Maintenance Monday: How to replace your bike’s pedals

Removing pedals and installing them isn’t tough, but as with most bike maintenance tasks, a little knowledge will save you some headaches and ensure you have more time to ride! It’s an essential skill for any do-it-yourselfer.

So this week, our guy Cole teaches us how to remove your bike’s pedals and re-install or replace them. Check it out:

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L9 SpotCheck: Review of Utah’s Wild Rose Loop MTB Trail

Wild Rose Loop

We’re happy to introduce you to SpotCheck, where we take our camera to a cool trail or slope and let you know what we think of it. In this first installment, we headed just up the road from our headquarters to ride the While Rose Loop singletrack mountain bike trail. The trailhead is just outside the city limits, making it super easy to get to, and it gives you some amazing views of the Great Salt Lake.

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L9 Summer Love Sweepstakes

Summer is our second favorite time of the year.

Bikes, boats, BBQ’s, what’s not to love? We want to see your summer fun. Tag your social media photos with #L9SummerLove and you will be entered to win an L9 Summer Love Prize Pack. Weekly winners will be selected each Friday in July and a grand prize winner will be selected on Friday July 28, 2017.

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New Zealand Winter Tourism Survival Guide

New Zealand has a huge tourism industry, and for good reason. Peak travel time is in the summer, but those who skip the winter in New Zealand are missing out on a real treat. A trip to New Zealand in the winter means that you get to bypass the crowds, the high prices, and the humid summer weather. That great New Zealand sunshine however, remains.

But one of the best things about it are that the seasons in New Zealand are reversed, when compared to North America. That means that the New Zealand winter is going on while it’s summer here — making it the perfect place for those who need their fix of winter sports throughout the year.

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Top 5 Ski Exercises Anyone Can Do

Skiing is hard work. It’s a full body workout that is always a lot easier (and more fun!) when you are in good shape. It also works out muscles that you don’t often use elsewhere. Because of this, it’s always a good idea to come up with a ski workout plan, whether it is ski season or not. If you put a little bit of effort into keeping ski fit throughout the summer, hitting the slopes next fall is going to be a lot easier.

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Top 4 Hidden Treasures in the New Zealand Mountains for Winter Sports

Skiing around Queenstown, NZ

When most people are planning winter trips to go skiing or snowboarding, there are a few famous default destinations that most people tend to go to first — the Alps in Europe, the Rocky Mountain formation in North America. However, there is one major winter sport destination that often gets forgotten by those of us in the Northern Hemisphere: New Zealand.

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Winter in Australia: Skiing in an Aussie-Winter Wonderland

Ski Australia

Winter in Australia. Yes, it exists! Yet somehow, a common misconception about sunny Australia has resulted in many people missing out on a great holiday destination and even greater experience. Why don’t Americans think of Australia when they plan their ski vacations? First, when most Americans plan ski trips, the go-to destinations are almost always North America based, and if they’re looking international, they’re probably thinking Europe.

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Utah’s Powder Mountain Lives up to its Name

This past weekend, while many of the more famous resorts along the Wasatch Front were experiencing all sorts of traffic jams and canyon closures due to heavy snow, a couple of L9ers took the road less traveled up to Powder Mountain. From the video of Witt below, you can see that the resort was definitely living up to its name.

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A Decade Under the Influence – by Tyson Bringhurst

In the fall of 2005 I was finishing up my last class for my bachelors degree at the University of Utah. I was working in the call center for Questar Gas and hated my job. One night while on TetonGravity.com I saw an ad for a job with a local ski shop. I applied for the position and got a call back from Christian, one of the two employees at Level Nine Sports. He asked me a bunch of questions and decided I needed to come into meet with him and Rich, the owner. Continue reading A Decade Under the Influence – by Tyson Bringhurst