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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How Does MTB Tire Pressure Affect Power and Speed? Searching for the Perfect Tire Pressure


If you’ve ever had a conversation with a group of mountain bikers about tire pressures, inevitably the whole thing devolves into a contest to see who is running the lowest pressure. And why not? With tubeless and high volume tires like those on fat bikes and plus-size rigs, mountain bikers can safely run some pretty insanely low pressures …

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5 Reasons an Indoor MTB Park Can Make You a Better Rider


Keep reading Singletracks articles long enough and, come wintertime if you don’t fat bike, suddenly you feel like a 26″ wheel–forgotten like yesterday’s lunch and forever ostracized from mountain biking (or at least until the snow melts). However, despite what you may read, not all of us fat bike, not all of us live where fat biking makes …

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Opinion: 10 Reasons Why You Should NOT Race Your Mountain Bike

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Editor’s Note: Greg Heil made it one of his primary goals to not enter any races in 2015–and he succeeded. While Greg is the Editor in Chief for, the opinions expressed in this commentary are his alone and do not necessarily represent the opinions of By and large, our sport of mountain biking is rooted in racing. …

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