3 of the best mountain bikes?

If you could pick the 3 best mountain bikes on the planet, which ones would you choose? Apparently 3Luxe, which claims to help you find “the best of everything,” thinks you should pick the Ellsworth Epiphany, the Sycip Diesel, and the K2 Apache. Questionable choices to be sure, though more because of the bikes they …

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Mountain bike + Motorcycle = Rad

A couple college kids studying industrial design built this mountain bike / motorcycle hybrid that looks absolutely gnarly. Everything about it screams mountain bike – from the tires to the handlebars – but it’s got a serious gas engine strapped to the frame! Anyone recognize any of the components on this rig? Aprilia Forum via …

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Carbon-Fiber for Mountainbike Making

Recently, a fairly revolutionary bike was released that seems to have pushed the use of carbon-fiber in mountainbikes to a level unseen as of yet. This design will surely raise a great number of eyebrows, and give some of us who tend to be¬†cynical luddites ammunition to attack carbon-fiber bikes as being unsafe & overpriced. …

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New way to rate mountain bike trails

I wrote about the IMBA Trail Difficulty Rating System a couple months ago and how it’s a great way to give objective ratings to mountain bike trails much like the ratings used at ski resorts. Well we’ve added these rankings to our mountain bike trail reviews here on singletracks and we’re stoked to see how …

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The Magellan Triton 2000 GPS

Okay so this isn’t a gadget blog and GPS is really only a mountain bike accessory but I had to write about the newest outdoor unit from Magellan. The Triton 2000 is perhaps the closest thing to the GPS unit I would have designed for myself, though it’s performance on the bike is a bit …

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Google Maps adds terrain

I noticed an interesting new map view on Google Maps when searching for directions the other day: Terrain. Up until now Google Maps has been a pretty bad choice for mapping mountain bike trails since the maps are built around roads and driving. With this new data layer mountain bikers have a much better choice …

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Post pics of your bike(s)

We’ve just created a new way for you to show off your bikes: My Bikes from singletracks.com. Post photos of all your bikes on your profile and browse bikes from all members. Just another way singletracks allows you to catalog your mountain biking life…

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Bike company case study: Raleigh

The Guardian has an in-depth article about the transformation going on at Raleigh these days and it’s pretty interesting from a business perspective. Personally, I didn’t realize: Raleigh is a British company Raleigh also makes Diamondback and Triumph bikes Raleigh has been making bikes for more than 100 years The article paints a picture not …

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Deer hunting meets mountain biking

Now I’ve heard it all. Apparently hunters in Montana (and I assume other places as well) are ditching ATVs and pickup trucks in favor of mountain bikes in pursuit of the kill. Actually it doesn’t sound like the hunters use bikes to chase their prey but they do use bikes to get out into the …

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Wal-Mart bike trail extension proposed

Okay, so that’s not the official name of the trail – but development of the Slaughter Pen Hollow Mountain Bike Trail in north Bentonville, Arkansas is being driven by some heavy hitters, including Tom Walton, grandson of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton. Although I’ve never ridden the trail I *think* it may be listed here on …

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Powerful bike computer + GPS from Quarq

Have you ever looked down at your GPS during a ride and thought to yourself, I need more data? If so, you might just want to update to the Qranium from Quarq. It’s a fully loaded cycling computer with GPS, wireless capabilities, 512Mb of internal memory and it runs the linux operating system. Sadly, though, …

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