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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5 Reasons Fat Biking Can Make You a Better Rider


It’s no secret that fat biking has exploded across the country, even in places that don’t have much snow or sand. Is fatter better? A lot of riders find themselves fat-bike-curious, wanting to try bloated tires, just to see if there really is something to big tires, or if it’s just hype. Here are five …

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How to Stay Strong on Your Mountain Bike as You Grow Old


Age is a state of mind, but the reality is your body will break down with time no matter how well you take care of it. There are ways to remain a strong rider as you age, however, and enjoy the golden age of mountain biking in your golden years. I spoke with four riders that I …

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11 Strategies for Preventing Arm Pump

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Whether a beginner or a veteran trail slayer, you have or will likely experience arm pump. Not to be confused with the celebratory gesture–fist pump–made famous by a certain club-going group in New Jersey, arm pump is the undesirable, painful, numbing effects of repetitive jolts transmitted from the trail to your arms, rendering them useless. Some riders …

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