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 …

Mountain biking for fitness in 2008

Around this time of year many folks start considering their health and fitness goals for the new year so I thought I’d share some thoughts on mountain biking for fitness. If you’ve never tried mountain biking and you’re looking for a fun way to stay in shape, perhaps this post will inspire you to take …

The fastest accepted fad in the MTB world.

The title of this blog article is a little misleading. Biopace chainrings and chainstay v-brakes were fads. This development has proven itself to have immense staying power. Already, the 650b/27.5″ wheel phenomenon has taken hold of nearly everyone’s attention in the mountainbike industry, and in an overwhelmingly positive way. From the release of the Pacenti …

Singletracks is all better now

Singletracks experienced some minor technical problems earlier this week (that is, if you consider your server catching fire and melting “minor”) but we’re back in business with a shiny new motherboard and power supply. Luckily none of our data was affected but if you notice anything strange or broken, definitely let us know about it.

Ride along with the Prez

President Bush is a fat tire junkie and the Washington Post printed an article on Monday that offers some dirt on the who and where of the President’s mountain bike rides. Apparently Bush usually hits the singletrack Saturday mornings at a Secret Service training facility in nearby Beltsville, Maryland with a select group of 8 …

SF mountain biker finalist for National Hero Award

Marilyn Price, founder of Trips for Kids, a non-profit that helps disadvantaged kids experience the excitement of mountain biking, is one of 40 finalists to be named “America’s Hometown Hero” in the 6th Annual Volvo for life Awards. Read on to see how you can help Marilyn receive the recognition she deserves! The program has …

Liberty University to develop mountain bike trails

How do you convince intelligent, fun-loving high school seniors to apply to your conservative Christian university near Lynchburg, VA? You build some gnarly mountain bike trails on campus, of course! At least that’s the plan for Liberty University, founded by televangelist Jerry Falwell, in developing university-owned Liberty Mountain. According to a New York Times article …

Using your GPS for mountain bike training

Believe it or not, cycling specific GPS devices like the Garmin Edge weren’t designed for navigation (trail or otherwise). And although the Edge does a good job plotting your route for you, it’s actually part of Garmin’s fitness line and packs some great features to help you track and achieve your training goals. All GPS …