If you have ever bought a mountain bike in the past few years it’ll likely have either SRAM or Shimano groupsets installed or a combination of different parts from both.
The two manufacturers are industry leaders but who produces the better parts? This is what my SRAM vs Shimano groupsets comparison article is going to find out.
We’ll look at the differences between the two manufacturers, how their parts stack up against each other, and ultimately we’ll find out who is better.
Both of these companies have been around for a while – although Shimano is by far the older manufacturer – so they aren’t new to the mountain bike groupset market.
The main differences between SRAM vs Shimano are:
Touted as a ‘go-anywhere adventure bike’, my Trek 920 review is going to find out if this bike really is an all-rounder. If you are going to be paying out a couple of thousand dollars for a bike you’ll want it to at least perform comfortably in a variety of situations from standard commuting to going ‘off-road’ and onto some trails.
So, does the Trek 920 do this? Let’s find out.
Bottom Line Up Front: The Trek 920 is a quality bike for the price range it finds itself in. Ideal for long journeys on good surfaces and decent performance on gravel and uneven terrain, the 920 is an ‘all rounder’ to an extent. It performs well, even if it does need some tinkering to the stem and saddle.
If you are in the market for a new mountain bike, my Trek Roscoe 8 review is going to show you the ins and outs of this hardtail bike and what it can handle.
Made by Trek who are one of the biggest bike brands and has been for a number of years, you’ll find out just how good this bike really is and decide if you think it’s the right bike for you.
I’ll go through the main features of the Roscoe 8, who it is suited for, what alternatives are out there, and finally if it is worth the money or not.
Bottom Line Up Front: The Trek Roscoe 8 is a fantastic hardtail bike that can handle a number of environments. For the price it has a wide range of features and combines this will stellar performance from responsive braking, control, a lightweight design and decent speeds too.
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Before you purchase a new bike you need to think what you need it for. Is it everyday riding as a commuter bike on flat and smooth roads, off-road biking on rough terrain, do you need to transport it easily or do you need an all-rounder that can do a combination of everything?
My Ibis Hakka MX Review is going to show you the ins and outs of this bike and what it has been designed for so you can make an educated decision whether or not it is the right bike for you. Ibis are one of the most well known bike brands and their Hakka MX is one of their most popular bikes.
Bottom Line Up Front: The IBIS Hakka MX is recommended as a serious ‘all rounder’ bike that can ride great in nearly every scenario. While predominately a gravel bike it has been designed to handle pretty much anything you throw at it. It is one of the best bikes on the market even if it is a bit pricey.
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Diamondback is known as a dependable mountain bike brand that consistently produces quality bikes. If you are on the fence about purchasing a new mountain bike, my Diamondback Hook review will give you all the information you need to make an informed choice.
Mountain bikes can vary a lot on quality and durability so you need to find the best one for what you need. As it can be an intensive off-road pursuit, you’ll require a bike that is going to last without needing replacement parts too often while providing comfort and enjoyable experience.
I’m going to show you the features of the Diamondback Hook mountain bike, the pros, and cons if any alternatives are out there and finally if it is worth the money.
What do you want from your MTB? Is it a bike that you can take to work every day? Something light that you can easily transport if needed, something with multiple speeds that will allow you to commute with ease? Or are you after an adventure, a bike that you can have fun with? If […]Continue reading
Do you need a bike that you can rely on regardless of the weather condition or the terrain? If this is the case, getting an enduro bike is probably your best option, since you’ll be able to crush climbs and storm down trails with ease. Unlike downhill and XC mountain bikes, enduro bikes are not […]Continue reading
Rushing down a biking trail can at times be dangerous if you don’t have the right gear. The weather conditions, as well as rough terrain, can make descents challenging especially if you don’t know the trail you are on very well. A bike like the Santa Cruz Bronson can be a great choice for both […]Continue reading
If you’ve got some tough trails you’d love to tackle, but your current bike won’t cut it, you might be looking for something a little tougher. You want something that’s going to be able to tackle ascents, bumps and dips, something tough that can withstand the harshest environments. Some bikes are designed to do just […]Continue reading
When it comes to buying a mountain bike, you generally can’t go wrong with a Yeti. They are experts in the field, creating mountain bikes that perform incredibly well on all sorts of terrain. In our Yeti SB5+ review, we’ll be looking at a plus-sized bike that utilizes lightweight technology. Some mountain bike manufacturers are […]Continue reading