Take a kid mountain biking day: Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is National “Take a kid mountain biking day” and it looks like it should be great weather for much of the country. Check out the official info at IMBA.com and plan to take a kid to the trails with you tomorrow! By the way, did you know singletracks makes it easy for you to …

Week of contests: Final day

Unbelievable. Four days of simple contests and only 1 real winner – I guess everyone’s still out riding while the weather is nice. To wrap up our week of contests we’re holding our grand prize competition and the prize is a pair of new Supergo-brand platform SPD pedals. The pedals will go to the person …

Don’t miss out!

If you’re reading this blog and it’s before 12pm EST, October 5, 2007 – then you could win a free DVD copy of 24 Solo! Just submit a comment on any of our previous posts and if your comment is picked as the best, we’ll send you the DVD. It’s that simple. The way things …

Week of contests: Day 4

Looks like we finally had a winner for our daily contest ending today at 12pm EST. timd submitted two mountain bike gear reviews so he’ll take home the DVD and skewer package for his efforts. Today’s contest (ending tomorrow, October 5, 2007 @ 12pm EST) will award the best singletracks blog comment posted in the …

Week of contests: Day 3

Wow, I guess people don’t like free stuff! First two contests haven’t had a winner despite the easy tasks. Let’s see who wins today’s prize package: a pair of skewers (red and green); “The Wedge,” high vis light emitting tape; and a spoke wrench. To make things interesting we’ll also roll yesterday’s prize package in …

Load GPS routes on your Garmin Edge Cycling GPS

We’ve been recommending the Garmin Edge series GPS for mountain bikers for about 6 months now and we’re still loving it. The Edge gets great reception on the trail, it has a simple interface, and it’s fairly rugged. Until recently, though, we had never tried loading a GPS route downloaded from the internet – and …

Week of contests: Day 2

Today’s prize package consists of two DVDs: Pedaling Strength from Cycling Fitness Results (brand new, in package) AND the Singletrack MINDS documentary from Poison Oak Productions. Post your trail photos in the next 24 hours and the best photo (as judged by the editors) will win the prize. Note: this contest covers only newly posted …

Week of contests

Interbike was rad last week but I’m glad to be back in the ATL. No more live show updates obviously but I still have some pics and stories I plan on posting when I get some time, stay tuned over the next week or two. This week we’re launching our first ever Week of Contests. …

The bikes of Interbike (Updated)

One of the other mountain bike websites is showcasing the “babes of Interbike” but how about this: The BIKES of Interbike. Here they are in no particular order, free bike pr0n for the addicts. * Updated with more pics! Redline D660 LaPierre 7M Tecnic FS Ellsworth Dare Ellsworth Moment Soma B-side 650B (Single Speed) Commencal …

Allen Sports: The Navigator GPS System

Allen Sports announced a new GPS-cellphone navigation system at Interbike this week that’s a bit perplexing. I mean, the premise is that The Navigator lets you use your cell phone to navigate while on the bike and eliminates the need for a separate GPS device. But hold on – you gotta bring along the Allen …

Tag Wheels: Mags are back

I talked with a rep from Tag Wheels about their new composite wheel system. The wheels are unbreakable (so far) and they seem like a good choice for downhill riders, jumpers, and extra large clydesdales. These things are super durable but that durability comes at a price: weight. The pair weigh in at around 3700 …

Suspension round-up

I poked around at a few booths looking for the biggest and baddest mountain bike suspensions I could find – and here’s my report. Fusion The Delta Eight front fork has (you guessed it) 8 inches of travel making it a big deal. It uses a custom hub system for max travel and the thing …