Below is a collection of links to great products that I have personally used and can recommend that will help in either planning your mountain bike adventure, inspiration on destinations by some the world’s best mountain bike journalists and products that have been tested and proven by Trail and All Mountain riders.
Online Bike Retailers:
The largest online bicycle retailer in the UK, Wiggle have shaken up the industry with very competitive pricing and fast delivery. Recent additions to their business model include teaming up with local bike shops to provide a component and bike servicing service – an added incentive for those online purchases
The world’s largest online bicycle retailer, large selection and worldwide shipping. A great family business success story.
A US based site with quality brands and components for Mountain Bikers and Roadies.
Quality merino riding apparel from NZ. Their gear is functional, tested on the ever impressive NZ mountain bike trails.
High end, highly functional, quailty riding gear from San Francisco based Kitsbow. Bringing style back to mountain bikers. Some impressive photography and website design too!
NZ again nails it with high quality, high performance merino riding gear
Fox clothing and protectives have become a synonymous with quality, durability and style on the trails.
The Pink Bike site gives you some of the best news and video content on riding for all genre’s with some gems for the Trail/AM rider.
Another quality news, video and content source for mountain bikers.
An excellent resource for trail building and advocacy as well as holding a detailed list of epic trails to discover.
Books & Magazines:
Below are a list of mountain biking magazines that get it. Inspired journalism, quality content and impressive photography. Much of the content speaks to the trail/AM rider.
The pioneers in presenting the stories behind the rides – articles with substance. The recent design update has taken this magazine to another level.
(Edit: This title is no longer as of Oct 2013)
In the spirit of Rouler, the quality road cycling magazine, Privateer is the MTB version. Heavy with photography, capturing the pain and joy of riding.
NZ mountain bike magazine from the photographic brilliance of Caleb Smith. The right mix of features, product reviews and news.
Australia’s premier mountain bike magazine featuring the key stories from the vibrant endurance/marathon scene in Australia and NZ.
An impressive US mountain bike magazine with articles that are well supported by the talented staff & contributing photographers.
UK based magazine with a lean towards the Trail & All Mountain rider. Classic magazine format with product reviews and tests, route maps and features.
(Edit: No longer available as of Aug 2014)
A US based magazine that gets behind the story, events and characters of mountain biking. Quality journalism in a similar vein to Privateer and Singletrack magazine from the UK.
A new (Oct 2012) quarterly magazine from ex editors of Australian Mountain Bike, with quality writers and photographers, with a largely Australian based voice.
(Edit: Moved to an online only content delivery – still quality articles and videos)