July 13, 2018

Family Hiking Tips

Assess your situation ahead of time to make your hike enjoyable for the whole family.

A couple of years ago my 3-year-old son and I had one of those especially difficult days getting on trail. We were visiting Arches National Park and the challenge started in the parking lot of Delicate Arch. I wanted to carry Mason in a soft-structured carrier, but he just wasn’t having it. He insisted on […]

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July 13, 2018

Rotor 13-speed coming in 2019

On the heels of Shimano’s release of a 12-speed drivetrain to compete with SRAM Eagle, Rotor has upped the ante even further with the launch of a 13-speed modular mountain bike/drop bar group.

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July 13, 2018

Rotor 13-speed coming in 2019

On the heels of Shimano’s release of a 12-speed drivetrain to compete with SRAM Eagle, Rotor has upped the ante even further with the launch of a 13-speed modular mountain bike/drop bar group.

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July 13, 2018

Rotor 13-speed coming in 2019

On the heels of Shimano’s release of a 12-speed drivetrain to compete with SRAM Eagle, Rotor has upped the ante even further with the launch of a 13-speed modular mountain bike/drop bar group.

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July 13, 2018

North Carolina’s Ginseng Lottery Has Begun

Ginseng

A common ingredient in your favorite energy drink grows wild in the mountains of North Carolina, and it’s worth so much, you have to win a lottery in order to harvest it legally. Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests have opened their annual lottery for permits to harvest wild American ginseng. People use ginseng for a […]

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July 13, 2018

There’s No Such Thing As a Perfect Hike

Denali

My friend Aaron and I spent parts of two days tromping in and around Denali National Park in early May. The mountains were spectacular, the moose were enormous and the snowy owl that flew across my line of vision was a delightful surprise. Even the ptarmigan that sat on the side of the road looking […]

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July 13, 2018

Cross-country mountain bike tire shootout first look

Defining the modern cross-country tire is not easy. They must be fast and light, but also durable and grippy. It’s a lot to ask. See how these seven options measure up.

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July 13, 2018

Fezzari Cascade Peak Pro review

The Fezzari Cascade Peak Pro is a versatile trail bike that can swap between 29er and 27.5+ set-ups, and has 130mm of Tetralink AT529 rear suspension with a more progressive curve and bottomless feeling.

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July 12, 2018

How to pick the right mountain bike tire

Talk all you want about the benefits of upgrading wheels, brakes, or even your entire drivetrain. But pound for pound (or gram for gram), there's no better upgrade than tires.

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