Jans Expert Info Center

Welcome to the jans.com Expert Info Center. Our goal is to provide our online customers with the same wealth of knowledge available to customers who visit us at our shops in Park City, Utah. From how to choose your gear, to how to use your gear, and all of the random questions in between, the jans.com Expert Info Center is designed to make sure you’re fully prepared for all of your mountain adventures.

Hank Keil | Trailside Bike Park, Park City, UT | Photo: Eric Schramm

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How to Choose Your Gear

It doesn’t matter how nice your gear is if it’s not right for you. But how do you know what gear to choose? Browse by activity below to find valuable information for making an educated decision.

How to Use Your Gear

You treated yourself to the new gear you deserve, but now it’s time to put it to use. From maintenance to technique tips, and everything in between, we’ll help you get the most out of your gear.

Gear Anatomy

The more advanced the gear, the more parts make up its sum. It’s hard to know what the benefits of a technology are to your performance if you don’t know where on the gear it’s found. We’ve dissected a whole bunch of gear to help you put it back together mentally.

Technology Explained

Understanding how the construction of your gear impacts its performance for you. When and why is “rocker” useful in skis. What is the difference between 27.5, 27.5+, and 29-inch tires on bikes? We’ll help you make sense of current gear technology.

Manufacturer Technology

What do all of those custom icons and made-up words mean? Why are so many normal words in ALL CAPS? Is that an acronym or a typo? We’ll help you decipher each brand’s naming conventions.

Expert Blog

We’re always geeking out on skiing, biking, fly fishing, and all of the gear involved. Sometimes, we put it in writing. Check out our Expert Blog for our latest reviews, how-to’s, tech tips, and general rants.