Review: Ryders Thorn Sunglasses

Ryders Eyewear has shaken up the sunglasses scene with a new offering designed for those of us that battle the elements for pleasure. There are few things worse than losing visibility due to accumulated moisture on your lenses, so the engineers at Ryders have concocted a secret sauce to coat their lenses in order to …

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Advocacy Alert: Wilderness Expansion in Albuquerque, NM

The “Wilderness Act” of 1964 set governmental wheels in motion banning all mechanized transport in areas deemed “wilderness” by the U.S. Forest Service. As Greg Heil recently wrote about, many are working to change the discrimination against mountain bikes in Wilderness areas, as an area larger than the state of California is currently banned from access …

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Race Report: Angel Fire Double Down Enduro

The third stop of the New Mexico Enduro Cup series was in Angel Fire, NM. Consisting of 2 days of racing, Saturday featured backcountry trails in the town of Angel Fire while Sunday consisted exclusively of downhill-style racing at the Angel Fire Bike Park. Mtbparks.com has ranked the Angel Fire Bike Park as the #1 bike …

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5 Handmade Beer Accessories for Mountain Bikers

In my quest for handmade bike accessories I stumbled across several clever, and perhaps even life-altering, bike accessories that the mountain biking beer drinker should consider. As a generous person, I have decided to share these true etsy.com gems. Note: etsy.com offers only handcrafted items by individual sellers. Items can, and often do, sell out. …

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Race Report: 12 Hours in the Wild West

Endurance mountain bike races are becoming incredibly popular these days. Completing an enduance event can not only test your mettle, but it can push your fitness beyond a level that you thought possible. As we’ve written about recently on Singletracks, endurance events such as 12-hour and 24-hour mountain bike races are available in abundance this year. …

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Review: B-Labs B-Ring OVAL Chainring

Oval chainrings are not a new invention. Those that have been in the sport long enough will likely remember Shimano’s Bio-Pace chainring, and possibly even shudder. It’s important to note up front that the B-Ring OVAL chainring is not a distant relative of the Bio-Pace. But just as with bell bottoms, many fashionable items will …

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DIY: How to Build a Hanging Bike Rack

My grandmother used to say: “You can’t ride two horses with one arse.” However, Grandma didn’t mountain bike. And if she did, she would completely understand why you need more bikes than arses. The unfortunate drawback to having many bikes is finding ways to store them. Commercial bike racks can get downright expensive. Most of …

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