Singletracks Best Reads: June 2022

This month’s Best MTB Reads is also overwhelmingly full of good news, or, at the very least, entertaining opinions.

It Has Become Beauty Again [Video]

A short film about Jon Yazzie, who struggled to connect to his cultural identity for some time, leading him to make the wrong life choices and lack a sense of belonging.

Red Panda Components Says The Lobster Makes New Shimano Brakes Better

The Lobster is designed to prevent oil leakage from certain Shimano hydraulic disc brake levers, which can lead to an inconsistent bite point.

After a Rescission, E-Bikes are Once Again Allowed on 35 Miles of Tahoe Nat’l Forest Trails

With the approval of the East Zone Connectivity Project in the Tahoe National Forest, class 1 e-bikes are again allowed on some of the district’s existing non-motorized trails.

Prototype Canfield Stolen in Salt Lake City

Be on the lookout for a stolen Canfield prototype in Salt Lake City.

What is the Best Season for Riding Your Local Trails?

Depending on the weather and the local soil, some seasons are better than others for hitting the trails.

Updated Trail Pistol From Guerrilla Gravity Now Has a Carbon Rear Triangle

Guerrilla Gravity has updated the 120mm Trail Pistol 29er, now with a carbon fiber rear triangle that’s said to drop 300g from the previous version and is 50% stiffer.

YT Industries Brings Back Affordable Aluminum Capra Models

This latest iteration of the aluminum YT Capra enduro bike will sell for $/€3,499 with their Pro build, or $/€2,699 with the Base build kit.

Citing Pandemic Issues, Santa Cruz Bicycles Increases Retail Prices

Santa Cruz Megatower

Santa Cruz Bicycles has informed their distributors that they will be increasing their prices by 10% on average across bikes for model years 2021 and 2022.

Ampt Biking Expands Adaptive Riding Events in 2021 with 3 US Events

Ampt Biking brings together adaptive athletes and offers new riders the opportunity to give mountain biking a try. This year, the group is expanding its events roster.

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