Learn How to Build Your Own Custom Mountain Bike Frame

For the discerning mountain biker, there’s nothing quite like a custom mountain bike frame that’s been hand-fitted down to the millimeter. Now, for about the cost of ordering a custom frame, two schools are offering classes where students fabricate their own custom bike frame while learning the latest in tube mitering and welding techniques. Perhaps …

Two Mountain Bike Films

These days mountain bike movies seem to come in two flavors: documentary and music video montages. Both formats seem to work well, though we’re a little bummed no one has found a way to make a scripted mountain bike film that isn’t completely cheesy. Anyway, this week we came across two mountain bike films that …

Interbike 2010 Preview & Rumors

Syd and I are getting stoked for Interbike next week and our appointment schedule is pretty much jammed. A list of appointments is below, let us know if you have specific products or questions for any of these companies. Rumor has it that Interbike will be heading to Anaheim, CA next year due to a …

Candy Component Group: Mountain Bike Bling

Looking for some sweet mountain bike components? There’s nothing sweeter than Candy, the perfect name for this up-and-coming mountain bike company, a division of One Ghost Industries. While many may not be aware of Candy Component Group, for those into the DJ scene the name may ring a bell. Right now these guys are under-the-radar …

Mountain Biking Durango to Moab: Part IV

Although this is the final trip report, I’ll be posting additional articles over the next few weeks covering packing strategies, gear reviews, logistics, and more. For those following the saga of the tire tubes this week here’s the spoiler: I made it to Moab with my last spare and a patched tube – no more …

Mountain Biking Durango to Moab: Part III

Recap: 3 tubes down, only 1 spare remaining (everyone else was riding 26-inch wheels). We’re 87 miles and 3 days into a roughly 220-mile hut-to-hut mountain bike trip from Durango to Moab. Hard rains overnight have left the ground around our hut sticking to everything (shoes, tires, bags, etc.). Day 4: Dry Creek Basin to …

President Bush Improves MTB Times With 29er

Here’s a quick news item from a couple weeks ago for those of you who don’t really give a s%!t about the Durango to Moab trip. After realizing that most members of “Peloton 1” (the friends and secret service guys who ride with former President George W. Bush) were riding 29ers, “W” asked the local …

Mountain Biking Durango to Moab: Part I

On Thursday afternoon our group of four riders cruised down into Moab after 7 days of mountain biking from Durango to Moab. With limited cell phone service along the way (I only got a signal once) I’ll be sharing all my updates and pics this week along with articles on packing, gear reviews, logistics, and …

How To Use Garmin MapSource for MTB Trails

Garmin MapSource is a popular software tool for transferring maps and trail data to Garmin GPS units but it canbe confusing for first time users, particularly when it comes to loading singletracks trail data. Here’s a quick guide for getting the most out of Garmin MapSource and your singletracks membership. Load the appropriate basemaps Most …

Durango to Moab MTB Trip Update

By now trek7k and the rest of the group should be about 3/4 of the way to Moab after starting the long mtb ride from Durango, CO five days ago. Im estimating theyve ridden at least 150 miles of the 215 mile hut to hut route. From the latest map (above, updated 8/31 5p MT) …