Listen: Mountain Bikers Want to Know, What’s Happening in Northwest Arkansas?

In this episode, we talk about Northwest Arkansas’ ascendence as a mountain bike destination. Starting with a discussion of the area’s geography and topography, we’ll explore the history of mountain biking in Arkansas and what the scene is like today. Most importantly, we attempt to explain the unique characteristics that make Northwest Arkansas an appealing mountain bike destination, and what …

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How Many Riders Actually Own Electric Mountain Bikes in 2017? Still Not Many

Last year we started asking Singletracks readers if they were interested in reading electric mountain bike news and reviews on Singletracks, and also if they owned an electric mountain bike. Not only are we interested in learning the answers to these questions, we’re also watching to see how or if these responses change over time. There are some obvious caveats to …

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The Best Bike Trails near Minneapolis / St. Paul

Mountain bikers in the Twin Cities enjoy mountain biking year-round, with access to groomed fat bike trails in winter and flowy singletrack in the summer. Not only that, there’s even fun singletrack to ride just a short pedal from downtown Minneapolis. These factors, along with others, led IMBA to award the Twin Cities its coveted Bronze-level Ride Center …

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Listen: Tips for Getting & Staying Fit for Mountain Biking

In this episode of the Singletracks podcast, we’ll be sharing tips for getting and staying in shape for mountain biking. We’ll cover the basics for getting started, how to increase distance and speed, nutrition, and more. Finally, we’ll talk about methods for maintaining mountain bike fitness and how to avoid over training syndrome.

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Nearly 30% of Mountain Bikers Already Have Boost Frame Spacing

Launched just over two years ago, SRAM’s Boost 148 spacing has quickly gone mainstream. Of course we’ve seen pretty much every new and updated mountain bike frame speccing Boost spacing since then, but what’s surprising is just how quickly it’s invaded mountain bikers’ quivers. According to a recent survey of more than 2,000 Singletracks readers, nearly 30% …

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New Southern Highlands Traverse Bikepacking Route Travels 1,270 Miles from Virginia to Alabama

Last week the Southern Highlands Traverse bikepacking route was officially unveiled, and it looks to be an instant classic! Brett Davidson and Logan Watts, along with more than a dozen contributors, created the route, which begins near Front Royal, VA and ends at Flagg Mountain in Alabama, making it the first 1,000+ mile bikepacking route on the East Coast. The …

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