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

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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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Beginnings Interview: Matt McFee, Owner and Founder of Hermosa Tours

One benefit of owning your own tour company is getting to ride your bike for four days straight and call it "work."

I spent my entire week in Sedona riding, shooting photos, drinking beer, and generally hanging out with Matt McFee, owner and founder of Hermosa Tours. I learned a ton about Sedona and the local riding scene from Matt, but I also got to hear a lot about Hermosa Tours and Matt’s story. I knew I …

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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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Beginnings Interview: Eric Porter, Diamondback Team Rider

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Eric Porter is a professional freeride mountain biker based in Park City, Utah. While his home base is an epic destination in its own right, Eric’s job as a sponsored pro for Diamondback, Hayes Component Group, Kenda, and others takes him all over the world to some of the most exotic locales to shoot photos …

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

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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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