Aaron ChamberlainSingletrack

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Decatur // Georgia

 
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I love any kind of mountain biking, but especially all-day rides with plenty of climbing and descending. Used to race a lot and I still do the occasional endurance event or stage race. Most of my rides now are just about enjoying my time in the woods.

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Aaron Chamberlain   1 day ago
rode 4.8 miles at Bootleg Canyon
 

Morning Ride via Strava
Aaron Chamberlain   2 days ago
replied to Moab for the first time
 
Slickrock definitely put Moab on the map, no denying that. But there are far better trails now. Iconic? Yes. Fun? Eh. Novel? Sure. If you want to ride just to say you did, that's understandable.

Rode this weekend after Irma came through. There are a few large trees down, blocking the trail. For sure one...
Aaron Chamberlain   3 days ago
rode 25.4 miles at Coldwater Mountain
 

It's still summer via Strava
Aaron Chamberlain   3 days ago
updated Coldwater Mountain conditions to Fair
 
Aaron Chamberlain   4 days ago
rode 19.1 miles at Ira B Melton
 

Away from Scofflaw via Strava
Aaron Chamberlain   4 days ago
rode 26.5 miles at Morningside Nature Preserve
 

To Scofflaw via Strava
Is it scary? Will you hold me?
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Okay. If it's no to question 1, question 2 won't be necessary ;)
Aaron Chamberlain   4 days ago
added a photo of Shimano AM9
 
Aaron Chamberlain   4 days ago
added AM9
 
Shimano's all-mountain/downhill shoe
Aaron Chamberlain   5 days ago
replied to Moab for the first time
 
Navajo Rocks is a fun area to ride in and offers pretty good bang for your buck. The Mag 7 area is good too. Not as gnarly as Porcupine/Whole Enchilada but more...
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Ah, I see. You'll definitely get more bike for your money from Specialized or Trek compared to Santa Cruz. The Tallboy is more trail bike than XC, along the lines of the...
Well, they're both very racy bikes with the corresponding racy geometry. If you're looking for something more well-rounded, these aren't the bikes you should be looking at. If you want something to...
Aaron Chamberlain   5 days ago
 
 
Aaron Chamberlain   5 days ago
added Into the Mystic
 
This is a climbing trail used to access the alpine on Mount Sproatt. It's a 5 mile climb that gains...
Aaron Chamberlain   6 days ago
added a photo
 
You should be able to fit 29er wheels on your Stumpy if you want to try that first. You may find that livens up the ride enough for you without buying a...
Aaron Chamberlain   6 days ago
 
Aaron Chamberlain   6 days ago
 
Thanks Mongwolf! It's still not a full-blown "enduro" bike, but it is an incredibly capable trail bike. I could see this being my one bike, or maybe the new Rocky Mountain Instinct, since I generally prefer 29ers.
I like the Wahoo TickrX: http://www.wahoofitness.com/devices/heart-rate-monitors It measures your cadence too which is pretty neat. Chest straps aren't the most comfortable, but in my experience they're more accurate than the wrist jammers.
Aaron Chamberlain   1 week ago
added a photo
 
I liked the Cascadia pack from High Above that I reviewed earlier this year. Still using it on shorter rides ~2 hours. He's got a new version of the Cascadia and a...
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I'd go with a full suspension. It looks like Yeti is discontinuing the ASR, or at least they aren't listing it on their website any longer. Competitive Cyclist is closing out the...
 
And this is why I run aluminum rims. Carbon wheels are nice and all, I've ridden plenty of them to know that, but in my experience ALL rims eventually need to be...
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With the amount of shit that falls during our typical summer rainstorms, I'm sure there are some effed up trails out there right now. It's an excuse to play with chainsaws though!
 
@krampus bummer. I'm a big fan of WTB's rims, I build up my own wheels using the i25 and i29.  
Aaron Chamberlain   1 week ago
rode 31 miles at Black Branch
 

If you gonna ride with me, I'm gonna show you some shit via Strava
Aaron Chamberlain   1 week ago
updated Black Branch conditions to Good
 
Aaron Chamberlain   1 week ago
replied to Is cyclo cross taboo?
 
Definitely not taboo! As far as tips, it depends on what your goals are. If you just want to have fun, do that. If you want to take it a bit more seriously,...
Thanks for the kind words! I had such a great time on the Ramble.
I believe you would too. It's enough bike, but not too much bike, ya know? Rocky pretty well crushed it with this one.
Way to go Colton! How do they do the starting positions? Will you get a better one next year? I'm sure you'd be way faster without all the traffic at the start. And a 38T chainring?!?!?! You cray!
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