The end of the month is already here, and you know what that means - a new episode of Top MTB Components! In this installment, you'll find the most popular products this month purchased by thousands of riders; from the likes of Fox, SRAM, OneUp, Maxxis, & Magura... Plus a secret product you don't want to miss! Tune in!
If you ride your mountain bike in the dirt (which is pretty reasonable) chances are that your tires have been flinging dirt and rocks up into your face and mouth while you ride, if you don't have a fender that is. Some fenders will help reduce the amount of airborne debris, however, the new XL mudguard from Fox is claimed to offer 85% more coverage than the original fender they offered, and will help keep that dirt where it belongs. This means that you'll be properly hungry when you get home from your ride, instead of being full from all that dirt and mud you ate out on the trail.
Let's get straight to the point - the Maxxis Aggressor is one of the best trail/enduro rear tires we've used, hands down. Its fast rolling speed combined with controlled traction while climbing and braking makes it a very well rounded tire in a myriad of conditions. Many tires that have good traction and knobs often lack rolling speed which can make bikes feel sluggish on climbs and other pedally sections of trail, which is a great way to suck the fun out of a ride. Not only is this a great rear tire for just riding your bike, but we happen to have some of the hard-to-find Maxxis white logo tires so you don't have to worry about cramping your bike's incredible style with those yellow logos. Even better, the white logo tires are a great deal. Snag them while you can!
One of the most neglected parts of the modern mountain bike is the hydraulic disc brake. Each disc brake system has its own unique quirks and features, so you want to make sure you get the right kit for your brakes. Bleeding your brakes is one of the best ways you can ensure your brakes are working properly, and with Magura's kit you can keep yours dialed at all times.
OneUp makes some of the best flat pedals out there, and their composite pedals offer great bang for your buck. The groovy design (pun intended) along with the huge pins offer tons of grip, and the composite construction means the pedals remain relatively lightweight compared to other flat pedal offerings.
This time of year, we often see service and seal kits become particularly popular, since people everywhere are getting their bikes ready for the upcoming summer riding season. With the Fox 36 being one of the most versatile and popular suspension forks out there, it also makes sense that its service kit is near the top of our list for this month. Grab yourself one of these kits along with the appropriate fluid and you'll have a fresh fork in no time.
SRAM's GX is the workhorse of the Eagle drivetrain lineup. You'll find GX on bikes everywhere you look and for good reason. It's durable, high quality and offers solid shifting performance, all while not breaking the bank. If you're looking for quality drivetrain components, you can't go wrong with GX.