Opinion: Strava Sucks the Soul out of Mountain Biking

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Editor’s Note: Bob Ward has been riding mountain bikes since 1985. Over the years he’s authored three guidebooks, owned and operated a mountain bike tour company, and much more. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his alone and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Singletracks.com. I was out riding one of my local singletrack …

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Life in HD: Addicted to the Oakley Jawbreakers

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“Is it possible to become addicted to a pair of sunglasses?” I thought to myself as I was driving down the lonely interstate through eastern Colorado. The notion of becoming addicted to a pair of glasses sounded absurd even as I thought it, but then I realized that it wasn’t so crazy after all. But the …

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The 10 Best Hardcore Hardtails for Getting Rowdy

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The typical mountain biker starts out riding on a hardtail. Often these bikes are entry-level or purchased secondhand. As a rider’s skills progress–or shit breaks–components get upgraded. But, almost inevitably, there comes a day when that rider outgrows their first bike. At that point, many can no longer resist the siren song of a full-squish bike. …

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Behind the Scenes with Seth’s Bike Hacks

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In this episode of the Singletracks podcast, we talk with Seth Alvo, the man behind the insanely popular YouTube channel, Seth’s Bike Hacks.  Seth talks about his favorite videos so far and fills us in on what it takes to make such entertaining bike videos. Also be sure to check out Seth’s website for info about the bikes and camera …

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