MacGuyver bike tricks

The guys over at Blue Collar Mountain Biking always seem to come up with gnarly quick fix ideas and the latest one I read about, using quick release levers to change a bike tire, seems like a great trick. They also have about a dozen uses for duct tape, definitely check out their blog if …

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New feature roundup

Beyond the recent cosmetic changes to singletracks, we’ve also added a ton of new features over the past few weeks. Here’s a run down of what’s new and what’s to come if you haven’t been keeping track: Trail videos: This is probably the biggest enhancement to the site since the beginning and really fulfills our …

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This just in: mountain bikers more lazy than not

The BBC reports the Tweed Valley in Scotland could be developed into a killer mountain biking destination, provided adequate chairlifts are installed. Currently about 8,000 mountain bikers ride in Innerleithen but officials predict more than 25,000 mountain bikers might come if a chairlift were installed. So let me get this straight: there are about 8,000 …

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The long tail of mountain biking

I just read a blog post by Doug Walsh that was talking about how divisions exist within the mountain biking community along the lines of gear and equipment. Doug pointed to an article from Outside online where the author described feeling like he didn’t fit in with “hard tailers” at the local mountain bike trail. …

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Redesign roundup

We’ve been quietly introducing some changes to the look and feel of Singletracks over the past few weeks and it’s time to show you what we’ve done (if you haven’t already noticed). The idea is to make the site easier to use and to give it a 2007 look and feel. Some of the big …

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Ice bike racing

Graham Tracey had a great post on his blog about ice bike racing and how lazy alot of us mountain bikers become in the winter. (by the way, Graham’s blog, Go Clipless, is really great – check it out if you haven’t seen it yet). In the south you always hear rumors of people “somewhere” …

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Anyone play mountain bike video games?

Since it is cold in some parts of the country right now, does anyone use mountain bike video games to get their off-road fix during the winter? I haven’t personally played any mountain bike games but I recently saw a demo of a game called Mountain Bike Challenge that looked pretty sweet. I’m not sure …

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Eco-terrorist targeted mountain bikers

As if mountain biking wasn’t dangerous enough already, now we gotta be on the lookout for terrorists. Well, eco-terrorists, that is – and if you ride in Lubbock, TX you should be safe now that David Knape is behind bars. Apparently local riders had been finding broken glass and nails on the trails – and …

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