Kuat Sherpa Hitch Rack: A Silver Platter for Your MTB

Find the updated Kuat Sherpa 2.0 hitch rack at Amazon and other online retailers. I’ve been mountain biking ever since I could drive a car and over the last 17 years I’ve wrestled with finding the best way to get my bike to the trailhead and back. In the beginning I’m pretty sure I just …

MTB Review: Fox F29 Terralogic Fork

Back in March I post an On Test article where I covered the technology and specifications of the 100mm Fox F29 Terralogic suspension fork. Now that I’ve put a bunch of miles on it I am ready to post my final review. Did it live up to the performance claims and marketing hype? Is Terralogic the next best thing since sliced bread? Read on to find out.

MTB Hydration Pack Buyer’s Guide

Like many great outdoor products, hydration packs were first developed for the military and later modified for civilian use. While there are several brands and a number of different models on the market today, the basic functionality is to carry gear and liquid, and to provide a means of drinking without stopping what you’re doing. …

Rockshox Monarch RT3 Shock Review

A short time ago I did a write up on the Rockshox Revelation suspension fork. Well, Rockshox has the back of your bike covered just as well with the Monarch RT3 which could very well be your next go-to rear shock. Read on to find out why… The Monarch RT3 comes in a variety of …

Ryders Seeker Sunglasses Review

Sunglasses are an absolutely essential piece of mountain bike gear, but they are often overlooked, or at least misunderstood. With prices ranging from $15 at your local convenience store to well over $200 for a pair of name-brand shades, it can be difficult to decide what you really need in a pair of sunglasses. I’ve …

DIY: How to Build Your Own Bike Work Stand

A good bike work stand makes cleaning, maintaining, and repairing your bike exponentially easier. Commercial models start at about $150 and a really good one can be as much as $275. But what if you could build a decent stand for a fraction of that? I decided to see if it could be done, and …

Giro Xar MTB Helmet Review

Behold the Xar! I bet right now you’re imagining some big burly guy with tons of power and wealth overseeing his Slavic minions. Actually that would be a Czar. Even so, when you strap on Giro’s Xar I guarantee you’ll feel like an Emperor. A while back I wrote about the release of Giro’s new …

Five Reasons To Buy MTB Gear Online

I love popping into my local bike shop and chatting with the guys there, and their service is top notch. It’s fun to throw a leg over the newest models from Giant, Moots or Niner, but when it comes time to buy something I almost always go online. I know my size in bikes and …

Dirty Dog MTB Brake Rotor Review

Dirty Dog MTB Rotor

Josh rolls into the trailhead parking lot, five minutes early for the weekly group ride. Almost everyone else is already there, putting bikes together and doing standard pre-ridemaintenance. Matt is already pedaling around on his Jabberwocky, extolling the beautiful simplicity of riding a steel frame with 29″ wheels and only one miserable gear to anyone …

Syncros FL Carbon Mountain Bike Fork Preview

We don’t post a lot of product review teasers here on singletracks but the Syncros FL Carbon Fork is particularly drool-worthy and we just couldn’t resist. The FL Carbon is an all-carbon 29er mountain bike fork that weighs 1 lb, 5 oz. according to our postage scale. And that’s before cutting the steerer to size! …

Osprey Verve 10 Women’s Hydration Pack Review

I’ve always been a little envious of trek7ks sleek Osprey Raptor hydration pack so I was excited to get an Osprey of my very own – the womens Verve 10 to be exact. This low-profile pack is full of features any girl would want. Beginning with the storage compartments, there are three pockets (besides the …