5 MIPS Helmets, Tested – Which is the best?

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The modern bicycle helmet is a marvel of engineering and compared to those offered just a few years ago, are exceptionally light, well-ventilated, and many have protective features none of us would have ever dreamed of. The most recent development comes in the form of a proprietary technology called MIPS, or Multi-directional Impact Protection System. …

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The 51 Mountain Bike Capitals of the United States

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Have you ever noticed when you’ve looked at a map of the United States that every single state has a capital city… even the smallest and seemingly insignificant states? Maybe that seems obvious, but that observation left us wondering: “well, doesn’t every state have a mountain biking capital as well?” After thinking about it we decided that …

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Five2Ride: The Best Mountain Bike Trails in Mississippi

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The existence of “mountain” biking in the state of Mississippi is a testament to the tenacity of human beings. Not willing to settle for riding skinny tires on pavement, the residents of one of the flattest states in the nation–and the fattest–have built trail networks all across Mississippi that are worth at least checking out …

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Interbike Announces Awards for Best MTB Products and Athletes of 2015

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Interbike wraps up today, and organizers just announced award winners in dozens of categories, including several mountain bike-specific categories. At least a couple of these products were part of the Singletracks Best of 2015 list announced back in August, so try to act surprised. Mountain Bike of the Year:  Pivot Mach 429SL Mountain Product Innovation …

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The 10 Best MTB Shuttle Routes in the Western US

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Ah, the mountain bike shuttle. While I’m not scared to climb for hours and earn my turns, I can never pass up an opportunity to snag a ride to the top of the mountain and bomb back down! Of course, most shuttle runs still require a good bit of climbing, but getting the bulk of …

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The 10 Best US Destinations for a Weekend Mountain Bike Getaway

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If we here at Singletracks know anything, it’s mountain bike trails. We’ve given you the Top 10 Mountain Bike Destinations in North America, and even the Top 10 Mountain Bike Cities in North America. But there exists a class of destinations that isn’t quite developed enough in trail mileage or sheer grandness factor to make …

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2014 Interbike Award Winners: Best of MTB

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On the last day of Interbike last week, the official IB Award winners were officially announced. In case you missed it, here are the winners from around the MTB world! Mountain Bike of the Year Intense Tracer T-275 Carbon Chosen by editors and testers at Mountain Bike Action. Mountain Product Innovation of the Year RockShox …

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20 of the Most Scenic Mountain Bike Trails in the Western USA: Vote for Your Favorite

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One of the primary reasons mountain biking is such a transcendent experience is it often offers the opportunity to get away from civilization, under your own power, to enjoy the unadulterated beauty of the natural world. Those pristine vistas can transport us out of our present concerns, out of our worries, and bring us completely …

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Best Mountain Bike Gear of 2012

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Each year ahead of Interbike we score the user-generated mountain bike product reviews on Singletracks and compile a “best of” list. There was a ton of cool gear released in 2012 so naturally competition was fierce. In the end, the following products ended up on top. Best DH Mountain Bike: Santa Cruz V10 Best AM …

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