Five Reasons To Buy MTB Gear Online

I love popping into my local bike shop and chatting with the guys there, and their service is top notch. It’s fun to throw a leg over the newest models from Giant, Moots or Niner, but when it comes time to buy something I almost always go online. I know my size in bikes and …

Waltworks Custom Bicycles

I recently had a chance to sit down with Walt Wehner, a mountain bike XC racer and the guy behind Waltworks Custom Bicycles, to talk about local trail use, bike commuting, beer, oh…and building custom mountain bike frames. Walt currently builds pretty much any bike frame style that you can think of including road bikes, …

My Top Five: The Best Mountain Bike Trails in Moab

Editor’s note: It’s nearly impossible to ride all the Moab area mountain bike trails in a single trip and fortunately Maddslacker has made enough trips over the years to recommend the best of the best. This article should get you seriously pumped to go to Moab so also be sure to check out Maddslacker’s “Affordable …

Geax AKA XC Mountain Bike Tire Review

For the last five years I’ve been riding WTB Velociraptor tires on my mountain bike because they’re inexpensive and have the traction and durability of a tractor tire. Unfortunately they also have the weight and rolling resistance of a tractor tire. After riding in my first race last fall, I decided I wanted to find …

My Top Five: Best Mountain Bike Trails in Denver

When the singletracks editors asked each ofus to come up with our five favorite mountain bike trails in our respective areas, I was stoked to start writing. Then I realized I had to pick just five trails. Singletracks lists a couple hundred trails in the Denver “Front Range” area. Picking a mere five is just …

Crankskins Clear Bike Protector Kit Review

You’ve just dropped more money on your new mountain bike than your first 3 cars combined. It’s well tuned to handle all the rough stuff you can throw at it, but the thought of scratching that shiny paint job makes you sick inside. What are you to do? Crankskins bicycle protection may be just what …

FuL Cargo Hydration Pack Review

There’s no denying that Camelbak is the established leader in the hydration pack market. As such, any newcomer gets the benefit of learning from their past mistakes, but they also face the challenge of creating something truly innovative, without stepping on any patents. While I was waiting for my FuL hydration pack to arrive, I …

Best Trails for Winter Mountain Biking in Colorado

Winter riding in Colorado is a balancing act of temperatures, short days, snow and trail access. Rides after work require decent lights, and most of the popular trails close an hour after sunset. Temps can vary from below freezing to the 70’s, sometimes from one day to the next. Storms can dump two feet of …

Bike Commuting Steps Up Your MTB Game

With all the responsibilities we have, finding enough time to ride can be difficult. Commuting to work or school by bike can be a great way to spend more time in the saddle, especially considering that part of that time would be spent commuting anyway. I started bike commuting several years ago after my first …