POC Cortex DH (MIPS) Helmet Review

With many people getting into the long travel MTB market and really pushing themselves and their equipment to the limit, accidents are more and more likely to occur. Further, a head strike will probably ruin someone’s day. With this knowledge in mind, POC has really worked on rider safety. Specs The Cortex DH (MIPS) helmet …

Outerbike 2012 and Tips for Demo Days

The third year of this direct-to-consumer trade show is in the books. Over a dozen bike vendors with tons of bikes were on hand, as well as other vendors with all kids of cool stuff to demo. We got to meet up with Singletracker AK_Dan, all the way down from Alaska, as well as other …

2012 Avid X0 Trail Brakes Review

By the time you read this, the new 2012 Avid X0 Trail brakes should be hitting your local bike shop. I’ve had the chance to test these shiny new brakes for a few months now, and even managed to vaporize a set of pads in the process. For those who are unfamiliar with the Avid …

Race Report: 2012 Black Bear Rampage

The 40-mile Black Bear Rampage might be my favorite endurance race in the southeast. It just seems to strike the perfect balance–this race is the most fun for the least amount of suffering. At 40 miles its long enough to really wear me out, but short enough I can push myself somewhat hard and not …

Red Bull Rampage 2012: Finals Video

What is the pinnacle of freeride, big mountain, and slopestyle mountain biking all jam-packed into one competition? The Red Bull Rampage, of course! Freeride mountain biking crowned a new king as Canadian Kurt Sorge took the top spot in Red Bull Rampage. France’s Antoine Bizet took second and Utah local Logan Binggeli came in third …

Race Report: Georgia Single Speed Championships

The Georgia State Single Speed Championships – the state championships of single speed mountain bicycle racing in the state of Georgia, for mountain bikes with only one speed. Single speed races are very serious. Yeah… it’s not exactly a super serious results-focused event.  It was however, an awesome weekend of bike riding, racing, and fun-having.  I …

Singletracks Is Headed To Moab For Outerbike

Greg, Jeff, Leah, and Syd got to have their fun rubbing shoulders with bike industry peeps at Interbike in Vegas and now it’s time for me and a photographer to head out to that other mountain bike trade show: Outerbike in Moab UT! Photo credit: Outerbike.com While Interbike is geared toward industry insiders, Outerbike goes right to the consumer. …