Listen: Hacks To Improve Your Bike Climbs

In this episode of the Singletracks podcast, we share our tips for improving your mountain bike climbs. Learn about bike setup, component choices, and suspension settings to make your uphill climbs more efficient. We’ll also talk about training techniques, body positioning, and mental tricks that will melt climbs away in no time. This episode is sponsored …

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Selle Italia Launches More Affordable SLR Saddle Line, and We Review the New SLR TM Flow

Selle Italia recently launched a more affordable line of their venerable SLR saddles that looks and performs similarly to their more expensive counterparts. I’ve been running an older, more expensive version of the SLR Flow saddle for nearly 8 years now, so I was anxious to see how the new SLR TM Flow ($129.99 USD) compares. Saddle Form and Materials …

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Review: Catlike Helmet Ratchet Band Won’t Leave You Feeling Woozy

The new Catlike Leaf 2C helmet provides great protection in a comfortable, affordable, and stylish package. I’ve been testing the latest version for a few weeks now, and here’s what I’ve found. These days most mountain bike helmets utilize a ratcheting band to keep a tight fit. But the problem is, once the band is tight enough to …

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Listen: Must-ride Trails in California

In this episode of the Singletracks podcast, Greg and I discuss the best places to mountain bike in California. We’ll share our picks for the best bike parks, backcountry rides, and urban trail systems that are begging to be explored by bike. Whether you’re a native Californian or you’re planning a trip, tune in for our recommendations.

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How to Prevent Leg Cramps When Mountain Biking // Tips to Avoid Cramping

As temperatures start to rise, many mountain bikers–myself included–are dealing with a sore point: muscle cramps. While muscle cramps are fairly common and mostly benign, they can be painful and annoying to deal with during a mountain bike ride. This article will briefly discuss common causes of leg cramps, and will offer tips for preventing and dealing …

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Review: Leatt DBX 4.0 Mountain Bike Shorts Offer Mad Protection

Leatt is known for offering mountain bikers high performance protection from head to toe. So it might seem strange that the company is producing a pair of shorts; after all, shorts are just clothing, right? Not when the team at Leatt gets involved. Leatt’s bike shorts line offers three levels of quality, and the DBX 4.0 shorts I’ve …

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Massive TexPlex Park in Texas Offers Mountain Bike Trails, Heavy Machinery Play Area

As the saying goes, “everything is bigger in Texas,” and apparently that includes mountain bike parks too. On June 3 TexPlex opens to the public, offering not just a mountain bike park and singletrack trails, but also jet boat rides and a heavy machinery play area. The Bike Trails TexPlex has set aside 250 acres for mountain …

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