Travel Recorder X from QStarz

Regular readers know I’m a nut when it comes to GPS and mountain bikes and these days it seems like more and more riders are catching the fever. The problem? Using a GPS on the trail and managing the resulting tsunami of data is still pretty complicated. That’s why I’m super impressed with the Travel …

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IMBA World Summit 2010: Augusta, GA

The International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) announced yesterday that the 2010 IMBA World Summit will be held in Augusta, GA May 5-8. Augusta may seem like an odd choice, especially to mountain bikers in the western US, but the area is quickly becoming the model for building sustainable trails in cooperation with state and federal …

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MTB Signs of the Times: Advanced Materials Research and Trail Building Employment

This week I came across a couple MTB news items that, although unrelated, point to interesting trends affecting the mountain bike world… Image from cnano-rhone-alpes.org. James Easton donates $2M to UCLA for Carbon Nanotube Research: Remember the early days of mountain biking when guys could just modify old Schwinn bikes into badass off road machines? …

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Best Mountain Bike Event in the World: World Cup @ Ft. William

Rider Sam Hill photo courtesy fortwilliamworldchamps.co.uk. This weekend more than 20,000 spectators turned out to watch the MTB World Cup competition at Fort William, Scotland which, I’m told, was voted the best mountain bike event in the world 3 years in a row. Greg Minaar won the men’s downhill event for the second year in …

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SUNringle STR8 Track Wheels Review

SUNringl has done it again, updating and improving the STR8 Track wheel set for those who like to spend time flying through the air as part of their regular riding routine. The STR8 Track wheel set (MSRP $560.00) is just as at home on tight rocky singletrack as it is landing 7 foot+ drops. Having …

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National Trails Day Report

Saturday was National Trails Day and I got a chance to help out with the MTB trail reroutes out at Sope Creek just outside Atlanta. I assumed this would be just another monthly SORBA work day with maybe a dozen volunteers so I was blown away to see nearly 200 people ready to work at …

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