Mountain Bike Skills Instructor Sued for £4 Million by Paralyzed Student

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A mountain bike skills instructor in the UK is being sued for £4 million ($4.9 million USD) by a student that was paralyzed during a mountain bike skills lesson in 2012. The plaintiff, Asif Ahmed, claims that the instructor, Leon MacLean, “used a ‘lazy form of teaching’ or that ‘his instruction on this occasion was woefully inadequate,’” …

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Canfield Brothers Announces Their First-Ever Factory Builds

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Besides riding your bike, nothing is more satisfying than building your bike with a careful, well-thought, and personalized collection of your favorite parts. The reality, however, is the bike building process is a time-consuming one and, more times than not, a more expensive route than purchasing a complete, shred-ready ride. For a couple years now, …

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Must Watch: Danny MacAskill’s Latest MTB Film Is an Instant Classic: “A Wee Day Out”


It’s good to see Danny MacAskill back on the mountain bike! While we share Danny’s videos without fail here on Singletracks, his only true mountain bike film that didn’t involve a trials bike was “The Ridge” from 2014. But in his latest release, “A Wee Day Out,” Danny picks his Santa Cruz back up and …

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3 Brand-New 27.5+ Bikes Released by Norco

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After a very favorable reception for the Torrent 27.5+ hardtail, Norco has tripled down on 27.5+ mountain bikes, releasing 3 all-new models for 2017! Torrent 7 FS+ The most notable of the new additions is the Torrent 7 FS+, which essentially turns the popular Torrent hardtail into a FS bike. Available in two build kits and a frame-only option …

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US Forest Service Proposes a “Cultural Shift” To Promote Recreation and Common Sense

Spotted at a trailhead for the Mount Massive Wilderness. Photo: Greg Heil

The US Forest Service has proposed a “cultural shift” with the intent of promoting recreation and a common-sense approach to their management policies, the Denver Post reports. Their goal is to encourage Americans to use their public lands in a safe and responsible way, but to do that, a major change will need to take place in …

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Introducing the Baja Divide, and a Women’s Scholarship to Ride it Next Year


The Baja Divide is a newly-published off-road bikepacking route that spans the 1700-mile-length of the Baja Peninsula from San Diego, CA to San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. The route was researched and created by Nicholas Carman and Lael Wilcox, both of whom are highly-experienced in the bikepacking world, and have spent the better part of …

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Sea Otter Launches New Festival in Europe


Sea Otter, arguably the largest cycling festival in the world, has just announced that it will be adding a new Sea Otter event in Europe. Dubbed the “Sea Otter Europe / Costa Brava – Girona Bike Show,” it will be held June 3-4, 2017, in Girona, Spain. “GiOutdoor, a preeminent European sports promotion company, will host …

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