain bikers wear goggles? Mountain bikers wear goggles in order to protect their eyes from bugs, branches, dirt, mud, and snow. They keep sweat out of …

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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 …