BREAKING: Fugitive Who Stole Mountain Bike at Gunpoint Captured After 6-day Manhunt in Pisgah

After a six-day manhunt in the Pisgah National forest, the fugitive pictured above, Phillip Michael Stroupe, II, was apprehended late last night, according to an article on WLOS.com. According to reports, Stroupe stole a mountain bike at gunpoint while fleeing from police, taking off into Pisgah National Forest on bike. According to WLOS: Wednesday morning, …

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Alberta’s “Barbed Liar” Charged with Fraud, Mischief – Remains Defiant

Stelios Psaroudakis of Calgary publicly claimed that he had hit a barbed wire booby trap with his neck while mountain biking on a popular trail in West Bragg Creek, and subsequently had his bike stolen. However, local Alberta mountain bikers expressed disbelief at Psaroudakis’s story on social media, and in their statements to law enforcement agencies. Catch …

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New Southern Highlands Traverse Bikepacking Route Travels 1,270 Miles from Virginia to Alabama

Last week the Southern Highlands Traverse bikepacking route was officially unveiled, and it looks to be an instant classic! Brett Davidson and Logan Watts, along with more than a dozen contributors, created the route, which begins near Front Royal, VA and ends at Flagg Mountain in Alabama, making it the first 1,000+ mile bikepacking route on the East Coast. The …

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Air, Coil, or Both? New PUSH ACS-3 Coil Spring Fork Conversion Kit

Suspension wizards PUSH Industries have been eking the most out of mountain bike forks and shocks since 2003. In 2016, PUSH ventured into making their own suspension components with the wild ELEVENSIX coil shock. Based on the success of the ELEVENSIX, PUSH has developed the ACS-3, a drop-in coil spring conversion kit for Fox 36 and …

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New Mavic Deemax Downhill and Enduro Wheels Sport Wider Rims, Fewer Spokes

If you’ve watched a downhill race in the last couple decades, you’ve no doubt seen a set of bright yellow wheels tearing down the mountain under the likes of Nico Vouilloz, Sam Hill, and countless other top athletes. Those would be the Deemax from French company Mavic. Today, Mavic announced the latest iteration of the venerable …

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New Carbon ROAM 60 29″ Wheels from SRAM

SRAM’s ROAM wheels occupy the middle ground in their line between the lightweight, cross country RISE wheels, and the burlier RAIL wheels. Within the Roam line, there are four tiers, with the Roam 60s sitting at the top. A 27.5″ size has been available for about a year and a half, but SRAM just released the …

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New RE:activ Shocks with Thru Shaft from Trek

Trek just unveiled a new proprietary rear shock technology that will be used on its high-end 2018 Fuel, Remedy, and Slash full suspension trail bikes. Building on their partnership with Penske Racing Shocks, the updated RE:activ shocks eliminate the internal floating piston (IFP) in favor of a fixed shaft that runs the entire length of …

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Reports of a Mountain Biker Clotheslined by a Barbed Wire Booby Trap Met with Suspicion from Local Alberta Riders

Recent reports of a mountain biker being clotheslined by a booby trap consisting of barbed wire strung across a popular mountain bike trail in West Bragg Creek, Alberta, are being met with suspicion by local Alberta mountain bikers online. The story has gone viral, reported in news outlets around the world–most notably CBC News in …

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Mountain Biker’s Neck Sliced by Barbed Wire Strung Across Trail in Alberta, According to Reports

A mountain biker’s neck was sliced open by a string of barbed wire that was tied across a mountain bike trail at West Bragg Creek Provincial Park in Alberta, multiple sources report. According to CBC.ca, the rider’s neck was sliced open from side-to-side, “more than half a centimetre deep in places.” Update July 11, 2017, 10:25am MDT: Reports …

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SRAM Now Offering Oval Chainrings

Oval chainrings are nothing new in mountain biking, let alone cycling. We’ve tested numerous oval rings ourselves here at Singletracks over the past few years, but they’ve typically been from small-sized component manufacturers. SRAM has obviously seen a market for oval rings, as evidenced by the release of their own. Most notably, SRAM’s oval chainrings …

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