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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Thanks for the feedback mtnryder. A follow up question: When you click an article that says "best MTB tires," what is your expectation? What should that article actually look like? We tend to think asking a bunch of people (crowdsourcing) is the best approach to finding the best stuff, but maybe there's a better/more accurate…
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Jeff Barber   1 day ago
replied to Oval Chainrings opinions?
 
Here's my long term review of the Absolute Black oval ring for anyone who is interested. https://www.singletracks.com/blog/mtb-gear/review-absolute-black-oval-chainring/
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Depends on what type of hitch rack you want. If you're ok with a hanging hitch rack for 2 bikes, here's one on Amazon for about $88. http://amzn.to/2tZwU6U However, I suspect you want a...
Jeff Barber   1 day ago
 
Jeff Barber   2 days ago
added Monza Bib Shorts
 
Bib shorts with thick gel pad.
Jeff Barber   2 days ago
commented on a photo
 
Where dis? Looks cool.
Jeff Barber   2 days ago
replied to Oval Chainrings opinions?
 
Dead spot:  basically at 12 and 6 o’clock, where you have nearly zero power output.  Hope that helps. Gotcha, that makes sense for when you're turning the cranks. I guess the dead spot...
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Jeff Barber   2 days ago
replied to Oval Chainrings opinions?
 
Haha, fair enough Dr Sweets. I can definitely understand the benefits oval has for pedaling which is probably why it caught on in road biking first. The tech handling bit is probably a...
Jeff Barber   3 days ago
 
We ended up going with both Afan and Kirroughtree for the article. Probably could've included Glentress. South Downs Way looks like a great bikepacking route! https://www.singletracks.com/blog/mtb-trails/experts-pick-best-mountain-bike-trails-world-country/
Jeff Barber   3 days ago
replied to Oval Chainrings opinions?
 
For pedally stuff, like road or XC, it's fine--no real complaints. Some people do get a benefit here, and that's great. I just didn't see it. Where I found an oval chainring annoying was in pedaling...
Jeff Barber   3 days ago
 
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Jeff Barber   6 days ago
added a photo of Ski Apache
 
From skiapache.com, July 2017.
Jeff Barber   6 days ago
added a map of Ski Apache
 
Jeff Barber   6 days ago
added Ski Apache
 
From skiapache.com: "Ski Apache completed 5.5 miles of mountain biking trail. The trail grade is between 6 and 8 percent...
Jeff Barber   6 days ago
 
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
commented on a photo of Advanced Loop
 
Looks like a fast bike.
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
replied to Trust worthy online mtb shop???
 
I hate to say anything negative about Nashbar because there are some great folks who work there, but unfortunately I can't personally recommend them 100%. Not that they are dishonest or anything, but I've...
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
replied to Trust worthy online mtb shop???
 
Universal Cycles has a HUGE selection, but sells pretty much everything at MSRP. I've recently been pleased with the service and prices @ Wiggle.com, which is owned by the same company as...
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
commented on My Downieville Downfall
 
Great story Mo! If there was ever a Good Samaritan story in mountain biking, this is it. Those who we expect to be helpful are not, and those who we assume won't help, do.
 
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
added Greek Peak Bike Park
 
16 trails. Open Saturdays and Sundays during the summer.
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
 
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
replied to What's your bar set-up?
 
Juice glass, a cab, malbec or chianti and my dark thoughts. Haha. I sorta set you up with my choice of title. :)
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Jeff Barber   1 week ago
replied to Awesome deal on 29+ wheel set
 
That's a great deal. I can definitely see a lot of people taking advantage of this to give different wheel sizes a try.
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
started a topic: What's your bar set-up?
 
From right to left; | = stem brake lever, shifter, bell, light, switch for light | fork lockout remote, brake lever, dropper remote
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Jeff Barber   1 week ago
started a topic: This is what practice looks like
 
If you've ever wondered how freeriders learn to land big jumps and pull off tricks, watch this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czeJ4ytHrcQ  
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
 
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
rode 16.5 miles at Peavine Creek
 

Evening Ride via Strava
 
Jeff Barber   1 week ago
added Smithfield MTB Park
 
Massive trail system with trails suitable for all skill levels.
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