Based on our quick MTB review at Interbike’s Dirt Demo, we have a demo Marin B-17 2 for a long term review. Read on for our "out of the box" review.

The Marin B-17 MTB review – out of the box and ready for the trail

Based on our quick MTB review at Interbike’s Dirt Demo, we have been extended a Marin mountain bike demo for a long term review. However, before I ride it and give you a full mountain bike review let me share what is actually coming out of that box.

I was amazed at how well the B17’s operated. Even when thrown down rocky chutes or around jagged turns this bike soaked up anything I threw at it.

Dirt Demo Reviews: Thoughts and Feelings on the Marin B17

I was amazed how well the Marin B17 bike handled! To start, it had a near telepathic handling character. Simply I would think about changing direction and the bike did it. Following that, I was amazed at how well its suspension operated. Even when thrown down rocky chutes or off camber, jagged turns, the B17’s suspension soaked up anything I threw at it. Even more, when it was time to turn the bike uphill, the suspension resisted bobbing and transferred all my pedaling efforts to find rear wheel traction.

My second Southeast Asian solo bike tour saw me again crossing the border to bicycle Cambodia. After my first trip to Vietnam and Cambodia in 2014, I promised myself a return for an extended tour. Fortune smiled upon me and I returned for a 16-day solo tour.

A promised return for a solo bike tour to Cambodia and Vietnam

My second Southeast Asian bike tour saw me again crossing the border to bicycle through Cambodia. After my first trip to Vietnam and Cambodia in 2014, I promised myself a return extended tour. Fortune smiled upon me and I returned for a 16-day solo tour that I will share with you – enjoy.

I first saw the Flat Stopper tire sealant at Interbike. The flat Stopper booth had a wheel affixed to a stand that had a jagged spike that would puncture the tire if you pressed a lever. Based on this display,

“The Flat Stopper” could be your future tire sealant!

I first saw the Flat Stopper tire sealant at Interbike. The flat Stopper booth had a wheel affixed to a stand that had a jagged spike that would puncture the tire if you pressed a lever. Based on this display, I needed to try this sealant myself. See what I discovered!

Mountain Bikes (MTB) may all look similar, however there are substantial differences between them. First lets take a look at the "It looks like a mountain bike" version, then we will look at a true mountain bike.

Mountain Bikes: What is best for you and the terrain you will ride

Mountain Bikes (MTB) may all look similar, however if you are planning on purchasing a new one there are some substantial differences between them. First lets take a look at the “It looks like a mountain bike” version, then we will look at a true mountain bike.

Chasing away the winter blues by visiting a warm weather bike destination.

Chasing away those winter blues by traveling to a warm riding destination

With winter here for a few more months it is not uncommon for cabin fever to set in. Many of us use this time of year to head off to a warm riding destination to get out of the cold and kick-starting the spring season a little early. While the list of warm biking destinations is nearly endless, here are a few that can be extra fun. Read on to learn, where to go and how to get there.

I have seen many people put off using a commuter bike because they felt they didn't have the right bicycle, not realizing it was already in their garage.

Building the ultimate commuter bike with what’s in your garage

I have been using a commuter bike almost exclusively for the past twenty years and have seen many people put off commuting by bicycle because they felt they didn’t have the right bike. But, many don’t realize that the right equipment is closer than many think and may already be hanging in your garage.

HaveFunBiking.com has you covered with our gift guide for the very best holiday ideas. These items have been picked by our staff for the rider on your list. 

The HaveFunBiking Holiday Gift Guide for the riders on your list

HaveFunBiking.com has you covered with our gift guide for the very best holiday ideas. These items have been picked by our staff for the rider on your list. 

Picture yourself riding the Mississippi River Trail (MRT) through the wilds of Minnesota, pedaling America's famous 3,000 mile bike system

The Mississippi River MRT in Minnesota, a bike adventure of a lifetime

In the following description, picture yourself riding the Mississippi River Trail (MRT) through the wilds of Minnesota. Pedal along with family or friends on the first leg of America’s famous 3,000 mile bike system at your own pace using bike-friendly roads and multi-use pathways.

Its CyclecCross season here in Minnesota and this weekend Tonka Cycle & Ski is hosting two days of fun out at LGR CX, October 21 & 22, out at Jackson Meadows, St Marine near the St Croix River, east of the Twin Cities. 

Bike Pic Oct 21, who says you can’t have fun when the ground is wet?

Its CyclecCross season here in Minnesota and this weekend Tonka Cycle & Ski is hosting two days of fun out at LGR CX, October 21 & 22, out at Jackson Meadows, St Marine near the St Croix River, east of the Twin Cities.