When looking to upgrade your mountain bike the first thing that you would usually go for is wheels. We all want the edge when it come to our XC bikes.
I'm recently back from one of those bucket-list rides we cyclists dream about: all 469 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway over 7 days. Me and my riding buddy expected long hard days in the saddle, trained for months, and completed a few centuries and gran fondos leading up to it. In retrospect, however, we had no idea the epic adventure that would ensue.