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Test Ride Review: Santa Cruz Highball 27.5

As mentioned in my previous test ride review of the Commencal Meta V4, the trails around Laguna Seca are no place for an all-mountain bike. They are, however, a great testing ground for an XC bike. With that in mind, I headed over to the Santa Cruz booth to check out their recently-released Highball 27.5. …

Test Ride Review: Commencal Meta AM V4

Let me preface this by saying, the trails surrounding the venue at the Sea Otter Classic do not require a 6″ travel full suspension bike. You could ride pretty much everything on a road bike, and you might even be faster too. That said, you work with what you’ve got at your disposal, right? Commencal is …

News: 100% Releases Speedcraft Glasses

For those that follow motocross and downhill racing, 100% is probably a familiar brand. They make a variety of gloves and goggles in an array of colors ranging from stealthy to flashy. Their latest offering is the Speedcraft series: high performance glasses aimed at trail riding. The large lens looks to provide plenty of coverage and according …

Ride Report: Preriding the Singletracks #BrutalLoop

The idea behind the Singletracks Brutal Loop was to put together a long route that hit as much great North Georgia singletrack as possible. When most people visit Ellijay, they typically ride Bear Creek and sections 1 and 2 of the Pinhoti Trail. Another excellent but less ridden trail is Mountaintown Creek. Mountaintown is tough to …

Interview: Traxxion Dynamics Suspension Service

While checking out the race schedule on the Mountain Goat Adventures website, I noticed a company called Traxxion Dynamics listed under the sponsor section. I have lived and raced bikes in Georgia for years, but I had never heard of this company. Intrigued, I clicked the link over to Traxxion Dynamics’ site. There was a …

Photo Gallery: Interesting Finds from NAHBS 2015

While bikes are the main attraction at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS), there is a lot more to see. From handmade goods to component giants, there was a mix of everything. Check out the gallery for some of the cool stuff we saw at the show! Reynolds Reynolds had their BLACKLABEL series of wheels …

Review: NiteRider Lumina 700

The NiteRider Lumina 700 mountain bike light is a high-quality, dependable choice for riding at night.

Photo Gallery: The Mountain Bikes of NAHBS, 2015

The North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) is a yearly trade show that allows custom builders to showcase their craft. This year the show was held in Louisville, Kentucky, home of horse racing and bourbon. As expected, the majority of bikes at the show are road or ‘cross, but there were still plenty of mountain …

NAHBS 2015: New Di2-Compatible PRO Components from Shimano

With Shimano now offering its Di2 electronic shifting in their XTR drivetrain, PRO Components has released bars, stems, and seatposts that allow integration of the wires. The Tharsis XC bar is available in three models: the 700mm wide flat; the 720mm wide flat top; and the 740mm wide, 15mm riser. Small channels run underneath the grip …

Faster Mustache Celebrates 10 Years of Bikes and Beers

It’s hard to believe that Faster Mustache (FM) is turning 10 this year. The diverse group has put on numerous races over the years (most famously the 24-hour urban relays through the streets of downtown Atlanta), but at its core, FM loves dirt. You may remember that the group is responsible for the Tuesday night “Dirty …

News: Mulberry Gap Receives Approval for Guided Rides

If you mountain bike in the Southeast, there is a good chance you’ve heard of Mulberry Gap Mountain Bike Getaway in Ellijay. The property is nestled in a valley near the challenging Pinhoti and Bear Creek trail systems in the expansive Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest. Beginning in 2015, Mulberry Gap will add guided rides and multi-day tours …

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