Confessions of a Newbie Mountain Bike Racer

I stood alone under the big tent as rain poured down outside, butterflies in my stomach. My heart was pounding and I hadn’t even started riding yet. Everyone else was talking to each other, friends and acquaintances, or maybe just braver and less socially-awkward than I was. Some of the ladies I’d met the night …

2017 Cannondale Habit Carbon SE 27.5 Test Ride Review

The 2017 Cannondale Habit Carbon SE is definitely a good-looking bike, especially if you like purple. It’s categorized as a do-it-all trail bike that is “playful, agile, and ultra-capable.” Sounds pretty great, right? After standing in line for way too long at Outdoor Demo, I finally got to swing a leg over the Habit and …

Get the 1x Gear Range of Eagle for $125 with Wolf Tooth’s 49T Cog

Wolf Tooth Components is always coming up with an eclectic blend of interesting products, designed around making the experience of riding a bike better and more fun, and focusing on reliability, functionality, and performance. The company focuses on chainrings, additional and replacement cassette cogs, and small parts to solve problems or improve upon existing products. Here …

Ergon Isn’t Just Grips: New Products for 2017

When I used to think of Ergon, my mind would automatically jump to grips. But more recently, they’ve jumped into the saddle game, and they’ve also started making hydration packs, gloves, and insoles, all with “ergonomic” fit at the forefront of design (imagine that!). I stopped by the Ergon booth at Interbike and spoke with several …

KHS SixFifty 680 Plus Test Ride Review

To be completely honest, I wasn’t really familiar with KHS bikes until I checked them out at the Outdoor Demo at Interbike. Part of my plan for the event was to ride some bikes from brands I either hadn’t heard of or just hadn’t ridden in the past, and KHS fell into that category. When …

Devinci Marshall 27.5+ Test Ride Review

When I first grabbed the Devinci Marshall to take it for a test ride, there was a little bit of confusion amongst the Singletracks staff about whether or not we’d reviewed this bike last year, only under the name Hendrix. The answer, I discovered, was “yes and no.” Yes, the Hendrix from last year has …

Revamped Surly Krampus 29+ Test Ride Review

A couple months ago at Saddle Drive, I got the opportunity to check out some of Surly’s recent redesigns for some of their classic bikes, including the Karate Monkey, which I really enjoyed. Here at Interbike, I followed up with the company and tried out the newly-modified Krampus. The Surly Krampus has been around for …

Advocate Cycles Hayduke 27.5+ Test Ride Review

I’ve been watching the Hayduke from afar for the better part of this year, as a couple of my good friends and riding buddies have jumped on the Advocate Cycles train and purchased their 27.5+ hardtail. They’ve had great things to say, and I briefly pedaled around on my friend Jake’s Hayduke for a few minutes …