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Our website is absolutely chocked full of bikes, components, apparel, and accessories. We've created the Jenson Blog as a tool for cyclists to learn all about the ins-and-outs of the bike world. Use our guides, how-to's, and reviews to navigate the immense options of bike parts or just a bit of two-wheeled entertainment.

First Look: Shimano Deore  12-Speed

First Look: Shimano Deore 12-Speed

New SHIMANO DEORE components deliver a new level of premium performance to the value category by bringing hallmark elite mountain bike technologies to a new price level. SHIMANO DEORE M6100 is a no-compromise component group, offering a full 510% gear range and all of Shimano’s top 12-speed technological innovations first introduced with XTR M9100. SHIMANO DEORE also builds on its legacy as a versatile, value-focused group by broadening its ranges with 10- and 11-speed options.

Ultimate Guide: 2021 Fox Suspension Lineup

Ultimate Guide: 2021 Fox Suspension Lineup

When Bob Fox started making prototype motocross suspension in a friend’s garage in the mid 70’s, we doubt he was aware of the momentous impact he’d have on suspension technology for decades to come. But now, here Fox is, standing firmly on the podium of every sport it represents, a true suspension monolith, giving riders groundbreaking performance on the trail. No matter your off-road discipline, Fox has what you need. We've broken down their entire lineup of forks to help you find the right fork for your ride.

Ultimate E-Bike Guide

Ultimate E-Bike Guide

There are few topics that spur as much debate within the bike world as the ever-growing presence of e-bikes. For some, they are an abomination to our pedal-based love, while others find e-bikes to be the very thing that got them on a bike for the first time or let’s them keep pedaling. Like many of you, we’ve wrestled with these same issues, and have found that the better we understand something the smarter we can be about deciding where we stand. This article is here to help you gain a deeper understand of what e-bikes are, who they are for, and how they fit in our world of bikes. READ TO LEARN MORE.

It's Time To Dial In Your Home Shop

It's Time To Dial In Your Home Shop

In a time when many of us are confined within the walls of our own homes, many cyclists are spending their extra time repairing and tinkering with their bikes. We now have a little more time on our hands to dial in our shifting, straighten crooked handlebars, and replace worn-out grips. While at home, it's also a great time to expand and improve your home shop. Most riders have the essential tools required to perform routine maintenance on their bikes, but when it comes to bike tools, there is always a new or better tool you could use. In this article we explore certain tools, equipment, and storage solutions that can really take your home shop to the next level.

First Look: 7iDP Project 23 Helmet

First Look: 7iDP Project 23 Helmet

7iDP has delivered a long history of well-designed protective gear. Their Project.23 full-face mountain bike helmet continues that legacy and elevates it to a new level.  Focused on safety, comfort, weight, and good looks, they've created a helmet safe enough for DH laps, but comfortable enough enduro laps at your local trail center.  Check out the details of this new helmet line that includes carbon and glass fibre models, plus a upcoming ABS model.

Pro Review: 2020 Orbea Occam LTD

Pro Review: 2020 Orbea Occam LTD

When Orbea launched the 2020 Occam M-LTD, we knew this was going to be a great all-around trail/light enduro mountain bike, with 140mm of rear travel. But, we wanted to know just how much this bike could handle and how good it really was. So, we set Jeff Kendall-Weed up with a loaner bike to put through it's paces to give us the good, the bad, and find out what he would change if it were his personal bike. Jump into our blog to read the full review, plus one hell of a riding video.