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Tune in to hear the latest mountain bike news and reviews from around the world.

    How Mountain Bike Product Reviews Work [Podcast]

    How Mountain Bike Product Reviews Work [Podcast]

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    In this episode, the Singletracks staff talks about the process we use to the evaluate the mountain bikes and gear we review regularly.







    * What are some things to consider when testing a piece of gear?* How are bike reviews different from component or accessory reviews?* Are there questions that can’t be answered in the review process?* What happens if a sample breaks, and how do press camps work?







    For a sampling of reviews, browse our mountain bike review and gear article archives.















    This episode is sponsored by Backcountry, an online outdoor gear & apparel retailer carrying thousands of brands and products for mountain biking and your everyday outdoor lifestyle.









    Not only does Backcountry have the widest assortment of gear and apparel, but the heart and soul of the company lies with their Backcountry Gearheads. These Gearheads are former pro-athletes, Olympians, and all-around experts that are available 24/7 by phone/email/chat for one-on-one service, product recommendations, and to ensure you have everything you need for your next outdoor adventure.







    For the entire month of August, Backcountry is running their Semi-Annual Sale, which only happens twice a year. Take advantage of the final days of summer and save up to 50% off on huge brands like Patagonia, The North Face, Arc’teryx and more.







    Go to www.backcountry.com/singletracks and use the code SINGLETRACKS15 to get 15% off your first purchase (some exclusions apply).

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Pedal Up works with Boys and Girls Clubs to get More Kids Riding Mountain Bikes

    Pedal Up works with Boys and Girls Clubs to get More Kids Riding Mountain Bikes

    Jason Finnell is a mountain biker who works with the The Schejola Foundation and PedalUp, an organization that is working with Boys and Girls Club locations to start onsite mountain bike programs.







    We talk about how the program got started, and how it’s using pump tracks and funding for bikes to empower disadvantaged kids. The group is currently reviewing applications from Boys and Girls clubs around the USA to fund more programs like the ones already in place in locations all around the southeast.







    Jason also gives us an update on the mountain bike scene in his hometown of Chattanooga, Tennessee and in Dalton, Georgia, home of the Snake Creek Gap time trial.

















    This episode is sponsored by Boeshield (boeshield.com), makers of Boeshield T-9, a lube designed to waterproof your bike chain, lubricate cables, and prevent rust with its unique and effective all-in-one formula. This month Boeshield is giving away a free prize pack to a lucky listener! Visit singletracks.com/Boeshield to enter — open to anyone the contiguous United States, no purchase necessary.









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    • 54 min
    Hannah Bergemann on Making a Name for Herself in Freeride and Enduro Mountain Biking [Podcast]

    Hannah Bergemann on Making a Name for Herself in Freeride and Enduro Mountain Biking [Podcast]

    Photo: Katie Lozancich







    Hannah Bergemann has been busy making a name for herself in the enduro and freeride scene over the past few years. We caught up the rising freeride star and talked to her about how she got started, her life in Bellingham, Washington, the women’s freeride scene, and how she shot her segment for the new Teton Gravity Research MTB movie, Accomplice.







    To hear more from Hannah, check out this March 2019 interview on Singletracks.







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    • 51 min
    Empowering Youth in Gallup and the Navajo Nation Through Bikes and Coffee [Podcast]

    Empowering Youth in Gallup and the Navajo Nation Through Bikes and Coffee [Podcast]

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    Scott Nydam is a longtime bike racer who has been inspired to start a NICA program for youth in Gallup, New Mexico. The city borders the Navajo reservation, and Nydam hopes to create numerous opportunities for native kids, both in Gallup and on the reservation.







    Vincent Salabye is the Diné comp NICA team head coach and board president of Silver Stallion bicycle and coffee works.  He’s also a father of two kids and lives on the Navajo reservation.







    The nonprofit Scott and Vincent support recently received a grant from the Outride Fund.







    In this episode we talk about the challenges facing folks living on the reservation and how mountain biking fits in with efforts to serve the community.







    For more information visit bicyclecoffee.org and the Diné NICA team’s fundraising page here.







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    • 56 min
    Ladies AllRide Founder Lindsey Richter Shares her Passion for Riding [Podcast]

    Ladies AllRide Founder Lindsey Richter Shares her Passion for Riding [Podcast]

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    Lindsey Richter founded Ladies AllRide as “a movement dedicated to growing the community of female mountain bikers across the globe.” She’s a former professional mountain bike racer and was a contestant on the reality television show Survivor.







    Singletracks talks with Lindsey about why she’s so passionate about mountain biking, and how she and others use the sport to build confidence and self esteem. Lindsey tells us why she thinks more women aren’t riding (yet) and shares tips all mountain bikers can use to improve their skills. We ask Lindsey what she’s learned since starring on Survivor, and who is inspiring her to be her best self.







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    • 52 min
    2020 Mountain Bike Reviews from 17 (!) Brands [Podcast]

    2020 Mountain Bike Reviews from 17 (!) Brands [Podcast]

    The Singletracks staff kicks off a busy summer mountain bike testing season! In this episode we share our impressions of the mountain bikes we’ve recently tested, and those we are just getting to know. If you’re considering a new bike this year, from gravel to enduro, and from expensive to cheap, we have you covered. Settle in, this is going to be a long one.







    Recently tested







    * Guerrilla Gravity Smash and Gnarvana* YT Jeffsy* Ibis Ripmo* Transition Scout* Pivot Switchblade* Niner RIP 9* Spot Ryve 115* Specialized Epic S-Works* Schwinn Axum* Viathon G1







    Currently testing







    * Santa Cruz Megatower* Canyon Spectral* Mondraker Foxy* Orbea Occam* Revel Rascal (bike build)* Trek Fuel EX * Norco Torrent (bike build)* Surly Karate Monkey (bike build)







    Compare pricing and availability for these and other mountain bikes at singletracks.com/deals

    • 1 hr 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
452 Ratings

452 Ratings

Rachiedrake ,

Ladies All Ride with Lindsay

I can’t even put into words the thoughts and emotions I felt listening to Lindsay talk. I cried, laughed, felt so inspired by her.
I can relate in so many ways to her and the things she has gone through, and it gives me so much hope in where my life is going.
I met her briefly at Rays MTB in 2013 women’s weekend and was amazed back then. But hearing her raw emotion and vulnerability just really resonated within my soul.
Thank you so much for hosting her!!! I hope someday I can make it out to one of your clinics out west!!!
Love you guys!

P. Doughboy ,

Getting Real

I appreciate the depth and substance in both subject matter / issues and the interviewees that this podcast provides. Creating dialogue and finding connection between the world of cycling and real life stuff.

Cory Mack ,

Great Episode!

I really liked the newest episode about the youth advocacy going on in Gallup. I would love to see more episodes on advocacy for youth and underrepresented folks like this one. Keep up the good work!

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