Discovering Mountain Biking @ Age 65

Mountain biking the Bookcliffs area near Fruita, CO. “I’m just glad to be out here instead of sitting at home on the couch eating ice cream and watching TV.” This is what a 60+ year old told me on the Left Loop at the Tsali bike trail in Western North Carolina. Made sense to me. …

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MTB Videos: Simple Editing Techniques

The vast majority of mountain biking videos shot with point-of-view cameras really aren’t worth the time it takes to watch them.Despite the access to excellent equipment, there are 2 main reasons for this poor video quality: 1) Unimaginative camera angles. 2) Poor editing. Hopefully in my last post I was able to provide you with …

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How To Clean Your Mountain Bike in 10 Easy Steps

Cleaning your bike after a ride can feel like a buzz kill but it doesn’t have to take forever. Follow these tips and you’ll get the job done quickly without damaging your bike. 1. Get your mountain bike dirty One of the reasons people end up doing more damage than good while washing their mountain …

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Tubeless Mountain Biking Guide

We get a lot of questions about tubeless mountain bike tires here on Singletracks, so I thought it was time to put together a tubeless guide. I’m not going to get into specific brands and components, but instead give you an overview of the various systems and point you in the right direction so you …

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Little Rippers: MTB Kids

One of the coolest (and frankly cutest) things you can see is a two year old kid with an over-sized helmet and tiny knee and elbow pads pushing around his little pedal cart or plastic trike. I’ve been noticing a ton of kids at Joyride 150 this winter learning how to ride in the safety …

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Fall Mountain Biking Tips

The changing seasons can bring a new dimension to mountain biking and for many of us, fall is one of the best times of the year to hit the trail. If this is your first fall riding season (or even your tenth), here are a few things to keep in mind to stay safe and …

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