Trail Check-in Contest Starts this Friday, July 1! Prizes from Bell, JensonUSA, Light & Motion, Sombrio, and WTB

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Singletracks is kicking off a contest on Friday to see who can ride the most unique mountain bike trails during the month of July! Members can “check-in” at trailheads all over the world using our free app or by connecting their Strava and Singletracks accounts. The three Singletracks members who check-in at the most unique mountain …

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WTB Releases New Convict Gravity Tire

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WTB has just announced a brand-new gravity tire: the Convict. The Convict is available in three different 27.5″x2.5″ versions, with two different compound options (Gravity DNA and Dual DNA) and two casing options (Lightweight and Tough). WTB describes the tire this way: “The Convict epitomizes the toothy tread and robust features of truly aggressive gravity …

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Salsa Cycles to Begin Selling at 11 REI Stores

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Salsa Cycles will soon begin selling their bicycles at 11 select REI stores, Bicycle Retailer reports. These stores will be located in: Anchorage, Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska Arcadia, California Tustin, California Denver, Colorado Washington, DC Schaumburg, Illinois Bend, Oregon St. Louis, Missouri Houston, Texas Seattle, Washington “I’m well aware that some dealers will have concerns over …

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Watch: London Living/Riding with Bernard Kerr

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Bernard Kerr: London Living from Pivot Cycles on Vimeo. “After an awesome time on the southern side of the world, getting back home to the UK before the World Cup season starts is an important re-set (and weather reality check)…it gets good quick when I turn up on my trail bike and dirt jumper…Surrey is …

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Over a Beer: Opening Wilderness Trails to Bikes Will Help Alleviate Trail Congestion

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Editor’s Note: “Over a Beer” is a regular column written by Greg Heil. While Greg is the Editor in Chief for Singletracks.com, any opinions expressed in this column are his alone and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Singletracks.com. One of the most common arguments that hikers make to support the current ban on mountain bikes …

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Watch: Drone Selfie Footage on the Death-Defying White Line Trail

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In this video Aaron Chase employs a drone that’s programmed to follow him down the trail, using GPS tracking technology and a unit mounted on his wrist. Other shots come from gimbals placed on his body. Maybe it’s just me, but there was so much cutting back and forth in this video that it was …

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Opinion: Strava Sucks the Soul out of Mountain Biking

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Editor’s Note: Bob Ward has been riding mountain bikes since 1985. Over the years he’s authored three guidebooks, owned and operated a mountain bike tour company, and much more. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his alone and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Singletracks.com. I was out riding one of my local singletrack …

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