Jeff BarberWorld Champ

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Decatur // Georgia

 
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About Me

Jeff co-founded Singletracks.com with his wife Leah (mudhunny) in 1999. Today he works out of Singletracks World HQ in Decatur, GA as the publisher.

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Jeff Barber   40 minutes ago
replied to What is MIPS?
 
Here's a photo of the Giro Feature MIPS, taken from John Fisch's review of the helmet. The slick, black plastic liner you can see on the sides of the inside of the...
Jeff Barber   4 hours ago
replied to Singletracks homepage changes
 
Why does an authentication screen pop up when I try to click on certain articles?  I have not seen this before.  It asks for a login and password and looks to be...
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Jeff Barber   2 hours ago
replied to What is MIPS?
 
The photo of the cutaway from Jim's article does a good job showing what the plastic MIPS liner looks like! It's definitely easy to overlook because it's seemingly so simple.
Jeff Barber   3 hours ago
replied to What is MIPS?
 
Two things to look for: A piece of plastic that can slide around on the inside of the helmet. It's between your head and the hard part of the helmet and looks...
Jeff Barber   3 hours ago
replied to Singletracks homepage changes
 
consider allowing it to be customized by registered users schwim, that's on the radar! Location filtering is the first step, and we hope to eventually allow members to add other interests (for example...
Jeff Barber   7 hours ago
 
Also what about buying a cheaper version of the bike you want and upgrading it…? Ah yes, an age-old question. I love it!
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Haha, fair enough Joel! Trek actually gets some love in an upcoming episode, but that's probably not what you want to hear. :) We totally don't get to test enough Specialized gear...
Great idea! I know we've written (and maybe talked about) tips for buying your first mountain bike, but I've been wanting to do something about buying your second bike. How do you...
Jeff Barber   4 days ago
started a topic: Singletracks homepage changes
 
Hey everyone, we just rolled out a big change to the Singletracks homepage yesterday and I wanted to take a minute to talk about how this impacts the forums. The new design features...
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Anyone have a topic they'd like us to research and discuss on an upcoming episode of the Singletracks podcast? We have a lot of great ideas, but somehow we end up having more fun...
Excellent recommendations! I'm getting stoked for our taste test...
Yep, we have Lefthand Nitro Milk Stout. Pretty good stuff! I have a feeling we'll end up with a number of milk stouts in our test--that seems to be a pretty popular variety right now. I...
We're planning to do another blind beer taste test soon, this time focusing on Stouts. What are some great, widely available (or at least, ones we can get in Atlanta) Stouts we...
Jeff Barber   5 days ago
added a video
 
Arkansas rider Tandie Bailey.
Jeff Barber   5 days ago
added 2 photos.
 
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Jeff Barber   5 days ago
added Clean Ride
 
Dry, wax based chain lube.
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Jeff Barber   5 days ago
added Epic Ride
 
Synthetic, wet/dry hybrid lube.
Jeff Barber   6 days ago
commented on Podcast: How Does GPS Work?
 
If you just want to record, I say go for the least inexpensive cycling GPS, one like the Edge 20 ($129 MSRP): https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/cIntoSports-cCycling-p1.html I know you're pretty far off the grid, but even a smartphone (without service) will work for simple recording. Then when you're back on Wi-Fi, you can upload the data.
Jeff Barber   6 days ago
commented on Podcast: How Does GPS Work?
 
You can't go wrong with any of the Garmin units, but it's important to consider what you want the GPS to do. If you just want speed, distance, timing, etc., go with an Edge 25. If you plan to use it for running and biking, look into a Fenix GPS watch. Or, if you plan…
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
 
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
replied to mountain biking in Atlanta, GA
 
I live in Decatur, just east of downtown. While there aren’t really any trail systems in the city that are worth driving to, we are able to piece together disconnected patches of singletrack into...
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
replied to mountain biking in Atlanta, GA
 
Welcome! Critters aren't usually a problem, but watch out for poison ivy in the summer. :) What part of town do you live in?
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
rode 23.3 miles at Emory Recycling Center
 

Evening Ride via Strava
Love how clear and bright this one is. Really captures desert riding nicely.
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
replied to Total number of Trails in UK
 
At least here in the USA, that's a surprisingly difficult number to pin down. Several years ago I asked the folks at IMBA if they kept track of the # of new trails...
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Right, the Singletracks app is just designed to help you navigate trails. If you want to track fitness stats like time, distance, speed, etc., we recommend running another app like Strava, Garmin...
Jeff Barber   2 weeks ago
replied to events page,
 
Good catch! Here's the form for adding an event: http://www.singletracks.com/add.php?type=i&c=4
Jeff Barber   2 weeks ago
 
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Jeff Barber   2 weeks ago
 
Jeff Barber   2 weeks ago
commented on a photo of Trail 401
 
Epic!
There are a ton of great fat bikes out there for sure! These are the most popular choices based on reader input, though clearly not everyone has had a chance to try as many bikes as it sounds like you have. If you like light fat bikes, check out the bikes from Eleven. We recently…
Jeff Barber   2 weeks ago
replied to The pluses of 29er over 27.5
 
Yeah, calling a bike all mountain has more to do with geometry and suspension travel than tires alone. The idea of an all-mountain hardtail actually isn't new, and certainly isn't limited to plus...
Jeff Barber   2 weeks ago
answered a question about
 
Technically... no. But a lot of people do walk dogs off leash on these trails.
Jeff Barber   2 weeks ago
replied to The pluses of 29er over 27.5
 
If I'm riding, I can definitely go faster through rough terrain on the 27.5 FS than on a HT 27.5+. While large volume tires smooth things out a bit, they are no substitute...
Jeff Barber   2 weeks ago
commented on a photo of Glacier 360
 
Very cool.
 
Haha, well according to Singletracks readers, the Fuel EX came out on top this year: http://www.singletracks.com/blog/mtb-gear/the-best-mountain-bikes-and-mtb-products-of-2016-readers-choice-awards/ It's been a few years since I've ridden a Stumpy, gotta get on the new one for sure! http://www.singletracks.com/blog/mtb-gear/specialized-stumpjumper-fsr-expert-evo-29er-trail-bike/ We were riding the trails at the US National Whitewater Center in Charlotte for Cyclofest.
Jeff Barber   2 weeks ago
 
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