Jeff BarberWorld Champ

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Decatur // Georgia
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About Me

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.

My Bikes

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I didn't get a chance to weigh my test bike, but I'm certain it weighed less than that, closer to 14kg.
Jeff Barber   2 days ago
replied to $150 fine for riding wet trails
 
TBH I only skimmed the article but I assume they were not just targeting bikers. Sounds like the trails are closed to everyone, and if rangers catch anyone on the trails they...
Jeff Barber   2 days ago
started a topic: $150 fine for riding wet trails
 
Apparently Jefferson County in Colorado has handed out 19 tickets to mountain bikers for riding wet/muddy trails this season: https://www.9news.com/article/news/at-least-19-people-have-gotten-tickets-this-spring-for-using-trails-closed-for-mud-1-person-left-a-very-angry-note/73-cee6dee6-be7f-4fac-8e22-c6d01287ad40
Jeff Barber   5 days ago
rode 22.9 miles at Ira B Melton
 

Basement IPA, Hopsecutioner, and Blind Pirate via Strava
Jeff Barber   5 days ago
added 2 photos.
 
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Jeff Barber   5 days ago
added Dirt Roamer
 
Baggy mountain bike shorts.
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Jeff Barber   5 days ago
added Nine Trails
 
Baggy, 3/4 sleeve jersey.
Jeff Barber   5 days ago
replied to Atlanta
 
You didn't say you were going to be in Atlanta THIS Saturday! Come to the Ride-N-Rally: https://www.singletracks.com/blog/mtb-events/__trashed-6/
Jeff Barber   5 days ago
added 3 photos.
 
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Jeff Barber   5 days ago
added Megatower
 
160mm travel front/rear enduro bike with 29er wheels.
Jeff Barber   5 days ago
replied to Long Days in the Saddle
 
Based on the title of you post, I say you got the right bike for "long days in the saddle." 100mm of front/rear suspension is more than enough to take the edge...
Jeff Barber   6 days ago
replied to Atlanta
 
Agreed, Blankets Creek is another good one, as is nearby Rope Mill. The two closest bike shops that should have rentals are Sixes Pit and Outspokin. If you're staying in town, there's a...
Jeff Barber   6 days ago
 
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
replied to Atlanta
 
Welcome! Are you coming for a visit or something more permanent? Fresh Bikes is a good place to rent bikes, and they're near Big Creek which has fun trails. You could also head...
It's a long story. :) https://www.singletracks.com/blog/tag/oval-chainring/ The main difference is how the current oval chainrings are "clocked." That is, how the elongated portion is oriented relative to the crank arms. Mountain bikers' opinions seem to be mixed in terms of performance.
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
added 2 photos.
 
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Jeff Barber   1 week ago
added Rail
 
27.5" enduro bike.
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Jeff Barber   1 week ago
added Rascal
 
29er trail bike.
This is a great question for the forums: https://www.singletracks.com/blog/forums/forum/mountain-biking-2/#new-topic I'm sure others can chime in as well!
Better in what way? These decisions come down to personal preference because pretty much every bike within the same price range is going to offer a similar level of quality/performance. The question...
oin SORBA's volunteers, land managers, advocates, and members in Johnson City,TN, May 15 - 18 for the 2019 Southern Mountain...
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
 
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
added 8 photos.
 
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Jeff Barber   1 week ago
added EDC Gear Strap
 
Use this to strap gear to your seat rails.
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Jeff Barber   1 week ago
added Pouch Mountain
 
Adds a pouch to a bottle cage to store an extra tube.
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
added Ninja TC
 
Bottle cage plus multitool holder in one. Includes the tool.
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
added Multitool
 
Multitool that fits in a bottom bracket.
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
added Matchstix
 
Stash bike tools in your front axle.
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
added Stash Tool Wrap
 
Tool wrap that can be attached to a bike frame.
Everyone should learn to ride in a manner that allows them time to stop if they see something they can’t get past. This. In my experience, wind is the biggest trail saboteur in...
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
started a topic: Trail sabotage, or just rocks and logs?
 
Trail sabotage is a serious thing, and as mountain bikers we should report it whenever it happens. There have been plenty of cases, all around the world, of folks deliberately placing obstacles...
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
 
Jeff Barber   2 weeks ago
 
Updates! We're still two weeks out from the Ride-N-Rally, but it looks like the temperatures will be just right. Even if the weather isn't great, we'll still have a good time and most,...
Jeff Barber   2 weeks ago
answered a question about
 
The event will go on, rain or shine! There are generally no official trail closures in the area in the...
We actually just talked about this in a recent podcast episode about mountain bike pedals. The short version is, before the cleat system, riders used straps or "toe clips" to keep their feet on the pedals. So the newer cleat system allowed riders to secure themselves to pedals without toe clips, therefore they were called…
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