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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Dang, a 10 mile walk! That's sounds miserable, especially in bike shoes pushing a bike. Well, hopefully you at least got to coast down the hills. Yeah, there's always a chance someone will...
What items do you add to your backpack or frame bags for all-day, backcountry rides? If I start thinking about ALL the things that could potentially go wrong on a big, remote ride, I can...
Jeff Barber   2 days ago
commented on a photo
 
Sick gnar bro.
Jeff Barber   2 days ago
added PhD
 
Singletrack loop.
Jeff Barber   2 days ago
replied to What bike rack do you use?
 
I started with a trunk rack, upgraded to a roof rack, and have finally settled on a tray-style hitch rack. The thing is, every one of these solutions has pros and cons. If you're...
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Jeff Barber   2 days ago
replied to Commute length and kit?
 
For me, anything under 4 miles is street clothes territory (sneakers on clipless pedals, jeans, etc.) Between 4 and 6 miles, I'll want to switch to clipless shoes unless my commuter happens to have...
Yeah, I'm probably guilty of running a fairly low cadence so that could be part of it.
These days I probably only drive to MTB rides 20% of the time. Driving to better trails costs me at least an hour and a half in total travel time, which I'd rather...
 
I seem to get this a lot, and not even after many rides. If this has happened to you, you know it makes getting the cassette off a pain and plus it just looks...
Jeff Barber   4 days ago
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Good catch on the URL and thanks for the shout out to other groups in the area!
Jeff Barber   6 days ago
 
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Jeff Barber   1 week ago
commented on a photo
 
Nice!
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
added a video of Camp Tuscazoar
 
New East Side Trails at Camp Tuscazoar.
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Jeff Barber   1 week ago
rode 23.6 miles at Peavine Creek
 

Evening Ride via Strava
Anyone know what kind of equipment / tools they use to dig the trails out? Seems like it would be hard work, not to mention it's gotta be tough to remember where the trails are underneath all that snow!
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
updated Peavine Creek conditions to Good
 
Bump. This is tonight! Looks like the trails should be dry and (mostly) rain free this evening.
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
added SLR TM Flow
 
Manganese rails.
 
There are a couple things you can try. Lower your handlebar height. If you have spacers on your stem already, just swap em around to get the bars a little lower. Try shifting your...
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Jeff Barber   1 week ago
replied to Suggestions for MTB in Japan?
 
Would love to hear about what you find when you're there!
Jumping up from 100mm of travel to 130mm probably isn't a good idea, and may even void the warranty on your frame. Adding another 20mm is generally ok.
 
Nice video. Is that a Salsa Bucksaw? And is that the Strava Global Heatmap you're using for the map overview?
There are a ton of really helpful videos on YouTube that go through the technique. Of course Seth's video on the subject is one of our favorites. https://www.singletracks.com/blog/mtb-videos/video-how-to-bunny-hop-a-mountain-bike-tips-and-mistakes/
 
First, you'll need a GPX file for the trail you want to load on your device. Then, you can either use Garmin software or drag/drop the GPX file into the appropriate folder...
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Jeff Barber   1 week ago
replied to Best bike trails in Ireland?
 
This one sounds pretty awesome: https://www.singletracks.com/bike-trails/ballyhoura-green-to-brown.html
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
 
 
If you own a POV camera, how often do you bring it along for your rides? And if you've owned your camera for a while, how has your usage frequency changed over...
 
RAMBO is such a macho name.
Jeff Barber   2 weeks ago
started a topic: Best MTB Club acronyms of all time
 
I've seen so many over the years, and I'm probably forgetting some of the truly great ones. Here are a couple to get us started: PORC: Pittsburgh Off Road Club DUMBO: Durham Orange Mountain...
I'm a big fan of these things. We even have a Singletracks version that's just $12.50 w/ free shipping! https://shop.singletracks.com/products/singletracks-multifunctional-tubular-headwear  
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The Tunnel Mountain trail system in Banff is fun and your girlfriend shouldn't have any issues there. Be sure to hit Topp Notch, that trail is really cool! https://www.singletracks.com/blog/mtb-trails/mountain-biking-banff-national-park-and-the-town-of-banff/ I wouldn't spend more than a day...
Jeff Barber   2 weeks ago
started a topic: How often do you check your sag?
 
This will come as no surprise to those who know me, but I rarely check the sag on my mountain bike. Months will go by until I suddenly notice I'm blowing through...
Jeff Barber   2 weeks ago
added 10 photos.
 
SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain.
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Jeff Barber   2 weeks ago
replied to SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain
 
SRAM even has a GX Eagle page on their website that's been picked up by Google, though as of this morning it's blank. https://www.sram.com/sram/mountain/family/GX-eagle#sm.000sxm7tjr2ydlb11aw29tfow9wu4
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Jeff Barber   2 weeks ago
replied to Singletracks Topo Maps
 
The button should be there on the phone. The problem is if you're on an iPhone, there really isn't a way to upload GPX files since the phone doesn't have a file system...
Jeff Barber   2 weeks ago
replied to SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain
 
Official photos from SRAM:  
Jeff Barber   2 weeks ago
replied to SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain
 
And here's the video: https://www.singletracks.com/blog/mtb-videos/watch-sram-gx-eagle-release/
Jeff Barber   2 weeks ago
replied to Singletracks Topo Maps
 
You bet Jacob, anyone can contribute map data! Just click the "Add to this trail" dropdown button and select "Add map data." Here you can upload a GPX file and we'll do...
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Jeff Barber   2 weeks ago
replied to Singletracks Topo Maps
 
Each GPS data submission is reviewed by hand and cleaned up, categorized, etc. As a part of that review, we'll also try to mark (new) trailheads based on where the ride appears to...
Jeff Barber   2 weeks ago
replied to Singletracks Topo Maps
 
Unfortunately there's no way to upload GPX data in the app. The "Add to this trail" button is only available on the website, though it is mobile friendly. Look for the button near...
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