This is about the mysterious circular, see-through piece of plastic between the spokes and the cassette. Bikes of all kinds and price ranges ship out with these things. Strangely enough, bicycles you see out on the streets and trails almost never have that component mounted. Weird, right? So, what is the plastic disc on the back wheel of a bike?
Tire manufacturers like Maxxis are producing some high-tech rubber for any situation. But that also means a wide variety to choose from and navigating labels like MaxxTerra, EXO, 3C, or 120 TPI along the way. This guide gets to the point on what you need to know.
Tire manufacturers like Schwalbe are always improving their mountain bike tire designs. Which is always great for us riders. With a caveat. Because constantly advancing technologies and changing product names are hard to keep up with.
When you think of off-road tires, Maxxis comes to mind as one of the top manufacturers. They have a reputation of being among the highest-quality mountain bike tires available. Maxxis MTB tires feature the latest technologies in tire manufacturing, and that can be seen in the tire compounds they use. Maxxis mountain bike tires come…
ADDIX is Schwalbe’s current line of four mountain bike tire compound options: Speed (red), Speedgrip (blue), Soft (orange), and Ultrasoft (purple). These rubber compounds are designed for specific types of riding like Cross Country, All-Mountain, Trail, Enduro, or Downhill.
A bicycle saddle can fit any bike, as long as the seatpost uses the same mounting configuration. Both saddles and seatposts can be easily swapped for specific parts.