Mountain Bike Competition

Our staff of mountain bike experts, including National and State Champions, know bikes. Like the back of their hands. And they’re happy to impart their wisdom to you. Just think of them as the gurus of the bike world.

Want all the detail on the tradeoffs between hardtail and full suspension? Our Bike Setup section is a great resource. We even share our recommendations on tire pressure and discuss the nuances of tire choice.

If you’re looking for some tried and true mountain bike products, from experts who log close to a thousand race miles each year, check out our top picks in the Competition Products section. We’re not saying that our favorites have to be yours. But we’re happy to show you ours.

And we don’t stop there. The Jans Skills Center is intended to be every bike racers source for professional tech tips. We’ve been there, done that, and maybe even ridden the very same race you’re training for. Our expert advice also includes pre-race preparation, nutrition, hydration and post-race recovery.

Last but not least, we know how important it is to be “one with your bike.” Whether you’re in the middle of a race or on a long training ride, the proper bike fit ensures optimal performance. This means more efficient power transfer, less chance of injury and less stress on your joints. Check out the Jans Fit Lab. It was created by expert bike fitters that know how to get the most from two wheels and a crank

the experts
Paul Boyle
Paul Boyle

Free-rider Paul Boyle is all about downhill trails, hitting jumps and having fun while doing it. The full face helmet and goggle clad biker lives for the fluid movement of making a run come together. Prior to becoming a Marketing and E-Commerce Specialist at jans.com, Paul was an expert bike technician at White Pine Touring where he tuned and repaired hundreds of bikes a year. [Learn More]

Julian Gasiewski
Julian Gasiewski

Julian’s cycling career started when he rode with the Penn State Cycling Team in college. Having raced mountain bikes for 16 years, he has found his niche in shorter cross country races and was named the 2011 Intermountain Cup Utah State Champion. [Learn More]

Evelyn Dong
Evelyn Dong

A professional mountain bike racer, Evelyn Dong is a self-professed masochist. While she enjoys the grunt of a tough climb, it’s her combination of power, downhill skills and uphill fitness that wins races. Her titles include 1st in Park City’s 2013 Point 2 Point 75 mile endurance race and 3rd in the 2014 Mountain Bike Nationals. [Learn More]