New Bike Trails at Paynes Creek on Lake Hartwell (GA) Opening in April – With Your Help

photos courtesy recreation.gov SORBA is working with the US Corps of Engineers to open a brand new 6.7-mile mountain bike trail loop in the Paynes Creek recreation area on Lake Hartwell on the GA/SC border off I-85. Professional trailbuilders have already cut the rough trails (the same crew that built FATS) and SORBA is organizing …

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Teaser: New Hydros from Ashima

A mystery box arrived on my desk last week, the contents of which attracted loads of interest around here: Ashima composite body hydraulic disc brakes. The 180mm front and 160mm rear setup looks super trick with red anodized highlights at the lever and caliper. But the real attention getter is the composite body. That’s right: …

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Win a BC Bike Trip: Sacred Rides Trail Review Contest on Singletracks

Spring is just around the corner and with Daylight Saving time kicking in over the weekend, we’re ready to hit the trails! Singletracks has teamed up with Sacred Rides Mountain Bike Adventures to offer an incredible 3-day mountain bike trip for two in Fernie, British Columbia to the top trail content contributor from now until …

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Review: Icebreaker’s New Roto Half Zip Jersey

Icebreaker Jersey

Icebreaker produces technical outdoor apparel featuring New Zealand merino wool as their material of choice. Until recently, the company has mostly focused on producing base layers, coats, and socks for backpackers and adventurers but all of that is about to change! This year Icebreaker is releasing a complete line of cycling-specific clothing featuring their signature …

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SRAM X0 2×10 MTB Drivetrain: Part II

Last month I posted Part I of my review of the new SRAM X0 2×10 mountain bike drivetrain and this week I’m ready to talk about my experience with the X0 derailleurs and shifters. In my opinion this is where good drivetrains are separated from great ones – where each click of the thumb either …

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Easton is Control! The New Havoc Stems and Bars

Easton has been very busy indeed: new for 2011 is the totally revamped Havoc component line up. On the control side of things, Easton looked at what mountain bikers wanted in quality parts and boy did they deliver! This line is stocked with highly machined components, both inside and out, super sexy lines, cool graphics, …

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