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.

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Jeff Barber   2 days ago
replied to Bike tie-downs?
 
A friend of mine has one of those Dakine pads (similar to the Yakima one you posted) and it actually has tiedowns built in to hook over the frame for added protection....
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Jeff Barber   2 days ago
replied to Pisgah tires rotation
 
The Forte Pisgah tires obviously aren't designed for high performance, but that's interesting that you found they work better "backward." Just a couple nights ago I washed out my front tire due to (currently) dry...
Without knowing you or how you ride, it's tough to say whether a 30 or 28 will work better. For most riders running 1x11, a 32T chainring is just fine so if you want something a little easier, the 30T could be a good choice.
Jeff Barber   2 days ago
 
Jeff Barber   3 days ago
rode 9.6 miles at Fort Ord Public Lands
 

Cheater ride via Strava
Jeff Barber   3 days ago
updated Fort Ord Public Lands conditions to Good
 
Jeff Barber   5 days ago
rode 18.4 miles at Peavine Creek
 

Evening Ride via Strava
Jeff Barber   5 days ago
added a photo
 
Jeff Barber   5 days ago
started a topic: Breathable, summer mountain bike shoes
 
Anyone have a good recommendation for a cool pair of MTB shoes for the summer? Nothing as extreme as the shoe below, but preferably something with a lot of mesh for ventilation (and...
One drawback is having to break camp if you need to drive a few miles to a trailhead This is one of my concerns. Not just that, what if you run out of...
Jeff Barber   6 days ago
 
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
started a topic: Vehicle rooftop tents: Yeah! or Meh?
 
It seems a lot of mountain bikers are getting on the rooftop tent bandwagon these days, though to be honest I don't get it myself. Don't get me wrong, the tents look really...
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Jeff Barber   1 week ago
started a topic: Favorite Singletracks trail review
 
I'm working on an article highlighting some of my favorite Singletracks trail reviews, and I've already found a bunch of great ones! Off hand, does anyone have a gem they've discovered recently? Could be...
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
 
↑ No sure if serious or trying to keep it all to himself. :)
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
added Hillside to the Hollow
 
Open space in the central foothills with multi-use trails.
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
added a map of Seaman's Gulch
 
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Jeff Barber   1 week ago
started a topic: Clipless or flat pedals for enduro?
 
I guess for a lot of people this is going to come down to what they ride on a regular basis, but does that change when racing enduro? Has anyone found one solution is faster...
19th annual event at Stateroom Brewery.
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
replied to Dropper Post length question
 
Thats a lot of numbers but I think I understand the situation. The 380mm post will work as far as the length of your seat tube. But, it sounds like the seat will end...
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Jeff Barber   1 week ago
replied to Dropper Post length question
 
Sweet, sounds like it'll work!
@walkerharris11, there are a lot of other places to ride in town, though it's only worthwhile if you piece together multiple spots. We do a group ride every Tuesday night--meet us at 8:30p...
 
@arbysauce, how old are you?  You don't have to answer that, but I'm guessing you're over the age of 35 like me. :) These types of video blogs (vlogs) are really popular among...
Sorry, those hats are all gone. The new ones are even better!
@walkerharris11, that's a different artist at work in Ira B / Waterworks. :) Both have similar styles... I would probably have a hard time distinguishing if I didn't know better. The stuff at...
 
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Jeff Barber   1 week ago
added a video of Tyler Mills
 
 
 
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
added Salinas Gravity Park
 
Gravity trails shuttled with vehicles. Gravity Fest location.
My neighbor rides dirt bikes at Durhamtown, and I recently noticed MTBR has the park listed as a mountain bike trail. Has anyone ever ridden bikes there? Is it worth a visit?
That's a solid lineup of demo bikes!
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That would be Bill Victor's company, Long Cane Trails. They also built trails at Paynes Creek on Lake Hartwell and (I believe) the Bracken Preserve trails in Brevard, NC. Both are similar...
So this is a topic I've been wanting to explore for a while. Have you found you enjoy certain trails because they were all built and/or designed by the same individual or crew?...
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
replied to 2015 Trek Slash 7
 
The Slash can be made 1X pretty easily, though probably not without the additional (but minor) cost of a new chainring. The bigger difference IMO seems to be the lack of a dropper post on...
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
 
Jeff Barber   2 weeks ago
replied to Steerer Tube Storage Kickstarter
 
Pretty cool. That cap looks like it was pilfered off an old 35mm film canister. Unlike some of the other in-bike storage solutions out there (SWAT, bar ends, etc.) this one appears to be accessible...
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