Singletracks email newsletter launched

We finally sent our first email newsletter to singletracks members yesterday afternoon and the response has been great so far. To get the newsletter you need to have 1. signed up for a singletracks account, 2. opted-in for our email list and 3. have signed in to the singletracks website at least once. When all …

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The $242 track stand

Learning to track stand on your mountain or road bike takes practice and it’s tough for most people to hold steady for more than a few seconds. One rider in Oregon, however, learned it’s also expensive to do a track stand when he got a $242 traffic ticket for his performance at a traffic light. …

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Singletrack MINDS mountain biking documentary

Poison Oak Productions has produced an excellent documentary called Singletrack MINDS that takes a look at trail access issues in Marin County, California, the birthplace of mountain biking. I had a chance to watch the film last night and I have to admit, it left me feeling frustrated and a little sad. Trail access often …

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Kids learn to build their own bike frames

The Glenwood Springs Post Independent had an interesting article (registration required) last week about high school students from Carbondale learning to build bike frames from master frame builder Koichi Yamaguchi. Yamaguchi has built thousands of bike frames including frames used by Lance Armstrong and Bobby Julich. The article says that even today’s “custom” bike frames …

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MTB skills training

Seems like these days most mountain bike training focuses on improving physical endurance, but few take the time to teach technical skills. Most people are either just born athletes or they spend lots of time riding (and crashing) until they get better. Some groups are starting to address this gap in training through clinics like …

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MTB park coming to midtown Cleveland

The Presidents of the USA song “Cleveland Rocks” was once just a sarcastic jab at the Forest City but it now looks like Cleveland may actually rock some midtown mountain bike trails in the near future. A million dollar bike trail is being planned in town and the organizers are in line for a $100K …

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Who watches MTB races anyway?

For years mountain bike manufacturers have been sponsoring elite level riders as a way of promoting their brands. Everyone knows Lance rode a Trek so that makes Trek bikes cool. But does this really work? I mean, who is out there watching mountain bike races (on TV or otherwise)? I honestly couldn’t tell you what …

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4-wheel mountain bikes

What has four mountain bike tires, disc brakes, no gears, and no pedals? Nope, it’s not the pile of cannibalized bikes in your tool shed, it’s the R-one 4×4 – the raddest way to ride downhill on four wheels. The Rough Riderz club in the UK is working hard to increase awareness of this (new?) …

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