What to do with a broken Garmin eTrex Vista?

Well after a couple years of faithful service, my eTrex Vista GPS finally recorded its last waypoint. I called Garmin to see about a repair (out of warranty of course) and they quoted me a flate rate of $125, about $25 less than a new one on Amazon. Naturally I didn’t take the offer but …

Spring is great time for GPS mapping bike trails

Spring is in the air here this week and I’ve been having great luck mapping some of the local mountain bike trails with my GPS (Lake Crabtree, Harris Lake, and Southern Village all in the last 5 days). This really is the best time of year to get out and map the trails with your …

I will change my name for a new mountain bike

To whom it may concern: My name is Jeff and I’ve been riding the same Trek 7000 mountain bike (hardtail) for the past 7 years. The bike has been everywhere as my wife mudhunny and I have explored the singletrack from Georgia to California and from Colorado to Vermont (and plenty in between). All told …

MTB Review – Bikes & more

A couple weeks ago I talked about our (sucky) mountain bike gear review pages on singletracks and now we’ve done something about it. The new mountain bike review pages are now online and we already have several reviews for you to check out. The singletracks mountain bike review site is a little different from others …

Folding mountain bike

The Get Outdoors blog had a short post about the Fuego, a foldable mountain bike from Dahon. I personally haven’t seen too many foldable mountain bikes and this thing pretty much blew me away (but then again I’m still riding a hardtail from 1999). The Fuego has a 7005 aluminum frame and the 17″ version …

MacGuyver bike tricks

The guys over at Blue Collar Mountain Biking always seem to come up with gnarly quick fix ideas and the latest one I read about, using quick release levers to change a bike tire, seems like a great trick. They also have about a dozen uses for duct tape, definitely check out their blog if …

Our mountain bike gear coverage sucks

I’ll admit it: I’ve never been much of a mountain bike gearhead. Like Lance, for me it’s not about the bike, and never has been. I think this comes from the fact that I started riding mountain bikes as a high school student with no money to spend on cool bike stuff. I’ve even been …

Anyone play mountain bike video games?

Since it is cold in some parts of the country right now, does anyone use mountain bike video games to get their off-road fix during the winter? I haven’t personally played any mountain bike games but I recently saw a demo of a game called Mountain Bike Challenge that looked pretty sweet. I’m not sure …

Mountain bike trail video profiles

Dauw had the great suggestion to add helmet-cam videos to singletracks trail listings and the idea was something we had considered for quite some time. In fact, you can read about my attempts at creating my own mountain bike helmet-cam videos on this very blog. There are, however, plenty of people who have mastered the …

Cycling roller guy

I mentioned to a friend at church that I just started using rollers a couple weeks ago and he just emailed me this video of Chad Hungerford doing some amazing stuff on his rollers. If you’ve never tried riding on rollers you might not be impressed but let me tell you this is tough stuff. …