Framed Marquette 27.5+ Long Term Review

Riding the Framed Marquette in my first MTB race, the Big Bear Ultra in WV. Photo: Derek Bissett.

I’ve had my eye on plus bikes ever since they became a “thing.” Bridging the gap between “normal” mountain bike tires and fat bike tires, plus-size mountain bikes are remarkably versatile, retaining the confidence-inspiring traction of the wider end of the tire spectrum while being a little more nimble with less rolling resistance than true fat …

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Top 10 Best Mountain Bike Destinations East of the Rockies

Kingdom Trails, Vermont. Photo: Rob Whelan.

See Also: “‘Pisgah Y’all!’ Marin Mountain Bikers Get Snob-Checked in Appalachia“ See Also: “Yes, We DO Have Mountains in the South“ In fact, the entire Singletracks staff has developed a special love and affinity for the mountain biking found in the ancient mountains known as the Appalachians. While maybe you won’t find the same thousand-mile views …

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The “Other Trail,” Appendix 3: South Marquette, Michigan


In recent years, Copper Harbor, Michigan, has rightfully established itself as a major mountain biking destination with a very unique and diverse set of trails in a beautiful setting. Like Moab, Downieville, and Pisgah, Copper Harbor has become a must-do pilgrimage for any well-rounded mountain biker’s bucket list.  But it’s remote–about as remote as anything …

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Video: “Cold Rolled, Chapter 1”

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Chapter One of the five-part short film Cold Rolled: Marquette Michigan’s Snow Bike Route, an action documentary from Clear & Cold Cinema, Salsa Cycles and that will explore the history and progression of winter cycling culture in the adventure-loving Lake Superior harbor town of Marquette, Michigan.   Marquette’s Noquemanon Trails Network has nearly perfected …

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