Crankbrothers Power Pump Ultra review

There are plenty of mini-pumps out there that give you such a workout getting your tire re-inflated that you are too pooped to pump or pedal when you’re done. The Crankbrothers Power Pump solves the volume-versus-pressure conundrum with a nifty dial on the bottom of the pump – just select High Volume to fill the …

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New Years MTB Resolutions

Yep, it’s that time of year again and, although I’m not really a resolution kind of guy, I thought up some ways to make myself a better mountain biker in 2009. Sometimes it’s tough to distinguish resolutions from goals but here’s what I came up with so far: Become more involved in local trail work …

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Oak Mountain SP MTB ride report

Yesterday mudhunny and I continued our New Year’s Day tradition of going on a mountain bike ride to start the new year and this year we chose Oak Mountain State Park in Birmingham for our adventure. We had hoped for an early start but sometimes that’s tough after New Year’s Eve celebrations we eventually hit …

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MTB blog year in review 2008

As 2008 draws to a close I want to highlight some of our favorite articles of the year and talk about some of the trends we’ve observed in the MTB world. Believe it or not we managed to crank out 350 unique posts in 2008 – read on to get caught up! Mountain Bikes The …

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Mountain biking at Eno River State Park?

Over at the Raleigh News and Observer Joe Miller says a potential land acquisition at Eno River State Park in North Carolina *could* open new trails to mountain biking within the park. Mountain biking is addressed in the park’s draft General Management Plan which will be revised with public input over the next few years. …

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Dakine Step Up gloves review

The Dakine Step Up gloves are pretty good but unfortunately they aren’t magic – I discovered that after smashing my left hand against a tree in them on a recent night ride. There was no blood thanks to the knuckle padding but my fingers still hurt like crazy – lesson learned. Dakine’s Step Up gloves …

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Singletracks news and updates

There’s still a lot happening here at singletracks despite the cold winter temps – here’s an update: New Technical Editor: Greg (2leftfeet) In case you haven’t noticed, we have a sassy new writer and mountain bike gear reviewer here at singletracks, 2leftfeet (see his excellent posts about the Blackburn Flea and Dakine Drafter). Greg has …

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Dakine Drafter hydration pack review

There are so many great things to say about the Dakine Drafter hydration pack I almost don’t know where to begin. I will start with the most obvious: it is plaid. A very nice plaid, similar to my ancestors’ tartan back in ye old country. Don’t worry, if your lineage comes from the other side …

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Ryders sunglasses are hot

With my sunglasses on, I’m Jack Nicholson. Without them, I’m fat and 60. Jack Nicholson Okay, I’m not fat or even close to 60 but with my Ryders sunglasses on I’m pretty sure I turn into a mountain biking badass. I picked up a pair of Zephyr sunglasses for the trail and Cadence shades for …

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