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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July 12, 2018

One Woman’s Story on Becoming an Adaptive Athlete

It wasn’t Lindsey Runkel’s first fall. There had been the fractured hand riding singletrack around Arizona. Then there was the broken collarbone at Phoenix’s South Mountain and the excruciating 5-mile hike out, bike in tow. But this one felt different. More specifically, it felt like—nothing. After tumbling through the landing of a 15-foot drop at […]

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July 12, 2018

Summer 2018 Customer Favorites

Here at the co-op, we test tons of products. Small to large, complicated to simple, we’ve tried them out and brought you reviews of the best of the best. However, sometimes it’s even better to hear from the people who buy the products. Especially when those people are SO EXCITED to share their feedback. Sit […]

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July 12, 2018

Mini-Episode: Dying Slowly

When you’re alive and vibrant and healthy enough to choose to go climbing, …
July 11, 2018

Top gear picks from Impact Sun Valley

Trails were bursting with fragrant lupine at mid-elevations above Ketchum, Idaho’s basecamp for Impact Sun Valley, the inaugural Crank Tank bicycle media event.

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