December 7, 2017

IMBA announces 2017 EPIC rides

The International Mountain Bicycling Association has announced its 2017 class of IMBA EPICS. Nine new trails and rides have been added to the list.
December 6, 2017

Ritchey Kite WCS dropper post now available

First teased at last fall’s Eurobike tradeshow, the Ritchey dropper post is finally here. The air sprung Kite WCS comes in two travel lengths (125mm, 90mm), has three fixed position stops (0mm, 35mm, 125mm).
December 6, 2017

Bell boosts support for collegiate cycling in 2018

Bell Helmets has announced an expansion of its support of collegiate cycling for 2018, partnering with four collegiate cycling programs: CU Boulder, Piedmont College, Lees-McRae, UC Santa Cruz.
December 5, 2017

How to Gear Up and Get Your Kids Started Camping and Backpacking

Nate and Alex hike along Gunsight Pass Trail in Glacier National Park

As we hiked uphill toward Gunsight Pass in Glacier National Park, on a three-day family backpacking trip, a couple in their 50s stopped to talk with us. They smiled at our 9-year-old son, Nate, and 7-year-old daughter, Alex, and said, “We’re impressed! We never had any luck trying to get our kids to backpack when […]

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December 5, 2017

Yeti-inspired OPEN U.P. frameset released

Yeti and OPEN have teamed up on this great looking drop bar adventure bike.
December 5, 2017

Op-Ed: Why Now—More than Ever—We Must Live by Leave No Trace

In a time when more and more people are embracing outdoor recreation, here's how to combat the destruction of the wild places we love. Last year, for the centennial of the National Park Service, park visits were up by over 25 million across the nation. Yosemite traffic increased by 21 percent year over year—up almost […]

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December 5, 2017

The Man Who Fell to Earth: Intentions vs. Goals

When I lived in New York City in my early to mid-twenties, I …
December 4, 2017

Reynolds TR 307 S and TR 309 S carbon wheels launched

Add Reynolds to a long list of wheel makers embracing wide hookless bead rims — and offering carbon hoops at lower prices.
December 4, 2017

Intense to employ new hybrid sales model

Intense Cycles has introduced what it’s calling a new “global hybrid sales model.” The new Intense Rider-Direct program has the goal of offering more buying flexibility, improved service options, and aggressive new pricing.