Our last major purchase before we hit the road is a set of new mountain bikes. As much as we loved our old bikes, they were getting a little dated and needed maintenance. So the option was to spend quite a bit on updating and tuning them up to get them to last a few more years, or get new bikes. Since we are going to be putting a lot of mileage on our bikes in the next few years, we opted for new bikes.
There are a lot of great mountain bikes these days. After looking at our options and test riding a few bikes we decided on some Jet 9 RDO bikes from Niner Bikes. These are 5″ travel bikes that are a good combination of travel and light weight. They also feature 29″ wheels with fairly large volume tires. On our test ride, they just seemed to fit us well and were really easy and fun to ride.
After contacting our friends at Niner Bikes and our local bike shop, Webcyclery, we were set up with our new bikes. Fortunately the bikes came in two colors so we could tell our bikes apart. Now we are all set for some great adventures on our new bikes. After we have some time to put some miles on our new bikes I will be sure to post an update on them.