Singletrack 6: Discovering Golden

Day 5 of Singletrack 6 began in the heart of Kicking Horse Country, in Golden, BC. Serving as an access point to no less than six National Parks (Banff, Glacier, Kootenay, Jasper, Mt. Revelstoke, and Yoho), scenery and terrain are all-time.

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Crested Butte Chronicles: Time to tip your trail builder

Downed trees just don’t magically disappear in the spring, critical trail armor doesn’t fall off the armor tree, and drainage mitigation isn’t an act of God. That’s why it’s time we started all pitching in to pay for the places we love to ride (both at home and away).

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Salsa Redpoint 150mm FS first ride review

Bikepacking and adventure riding are in Salsa’s wheelhouse, but now they have a serious entry in the all mountain market. Mtbr rode their 150mm travel full suspension Redpoint on Northstar Bike Park’s rowdiest trails and came away smiling.

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Video: Bas van Steenbergen slays a slalom track

Bas van Steenbergen isn’t the most famous rider, but his bike handling skills are world class. Watch him put them to work as he rides this incredible slalom track.

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3 mistakes everyone makes when riding steeps

Steep tracks can be intimidating for even experienced riders. To make these tricky sections a little easier to clear, here are three common mistakes you should avoid.

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Singletrack 6: Killer trails in Kimberley

Stage 4 of the Singletrack 6 brought riders to Kimberley, BC, where they started and finished in the town Platzl in the heart of Kimberley. Total distance was 36km with 1250 meters of elevation gain.

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Salsa Woodsmoke first ride

Salsa introduced a lot of bikes this week with the Woodsmoke taking much of the mountain bike spotlight.

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Video: First time at Whistler Bike Park

Whistler Bike Park is hallowed ground indeed. But mingle in a first timer with riders who grew up there and you have a funny mix. If you’ve been there, you’ve thought about many of these quotes on your first visit.

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2017 NiteRider lights sneak peek

This coming night riding season, NiteRider is going to try and put lights on every bike on the road with absolutely compelling price points. And they’re going to entice trail riders with a 950 lumen self-contained trail light for just $100.

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Next Exit, Episode 1: Sun Valley, ID Mountain Biking

A steady evolution of mountain bike enthusiasts and committed community members has led to 400-plus miles of singletrack right out of town, lift accessed trails on Bald Mountain and the Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival.

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How To: Find the right tire pressure

Correct tire inflation creates maximum ground contact while limiting tire deflection. But what’s the right amount of air for you?

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SQlab partners with SKS USA, new saddles on way

The largest ergonomic saddle brand in Germany, SQlab is known for their unique Step Saddle and Active designs. In August they will be launching its new Ergowave saddles.

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Singletrack 6: The secret of Cranbrook is out

Surrounded by majestic peaks on all sides, Cranbrook is emerging as a new hot spot in Western Canada for killer mountain biking.

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Transition launches new Carbon Scout

The Transition Scout has the heart of a slopestyle bike and the pedigree of a trail bike. It’s one hell of a fun ride and it just got a whole lot lighter.

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Santa Cruz Bronson, 5010 and Tallboy 3 alloy bike weights

Santa Cruz recently launched alloy versions of their three most popular bikes. We stopped by their HQ in order to get some real world weights.

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Ryders Seventh veloPOLAR antiFOG sunglasses review

The ideal pair of bike riding sunglasses strikes an even balance between fit, function, and fashion. Find out how the Ryders Eyewear Seventh veloPOLAR antiFOG sunglasses measure up.

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I’m taking the 30-day wheelie challenge

I’ve always wanted to learn how to wheelie but have never put in the time or effort. To force myself to learn, I’m taking Ryan Leech’s 30 Day Wheelie Challenge and documenting the process.

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Video: Brendan Howey hears the call of Whistler

Brendan Howey has more style than your average New York City fashion show. Now he has a new bike to showcase those talents: the Commencal Supreme V4. And where do you go when you get a new bike? Whistler, baby!

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Singletrack 6: Big adventure in the B.C. backcountry

Singletrack 6 is a six-day mountain bike race showcasing the best riding in a variety of mountain bike communities in Western Canada. Here’s a look at the first two days of racing.

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The Angry Singlespeeder rides an e-bike and doesn’t hate it

Some may think the introduction of e-bikes (aka MORBs) will ruin the sport of mountain biking. But after spending a few months on one, the ASS doesn’t think these contraptions will suddenly take over every trailhead across North America.

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IMBA’s take on the new Wilderness Act

In response to the news that a pair of Utah Senators have introduced a new Act that could gain access for mountain bikers on federally designated wilderness, IMBA president and USA executive director Mike Van Abel released the following statement.

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Teenager builds bicycle trailer, founds lawn mowing empire

The news is filled with heart-wrenching stories, so how about a feel good story about a kid, his home built bike trailer, and dreaming big.

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Here’s how to cruise your neighborhood to build skills and have fun

Riding around the streets looking for lines and practicing tricks may not come naturally to those who didn’t grow up riding BMX, but it’s a great skill builder and a fun way to mix things.

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That roof rack is destroying your fuel economy

Roof racks are undeniably convenient, but a new study reveals just how much they can affect gas mileage and increase your bill at the pump.

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Meet the guy bringing Orange Bikes back to the United States

After a long hiatus, Orange Bikes are now available for sale in the United States. Find out how it happened and how they’re planning to grow in our interview with their new distributor.

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