Trail Runner Assaults Mountain Biker in Denver Area

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Editor’s Note: This account contains strong language and violence. Reader discretion is advised. According to a first person account published on DrunkCyclist.com, a mountain biker was assaulted by a trail runner while out riding North Table Mountain in Golden, CO. According to the report, the mountain biker in question was looking to pass a trail …

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Over a Beer: Shatter Your Comfort Zone

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Editor’s Note: “Over a Beer” is a regular column written by Greg Heil. While Greg is the Editor in Chief for Singletracks.com, any opinions expressed in this column are his alone and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Singletracks.com. One of my personal goals over the past three years has been to challenge my comfort …

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The NEXT 10 Best Mountain Bike Destinations that You Need to Visit (In the USA)

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The top 10 mountain bike destinations in the United States are, at this point, widely known. This widespread knowledge is thanks in large part to lists like ours detailing the best places to ride across the nation. The thing is, this list doesn’t really change from year to year. Generally speaking, the best just keep getting better–the singletrack-rich …

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All Mountain? I Don’t Think So! The New Michelin Force AM Tire, Reviewed

Cam Zink rode with us in California, and he had a Wild/Force tire combination mounted on his own YT Jeffsy. Michelin developed these tires in close partnership with riders like Cam. During testing, the engineers emphasized trying to think like a general consumer as well as a pro. But even at his mellowest, Cam Zink is 10x the rider I'll ever be. Photo: Will Matthews.

Michelin is an absolutely massive tire company. On a global scale, Michelin nets €21 billion per year in revenue, and last year this French behemoth spent €700 million on R&D alone. While Michelin has had a line of mountain bike tires in the past, in 2017 they’re signaling their re-entry into the mountain bike market by bringing four …

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Buyer’s Guide: Budget Fat Bikes

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Whether you’re new to mountain biking and have decided that a fat bike is the best one-quiver bike you can buy on a budget, or you’ve been mountain biking for decades and have finally decided to add a fat bike to your stable, choosing to purchase an affordable fat bike initially instead of a high-dollar rig …

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Cane Creek Releases Their First Suspension Fork: The Helm

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Cane Creek has just released their first-ever suspension fork, exclusively for 27.5″ wheels: The Helm. According to Cane Creek the Helm is designed for “aggressive trail, all-mountain, and enduro riding,” and to hit all of these various permutations of mountain biking Cane Creek has designed the Helm to be extremely adjustable. The fork is internally …

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Gore Apparel ONE Thermium Jacket Review

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Gore Apparel has recently introduced a new technology that they refer to as “Thermium,” and I’ve been testing an entire kit of fat biking outerwear that utilizes the new technology. Here’s the scoop on this tech, according to Gore: Thermium utilizes a DWR-treated Windstopper Active Shell face fabric, with taped seams, backed with a Primaloft Gold …

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Innovative Articulating Knee Creates Comfortable Fat Bike Pants – Gore ONE Windstopper Pant Review

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The Gore ONE Windstopper pant features a 100% polyester Windstopper fabric exterior with an 86% polyester, 14% Elastene liner. Here are all the features, according to Gore: Zip pocket on back PrimaLoft® Gold Insulation Active Adjustable leg width through lateral, with fabric lined zips Ventilation opening with stretch inserts at knee for optimum freedom of …

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Gore Windstopper Fat Bike Gloves Review

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The Windstopper Gloves from Gore are heavily insulated for cold weather riding, and they’re designed to cut through the wind thanks to the Windstopper tech in the exterior. Other features include a lengthy cuff for added warmth, side vent zips, and a hardened fingertip point for use with smartphones. Out on the trail I found the Windstopper tech …

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