May 18, 2018

Finish Line Sealant review

The sealant made bold claims of lasting 'forever' or at least the life of the tire. Did it measure up or even last one flat? Read on and find out.
May 18, 2018

Ibiza: Come for the Party, Stay for the Hiking

Hikers near the Mediterranean

Located off of the eastern coast of Spain in the Balearic Islands, the island of Ibiza—also known as the Party Capital of the World—covers an area of 221.07 square miles, making it about half the size of Los Angeles. Its tallest peak, Sa Talaissa, stands at 1,558 feet. Despite its relatively small size, Ibiza is […]

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May 18, 2018

Cannondale F-Si hardtail and Lefty Ocho fork launched

When the Cannondale Factory Racing Team saddles up for the XC World Cup in Germany, this weekend they’ll have two new aces up their sleeves: the new F-Si hardtail and Lefty Ocho XC fork.
May 18, 2018

CamelBak Chase vest review

CamelBak’s Chase Vest is a minimalist hydration pack that’s ideal for fast and light missions like gravel racing and mountain biking thanks to its large, accessible front pockets and a 1.5L reservoir.
May 18, 2018

New IMBA Ride Centers announced

The International Mountain Bicycling Association has announced three locations, one in Virginia and two in Colorado, as the newest recipients of its IMBA Ride Center designation.
May 17, 2018

The History of the Backpack

This year marks our 80th anniversary. We’re celebrating by going back in time, to trace the history of the modern-day backpack, a history slightly older than we are. Humans have been carrying loads around on their backs since time immemorial. But it hasn’t always been easy. Years ago, hikers struggled under cumbersome, ill-fitting packs. This […]

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May 17, 2018

Backpacking Vegetarian Lentil Chili Recipe

backpacking chili

It isn’t too difficult to make your own vegetarian backpacking meals, but incorporating enough protein into them can be a challenge. Protein is a critical macronutrient that helps facilitate muscle repair. You might be able to overlook it on a quick overnight, but over the course of a longer multi-day hike, your muscles will start […]

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May 17, 2018

Contest: Win Race Face Next R or Turbine R Wheelsets

Enter to win a Race Face Next R Wheelset ($1499) or Turbine R Wheelset ($899). 2 winners chosen!
May 17, 2018

‘Biggest Buzz … Since the Casino’: Cherokee Turning to Mountain Bike Trails to Grow Economy

Mountain biker at Fire Mountain

I know I’m going to eat it somewhere in the middle of the berm. It’s a beautiful wave of dirt, piled high and smooth, but I’m carrying too much speed as I enter the top of it. I picture my bike going one direction and my body going the other and consider feathering my brakes […]

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