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Why New Year's Resolutions Often Fail: A Fresh Perspective

Jaclyn Delacroix | Jan 3

Words: Jaclyn Delacroix | Photos: Tandem Photography As we step into another year, the tradition of making New Year’s resolutions comes...

How to Choose the Right Bike Shop: A Comprehensive Guide

Jaclyn Delacroix | Oct 20, 2023

Picking the perfect bike shop is an essential step for any cyclist, whether you're a seasoned rider or just starting your biking journey...

Is Fear of Failure Sabotaging Your Mountain Biking Journey?

Jaclyn Delacroix | Oct 12, 2023

Mountain biking is a sport that demands physical prowess, mental fortitude, and an unyielding...

Made For Fun: Essential Cycles Brings Marin Bikes back to the Shore

By: Jaclyn Delacroix | Oct 4, 2023

Essential Cycles is thrilled to announce our new partnership as an authorized Marin Bikes dealer. This exciting collaboration brings the acclaimed Marin Bikes to the heart of North Vancouver...

Going Local: A Short Guide to North American-Made Mountain Bike Products

By: Jaclyn Delacroix | Jun 7, 2023

s someone who grew up in a country that constantly promoted Australian Made and Australian owned it's something that I have always felt proud of. In recent years...

My Rigid Rental Rig Realized

By: Andrew Major | May 31, 2023

I have some friends who are worried right now. So I just want to jump in and assure them that they're not having a fever dream or experiencing Inception. Rather than being my best MS-Paint project ever, these are legitimately real photos...

The Power of Self-Efficacy for Mountain Biking

By: Jaclyn Delacroix | May 17, 2023

Many riders seek to improve their confidence on the trail, believing that it will help them ride more challenging terrain. While confidence is certainly valuable, it can be fleeting and difficult to sustain...