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Travis Reill

Travis Reill


Hi! I'm Travis, a teacher turned stay-at-home dad turned freelance writer. Mountain biking is my passion. Fortunately, I've been able to pursue a storytelling career in that world. I also have the wonderful opportunity of being home with my kids. For myself and my kids, work and school are now daily adventures into the greatness of our surrounding wilderness. I couldn't choose a better life!

I'm a regular contributor to, have feature articles in Mountain Bike Action magazine, and others. See you on the trails!

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Jumping a gap on a mountain biking trail

Mountain bike maintenance: 3 things you absolutely must do to keep your bike in good condition

Prolong the life of your bike and its components, and save money, by following simple mountain bike maintenance tips. Your bike, and wallet, will thank you.
A Forge and Bond factory rider with the new F+B 30 AM wheels on the trail.

Forge and Bond’s new mountain biking wheels are trail ready

Mountain biking brand Forge and Bond's new wheels are trail focused. From long days on the 25 XC to all mountain wheels with the 30 AM, Forge and Bonds got you.
An empty chair lift line on a weekday at Bachelor Bike Park

Bike parks for beginners: 3 things everyone should know

Riding the trails at the bike park can be an awesome experience. Keep the stoke high and the party laps going by following these three guidelines.
A shot of the Canyon Spectral CF 8 on a trail

Canyon Spectral CF 8 mountain bike review: Get premium components at a mid-level price

The Canyon Spectral CF 8 is a long-travel trail bike with a twist: it can't be found in bike shops. Ordering and assembling are on you — so is the money you save.
The Smith Forefront 2 in white

Riding review: Is the Smith Forefront 2 bike helmet worth the price?

The Smith Forefront 2 checks all the boxes of a trail helmet. Yes, it's a bit on the expensive side, but you can't really put a price on protecting your brain.
Manuals and warranty information for Canyon Bikes and Fox Suspension

Avoid these 3 costly mistakes that could void your mountain bike’s warranty

Well-intentioned decisions can have major consequences. This can be true when it comes to your mountain bike's warranty. Avoid problems with these tips.
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Are you in between mountain bike sizes? This is how to tell which one is right for you

Mountain bike sizing is relatively easy to follow. Where things get tricky is when you fall in between sizes. Use this guide when considering sizing up or down.
An Insta360 X3 action camera with the chest mount

Insta360 X3 action camera review: Is it worth it?

Whether capturing the ski slopes, a black diamond ridge on your bike, or the perfect campsite, relive the action and favorite moments with the Insta360 X3.
best mountain bike destinations biker silhouette in action against the sunset concept for sport and exercise

Not sure which mountain bike to buy? Try these 2 easy tricks to test out all of your favorites

Test riding all the mountain bikes you are interested in purchasing is nearly impossible. Daily rental fees alone will have you second guessing...until now.
Man and woman biking on a dirt path

These mountain bike faux pas may get you uninvited from the next group ride

A group mountain bike ride is something you don't want to miss out on. Consider these tips to ensure that the invitations keep coming your way.
A customer shops for a mountain bike

Consider this before you buy a mountain bike (or you’ll regret it)

Mountain bikes are expensive. We often cut corners and make sacrifices to bring that price down, but that may force you to spend more money later.
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Better understand mountain bike categories before you buy: Your complete guide

Putting two wheels on dirt is one of summer's best adventures. We've put together a handy mountain bike guide to help you pick your first bike.
Giant Talon 2 (2022) Mountain Bike isolated on a plain white background.

These are the mountain bike upgrades that will increase performance

With so many different component options to add to your mountain bike, these upgrades will noticeably improve your performance.
Mountain biking on a trail

Know what bike gear you need to bring on your next mountain bike adventure

From extra snacks, electrolytes, and spare tubes, make sure you are prepared for your next mountain bike adventure.