Mountain Biking: Full Restriction

Note: this is an April Fools joke that was originally posted April 1, 2011. So I got a bit of bad news from my health insurance company today: I’m officially banned from riding my mountain bike. Apparently all the claims mudhunny and I have made over the past few years – stitches, broken bones, pulled …

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MTB Film Review: The Potential Inside

I’ve often wondered: are documentaries and shred films like the Collective series the only way to get mountain biking on screen? I mean, sure mountain biking makes a cameo in regular movies from time to time but it’s never been a central part of the backdrop in an on-screen drama. Until now. The Potential Inside …

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Gear Review: Bicycle Technology Book

The Bike Book in all its glory Rob van der Plas’s and Stuart Baird’s publication Bicycle Technology landed on my desk as the first bit of swag to review in my early days as part of the singletracks team. Sitting there in plain view it instantly added credibility to my role as a Bike Dude …

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IMBA Southern Regional MTB Summit: Day 1

This year IMBA is hosting half a dozen regional summits across the US and I got a chance to attend the the Southern Mountain Bike Summit in Brevard, NC this past weekend. The conference was hosted by IMBA-SORBA and the Pisgah Area and Upstate SORBA chapters. The summit brought industry leaders, professional trail builders, local …

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Sacred Rides Contest: Just a Few Days Left + Free T-shirts

With just a few days left until the Sacred Rides Trail Review contest wraps up we thought we’d sweeten the pot a bit. Although the current leaders have each earned 700+ points, singletracks is giving away free t-shirts to any member who earns at least 50 points by March 31, 2010 and isn’t one of …

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Loaded Precision MTB Components: AmX Stem & Bars + X-Lite Seatpost

While talking with Tony Elsworth at Interbike back in September, Jeff and I were introduced to Paul and Michael from component company Loaded Precision. It turns out Tony loves including Loaded products on his Ellsworth bikes and we could instantly see why: these components combine equal parts bling and high quality shredding potential. Loaded Precision …

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Planning Your Summer MTB Adventures

It’s officially spring and while there may still be snow on the ground in some spots, it’s time to start planning an epic mountain bike trip for the summer! Depending on your budget and the level of adventure you’re seeking, here are three types of bike trips to consider. Guided & Supported MTB Trips If …

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FuL Cargo Hydration Pack Review

There’s no denying that Camelbak is the established leader in the hydration pack market. As such, any newcomer gets the benefit of learning from their past mistakes, but they also face the challenge of creating something truly innovative, without stepping on any patents. While I was waiting for my FuL hydration pack to arrive, I …

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