Primal Modenza Short Review

I was offered to test the Primal Modenza Short pretty late in the mountain biking season in Colorado, but I jumped at the chance to try these out despite looming frigid weather, given the quality Primal has consistently produced in other products I’ve tried. A local Denver company, Primal is known the world over for cycling …

Absolute Black 28T Oval Chainring Review

I’m often skeptical, if not resistant, to radically-different technology. Oval chainrings seemed like a fringe product until I noticed more and more riders that I admire using them. So, when Absolute Black asked us to test one of their new products, I jumped at the chance to try one–if anything to prove to myself that oval …

Trail Report: Fat Biking Argentine Pass in Silver Plume, CO

Silver Plume is a small historic mining town located along the I-70 corridor in central Colorado, one of many kitschy attractions en route to the ski resorts that dot the same stretch of interstate. Located in Clear Creek County, an old railroad grade snakes up the mountain that has become a secretly-popular place for hikers and cross country …

On Review: Borealis Crestone XX1 Fat Bike

Borealis is relatively new to the fat bike market, but made a very big impression with the introduction of the Yampa and Echo. The Crestone is a refinement of those technologies, with improved geometry, frame design elements, and quality craftsmanship. Much of what was missing on the Yampa can be found on the Crestone after …

Five2Ride: The Best Mountain Bike Trails in Florida

While the rest of the United States has been blanketed in snow, rendering all but the fortunate owners of fat bikes left to dream of summer singletrack, Florida has refused to participate in the month of January. As usual. While winter is generally a terrible time to consider going to the beach and frolicking in …

Garmin VIRB XE Action Camera Review

The Virb X and XE were first announced in April 2015, after Garmin recognized that “without data, it’s just video,” which has become the springboard phrase to market their latest contribution to the action cam market. Targeting action sports enthusiasts who thrive on knowing every piece of data about their sport, they have developed a high …

Garmin Combo Mount Review

The Garmin Combo Mount was engineered to reduce clutter for riders that want to use both a GPS and POV camera mounted to the handlebar. This mount consolidates those devices into a singular, sturdy mount that Garmin says saves weight and improves safety. Pros Combo Function–The principal reason to purchase this product is to mount …

Opinion: You Should Arm Yourself When You Mountain Bike

Editor’s Note: The opinions expressed in this commentary are Michael Paul’s alone and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Singletracks.com. The world can be a dangerous place. As you venture into the wild, sometimes alone, many of you may ask yourselves, “should I carry something to protect myself in case something happens to me?” …

5 Reasons Fat Biking Can Make You a Better Rider

It’s no secret that fat biking has exploded across the country, even in places that don’t have much snow or sand. Is fatter better? A lot of riders find themselves fat-bike-curious, wanting to try bloated tires, just to see if there really is something to big tires, or if it’s just hype. Here are five …