Alberta’s “Barbed Liar” Charged with Fraud, Mischief – Remains Defiant

Stelios Psaroudakis of Calgary publicly claimed that he had hit a barbed wire booby trap with his neck while mountain biking on a popular trail in West Bragg Creek, and subsequently had his bike stolen. However, local Alberta mountain bikers expressed disbelief at Psaroudakis’s story on social media, and in their statements to law enforcement agencies. Catch …

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Kali’s Interceptor Helmet Ratchets Up the Brain Protection – A Review

No part of your body is as important as your brain. Not only do our brains make us human, but they give us our distinct personality and uniqueness as individuals. Even non-life threatening brain injuries can forever alter a person’s demeanor or temperament–which is why Kali Protectives continues to push the envelope by developing new …

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Over a Beer: I Can’t Make Your Bike Buying Decision for You

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. There are two types of people who approach me, asking for bike buying advice. Type 1 The …

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How To Safely Transport Your Mountain Bikes on a Long Distance Road Trip

When it comes to traveling with your mountain bike in North America, the road trip is king. Until gas prices climb back up to astronomical levels, it will almost assuredly be cheaper to drive than to fly. Once you’ve computed gas costs and plane tickets, correct those numbers by comparing the cost of flying or shipping your bike, …

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The Revelate Designs Mag-Tank Top Tube Bag Provides Easy Access to Gear, on the Fly – A Review

[featured][/featured] Revelate Designs has been in the bikepacking game since the very beginning. Founded in Anchorage back in 2007, Revelate has been making frame bags for a decade and has a wide array of products for every conceivable application. One of their newest bags is the Mag-Tank, a new take on the classic top tube bag. …

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The Top 5 Mountain Bike Destinations in Colorado

“I’m finally heading to Colorado to mountain bike! Where should I ride?” The number of times I’ve answered this question, whether on the Singletracks forums, via email, or on social media, is astounding–yet simultaneously understandable. While there are dozens upon dozens of incredible mountain bike destinations, Colorado commands respect in the imaginations of mountain bikers around …

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Reports of a Mountain Biker Clotheslined by a Barbed Wire Booby Trap Met with Suspicion from Local Alberta Riders

Recent reports of a mountain biker being clotheslined by a booby trap consisting of barbed wire strung across a popular mountain bike trail in West Bragg Creek, Alberta, are being met with suspicion by local Alberta mountain bikers online. The story has gone viral, reported in news outlets around the world–most notably CBC News in …

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Mountain Biker’s Neck Sliced by Barbed Wire Strung Across Trail in Alberta, According to Reports

A mountain biker’s neck was sliced open by a string of barbed wire that was tied across a mountain bike trail at West Bragg Creek Provincial Park in Alberta, multiple sources report. According to CBC.ca, the rider’s neck was sliced open from side-to-side, “more than half a centimetre deep in places.” Update July 11, 2017, 10:25am MDT: Reports …

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The Missing Bag that You Need to Buy: Oveja Negra Chuckbucket Handlebar Snack Bag Review

Oveja Negra is dedicated to making high quality frame bags for bikepacking by hand–right here in my hometown of Salida, Colorado. All the work–from conceptualization to design to sewing–is done in Salida. That means for me, purchasing Oveja Negra’s bags is the true definition of supporting a local business. In fact, above and beyond the manufacturing taking place …

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Oveja Negra Gearjammer Seat Bag Review

The Gearjammer is Oveja Negra’s take on the classic seat bag–a must-have for any and every bikepacker. Made right here in my hometown of Salida, Colorado, the Gearjammer is available in two sizes: medium for $125 and large for $130. Here are the official specs, straight from Oveja Negra: Roll-Top design allows for variable volume …

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Santa Cruz Releases New Hightower LT, Drops 27.5+ Compatibility

Santa Cruz has just announced a brand new bike: the Hightower LT with 150mm of rear travel. The new Hightower LT doesn’t feature adjustable geometry or concessions for 27.5+ wheels and tires–it’s 29er only. This is quite notable as the original, shorter travel Hightower was Santa Cruz’s first foray into plus territory. Are plus tires being …

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