Over a Beer: 5 Reasons Why Plus-Size Tires Are Overrated

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. When I first rode plus tires, I thought they were a gift from the mountain biking …

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The Perfect Trail Bike? 2018 Scott Genius 700 Tuned Test Ride Review

When you glance at the latest version of the Scott Genius hanging from a demo rack in a parking lot or in a photo on the internet, the amount of technology present in this mountain bike isn’t immediately apparent. But as you begin to peel back the layers, what on the surface appears to be just a flashy …

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Spank Introduces Foam Vibrocore Damping in Wheels

Spank began injecting handlebars with a proprietary foam that they call “Vibrocore” a couple of years ago, and it succeeded in damping vibrations in handlebars substantially. Now, they’re doing the same thing with their new Spike 350 Vibrocore wheels. Spank claims that the addition of Vibrocore “increases torsional strength and increases the overall fatigue life of …

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An Introduction to the Epic MTB Destination of Fernie, BC

British Columbia is filthy-rich with mountain bike destinations. One day over lunch I asked our guides, Ryan and Johanna, to tell me what they thought the best under-the-radar mountain bike destinations in BC were. As they started naming off towns left and right, they quickly reached a list of about a dozen spots that were well-worth visiting… …

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Over a Beer: Do you really want to live in Plainsville?

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. During one of my many transits across the great state of Kansas, I pulled off the interstate …

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WTB Has Spent Two Years Developing the Unicorn of Women’s Saddles: The Koda

WTB has spent two years developing the Koda saddle, which is optimized for the female anatomy. However, WTB is quick to note that this saddle isn’t women-specific, and that many men have found the resulting shape quite comfortable. Full Press Release from WTB: FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, GERMANY – August 30, 2017 – WTB is unveiling their new female-focused …

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Terrene Claims New “Cake Eater” Is Most Affordable Studdable Fat Bike Tire Available

Terrene Tires has just announced their new Cake Eater tire model, which will be available as a studdable fat bike tire in 4.0″ and 4.6″ widths. The studded version of the Cake Eater will be available for $150 MSRP, which they claim is significantly more affordable than any other studded fat bike tire on the market. …

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ENVE’s Second-Generation M Series Wheels Promise to Eliminate Pinch Flats Forever

ENVE has just announced the second generation of their M Series wheels, which they say “features game changing technology that promises to all but eliminate pinch flats forever.”  According to ENVE, they accomplished this feat by “increasing the width and carefully shaping the contours of the rim’s leading edges.” They’ve also added “a Protective Rim Strip that …

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