The fastest accepted fad in the MTB world.

The title of this blog article is a little misleading. Biopace chainrings and chainstay v-brakes were fads. This development has proven itself to have immense staying power. Already, the 650b/27.5″ wheel phenomenon has taken hold of nearly everyone’s attention in the mountainbike industry, and in an overwhelmingly positive way. From the release of the Pacenti …

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Internal Drivetrains for Mountainbikes?

The internal-geared hub has been around for decades, commonly found on city-cruisers & touring bikes.  They’re nearly impervious to dirt & water; have a robust construction, and are available with a wide variety of brake options. These include the classic coaster-brake; the roller-brake; modern disc-brakes, and the v-brake-friendly freehub.  Each manufacturer has their own take …

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3 of the best mountain bikes?

If you could pick the 3 best mountain bikes on the planet, which ones would you choose? Apparently 3Luxe, which claims to help you find “the best of everything,” thinks you should pick the Ellsworth Epiphany, the Sycip Diesel, and the K2 Apache. Questionable choices to be sure, though more because of the bikes they …

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Mountain bike + Motorcycle = Rad

A couple college kids studying industrial design built this mountain bike / motorcycle hybrid that looks absolutely gnarly. Everything about it screams mountain bike – from the tires to the handlebars – but it’s got a serious gas engine strapped to the frame! Anyone recognize any of the components on this rig? Aprilia Forum via …

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Carbon-Fiber for Mountainbike Making

Recently, a fairly revolutionary bike was released that seems to have pushed the use of carbon-fiber in mountainbikes to a level unseen as of yet. This design will surely raise a great number of eyebrows, and give some of us who tend to be cynical luddites ammunition to attack carbon-fiber bikes as being unsafe & overpriced. …

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What’s on your holiday wish list? Fox forks and bikes that start with ‘S’

No one can accuse singletracks members of having cheap tastes: This year’s holiday wish list contains some of the best equipment money can buy. From GPS units to navigate the trail to full suspension mountain bikes ready for any terrain, here’s what singletracks members have on their MTB wish list (taken from My Singletracks Gear …

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Post pics of your bike(s)

We’ve just created a new way for you to show off your bikes: My Bikes from singletracks.com. Post photos of all your bikes on your profile and browse bikes from all members. Just another way singletracks allows you to catalog your mountain biking life…

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Powerful bike computer + GPS from Quarq

Have you ever looked down at your GPS during a ride and thought to yourself, I need more data? If so, you might just want to update to the Qranium from Quarq. It’s a fully loaded cycling computer with GPS, wireless capabilities, 512Mb of internal memory and it runs the linux operating system. Sadly, though, …

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The Un-29’er Movement

After more than a few years worth of experimenting, debating, and magazine reviewing; the 29’er is here to stay. The 29″-wheel has become the Super Swamper of mountainbiking. Almost every major bike manufacturer now has a 29″-wheeled mountainbike in their line-up, and the small scale & custom framebuilders have been making them for years. This …

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Introducing our Senior Bike Editor

If you’re a regular reader of this blog you may have noticed an unusually well written piece yesterday about returning bike tech to simpler times. No, I didn’t suddenly learn all there is to know about bike tech, nor did I take a class on creative writing. In fact, we have a new team member …

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All wheel drive mountain bikes

A couple weeks ago I was climbing some of the steep stuff at Georgia International Horse Park and I had a question: Does a front wheel drive mountain bike exist? If not a front wheel drive bike, how about an all-wheel drive mountain bike? Well friends, I’m happy to say all wheel drive mountain bikes …

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The bikes of Interbike (Updated)

One of the other mountain bike websites is showcasing the “babes of Interbike” but how about this: The BIKES of Interbike. Here they are in no particular order, free bike pr0n for the addicts. * Updated with more pics! Redline D660 LaPierre 7M Tecnic FS Ellsworth Dare Ellsworth Moment Soma B-side 650B (Single Speed) Commencal …

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