Listen in as Aaron mountain bikes nearly 300 miles of the best trails in Georgia and Tennessee along the Cohutta Cat bikepacking route.
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This podcast episode explains how concussions work and talks about ways bike companies are seeking to reduce the risk.
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It's been over a year since we talked about enduro mountain bikes on the podcast, and a lot has changed over the past 15 months! In this episode we share our experiences testing some of the top enduro bikes of 2017, and talk about the mainstreaming of long travel bikes.
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Pick up etiquette tips for mountain biking, including rules of thumb for yielding, passing, and getting along with others.
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We discuss how mountain bike trails are built, from idea to approval to construction. Walt Bready of B Ready Trails shares his favorite tools and resources too.
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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.
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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 and reviews from the show.
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We talk with Ross Martin, a PhD candidate at the University of Texas, about his research into the environmental impact of mountain biking.
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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, with more bikepacking course records than any other racer. This year he completed the Tour Divide and raised nearly $20,000 for the Georgia...
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.
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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.
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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.
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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 in and we tell you that it's not going to fit, it's not because you bought it online--it's because you bought the wrong part."
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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
Equipment selection and set up
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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.
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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 bikes with high-pressure hoses
Using the wrong tool for the job
Treating every ride like a race
Overestimating skills or...
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.
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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 by Outerbike.
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