Five2Ride: 5 of the Best Mountain Bike Trails in North Carolina, According to the Pros

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Among eastern US states, North Carolina is literally tops, with Mt. Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Mississippi River, towering 6,684 feet above the Pisgah National Forest. Though only the far western portion of the state is mountainous, hundreds of excellent mountain bike trails can be found throughout North Carolina, from the coastal plains to the Piedmont to the Appalachian …

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Editor’s Choice: The 13 Most Meaningful Articles Published on Singletracks in 2016

Photo by Karl Nielsen.

I may get flack for saying this, but I’m sick of the annual bicycle industry product release cycle. Every year most brands–especially the big ones–remake their lineups, releasing new for 2017 (or are we looking at 2018 products already?) bike models that are constantly offering the latest and greatest components and technology. Oftentimes, that tech makes …

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Singletracks Readers Pick The 5 Best Dropper Posts of 2016

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Dropper posts rank among the top innovations in the history of mountain biking alongside suspension, tubeless tires, and disc brakes. Why? Well, as Greg wrote in his “Over a Beer” column, they just make riding more fun. Are they absolutely necessary? No. Are they expensive? Yes. Do they sometimes have less than stellar reliability? For …

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Comparing the Best MTB Saddles of 2016

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This summer we surveyed Singletracks members to learn about the most popular mountain bike saddles on the market. This graphic shows the top 10 models, along with some key stats about popular saddles to help you choose your next perch. The following is the same information presented in the graphic above. Key Stats Average popular MTB …

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The 10 Most Popular MTB Forks for 2016 (Plus 3 that Aren’t Fox or RockShox)

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Mountain bike suspension keeps getting better and better while options for wheel sizes continue to expand. We asked Singletracks members about their favorite mountain bike fork, and based on the 2,200+ responses we received, we put together a list of the most popular forks for 2016. To build this list, we did our best to group common …

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Interbike Award Winners: Best Mountain Bike, Race, Shop, and More

Photo: Brian Leddy Photography // Epic Rides

Interbike just announced the 2016 Interbike Awards, including the following noteworthy MTB categories. Best Mountain Bike Specialized Stumpjumper sixFATTIE (also a Singletracks “Most Innovative Bike” winner). Best in Show – Mountain Scott Spark RC (read Greg’s review) Mountain Component of the Year SRAM Eagle (also the Singletracks Reader’s Choice for Most Innovative product.) Mountain Accessory of the Year …

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The Best Mountain Bikes and MTB Products of 2016 – Readers’ Choice Awards

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While the mountain bike media is constantly reporting on the latest trends and the newest products, adoption of these new products in the real world is often much slower than you’d think. Just because you’re reading about 27.5+ bikes and 1×12 drivetrains all the time doesn’t mean that every dude at the trailhead is running the …

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