Sea Otter 2015: New Bars and Stems from ENVE

ENVE had some new bars and stems on display at Sea Otter this year. The HDH bar was developed with input from the Santa Cruz Syndicate DH team. Steve Peat, Greg Minnaar, and Josh Bryceland are all tall so they wanted a bar with more rise. ENVE answered with the HDH bar that features 46mm …

12 New 27.5+ Mountain Bikes at Sea Otter 2015

If you were following the Singletracks feed on Instagram, you probably noticed Greg and I posting a lot of 27.5+ and 29+ bikes, components, and tires. While there was plenty to see at the show (and some exciting things in the works that will debut later this year), the majority of manufacturers that had truly …

Test Ride Review: Santa Cruz Highball 27.5

As mentioned in my previous test ride review of the Commencal Meta V4, the trails around Laguna Seca are no place for an all-mountain bike. They are, however, a great testing ground for an XC bike. With that in mind, I headed over to the Santa Cruz booth to check out their recently-released Highball 27.5. …

Test Ride Review: Commencal Meta AM V4

Let me preface this by saying, the trails surrounding the venue at the Sea Otter Classic do not require a 6″ travel full suspension bike. You could ride pretty much everything on a road bike, and you might even be faster too. That said, you work with what you’ve got at your disposal, right? Commencal is …

News: 100% Releases Speedcraft Glasses

For those that follow motocross and downhill racing, 100% is probably a familiar brand. They make a variety of gloves and goggles in an array of colors ranging from stealthy to flashy. Their latest offering is the Speedcraft series: high performance glasses aimed at trail riding. The large lens looks to provide plenty of coverage and according …

Ride Report: Preriding the Singletracks #BrutalLoop

The idea behind the Singletracks Brutal Loop was to put together a long route that hit as much great North Georgia singletrack as possible. When most people visit Ellijay, they typically ride Bear Creek and sections 1 and 2 of the Pinhoti Trail. Another excellent but less ridden trail is Mountaintown Creek. Mountaintown is tough to …

Interview: Traxxion Dynamics Suspension Service

While checking out the race schedule on the Mountain Goat Adventures website, I noticed a company called Traxxion Dynamics listed under the sponsor section. I have lived and raced bikes in Georgia for years, but I had never heard of this company. Intrigued, I clicked the link over to Traxxion Dynamics’ site. There was a …

Photo Gallery: Interesting Finds from NAHBS 2015

While bikes are the main attraction at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS), there is a lot more to see. From handmade goods to component giants, there was a mix of everything. Check out the gallery for some of the cool stuff we saw at the show! Reynolds Reynolds had their BLACKLABEL series of wheels …

Review: NiteRider Lumina 700

One of the benefits of living in Atlanta is the relatively mild climate. Sure, the summers can be brutal, and we get a handful of truly frigid days each winter, but with the right gear (and some motivation) you can ride year-round. However, with the end of daylight savings time, it’s tough to get out …

Photo Gallery: The Mountain Bikes of NAHBS, 2015

The North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) is a yearly trade show that allows custom builders to showcase their craft. This year the show was held in Louisville, Kentucky, home of horse racing and bourbon. As expected, the majority of bikes at the show are road or ‘cross, but there were still plenty of mountain …