July 26, 2018

WTB Trail Boss review

With an armada of tightly spaced center knobs that are moderately ramped, the WTB Trail Boss is optimized to roll fast.

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July 26, 2018

Group Thru-Hikes 210-mile Chicago Outerbelt Trail for the First Time

Chicago Thru-Hikers

If you were a bird soaring above Chicagoland, your eagle eyes might spot a thick, green band: the perimeter where metro fades to country. This is the “Outerbelt,” hikeable pathways that encircle the city. For years, a connected thru-trail lived only in the imaginations of outdoor enthusiasts who dreamed of being able to walk to […]

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July 26, 2018

Bike raffle to benefit Hood River Pump Track

Win a custom Santa Cruz Bicycles Jackel Dirt Jumper and help raise funds for the Hood River pump track.

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July 26, 2018

Tips for Backpacking With Your Dog

Tips for Backpacking with Your Dog

Some of the best hiking companions have four legs. Dogs and backpacking can go together like peas and carrots—assuming you take some steps to assure both you and your furry friend are prepared for the backcountry. Before your pup sets paw on a trail, ask yourself if they’re really a good candidate for spending a […]

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July 26, 2018

Navigating a Caribbean Island on Bikes

We were halfway through our weeklong bike tour of western Cuba’s tobacco country when we stopped at Julio’s fruit stand on our way to the town of Viñales, lured by the prospect of fresh coconut water. We parked our bikes on the side of the road, and Julio led us to a splintered bench and […]

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July 25, 2018

The Coolest New Trail Gear We Found at Outdoor Retailer

We toured the floor at Summer Outdoor Retailer—the biggest trade show in the outdoor industry, which just wrapped up in Denver—to check out what some of the leading trail sports brands have in store for next season. For weekend warriors to FKT-record-holders-in-training, these six innovative pieces of gear are sure to keep you fast and […]

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July 25, 2018

Ergon SM Saddle line launched

Unique shell shape is first Ergon saddle to offer the ergonomic benefits of a “cutout saddle” while keeping the stiffness of a solid saddle.

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July 25, 2018

Specialized Purgatory review

With a retail price of just $60, the Specialized Purgatory is one of the most affordable tires in the trail category.

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July 24, 2018

ENVE M7 cockpit review

The gravity/enduro-focused ENVE M7 cockpit features 35mm, 50mm, and 65mm stems paired with trimmable 800mm bars in a variety of rise configurations.

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