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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The 10 Best Apps for Mountain Biking

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The smartphone is the single most ubiquitous piece of technology today. These days, everyone from your 80-year-old grandma on down to your 12-year-old nephew is walking around with their head down, tapping away on their iPhone. While some have decried the smartphone as a distraction from real life and the natural world around us, these ever-present …

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Free MTB Game for iOS and Android: Red Bull’s Bike Unchained

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Most–ok, all–true mountain bikers would rather be out on the trail than sitting inside playing video games, but we know life isn’t all singletrack and sunshine. So when boredom strikes or the trails turn to mud, Red Bull’s Bike Unchained is there to pick up the slack! This free iOS and Android smartphone game from Red …

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Review: Seidio Obex Waterproof Smartphone Case and Bike Mount

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It’s hard to resist taking a smartphone on the mountain bike trail. With a single device, it’s possible to track your ride, navigate unfamiliar terrain, take photos and videos, and even call for help if you need it. The problem is, smartphones are just too delicate to do anything more than play movies on an …

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Review: POC iPhone Case: Protection For Your Phone

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Quick: what’s your best friend’s phone number? If you’re like me, you have a hard time remembering because your phone has replaced your brain for questions like that. So it makes sense that POC–the Swedish protective-equipment maker–is producing a helmet for your phone. This case is made up of three parts: a foam-based inner sleeve …

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Singletracks App Updates: Offline Topo Maps

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Over the past two weeks we’ve been rolling out updates to our Android and iOS apps and we’re stoked to share the new features! Offline topo maps This update applies to our paid apps but also to Singletracks subscribers who have purchased a membership on our website. Navigate to a trail within the app, click …

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Review: Webscorer App – Race Timing At Your Fingertips, Part 1

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I’ve been involved in helping plan, organize, and run various types of mountain bike races for five years now.  I’ve assisted a local bike shop with a small time trial series and helped my local advocacy club host a 13 hour endurance race and a metric century race. We’ve taken several approaches to timing the events.  For …

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