Singletracks News & Updates

It’s June and things are heating up on the trail AND on singletracks.com. Here’s the new stuff to keep you in the loop: Video Contest Winners: It was a battle royale and in the end we had 3 clear winners. Devin_P killed it with 1535 points making him the proud owner of a brand new …

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New MTB Access in Marin County Proposed

Ok, so this is BIG news. For those who don’t know, Marin County is basically where mountain biking was invented but for the last decade or so mountain bikers have been kicked off just about every trail in the area. Mount Tamalpais (Mt. Tam) in particular hosted many of the first (informal) mountain bike races …

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New Online MTB Retailer Launches: HuckNRoll.com

Yesterday a new online MTB retailer opened its virtual doors at HuckNRoll.com. The new site carries mountain bike gear ONLY which is pretty rare, even among online retailers. Since the site is MTB-only that means you (should) get great customer service and tech help via the online chat function. The guys at Backcountry.com are behind …

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Gore Countdown Jacket Review

Psssst… For those of you who like to be prepared with extra clothing for the ride but don’t want the added bulk and weight have I got a sweet product for you: The Gore Countdown Jacket ($249.00 MSRP). Made from GORE-TEX Paclite, this jacket folds up to near nothingness – perfect to fit in the …

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Mega MTB Recalls: Trek, Cannondale, and Norco

This week there are several large MTB recalls involving suspension forks and frames: Trek is recalling 16,000 mountain bikes due to faulty suspension forks that can become misaligned leading to a loss of wheel control. No one has been injured yet but the recall affects 2009 Trek 7300, 7300WSD, and 7500 bikes. The suspension forks …

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British Professor Invents a “Better” MTB Shock

Dr. David Batterbee, a Sheffield University boffin (look it up) will be awarded $62,000 from the Royal Academy of Engineering to develop a prototype for a new mountain bike suspension system he invented. Batterbee basically developed a rear shock that “electronically monitors the severity of the terrain and optimises the bike’s performance automatically.” No more …

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Sumter Metric Century Report

This weekend I rode the Sumter Metric Century, a 62 mile mountain bike race through the Sumter National Forest in South Carolina, home to some of the best singletrack the southeast has to offer. Despite mostly overcast skies and occasional rain showers throughout the day I had a blast reconnecting with some of the very …

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Crank Brothers Joplin R Review

Imagine this: you’re in the groove, feeling the flow of the trail, and you come to a steep downhill section. If you’re like me, instead of launching straight into it you probably stop, adjust your seatpost, and kill the flow before you get to the best part. If this sounds familiar, Crank Brothers should be …

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