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The 401 Trail in Crested Butte, Colorado
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Don't Buy a Walmart Bike

You don't have a lot of money and you're thinking about getting into the sport of mountain biking. Maybe you're thinking about getting a bike for your kid and you want to get something simple. You might be tempted to run down to your local department store. But you don't want to buy a Walmart bike--not for mountain biking. They might look like...
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How to Buy a Used Mountain Bike on eBay

If you type in the search term "mountain bike" on eBay, there will probably be in the neighborhood of 5000 search results. Those results will include many high end bikes costing into the thousands of dollars all the way down to the kind of bikes you'd find in a department store for a couple hundred dollars. So, you obviously have to narrow the sear...
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Take Our GPS Tracks with you on your Smartphone

We are not cool enough to have our own app yet, but there are some great alternatives for you to be able to take our GPS trail maps with you on your smartphone. Best of all, they're free! 

We highly recommend Galileo off-line maps for the iPhone. Galileo is a free app for most of the features that we'll show you here, however there are a few extra features that can be purchased to extend the app. Just search for Galileo off-line maps in the iTunes Store and download for free. Once installed, one of the features you want to set is your default map. We recommend using the terrain map from Stamen. It's a fast loading map that looks pretty good in the iPhone. After that, you're pretty much set to go.

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