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 Pick Your Trail Dog

It is impossible, I believe, to find a more enthusiastic trail shredding companion than a trail dog. No matter the weather, the destination, the length of the ride, or the speed, they are always keen. Their enthusiasm is infectious; nothing drags me out of the hole of despair on a long climb better than my …

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10 Ways to Get the Most out of Demo Days

Demo days provide a perfect opportunity to properly try a mountain bike before you buy. Here you can test the fit, feel, and handling of a new bike, off road on actual trails rather than just ’round the car park of your local bike shop. For direct sale brands this is their version of a shop …

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To: Chico, CA. Thank You.

I estimate that the seed was planted when I was around 12 years old.  Our unremarkable lakeside town in Ohio had a small, private plot of woods just south of downtown, set aside by the owner for us to refrain from “trouble-making” activities. It was littered with questionably built jumps, a small pumptrack, and a six-foot launch …

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