8 Reasons to Ditch the Trainer and Ride Outside This Winter

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As we recently witnessed the first snow of the season here in Pennsylvania, my mountain biking friends and acquaintances seem to be dividing into two camps–those that love winter and embrace the white stuff with open arms, and those that relegate themselves to indoor workouts on the trainer until spring, claiming that below-freezing temperatures are no …

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Over a Beer: Winter Is Here – Should I :) or :( ?

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Editor’s Note: “Over a Beer” is a regular column written by Greg Heil. While Greg is the Editor in Chief for Singletracks.com, any opinions expressed in this column are his alone and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Singletracks.com. Despite how absolutely out of our control the seasons are, if there’s one thing that people …

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10 Essentials to Create the Perfect Winter Fat Biking Kit

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Winter is coming in the northern hemisphere, but the onslaught of cold temperatures, limited daylight, and snowy conditions doesn’t require you to stop mountain biking. The advent of the fat bike means that off-road, two-wheeled fun can continue all year long. But the cold temperatures and wet snow do require a special level of preparation. Choosing the right …

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The 10 Best Fat Bikes of 2016 – Readers’ Choice Awards

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Fat bikes are no longer the hot button topic that they were back in 2014, but as the discussion and controversy has died down to a low simmer, only revived by articles like my recent Over a Beer column,  fat bikes have quietly cemented a position in the lineups of almost every major bike brand. …

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Over a Beer: The Fat Bike Is the Most Significant MTB Revolution in the Past Decade… If Not Ever

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Editor’s Note: “Over a Beer” is a regular column written by Greg Heil. While Greg is the Editor in Chief for Singletracks.com, any opinions expressed in this column are his alone and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Singletracks.com. Oftentimes I think we’re a bit flippant with our use of superlatives. And I’m as guilty …

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Trail Report: Fat Biking the Apex Trail, Colorado, in the Winter

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Apex Park is one of the most popular places to ride and hike in the Colorado Front Range, and until recently, lay somewhat dormant during winter when big dumps would envelope the trails in deep, impassible snow. Enter the fat bike, and the past three seasons seem to have maintained Apex’s popularity even when the mercury pointed …

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