Find a trail, buy a helmet – On your phone!

If you’re just now getting into texting on your phone I hate to tell you but you’re way behind the times. These days you can do a whole lot more and you don’t even need an iPhone, just a phone with a mobile browser (even my free phone from 3 years ago has this). Let’s …

Stonewall Falls Ride Report

So I have this New Year’s tradition that I started four years ago and haven’t kept since: A New Year’s day mountain bike ride. Yesterday that tradition was revived at the Stonewall Falls Loop in Rabun County, Georgia and it was incredible! Despite a cold forecast of wind and freezing temps mudhunny and I got …

All-Wheel-Drive MTB

Christini has developed an AWD bike with 5/6″ of travel, after having produced the 4″ travel Venture for some time now.  Known simply as the Christini Long Travel, it is available as a frame kit for $1995. By all accounts, the Christini system works exactly as advertised, and manufactures their mountainbikes for Jeep, who then …

Bike from the dead

Ever wonder what happened to your favorite mountain bike brands from the 1990s? Thanks to the internet you don’t have to wonder any more – a trip down memory lane is just a click away! My first mountain bike was a used Bridgestone MB-5 that I bought from a bike shop called Chain Reaction (clever …

Ski-Slope DH Racing

From the Pocono Record December 31, 2007 “Looking for a challenge? How about downhill mountain biking on a black-diamond ski slope? “Blue Mountain Ski Slope is readying for its annual Bikercross. This extreme sport, which combines bicycling with skiing, has competitors racing on a downhill black-diamond ski slope at speeds exceeding 50 mph. “The snow-covered …

Mountainbike Wheel-size, & the Right One for you

Mountainbikes have run with the 26″ wheel for a long time, and not because it was the best; but because it was the only size that the first fat-tire riders could use with fat tires.  They came off of ballon-tire bikes, and they ran knobby moto treads for lack of anything else.  26″ wheels aren’t …

MTB Predictions for 2008

Want to know what’s in store for mountain biking in 2008? My crystal ball tells me 2008 is going to be the year of the mountain bike as we see these developments unfold: – The 650b will overtake 29ers in terms of sales. Okay, so maybe this won’t happen until the end of 2008 😉 …

New Years Resolution: More Mountain biking in 2008

Love ’em or hate ’em, New Year’s resolutions can often give you the kick in the pants you need to improve your health and happiness in the coming year. Of course it’s really tough if your resolution is to ride your mountain bike three times a week when it’s 20 degrees outside and the trails …

Mountain biking in 2007: A review

As 2007 comes to a close I thought I’d reflect on some of our more popular blog posts and in a separate post I’ll give my predictions of the top mountain biking themes of 2008. Believe it or not the singletracks mountain bike blog just started in January of this year with this post and …

Baja Epic Multi-stage Mountain Bike Race

Too Much Fun Promotions is hosting the first Baja Epic mountain bike race in Baja California, Mexico November 5-8 starting in Rosarito Beach. The challenging course promises diverse terrain through some very remote locations just south of the border. The race is limited to just 500 riders and if you register before May 30 you’ll …

Rear-view camera for your bike

Okay so this will probably appeal to roadies more than anyone else but Cervellum has a prototype for a rear-view video camera and handlebar display unit. Though the cam is way cooler than a handlebar mounted mirror or one of those helmet deals that put a mirror in front of one eye, it still seems …