Due to the unprecedented increase in bike and e-bike sales caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, bike shops are busier than ever before. This is great news because it means more people are riding, but bad news because of long wait times for service in the spring (sometimes with wait times of up to 6 weeks!). If you want to skip the long spring tune-up line, book a tune-up BEFORE putting your bike in storage.
If you’re new to the world of snowboarding, one key thing to be aware of before you purchase your first board is the type of base you choose. Even pro boarders will tell you how a little bit of knowledge can go a long way in helping you determine which type of board will best suit your riding style and level of experience. Here’s a general overview of how sintered and extruded snowboard bases differ so you know what to look for before hunting for your first or next board.