Over a Beer: What Is “Enduro”? Language in Flux

Photo: Enduro World Series

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. Jeff recently started a forum thread that’s generated an excellent discussion, with the question: “What is …

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Lift Rides to the Backcountry: Exploring the Grandiose Welschtobel Trail in Switzerland


Here in the US, “lift rides” and “backcountry” are two mutually-exclusive terms. But in Europe, they don’t have to be. On my second day riding in Switzerland we used a pair of lifts to access one of the most remote trails that I had the chance to ride in the Alps: the Welschtobel Trail. Using the …

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20 Rad Airbnbs for Your Next MTB Vacation

20 Rad Airbnbs for your next MTB vacation

If exploring new trails is one of your New Year’s resolutions, you’re gonna want to see this list of rad Airbnbs to make your trip of finding new mountain bike trails truly an experience to remember. From the rustic cabin in the woods to the ultra-luxurious mansions, here are 20 options for your next MTB …

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Frosty’s Race Series Kicks Off with Two Downhill Fat Bike Races


Fat bike racing is becoming more and more popular each winter, with races taking place pretty much anywhere it snows. But while most fat bike races are XC-style endurance events, the Frosty’s Fat Bike Race Series is adding a new dimension: fat bike gravity racing. The first two stops on the Frosty’s tour offers a downhill race, …

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Watch: Living the Dream – “Everything I Own Fits in my Car” and Making Money on the Road

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The Singletrack Sampler lives the dream by traveling the nation to ride the best singletrack he can find! The video above shows how he fits everything he owns in a Mazda hatchback. Want to know how he makes $$$ to put gas in the tank? Check out the video below:

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6 Reasons Why You Should Repair or Upgrade Your Mountain Bike During the Winter

Remember those repairs and upgrades you’ve been meaning to do? Winter is a good time to get them done.

If you rode your mountain bike for a full season in 2016, especially if it’s a full-suspension bike, chances are good it needs some basic maintenance, servicing, and replacement of high-wear parts, such as brake pads and tires. If you wait until spring, you will be in a long line of people at the bike shop …

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Podcast: Almost Everything You Need to Know About Mountain Bike Brakes


In this episode of the Singletracks podcast, Aaron, Greg, and I share (almost) everything you need to know about mountain bike brakes. We start by talking about the history of mountain bike brakes then discuss braking techniques, pad selection, maintenance tips, and a whole lot more. For more information, be sure to check out these …

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