Saturday, October 27, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012
Saturday, October 20, 2012
This summer my wife and I undertook a road trip of epic proportions. Traveling from Georgia to California and stopping at many places along the way, our travels lasted for almost two months and involved about 600 miles of dirty singletrack under my mountain bike tires and about 7,000 miles of pavement under the tires of my Toyota T100 pickup truck. Such an epic journey called for a reliable bike rack, and the Yakima Doubledown Ace 4 proved to be just such a rack.
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Friday, October 19, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012
Jeff shot this awesome photo of me riding at the Outdoor Demo, and it was featured recently as a POD on Singletracks.com:
Sunday, October 14, 2012
While it seems that some companies have jumped into the 650b movement headfirst, other companies are testing the waters with just a couple of models.
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Saturday, October 13, 2012
Article in Dirt Rag Issue #164: "Dominion Riverrock Festival Showcases Richmond's Urban Singletrack"
I had a readings piece featured in Dirt Rag issue #164 about the Dominion Riverrock Festival held in Richmond, Virginia.
Friday, October 12, 2012
The downhill trails at Snow Summit Mountain Resort in Big Bear, California are steep, rocky, and very loose… and just when you think the trails can’t get any harder, there’s a booter or a mandatory drop. That combination makes for some pretty hairy riding, but despite the demanding trail conditions, the local riding scene continues to thrive.Click over to Singletracks to read the rest of this post and check out the video.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
While most of what we’ve been writing here on Singletracks refers to 650b as a new mountain bike trend, if you look at the history of the sport this wheel standard is anything but new. We stopped by the Ritchey booth at Interbike and spotted a 650b Ritchey from the 70′s standing right next to Ritchey’s newest 650b hardtail wonder bike:
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Wednesday, October 10, 2012
It’s been all over the blog and the forums on Singletracks.com: the industry is quickly jumping behind the new 650b/27.5″/tweener wheel size, whatever you want to call it. This year at Interbike I was tasked with covering the new 650b products–quite a tall order! In this series of posts I’ll highlight a number of 650b bikes that I spotted at the show. I’m sure that I missed a few, and others will be featured in their own posts–so stay tuned to the blog as we catch up on the Interbike madness!
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Tuesday, October 9, 2012
There has been a lot of buzz surrounding the release of Surly’s Krampus, and when talking about what this bike is, it’s probably best to begin by talking about what it’s not: It is not a “fat bike” with massive 4 or 5-inch tires designed for maximum flotation and slow speed crawling. It’s not a race bike either… it’s somewhere in between. That place in between goes by the name of “funland.”
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Monday, October 8, 2012
The Mission is Diamondback’s rendition of the all-mountain 26” wheeled bike. With a full 6-inches of travel front and back, a 67-degree headtube angle, a beefy 6061-T6 aluminum frame, tapered headtube, ISCG 05 tabs, and thru-axles front and back, this is a burly bike that wants to play rough.
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Sunday, October 7, 2012
I’ve spent plenty of time riding a full-suspension 650b bike over the course of this summer, but I had yet to see how the tweener wheels handle in a hardtail package. So, when I wandered over to the KHS booth and noticed the beautiful carbon frames rolling on WTB Laser Disc 650b wheels, I had to grab one and take it for a spin.
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Saturday, October 6, 2012
This super sleek GPS watch from Polar, dubbed the RC3, is the company’s latest in fitness data collection technology. Featuring the ability to communicate with some of Polar’s external devices such as heart rate monitors and foot pods, Polar meshes the statistics that the device gathers with built-in training plans. Download your data to the computer and upload it to Polar’s website, and get even more detailed training analysis!
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Friday, October 5, 2012
|Yours Truly modeling one of the new packs from Shimano|
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