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   11 hours 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   15 hours ago
 
Jeff Barber   1 day 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   5 days ago
added 2 photos.
 
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Jeff Barber   5 days ago
added Rail
 
27.5" enduro bike.
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Jeff Barber   5 days 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   6 days 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   1 week 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   1 week 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…
Good catch, I've clarified this. Editor's mistake, not the writer.
Whoops, thanks Alvin! Not sure how I got that link...
700-acre complex where a new 5-mile loop built by Tony Boone and crew opened in 2019. The plan is to...
Surprised to see the inaugural eMTB competition is taking place in North America and not Europe.
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
added 2 photos.
 
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Jeff Barber   1 week ago
added Release 29 2
 
The Release 29 2 is the lankier sibling of the Release and Catch full-suspension mountain bikes. Designed for high-mileage days...
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Jeff Barber   1 week ago
added Release 29 3
 
When you spend hours in the saddle getting to a jaw-dropping descent, your bike should 100 percent rip. Those are...
Most folks in Houston have probably already heard about this, but even as an outsider this is a major bummer. https://www.houstonpress.com/news/overflow-pools-will-ruin-anthills-biking-trails-without-fixing-flooding-problems-11243042 To add insult to injury, the Flood Control board had this to say: Large...
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
rode 15.9 miles at Morningside Nature Preserve
 

Evening Ride via Strava
Haha, I guess I should have included the word Continental in the title. :)
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