Mountain bike + Motorcycle = Rad

A couple college kids studying industrial design built this mountain bike / motorcycle hybrid that looks absolutely gnarly. Everything about it screams mountain bike – from the tires to the handlebars – but it’s got a serious gas engine strapped to the frame! Anyone recognize any of the components on this rig? Aprilia Forum via …

Carbon-Fiber for Mountainbike Making

Recently, a fairly revolutionary bike was released that seems to have pushed the use of carbon-fiber in mountainbikes to a level unseen as of yet. This design will surely raise a great number of eyebrows, and give some of us who tend to be¬†cynical luddites ammunition to attack carbon-fiber bikes as being unsafe & overpriced. …

The Magellan Triton 2000 GPS

Okay so this isn’t a gadget blog and GPS is really only a mountain bike accessory but I had to write about the newest outdoor unit from Magellan. The Triton 2000 is perhaps the closest thing to the GPS unit I would have designed for myself, though it’s performance on the bike is a bit …

Google Maps adds terrain

I noticed an interesting new map view on Google Maps when searching for directions the other day: Terrain. Up until now Google Maps has been a pretty bad choice for mapping mountain bike trails since the maps are built around roads and driving. With this new data layer mountain bikers have a much better choice …

Post pics of your bike(s)

We’ve just created a new way for you to show off your bikes: My Bikes from singletracks.com. Post photos of all your bikes on your profile and browse bikes from all members. Just another way singletracks allows you to catalog your mountain biking life…

Introducing our Senior Bike Editor

If you’re a regular reader of this blog you may have noticed an unusually well written piece yesterday about returning bike tech to simpler times. No, I didn’t suddenly learn all there is to know about bike tech, nor did I take a class on creative writing. In fact, we have a new team member …

GPS Freeze: Problem solved?

I wrote back in June about a problem I was having with my Edge 305 freezing up on rides and in case you’re curious the problem continued through the summer (though it only happened every 2-3 rides). Well this weekend I experienced an even bigger problem: my Edge 305 died. I had charged the GPS …

All wheel drive mountain bikes

A couple weeks ago I was climbing some of the steep stuff at Georgia International Horse Park and I had a question: Does a front wheel drive mountain bike exist? If not a front wheel drive bike, how about an all-wheel drive mountain bike? Well friends, I’m happy to say all wheel drive mountain bikes …

Loading GPS routes in Garmin Training Center for Mac

If you’re a long-time Apple user you know we often get the shaft when it comes to GPS hardware support. While Garmin does offer a Macintosh version of its free Training Center software (included with the Edge 205 and 305) it’s pretty underpowered and difficult to use compared to the PC version. That being said, …