Singletracks Readers Pick The 5 Best Dropper Posts of 2016


Dropper posts rank among the top innovations in the history of mountain biking alongside suspension, tubeless tires, and disc brakes. Why? Well, as Greg wrote in his “Over a Beer” column, they just make riding more fun. Are they absolutely necessary? No. Are they expensive? Yes. Do they sometimes have less than stellar reliability? For …

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The 10 Most Popular MTB Forks for 2016 (Plus 3 that Aren’t Fox or RockShox)


Mountain bike suspension keeps getting better and better while options for wheel sizes continue to expand. We asked Singletracks members about their favorite mountain bike fork, and based on the 2,200+ responses we received, we put together a list of the most popular forks for 2016. To build this list, we did our best to group common …

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Interbike Award Winners: Best Mountain Bike, Race, Shop, and More

Photo: Brian Leddy Photography // Epic Rides

Interbike just announced the 2016 Interbike Awards, including the following noteworthy MTB categories. Best Mountain Bike Specialized Stumpjumper sixFATTIE (also a Singletracks “Most Innovative Bike” winner). Best in Show – Mountain Scott Spark RC (read Greg’s review) Mountain Component of the Year SRAM Eagle (also the Singletracks Reader’s Choice for Most Innovative product.) Mountain Accessory of the Year …

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The Best Mountain Bikes and MTB Products of 2016 – Readers’ Choice Awards

Best Mountain Bikes & Products

While the mountain bike media is constantly reporting on the latest trends and the newest products, adoption of these new products in the real world is often much slower than you’d think. Just because you’re reading about 27.5+ bikes and 1×12 drivetrains all the time doesn’t mean that every dude at the trailhead is running the …

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The Top 10 Places We’d Love to Mountain Bike… If It Was Legal

Photo: Greg Heil

With the Sustainable Trails Coalition’s bill officially introduced in Congress, we can’t help but daydream about all the places we’d love to ride our mountain bikes… if only it was legal! With over 109 million acres of designated Wilderness in the United States, plus thousands more miles of singletrack outside of Wilderness areas that are also off limits …

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10 Best Mountain Bike Shorts for 2016


We recently surveyed more than 2,000 Singletracks members about their favorite shorts for mountain biking, and we learned a ton about preferences and price points. In this article I’ll share some of those insights, plus a list of the 10 most popular mountain bike shorts for 2016. Baggy vs. Lycra Nine out of the top 10 mountain bike shorts …

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Most Popular Mountain Bike Trails in the US and Canada, State-by-State (2016)


Each year Singletracks ranks the most popular mountain bike trails based on the number and quality of Singletracks members’ reviews, along with the number of visits riders make to each trail during the year. This year, we’re also including select Canadian Provinces in our list for the first time! There are many familiar names on this year’s list, but …

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