Opinion: Strava Sucks the Soul out of Mountain Biking


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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Polar M400 Lifestyle Watch Review

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I have owned a couple of Polar products and been pleased with them. The company appears to have a healthy relationship between industrial design and functionality that is rare. Consider the M400 here, alongside a wrist-mounted spaceship from a fruit-based gadget company. You’ll notice that the Polar has some of the same swoopyness without looking, …

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The Strava Effect on Mountain Biking


In case you haven’t heard of it, Strava is a website/mobile app that allows you to share information about your mountain bike rides using GPS data collected during the ride. The social network is built around the idea of tracking your fitness progress and challenging friends (and even strangers), which makes the whole thing pretty …

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The 10 Best Apps for Mountain Biking


The smartphone is the single most ubiquitous piece of technology today. These days, everyone from your 80-year-old grandma on down to your 12-year-old nephew is walking around with their head down, tapping away on their iPhone. While some have decried the smartphone as a distraction from real life and the natural world around us, these ever-present …

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Wahoo Fitness Releases New Easy-to-Use ELEMNT GPS Unit


Right smack-dab in the middle of Interbike 2015, Wahoo Fitness raised the curtain on their brand-new GPS Cycling Computer: the ELEMNT. Now, is this a cycling computer, or is it a GPS unit? At first I was a little confused, as Wahoo mashed the two words together, but after meeting with them at Interbike, I …

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Garmin Adds New eTrex Units With Touchscreens

The new touch screen is optimized to be sunlight-readable. photo: Garmin.

Garmin announced three new eTrex GPS units today: the eTrex 25, 35, and 35t, each equipped with a touchscreen display. This is the first time the entry-level eTrex line has featured models with touchscreen displays, and retail prices will start at $249.99. Today’s announcement comes close on the heels of the introduction of two more eTrex …

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News: Garmin Announces New eTrex GPS Units


The Garmin eTrex is pretty much the grandaddy of every portable recreational GPS device on the trail and today Garmin announces two updated models, the 30x and 20x. Each supports both GPS and GLONASS satellites for improved accuracy and coverage plus color screens and 3.7Gb of internal memory (double the memory of previous eTrex 20 …

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