USA Cycling mountain bike calendar

USA Cycling has come out with the first annual national mountain bike calendar and I couldn’t be more stoked. The calendar has 53 events in 3 categories (cross-country, gravity, and ultra-endurance) and gives pro mountain bikers the chance to earn points toward an overall title to be awarded at the end of the season. I’m …

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Colorful mountain bike tires

Whoa, how have I not seen these before? Sweetskinz has been around a couple years (actually since 1999 according to the website) with these gnarley mountain bike tires in all kinds of crazy patterns – plus they glow in the dark! They even have multiple tread patterns for each design so you can trick out …

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Itusi Trail at Lake Norman State Park

Leah and I drove out to Lake Norman State Park just outside Statesville, NC on Saturday to check out the mountain bike trails there. The Itusi trails had been on Leah’s singletracks wishlist for some time and we decided driving up to Blacksburg or Damascus would just be too far for the day. The forecast …

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IMBA lobbying for cyclists in DC

It looks like IMBA is organizing mountain bikers for the 2007 League of American Bicyclists’ National Bike Summit to be held in Washington, DC in March. To be honest I’m not a card carrying IMBA member but I really respect alot of what they do. In particular, I’ve never ridden an IMBA-designed mountain bike trail …

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Mountain bike helmet cam

I recently read about a new mountain bike helmet cam from Twenty 20 camera that looks pretty rad. Apparently it’s just an image sensor, to actually record your rides you’ll need a video recorder or camcorder of some sort but it looks sweet nonetheless. They even have some sample videos posted that look ok, though …

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Armstrong with a little Landis on the side

I’ve been meaning to share this photo for some time now but never had a good place to do it. Singletracks is, after all, a mountain biking website and most people here just aren’t interested in roadie stuff. But now that Lance is was going to race mountain bikes, I feel somewhat justified. Floyd, on …

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What happened to Sock Guy?

Leah was shopping for some crazy mountain bike socks for my Christmas present (I like to wear them with casual clothing) but had a hard time finding socks that were crazy enough. She tried REI and when she asked the guy where the “crazy” bike socks were he told her, “This is a family store, …

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iPod case for mountain bikes

H2O audio just announced The Outdoor Sport Integration System for their iPod nano case at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week. Apparently these guys make waterproof iPod cases (see photo) but the newest product (not yet released) is a mounting bracket for attaching your iPod to your mountain bike. It seems …

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Lance drops Leadville MTB race

In case you missed it over the holidays, Lance Armstrong backed out of the Leadville 100 mountain bike race due to a “scheduling conflict.” Too bad, mountain biking really needs more superstar personalities to generate new interest in the sport. In related news, it is also uncertain whether Floyd Landis will be racing in the …

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Jobs for mountain bikers

Don’t you wish some days that your job was to ride mountain bikes? You could open a bike shop in your town (though more than likely you’ll lose you ass) or train 8 hours a day to become a pro rider. Maybe you could start a touring company, guiding people on trail rides around Colorado? …

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Deal on Suunto Mountain Bike Watch

Amazon has a good deal on the Suunto T3 and Mountain Bike Pod Combo Pack. I hadn’t seen this watch before but apparently it not only tracks heart rate, calories burned, and splits but it also tracks your speed and distance via included bicycle pod. I have a Suunto X3 watch and it’s really a …

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Forget the skis, jump on your mountain bike

We’ve been having unseasonably warm temperatures here on the east coast so far this winter (sorry Colorado bikers) and that’s meant a crazy long mountain bike season that still hasn’t ended. Here in North Carolina today it’s supposed to be in the mid-70s and New York City had it’s first November and December without snow …

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