GPS biking software for iPhone

Back in July I posted a theoretical comparison between the iPhone and the Edge 705 for mountain bike navigation and made this point: Speedometer / Odometer / Elevation The iPhone doesn’t track these things for you but the Edge 705 does (and it does it very well I must say). Unfortunately Garmin’s lead may not …

JensonUSA mountain bike deals

For those of you who don’t know we’re part of the JensonUSA affiliate program and each month they send us a list of their ‘Great Deals.’ Anyway, I thought I’d share some of those deals here on the blog – let us know what you think and if you’d like to see more deals throughout …

Cannondale ON

Ever since Dorel took over Cannondale earlier this year we’ve been seeing some interesting products and announcements from the company: the special edition Scapel unveiled just before the Olympics, the Cannondale iPod dock, and now, the Cannondale ON project. The company has been collaborating with design students around the world to find interesting bike designs …

Dope MTB t-shirts from Evomo

We just got a couple t-shirts from the guys at Evomo and needless to say, we’re stoked. Mudhunny and I both opted for the iconic ‘Braincase’ shirt but now we fight every time we go out because we both want to wear the same shirt (unfortunately the twin look just ain’t in for couples). This …

Review MTB gear for a chance to win!

Just wanted to remind everyone of the contest happening this month. We’re giving away a Garmin Edge 205 GPS to a randomly selected singletracks member who posts a new review on the site during the month of August. Reviews can be of anything: trails, MTB equipment, MTB tours, bike shops, blog posts, etc. and each …

Cannondale unveils lightest Scapel ever for Olympic riders

Cannondale sponsored riders Roel Paulissen, Jakob Fuglsang and Kashi Leuchs will be racing a superlight, super-secret 8.8Kg version of the Scapel in the Olympic mountain bike event later this month. Whether the new Scapel will do for mountain bikers what the Speedo LZR has done for swimmers like Michael Phelps is yet to be seen. …

Bike helmet covers from YAKKA

I came across this one in the current Springwise newsletter: A Dutch company is marketing stylish helmet covers for the venerable brain bucket. As you can see from the YAKKA diagram the helmet is a simple BMX/skate style lid that is compatible with various cover styles. Right now the company is targeting urban riders and …

Bike parts vending machine from Trek

How’d you like to see one of these out on the trail? Apparently this is a concept being tested by Trek in their own backyard of Madison, Wisconsin. The kiosk is actually operated by Machinery Row bike shop and is meant to serve customers after hours on a popular bike path. Stocked with handy spare …

New MTB pedals from Look

These days you don’t see too many mountain bikers rocking clipless pedals from Look but the company is stepping up efforts to get back into the MTB market. Look actually invented the clipless pedal for road bikes back in the 1980s (hard to believe) but has seen its market share erode on the mountain bike …

Submit a review in August, get a chance to win a MTB GPS

Just a quick heads up before we start the official promos: This month we’re giving away a Garmin Edge 205 cycling GPS to one lucky reviewer on singletracks. Just submit a review of something on singletracks – trails, mountain bike gear, mountain bike tours, bike shops, and blog posts – and you’ll be entered to …

Mountain bike flask holster

These days folks are making holsters and mounts for just about everything you might want to carry on your bike: iPod, cell phone, GPS, lights, water bottles, tool bags, etc. One holster you may not have seen (unless you looked closely at page 38 in last month’s Mountain Bike magazine) is the Ahearne Spaceman Flask …

Marzocchi Suspension Unit sold to… A US company?

Most stories we hear these days are about US mountain biking companies moving headquarters and production overseas but this time it’s the other way around. Italian suspension maker Marzocchi is selling its mountain bike and motorcycle suspension business to US auto parts manufacturer Tenneco Inc. Tenneco is a $6 billion company headquartered in Lake Forest, …