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All about Fat Bikes

By Special to the Sentinel

by: Brad Stewart, Bicycle Outfitters, Grand Junction, Co There is a new distraction for bikers.  It’s an untraditional alternative to mountain biking, the newest experience in thrill!  Enter: The “Fat Bike!” Fat ...

Burn Lap

How to Pack for the trails you’re riding

By Special to the Sentinel

by: Keith Kitchens, The Bike Shop, Grand Junction, CO Ready to hit the trails? Here are a few suggestions for what to take with you on a variety of rides: BURN LAP – tube, CO2 canister and head, Quik Stik and water bottle. No ...

Rustler’s Loop photo

Advanced biking tips: steep rollers, drops, rock gardens and switchbacks

By Julie Norman

Mastering various bike skills takes time and patience, and sometimes even a little blood.  Hopefully our tips and the videos we’ve linked will help you advance your own skills without leaving too much skin on the trails. Below ...

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A Bicycling Classic

By Special to the Sentinel

By John Hodge The Grand Junction area offers a variety of good road cycling routes, but the crown jewel has to be Rim Rock Drive in Colorado National Monument. Around here we think it’s one of the best, if not the best road ride in the ...

Stagnant singletrack

Has some of your singletrack become stagnant?

By Julie Norman

Have you ever found yourself riding the same trails over and over? Sometimes we do this because we just really enjoy a particular ride (Lion’s and Mack Ridge for me). Other times we find ourselves just repeating the same rides every ...

Mary Thom ride photo

How to get your significant other to mountain bike

By Special to the Sentinel

By Heather O’Brien Photos courtesy of Heather O’Brien I am nuts about biking. I’m so nuts that I, a teacher, spend my summer vacations working at The Bike Shop because I love helping people find the perfect bike, and also ...

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Tips for a successful mountain bike ride with your kids

By Julie Norman

1. If you have very small children, consider investing in a Strider bike. Strider bikes don’t have pedals, so kids can push along with their feet, but can also pick up their feet in order to learn balance. These bikes also help to ...

Demo Days - Bike Shop

Buying the mountain bike best suited for you

By Special to the Sentinel

Story and photo by Keith Kitchens, The Bike Shop It’s time for a new mountain bike. How do you get the best bike for you? With so many choices on the market today it can be overwhelming. By breaking down the options your final choice ...

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Ready to race?

By Sparky Moir

So, you’ve decided that you want to compete in a bike race. Awesome! Racing is a wonderful way to progress as a rider, to see how your bike handling skills and fitness stacks up against others and to meet new people who share your ...

The 2015 RIDE guide is here!

By Julie Norman

The 2015 Edition of RIDE magazine, produced by The Daily Sentinel is here! This year’s “How-To” theme means our magazine is filled with articles on: How to get started mountain biking How to get started racing How to find ...

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