Mountain Bike Buyer’s Guide

Are you looking to get off the beaten path or just pedal around the neighborhood? There’s no better vehicle than a mountain bike to tackle a variety of terrain. Do you dream of riding remote trails deep in the backcountry, taking hot laps on the dirt paths in the park, or something in between? There’s certainly a mountain bike that can do it, and do it well. Continue reading


Tune Your Next Ride – Adjust Your Tire Pressure PT 1


With a simple adjustment, you have an incredible amount of control over how your bicycle will handle on your next ride. Simply adjusting the amount of air pressure in your tires has a very direct and immediate response on the way your bicycle feels and responds to the terrain where you ride. Many mountain bikers have known this for a long time, but it is completely valid for road and path riders as well. We’ll start with mountain bikes for this installment, and talk road, & path bikes on the next. Continue reading

Big Wheel Love…

If you’ve been searching or deciding on a big wheeled mountain bike, you’ve no doubt seen the raging debates over wheel-size, and tire width amongst a slew of others (like the benefits of dropper-posts, one-by systems, etc). It can certainly make your head spin.
One of our customers recently waded through the mire of the wheel-size debate & made the jump from his hard-tail 26 to a full-suspension 29er. He’s so in love with his new bike, & has been telling anyone & everyone within ear shot, for weeks, about his amazing new ride!  He was so excited, in fact, that he offered to write about his experience so we could share it with others who may sorting through the wheel-size debate. Here’s his story:

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Diamondback Sortie 3 29er

Gary’s new bike! Diamondback Sortie 3 29er!

Gary recently got an awesome new mountain bike. Here’s what he had to say: “I have a new bike.  Diamondback Sortie Three 29er. I just rode it! 28 miles and it is hands down the most stable full suspension I have ever ridden. Continue reading

New Arrivals…0001

Ever have days where you just want to roll over everything in your path? Maybe it’s January and the snowy, New England weather is relegating you to the torture of your trainer; all you want to do is get out and pedal? Ever wish you had a bike that could really go anywhere? Well, it’s arrived here in Pedal Power, Vernon. Continue reading