Interview: Starting the New Mexico Enduro Series

Though the definition of “enduro” is still up to personal interpretation, enduro races typically offer a blend of technical downhill terrain with cross country trails. This conglomeration of trail selection requires racers to be adept at both styles, have peak fitness and handling skills, and do it all on a trail bike. It takes special …

News: Transrockies Presents 3-day Mountain Bike Race in Moab

Transrockies, known for hosting races for runners, roadies, and mountain bikers alike, is expanding to the iconic trails of Moab, Utah with the 3-day race Moab Rocks on October 10-12, 2015. Many have enjoyed riding signature trails like Klondike, Porcupine Rim and Mag 7, but few have raced them. Moab Rocks offers entrants the rare opportunity …

Race Report: New Mexico Enduro Cup Finale

The New Mexico enduro state champs were recently crowned at the Angel Fire Bike Park. Racing on some of the best bike park trails in the southwest, racers battled each other, as well as terrain, for the final stop of the New Mexico Enduro Cup series. Stage 1 started after a long climb up to …

Review: Ryders Thorn Sunglasses

Ryders Eyewear has shaken up the sunglasses scene with a new offering designed for those of us that battle the elements for pleasure. There are few things worse than losing visibility due to accumulated moisture on your lenses, so the engineers at Ryders have concocted a secret sauce to coat their lenses in order to …

Advocacy Alert: Wilderness Expansion in Albuquerque, NM

The “Wilderness Act” of 1964 set governmental wheels in motion banning all mechanized transport in areas deemed “wilderness” by the U.S. Forest Service. As Greg Heil recently wrote about, many are working to change the discrimination against mountain bikes in Wilderness areas, as an area larger than the state of California is currently banned from access …

Race Report: Angel Fire Double Down Enduro

The third stop of the New Mexico Enduro Cup series was in Angel Fire, NM. Consisting of 2 days of racing, Saturday featured backcountry trails in the town of Angel Fire while Sunday consisted exclusively of downhill-style racing at the Angel Fire Bike Park. Mtbparks.com has ranked the Angel Fire Bike Park as the #1 bike …

5 Handmade Beer Accessories for Mountain Bikers

In my quest for handmade bike accessories I stumbled across several clever, and perhaps even life-altering, bike accessories that the mountain biking beer drinker should consider. As a generous person, I have decided to share these true etsy.com gems. Note: etsy.com offers only handcrafted items by individual sellers. Items can, and often do, sell out. …

Race Report: 12 Hours in the Wild West

Endurance mountain bike races are becoming incredibly popular these days. Completing an enduance event can not only test your mettle, but it can push your fitness beyond a level that you thought possible. As we’ve written about recently on Singletracks, endurance events such as 12-hour and 24-hour mountain bike races are available in abundance this year. …

5 Bike and Brew Events for the Mountain Biker

Here at Singletracks we look for any excuse to ride our bikes more and drink more beer. In an effort to help you do the same, we have compiled a list of events that encourage beer drinking mountain bikers to gather to celebrate the perfect marriage: bikes and beer. Outside Santa Fe – Bike and …

Review: B-Labs B-Ring OVAL Chainring

Oval chainrings are not a new invention. Those that have been in the sport long enough will likely remember Shimano’s Bio-Pace chainring, and possibly even shudder. It’s important to note up front that the B-Ring OVAL chainring is not a distant relative of the Bio-Pace. But just as with bell bottoms, many fashionable items will …

DIY: How to Build a Hanging Bike Rack

My grandmother used to say: “You can’t ride two horses with one arse.” However, Grandma didn’t mountain bike. And if she did, she would completely understand why you need more bikes than arses. The unfortunate drawback to having many bikes is finding ways to store them. Commercial bike racks can get downright expensive. Most of …