Introducing the Wittson Custom Ti Cycles Bestia 29er

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With the 2016 North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) in Sacramento, CA, coming up at the end of the month, we’ve been getting plenty of press releases from companies that will be attending. This one from Wittson Custom Ti Cycles in Lithuania really stood out. Regular readers will know that I’m already a sucker for a hardtail …

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Breaking News: SRAM Announces Entry-Level 1×11 Drivetrain: The NX1

All photos courtesy of SRAM.

With the release of SRAM’s GX drivetrain last year we finally exclaimed, “Ah, now 1×11 is actually affordable!” And that is undoubtedly still the case for that drivetrain: GX offers an incredible value for the money, and will serve most any rider well for a very long time. Just read Aaron’s in-depth review for evidence. While GX …

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“Fat Is Here to Stay” – How Fat Bikers Are Working with Other Users to Ensure Trail Access

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“Fat is Here to Stay” was the title of Gary Sjoquist’s first presentation. Sjoquist is the Advocacy Director for Quality Bicycle Products (QBP), the host of the Fat Bike Summit held during Crested Butte’s Fat Bike Worlds. QBP’s tagline is “More Butts on Bikes,” reflecting the company’s focus on advocacy… not just selling bikes, but …

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Five2Ride: The Best Mountain Bike Trails in Alabama


Alabama may not boast the big east coast mountain ranges that can be found in nearby Eastern Tennessee and Western North Carolina, but the Appalachian Mountains actually do extend into northern Alabama, providing an amount of topographic change that those unfamiliar with the state might find quite surprising. Even in central Alabama large hills and rolling …

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Native Eyewear Hardtop Ultra XP Review


Native Eyewear has long been a purveyor of quality sunglasses for adventurous outdoor pursuits. As a lifelong outdoor enthusiast as well as a dedicated mountain biker for the last 15 years (who goes through shades like most people go through tires–at least one pair a season), it’s rather surprising I’ve never owned a Native product. Since the …

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Registration Is Open for 9 Mountain Bike Festivals in 2016

photo: BLM via Flickr Creative Commons, no changes made.

No mountain bike event brings it all together like the mountain bike festival. Whether you’re looking for a race, relaxation, guided group rides, or just some shit-eating-grin good times, these fat tire gatherings have it all. Here, we’ve gathered a smattering of some of the coolest, most promising fests you can register for now. And …

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IPA Blind Taste Test: Our Panel of Mountain Bikers Picks the Best Beers

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Editor’s Note: Singletracks does not encourage or condone underage alcohol consumption or excessive drinking. If you’re underage according to local law, choose to abstain, or just can’t stand when people geek out about beer, we ask that you choose another article to read–perhaps this one. A few months back we asked nearly 2,000 mountain bikers what …

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