Jeff BarberWorld Champ

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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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Jeff Barber   21 hours ago
 
Jeff Barber   2 days ago
started a topic: New aluminum model of Trek Slash
 
For 2019 Trek is adding an aluminum version of the Slash: https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/mountain-bikes/trail-mountain-bikes/slash/f/F341/ Seems like aluminum is making a comeback, which is good news for those looking to save cash, not weight.
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Jeff Barber   2 days ago
added a map of Long Fang
 
 
Built and maintained by The Disciples of Dirt. Grand opening Jul 14, 2018.
I think you're reading a lot into this. Pretty sure no one mentioned discrimination or even that it's a "problem" that there aren't more women riding bikes. You do raise an interesting question though: How do most people get started with mountain biking? My guess is many men and women (perhaps the majority?) were encouraged…
Jeff Barber   2 days ago
 
Jeff Barber   3 days ago
added Hazzard
 
Includes high and low speed compression, spring preload, and rebound adjustments.
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Jeff Barber   3 days ago
added Bartlett
 
Dual crown fork offering 170-190mm of travel.
Jeff Barber   3 days ago
replied to riding guide
 
This group gets together for multiple rides each week around the Atlanta area: https://www.meetup.com/zombie-camels-mountain-bike-club/
Some important folks on the ballot this year. I voted last week and can't wait to find out who makes the cut!
Jeff Barber   4 days ago
added a video
 
Demo of 1x13 hydraulic drivetrain from Rotor.
Jeff Barber   4 days ago
added Paper Airplane
 
Green trail connecting Baggage Claim and Woody's Trail.
Jeff Barber   5 days ago
rode 22.1 miles at Waterworks / Mason Mill
 

Evening Ride via Strava
Pikes Peak comes to mind, though I haven't ridden to the top myself. :) At 14,114ft. it is possible to summit on a bike, but not many people choose to do it,...
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Some pretty good descents in Arkansas, especially in the Ozarks. Places like Syllamo have some pretty sustained downhill trails. One section of theĀ Ouachita trail in western Arkansas has a 700 foot descent...
Jeff Barber   5 days ago
added North Loop Trail
 
North side of French's Creek.
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Jeff Barber   5 days ago
added Starbucks
 
Combine with Fraser loop.
Jeff Barber   5 days ago
 
Jeff Barber   6 days ago
added Klic HV Gauge CO2
 
Flexible rubber hose hides inside the body of the pump when not in use - perfect for those stealth air-strikes! Features...
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Jeff Barber   6 days ago
added Turbo Morph Digital
 
Advancing the award winning Morph with high tech - Introducing the Turbo Morph Digital. Top-mounted flip-down digital gauge makes reading...
Jeff Barber   6 days ago
added Dagga DH
 
Concave design, 14.3mm at platform center CNC'd from a solid 6061 alloy billet Size 120mm x 115mm Pin Placement, 24 adjustable height Weight 480...
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Lift-served downhill trails.
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Jeff Barber   6 days ago
added Powder Mountain
 
Trails are generally open to the public but may be closed due to events. Bike shop at the base of...
Network of trails.
Jeff Barber   6 days ago
 
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
added 7 photos.
 
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Great network of professionally built trails, easily accessible from the highway and the Galena Lodge. These trails flow really well...
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
replied to Test riding
 
Good point Mr Mojo. I've heard of some shops that take the middle ground by letting you test a bike, but you pay their daily rental rate ($100 or so). That covers...
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
added Off the Grid
 
Descent from 3,000 feet to 2,000. feet.
Agreed, we've come full circle! I'm still riding the first gen Tallboy which has two water bottle mounts. I honestly don't use the one on the bottom of the downtube often because bottles tend to get ejected in the rough stuff, plus the bottle gets pretty dirty. Still, it's great to have for long rides!
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
started a topic: Share mountain bike deals here
 
If you find a good deal on MTB gear somewhere, share the link here! If you're always on the lookout for a good deal, just subscribe to this thread to get an email...
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
replied to Questions About Mountain Biking
 
This data is a few years old, but you might find it helpful. https://www.singletracks.com/blog/mtb-trails/mountain-bike-tourism-by-the-numbers/
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
added a map of Brown Mountain
 
Good question. We haven't had much luck getting in touch with the US distributor for news. This info came from the Spanish distributor so it seems these bikes will be available outside of the UK in Spain at least.
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