Ellsworth Evolve Interbike Test Ride

These days mountain bikers like to talk about the 29er revolution but the fact is that even just a few years ago 29ers were generally poorly designed and awkward to ride. Today the Ellsworth Evolve proves that Charles Darwin was right: only the strongest survive and this is one strong mountain bike! Climbing with the …

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Yeti ASR 5 Interbike Test Ride

The Yeti ASR 5 is brand new this year (not even on the Yeti website yet) and marks a bit of a departure from the 575 and ASR 7 models. The ASR 5 is still hand-built by Yeti in Colorado and boasts spectacular craftsmanship just look at those welds and signature tube shapes! The rear …

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Moots MootoXz Interbike Test Ride

The Moots MootoXz offers an embarassment of riches: it’s a 29er, made of titanium, full-suspension, and it’s built in Steamboat Springs, CO. If you’re imagining a super plush ride that can climb like a gazelle you’re not too far off… The interesting thing to note about the MootoXz is that the rear suspension doesn’t have …

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Spot Longboard Interbike Test Ride

Regular readers know I’m into simple, lightweight XC bikes that just work and today I rode what is perhaps my new favorite: The Spot Longboard. This is a steel frame, 29er (natch), single speed mountain bike with a twist. See that drivetrain? It’s a Gates Carbon Belt system. We’ve written about the Gates carbon drive …

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Trek Fuel EX 9.9 Interbike Test Ride

The carbon Trek Fuel EX 9.9 performs exactly as you would imagine it does: flawlessly. I had the chance to demo a shiny extra-large EX 9.9 today and here are the not so surprising conclusions I came to: 1. It’s lightweight. At around 26 pounds for a size XL stock model (minus the quick release …

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Public Lands Day & World Car Free Day

National Public Lands Day @ Continental Divide Trail. Photo by Erika Knoth. Mark your calendar – this fall there are several official events you can participate in to celebrate mountain biking! As if you even needed an excuse… September 22: World Car Free Day. This isn’t just a national event – Car Free Day events …

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Mountain Bike Fork Servicing (Manitou)

Believe it or not, this article can save you from visiting the dentist. Nope, this isn’t about brushing your teeth (though a toothbrush is involved) – it’s about servicing your mountain bike fork. Servicing your mountain bike fork is important yet it’s often overlooked until it’s too late. Your MTB fork owner’s manual should state …

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Want a Free Pro Membership?

This summer we’ve been busy giving away other peoples’ products here on singletracks but now it’s time to give away some of our own gear. This contest is simple and it’s a “fastest finger” style contest so listen up and act quickly! (this time everyone will win something) Just add a link to singletracks.com from …

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