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

9/18/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:42:57


Listen: Singletracks Summer Travel Updates

9/11/2017
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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 learn what they’ve been up to. The post Listen: Singletracks Summer Travel Updates appeared first on Singletracks Mountain Bike News.

Duration: 00:42:33


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

9/4/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:43:57


Listen: Making Mountain Bikes Lightweight

8/28/2017
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Everything you need to know about making mountain bikes lightweight. The post Listen: Making Mountain Bikes Lightweight appeared first on Singletracks Mountain Bike News.

Duration: 00:27:03


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

8/21/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:53:38


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

8/14/2017
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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 other up-and-coming communities can take away from the area's success. The post Listen: Mountain...

Duration: 00:28:38


Listen: How to Lead a Group Mountain Bike Ride

8/7/2017
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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. The post Listen: How to Lead a Group Mountain Bike Ride appeared first on Singletracks Mountain Bike News.

Duration: 00:43:30


Listen: Tips for Getting & Staying Fit for Mountain Biking

7/31/2017
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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. The post Listen: Tips for Getting & Staying Fit for Mountain Biking appeared first on Singletracks Mountain Bike News.

Duration: 00:42:51


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

7/24/2017
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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." The post Podcast: “Your Local [Bike] Shop Is Not Trying to Screw You” appeared...

Duration: 00:24:44


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

7/17/2017
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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 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.

Duration: 00:45:50


Listen: MTB Upgrades for Under a Hundo

7/10/2017
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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. The post Listen: MTB Upgrades for Under a Hundo appeared first on Singletracks Mountain Bike News.

Duration: 00:24:44


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

7/3/2017
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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 Being unprepared Treating every ride like a race Overestimating skills or...

Duration: 00:50:20


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

6/26/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:19:52


Listen: Hacks To Improve Your Bike Climbs

6/19/2017
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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. The post Listen: Hacks To Improve Your Bike Climbs appeared first on Singletracks Mountain Bike News.

Duration: 00:46:49


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

6/12/2017
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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 a budget. You can't afford NOT to listen to this episode. The post Listen: Money-Saving Tips for Mountain Bikers on a Budget appeared first on Singletracks Mountain...

Duration: 00:51:55


Podcast: How We Use Smartphone Apps for Mountain Biking

6/5/2017
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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 ride to find places to eat and drink. The post Podcast: How We Use Smartphone Apps for Mountain Biking appeared first on Singletracks Mountain Bike News.

Duration: 00:39:12


Listen: Must-ride Trails in California

5/30/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:26:10


Podcast: Tips for Optimizing Your Mountain Bike Cockpit

5/22/2017
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In this episode, Aaron and I discuss mountain bike cockpit setup, starting from the top! We'll touch on handlebars, stems, grips, controls (shifters, brake levers, remotes, and accessories), saddles, seatposts, and finally pedals. Strap in and join us for the ride! The post Podcast: Tips for Optimizing Your Mountain Bike Cockpit appeared first on Singletracks Mountain Bike News.

Duration: 00:42:53


Podcast: We Get the Scoop on the Future of IMBA from Executive Director, Dave Wiens

5/15/2017
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With radical changes taking place within IMBA, many people are wondering: where does IMBA go from here? What's IMBA's current stance on controversial topics like ebikes and Wilderness? What will IMBA do to remain relevant? We decided to get some answers so we went to the source: Dave Wiens, IMBA's new Executive Director. Scroll to the bottom of this page to listen to the full podcast, or if you prefer to read, check out the transcription right here: Greg Heil: Hey everybody, welcome to a...

Duration: 00:53:09


Podcast: Our Favorite Places to Mountain Bike in Utah

5/8/2017
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In this episode of the Singletracks podcast, we talk about our favorite rides in Utah, from iconic rides like Slickrock to the best bike parks and trails with the most epic scenery. We'll also share our favorite towns for setting up a basecamp and rides for those who are just passing through. The post Podcast: Our Favorite Places to Mountain Bike in Utah appeared first on Singletracks Mountain Bike News.

Duration: 00:32:28

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