The 650B Rolls On….

From DirtRag’s Blog: Their 650B SantaCruz Heckler (Beckler) is finished… And it certainly looks sweet! This bike is equipped with a White Brothers 130 fork, RockShox Pearl shock, Velocity Blunt 650B wheels, Pacenti NeoMoto tires, Maverick Speedball seatpost, and a CrankBrothers Cobalt crankset. Also, Kenda has paid attention to the increasing demand for 650B tires …

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April MTB News Roundup

I’m glad to hear everyone enjoyed our April Fools post yesterday. For those who didn’t read all the way through, Apple is NOT releasing an iBike, though a product called ‘iBike’ DOES in fact exist. It’s some kind of power meter for roadie geeks so you prolly wouldn’t be interested 😉 Speaking of April Fools, …

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Apple announces iBike

In a bold move to dominate the growing mountain biking industry, Apple today announced the June 1, 2008 release of the iBike – a mountain bike integrated with an MP3 player, GPS navigation system, and the ability to auto-dial 911 in the event of a crash or sudden deceleration in excess of 5Gs. The bikes …

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Upcoming contests

Just wanted to give everyone a quick heads up about 2 contests we’ll be holding online this spring: Best MTB photo: We’ll judge the best mountain bike photos and award prizes to the top finishers. Start sorting through your best pics now and keep shooting – you never know when you’ll get a killer pic! …

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Buffalo soldiers: The original off-road bikers

By now most of us have heard the lore surrounding the “first” mountain bikers riding Mount Tam north of San Francisco in the 1970s but it turns out bicycles were being ridden off road at least 75 years earlier. In 1896 the US Army formed an experimental regiment of bicycle mounted soldiers (“buffalo soldiers”) to …

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Montana mountain bike trails at risk

Received via IMBA email yesterday: Mountain bikers stand to lose access to many spectacular rides in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest in southwest Montana. The forest wants to institute a blanket ban on bicycling in backcountry areas managed as “recommended wilderness.” These areas contain some of the best singletrack in Montana. Local cyclists have proposed companion …

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The Florida mountain bike scene

Quick: What comes to mind when you think about mountain biking in Florida? If you’re like me you probably think sandy trails, no hills, short tracks behind the local K-Mart, and zero variety. Well, forget everything you think you know about mountain biking in Florida–it’s bigger and badder than you can imagine–and perhaps even more …

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Singletracks MTB t-shirts

It’s finally (or almost, depending where you live) t-shirt weather and have we got a deal for you: Singletracks t-shirts are only $12 each and 100% of the proceeds go to IMBA. Better yet, shipping is just $3 and we’ll even throw in some free stickers as well! Our long sleeve t-shirts are on close-out …

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