MTB Wallet: The JIMI

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If you’re like me, you like to be prepared when you go out for a ride. What if you get lost on forest service roads and want to ask a redneck with a pick-up for a shuttle back to your car? How are you gonna convince your buddy to jump that insane looking gap that …

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Mountain bike trail tech

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If you’ve been reading the blog or checking out the site you already know I love to mix electronics and mountain biking. For years I’ve been riding with a digital camera and GPS and now I’m even getting into the whole helmet cam scene with the GoPro HERO. I suppose the website is pretty high …

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V-brakes and snow don’t mix

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The Anchorage Daily News ran a story by Craig Medred a few days ago about winter riding in Alaska that had some good stuff in it. A few highlights: Snowmachine tracks are good for bike riding. Fluffy snow is not. Disc brakes are ideal for snow riding since V-brakes can get icy on a hot …

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Mountain bikers: Don’t push your limits this spring (yet)

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In the past week or so there have been several stories of mountain bikers being injured and even killed while riding off road. Just last week a mountain biker was rescued near Rome, GA after breaking his collar bone in a gnarly crash. The previous Saturday an American tourist died on a mountain biking tour …

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Bike price inflation?

If you’ve been reading the news lately you know staple food item prices are way up: the price of corn, for example, has risen 30 percent in the last year. There seem to be a number of reasons for the price increases, including increased demand for corn to produce ethanol and the higher fuel costs …

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Electric mountain bike

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If you don’t feel like working yourself back into shape this spring, check out the E+ Mountain Bike from Electric Motion Systems (EMS). The E+ is pretty much a real mountain bike with 26″ knobby tires and Shimano components with a kick – a hub mounted brushless permanent magnet electric motor capable of producing up …

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Western MTB Adventures: From Utah to South Dakota

Over at the Daily Camera Marty Caivano posted an enthusiastic article about summer riding in the western US and runs through some of the biggest and best events being held this summer including the Black Hills Fat Tire Festival in South Dakota and the Laramie Enduro held in Wyoming. Marty even has some ideas for …

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