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Decatur // Georgia

 
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Jeff co-founded Singletracks.com with his wife Leah (mudhunny) in 1999. Today he works out of Singletracks World HQ in Decatur, GA as the publisher.

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I'm surprised the 2015 Pitch has a straight steerer tube. I thought they stopped making those a long time ago! For that reason alone, I stay move on from the Pitch. There are...
Jeff Barber   6 hours ago
added a review of Whyte S-150s
 

Smart build kit. Great all-weather touches like sealed bearings, innovative seat post clamp, and wide tire clearance. Aggressive geometry.
Jeff Barber   9 hours ago
added Prospector Track
 
Lariat north of the Exshaw area.
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Jeff Barber   1 day ago
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High quality singletrack trail with a surprising amount of elevation given its location. Parts of the blue trail are bermed...
 

Great variety of trails from smooth, flowy stuff to more natural, rocks and roots. Waterfalls are fun to look at...
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Jeff Barber   1 day ago
added a review of Sykes Park
 

Great quality but limited mileage. Great to link up with other (future) rides in the area.
Jeff Barber   1 day ago
added Estes Epic
 
We took all of the best parts of the 2017 course, took out some repetition, and came away with one...
Jeff Barber   1 day ago
 
Jeff Barber   2 days ago
rode 17.6 miles at Cochran Mill Park
 

Lunch Ride via Strava
Jeff Barber   2 days ago
updated Cochran Mill Park conditions to Good
 
Great stories of riding with your dad! One summer I decided I wanted to backpack the portion of the Appalachian Trail that goes through Georgia. I think it was about 60 or 100 miles. My dad took off work to do it with me as soon as school got out for the summer, even though…
Jeff Barber   3 days ago
rode 1 miles at Sykes Park
 

Sykes park grand opening via Strava
Jeff Barber   3 days ago
updated Sykes Park conditions to Fair
 
Helena wrote up her trip to Big Bear Lake and it sounds like a great place to ride: https://www.singletracks.com/blog/mtb-trails/mountain-bike-destination-big-bear-lake-and-davis-west-virginia/
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Thanks for the heads up. But now I'm curious and want to see what this thing is about. 5-10,000 people at Bull Mountain will make quite a scene!
Ahem, a hardtail road bike. :)
Jeff Barber   4 days ago
 
Jeff Barber   5 days ago
replied to Dropper Post
 
Haven't tried the Brand X Ascend dropper post, but as far as the sizing goes, I think you're looking at the handlebar diameter. According to this, the 2017 Stance has a 30.9mm...
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Jeff Barber   5 days ago
replied to Dropper Post
 
Haha, no worries. I tend to mix up those seatpost diameter numbers myself. I never remember which one is the .6 and which one is the .9.
Many bikes these days have a similar standover height for multiple sizes, so going to a smaller frame might not actually solve your problem. Have you tried a Pivot? Many of their bikes...
Jeff Barber   5 days ago
replied to Is it wise to buy a demo bike
 
If the bike has been well maintained by the shop, I would think $2925 (or $3000) would be a reasonable offer.
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In most (all?) MIPS helmets, the MIPS liner is separate from the retention band. So unless you have a really "tall" head, the MIPS liner shouldn't affect the circumferential fit. Basically you're...
Jeff Barber   5 days ago
 
Jeff Barber   6 days ago
added 7 photos.
 
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Jeff Barber   6 days ago
replied to Is it wise to buy a demo bike
 
I personally wouldn't be too concerned about the condition (though definitely look it over and take it for a spin). Like Nick said, they should be able to do better on the...
Jeff Barber   6 days ago
 
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
added 2 photos.
 
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Jeff Barber   1 week ago
added Portal
 
130mm travel, 29er/27.5 trail bike
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Jeff Barber   1 week ago
added Jamis Hardline
 
160mm, 27.5/26 enduro bike.
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
added a review of Taiala
 

Some really fun sections of trail, but unfortunately they are too short. Can get in a good ride here if...
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
added Taiala
 
Sprawling network of unofficial trails in the hills just north of the Pavello Fontajau.
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
added a map of Taiala
 
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
 
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