July 9, 2018

The Best Hiking Socks of 2018

Hiker putting on hiking socks

If you’ve ever worn cotton socks on the trail, you know how bad things can get for your feet: Cotton socks hold moisture next to your skin, which can cause chafing and blisters galore. That’s why you need at least a few pairs of moisture-wicking wool or synthetic hiking socks in your pack. To bring […]

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July 9, 2018

PRO Koryak dropper post lineup expanded

Broadening the range of Koryak mountain bike dropper posts, PRO has launched four new models ranging from 70mm to 170mm in travel and covering seat post diameters between 31.6mm and 27.2mm.

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July 9, 2018

Camping Cinnamon Rolls

I first came across backcountry cinnamon rolls on a backpacking trip with a pack of middle school girls. The girls swore the ooey gooey balls of goodness were the best part of the trip. I had to find out what the hype was all about later, since they didn’t save any for me. So, can […]

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July 9, 2018

Camping Cinnamon Rolls

I first came across backcountry cinnamon rolls on a backpacking trip with a pack of middle school girls. The girls swore the ooey gooey balls of goodness were the best part of the trip. I had to find out what the hype was all about later, since they didn’t save any for me. So, can […]

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July 6, 2018

2019 Bontrager headlights and taillights

Bontrager has finally released the revamp of the Ion and Flare lights and they seem impressive indeed. They are bright, self-contained, well-constructed and backed by science.

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July 6, 2018

Yakima Dr. Tray and EZ +1 extended review

We’ve been using Yakima’s newest hitch rack, the Dr. Tray, for about seven months and it's made hauling bikes and even dealing with an empty bike rack much easier.

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July 6, 2018

New brakes, rotors, and more from Magura

MAGURA has expanded and revised its product portfolio for model year 2019, presenting ergonomic improvements, new and revised products and a limited number of anniversary brakes. Here’s a rundown.

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July 6, 2018

Vermont Plans the East Coast’s First Purpose-Built, Hut-Supported Mountain Bike Route

Just outside Matt Baatz’s house in Pittsfield, Vermont, a 25-mile network of mountain bike trails climbs about 1,000 vertical feet. Baatz is the trail manager for Green Mountain Trails (GMT), a community group that built the mix of flowy singletrack and narrow, rugged routes. And he rides them daily—unless he drives either way along Vermont's […]

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July 6, 2018

Thule Rail and UpTake hydration packs coming in 2019

The new Thule Rail is designed for aggressive trail riding and enduro racing, while the Thule UpTake is more of an all-around pack that could also be used for hiking and skiing.

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