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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   14 hours ago
replied to MTB mags
 
Resurrected! Wondering how this list of favorite MTB magazines has changed since this thread started 8 years ago. Some magazines have gone away while others have roared onto the scene. Still others appeared, then...
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Jeff Barber   14 hours ago
replied to MTB mags
 
We recently had a copy of Mountain Flyer floating around here in the office and noticed the cover price: $9. Yikes! Great magazine, but I probably wouldn't pick one up at the LBS...
By definition, custom mountain bikes are boutique and outside of the mainstream, which makes it hard to find out about many of the builders out there. Who are you favorite custom mountain bike...

Comfortable and lightweight. Love the Boa closure system. Look good.
Jeff Barber   16 hours ago
added 9 photos.
 
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Jeff Barber   16 hours ago
added Copper T-Flex
 
XC-style mountain bike shoes with Boa closure system.
Jeff Barber   1 day ago
commented on a photo
 
Yow!
Jim Thorpe is the mecca for MTB riding, known as little Swisserland. Leah and I went to Jim Thorpe about 10 or 12 years ago to go mountain biking and we couldn't find...
Bike parks aren't rad? I thought that's where the term was invented. :)
 
Endomondo seems to have started as a popular choice for Android users back when there weren't a ton of GPS app choices. Now it's on iOS and from what I've seen it's pretty...
Jeff Barber   1 day ago
started a topic: Strava vs. Mapmyride vs. Endomondo
 
Which of these is your favorite GPS app for mountain biking? I like Strava because it's really clean and easy to use, though I know a lot of people prefer Mapmyride or Endomondo.
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Just in case anyone missed the announcement, we're knocking $10 off all Pro memberships this week. This will be our only membership sale this year. Singletracks is mostly ad-supported, but we also rely on...
Jeff Barber   1 day ago
replied to Carry chainsaw on fat bike
 
Wow, nice setup! Not sure if they still make this but Dakine used to have a pack that could fit a chainsaw. https://www.singletracks.com/blog/mtb-gear/dakine-builders-pack-review-easily-holds-your-chainsaw/
Jeff Barber   2 days ago
 
I'm working on an article about the best MTB trails in Pennsylvania and want to know about "must-ride" trails and trail systems in the state. A couple obvious choices come to mind: Allegrippis Rothrock What...
Jeff Barber   2 days ago
 
I don't recall Breckenridge making any recent lists, though internally I think I may have advocated for it as the Colorado MTB Capitol last year. :) https://www.singletracks.com/blog/mtb-trails/the-51-mountain-bike-capitals-of-the-united-states/ The name might be familiar because Breckenridge is listed on our user-generated as the #1 MTB destination in the world. That list is compiled based on an algorithm…
Jeff Barber   3 days ago
added a review of Camelbak Palos
 

Lightweight and stable. Just enough storage for most rides.
Jeff Barber   3 days ago
 
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Jeff Barber   6 days ago
 
From what I've read, I don't believe he or his partner had a bear bell or any sort of bear repellant (like pepper spray).
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
replied to Post your van life photos here!
 
Jim, the photo needs to be posted on the internet somewhere else before you can share it here. If the photo isn't online yet, you can add it to singletracks here. Once the photo...
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I've actually been naming some of my neighborhood runs in Strava based on what the trace looks like. I call the one on the left the "bunny run" while the run on the left was...
 
Check out what a group of Aussies did this weekend. The route covered more than 200km and took 8 hours to ride. Pretty sure it was worth it. http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/no-kidding-australian-cyclists-draw-goat-over-perth-strava-app-1611736
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
added 2 photos.
 
Instagram/jen.bonez
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Jeff Barber   1 week ago
 
 
I was hoping someone would mention jeans. :) If you can find a pair with the right fit, this seems like a good way to go.
It seems like stories of booby-trapped mountain bike trails are becoming more common across the US and now the world. Has anyone personally encountered this on the trail? I haven't come across anything...
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Jeff Barber   1 week ago
started a topic: Anyone wear MTB pants (not tights)?
 
I'm guessing there aren't a lot of full length pants for mountain biking due aero and other considerations (like not wanting to get cuffs caught in the drivetrain) but there must be decent MTB pants...
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
 
 
Setting aside the "moral" hazard of not supporting your local bike shop, how comfortable are you with ordering a new mountain bike online? A lot of industry folks are claiming consumers and becoming more...
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
 
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
rode 19.3 miles at Emory Recycling Center
 

Snow flurry mustache via Strava
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
started a topic: Post your van life photos here!
 
I'm interested to see photos from folks who have converted vans/trucks for the van life. I don't have one myself, so for now I just have to live vicariously through your photos. :) Post a...
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