A Cheap Chinese Bike Light Nearly Burned Down this Rider’s House

The inside of Adam's home, after the fire.

In October of 2015 Adam Creager of Brandon, Florida purchased the 5,000 lumen SolarStorm Bike Light, a cheap Chinese knock off light. After just a couple of uses, the light’s battery pack caught fire, and burned his home, gutting the inside. We had actually written about the SolarStorm on Singletracks some 10 months before this …

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Interview: Starting the New Mexico Enduro Series


Though the definition of “enduro” is still up to personal interpretation, enduro races typically offer a blend of technical downhill terrain with cross country trails. This conglomeration of trail selection requires racers to be adept at both styles, have peak fitness and handling skills, and do it all on a trail bike. It takes special …

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Interview: Traxxion Dynamics Suspension Service


While checking out the race schedule on the Mountain Goat Adventures website, I noticed a company called Traxxion Dynamics listed under the sponsor section. I have lived and raced bikes in Georgia for years, but I had never heard of this company. Intrigued, I clicked the link over to Traxxion Dynamics’ site. There was a …

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Beginnings Interview: Rebecca Rusch, The Queen of Pain

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Rebecca Rusch, aka the Queen of Pain, may be the most decorated female endurance mountain bike racer of all time. Having set countless records in mountain biking as well as other sports, her achievements include–but most definitely aren’t limited to–record-setting wins while racing the Leadville Trail 100, Dirty Kanza 200, 24-Hour World MTB Championships, and …

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Ask a Pro: Off-Season Mountain Bike Maintenance

It's never a good day when you blow up your carbon fiber wheel.

Fall is in the air. The leaves are changing colors. It’s not going to be long before a good portion of us will be hanging up the bikes and switching to more appropriate winter sports. At the very least, the truly masochistic among us will be breaking out the fat bikes for some good ole …

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News: Chainbuster Presents Inaugural Nite Nationals 12-Hour MTB Race, October 25, 2014


Chainbuster and NiteRider are hosting the first-ever Nite Nationals mountain bike race on October 25, 2014 at Chewacla State Park in Alabama. The 12-hour, night race format is a fairly new development, so I wanted to get the lowdown from head Chainbuster, Kenny Griffin. The following is an edited interview with Kenny. Singletracks (ST): Chain …

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