Singletracks Mountain Bike News

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Mountain bike news, trails, travels, and dirt.

Episodes

  • Listen: How to Survive in the Backcountry In an Emergency

    09/10/2017 Duration: 54min

    You can use these survival priorities in case of a backcountry, mountain bike emergency. Learn how to stay alive and return from your trip safely, even if you're lost or injured. The post Listen: How to Survive in the Backcountry In an Emergency appeared first on Singletracks Mountain Bike News.

  • Listen: Interbike 2017 Highlights / Last Time in Vegas

    02/10/2017 Duration: 49min

    Another Interbike is in the books, and while this year’s show wasn’t as big or as well attended as events in years past, there was still much to be seen. In this episode of our podcast, Aaron, Greg, and Jeff set the scene at Interbike 2017, talk about the most interesting products on display, and recap news … The post Listen: Interbike 2017 Highlights / Last Time in Vegas appeared first on Singletracks Mountain Bike News.

  • Listen: The Environmental Impact of Mountain Biking

    25/09/2017 Duration: 47min

    We talk with Ross Martin, a PhD candidate at Texas State University, about his research into the environmental impact of mountain biking. The post Listen: The Environmental Impact of Mountain Biking appeared first on Singletracks Mountain Bike News.

  • Listen: Ultra Endurance Record Holder Eddie O’Dea Shares His Bikepacking Tips

    18/09/2017 Duration: 42min

    In this episode of the Singletracks podcast, ultra-endurance mountain bike racer and record holder Eddie O’Dea talks about what it takes to be a bikepacking champion. (Hint: it involves staying awake for long periods of time.) Eddie holds course records in the Stage Coach 400, Trans North Georgia, and Huracan 300 ultra endurance mountain bike races, … The post Listen: Ultra Endurance Record Holder Eddie O’Dea Shares His Bikepacking Tips appeared first on Singletracks Mountain Bike News.

  • Listen: Singletracks Summer Travel Updates

    11/09/2017 Duration: 42min

    Summer is a busy time at Singletracks, with mountain bike events and trips seemingly booked solid from May to September. It’s a tough life, but someone has to do it. Greg and Aaron have been particularly busy over the past several weeks, so I thought it would be good to catch up with them and … The post Listen: Singletracks Summer Travel Updates appeared first on Singletracks Mountain Bike News.

  • Listen: The Past, Present, and Future of 29er Mountain Bikes

    04/09/2017 Duration: 43min

    The history of the 29-inch wheel size, the advantages and disadvantages of 29er wheels compared to other wheel sizes, and the future of long-travel and even downhill 29er bikes. The post Listen: The Past, Present, and Future of 29er Mountain Bikes appeared first on Singletracks Mountain Bike News.

  • Listen: Making Mountain Bikes Lightweight

    28/08/2017 Duration: 27min

    Everything you need to know about making mountain bikes lightweight. The post Listen: Making Mountain Bikes Lightweight appeared first on Singletracks Mountain Bike News.

  • Must Listen: NICA is Guiding the Next Generation of Mountain Bikers

    21/08/2017 Duration: 53min

    NICA supports middle and high school mountain bike riders all over the USA through coaching, mentoring, and racing programs. The post Must Listen: NICA is Guiding the Next Generation of Mountain Bikers appeared first on Singletracks Mountain Bike News.

  • Listen: Mountain Bikers Want to Know, What’s Happening in Northwest Arkansas?

    14/08/2017 Duration: 28min

    In this episode, we talk about Northwest Arkansas’ ascendence as a mountain bike destination. Starting with a discussion of the area’s geography and topography, we’ll explore the history of mountain biking in Arkansas and what the scene is like today. Most importantly, we attempt to explain the unique characteristics that make Northwest Arkansas an appealing mountain bike destination, and what … The post Listen: Mountain Bikers Want to Know, What’s Happening in Northwest Arkansas? appeared first on Singletracks Mountain Bike News.

  • Listen: How to Lead a Group Mountain Bike Ride

    07/08/2017 Duration: 43min

    Aaron, Greg, and I have led our fair share of group mountain bike rides, and in this episode we share our tips for making your ride a success. We’ll talk route selection, communication, logistics, and what to do if you lose someone on the trail. The post Listen: How to Lead a Group Mountain Bike Ride appeared first on Singletracks Mountain Bike News.

  • Listen: Tips for Getting & Staying Fit for Mountain Biking

    31/07/2017 Duration: 42min

    In this episode of the Singletracks podcast, we’ll be sharing tips for getting and staying in shape for mountain biking. We’ll cover the basics for getting started, how to increase distance and speed, nutrition, and more. Finally, we’ll talk about methods for maintaining mountain bike fitness and how to avoid over training syndrome. The post Listen: Tips for Getting & Staying Fit for Mountain Biking appeared first on Singletracks Mountain Bike News.

  • Podcast: “Your Local [Bike] Shop Is Not Trying to Screw You”

    24/07/2017 Duration: 24min

    In this episode we talk with our buddy Chris, owner of Loose Nuts Cycles in Atlanta, about the economics involved in owning a local bike shop. We ask what the bike shop of the future will look like in 10 years and also, Chris explains, “if you’ve bought a part online and you bring it … The post Podcast: “Your Local [Bike] Shop Is Not Trying to Screw You” appeared first on Singletracks Mountain Bike News.

  • Listen: Hacks to Help You Descend Faster on Your Mountain Bike

    17/07/2017 Duration: 45min

    In this episode of the Singletracks mountain bike podcast, we share tips for getting faster on the descents. Here is an outline of the main topics we’ll cover: Trail vision, including line choice Technique, including body positioning Cornering Speed drills Mental tricks Braking tips Equipment selection and set up The post Listen: Hacks to Help You Descend Faster on Your Mountain Bike appeared first on Singletracks Mountain Bike News.

  • Listen: MTB Upgrades for Under a Hundo

    10/07/2017 Duration: 24min

    Don’t have the scratch for a new rig this year? We don’t either. Luckily there are at least half a dozen MTB upgrades that can be done for under a hundred bucks each to make your bike ride like new. Don’t have time for a listen? Read Greg’s article on this topic published in 2014. The post Listen: MTB Upgrades for Under a Hundo appeared first on Singletracks Mountain Bike News.

  • Listen: Common Mountain Bike Mistakes, And How to Fix Them

    03/07/2017 Duration: 50min

    In this episode of the Singletracks podcast, Aaron, Greg, and I discuss some common mountain bike mistakes we’ve made or seen others make, and how to avoid those mistakes. Buying the absolute cheapest bike or components Spending too much on a bike Spending money in the wrong places Improper bike setup Ignoring maintenance intervals Washing … The post Listen: Common Mountain Bike Mistakes, And How to Fix Them appeared first on Singletracks Mountain Bike News.

  • Podcast: A Simple Idea to Get More Women Involved in Mountain Biking

    26/06/2017 Duration: 19min

    In this episode I talk with Leah, my Singletracks co-founder (and wife,) about her mountain biking experiences over the last 15 years and some of the challenges women face in our sport. Plus, Leah shares her simple idea for getting even more women involved in mountain biking in the future. The post Podcast: A Simple Idea to Get More Women Involved in Mountain Biking appeared first on Singletracks Mountain Bike News.

  • Listen: Hacks To Improve Your Bike Climbs

    19/06/2017 Duration: 46min

    In this episode of the Singletracks podcast, we share our tips for improving your mountain bike climbs. Learn about bike setup, component choices, and suspension settings to make your uphill climbs more efficient. We’ll also talk about training techniques, body positioning, and mental tricks that will melt climbs away in no time. This episode is sponsored … The post Listen: Hacks To Improve Your Bike Climbs appeared first on Singletracks Mountain Bike News.

  • Listen: Money-Saving Tips for Mountain Bikers on a Budget

    12/06/2017 Duration: 51min

    In this episode, we share our money-saving tips for mountain bikers. Starting with bikes, we’ll talk about how buying a tool can save you money, bike warranties and insurance, and how to shop for new or used bikes. On the travel side, we’ll discuss ways to save money on transportation, lodging, food, and race when you’re on … The post Listen: Money-Saving Tips for Mountain Bikers on a Budget appeared first on Singletracks Mountain Bike News.

  • Podcast: How We Use Smartphone Apps for Mountain Biking

    05/06/2017 Duration: 39min

    In this episode of the Singletracks podcast, Aaron, Greg, and I discuss the ways we use our smartphones to make mountain biking easier. We’ll start off discussing apps we use for planning our trips, then talk about the apps we (sometimes) use on the trail. We’ll wrap up the discussion by covering the apps we use after … The post Podcast: How We Use Smartphone Apps for Mountain Biking appeared first on Singletracks Mountain Bike News.

  • Listen: Must-ride Trails in California

    30/05/2017 Duration: 26min

    In this episode of the Singletracks podcast, Greg and I discuss the best places to mountain bike in California. We’ll share our picks for the best bike parks, backcountry rides, and urban trail systems that are begging to be explored by bike. Whether you’re a native Californian or you’re planning a trip, tune in for our recommendations. The post Listen: Must-ride Trails in California appeared first on Singletracks Mountain Bike News.

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