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August 15, 2019

The future of backpacks looks more sustainable

Chances are, you already own plenty of sustainably made clothing and electronics built with rechargeable batteries instead of landfill-polluting alkaline—but your backpack probably doesn’t deserve a merit badge for environmentalism. It’s not your fault. Packs have tended to lag behind other gear categories, where the outdoor industry has embraced sustainability and shoppers now routinely find […]

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August 14, 2019

Book Review: “Let’s Mountain Bike”

Mountain biking can be intimidating to beginners. In a perfect world, riders would get an instruction manual on how-tos and dos and don’ts when they purchase their first mountain bike. “Let’s Mountain Bike” is the closest thing to a quick dunk in mountain bike culture. This 278-page book covers nearly every facet of the sport: […]

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August 13, 2019

2020 Rocky Mountain Slayer First Ride Review

Rocky Mountain released the latest rendition of the Slayer today, and we had a chance to take one out for a ride with Rocky Mountain’s PR frontman and former Olympian, Andreas Hestler, on some of the techiest trails in the Whistler valley. Rocky Mountain Slayer: everything you need to know Rocky Mountain Slayer Carbon 70 […]

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August 13, 2019

Roll Your Backpacking Gear Into Bikepacking

Bikepacking

Calling all bike-curious backpackers: This one’s for you. With a few small additions and some packing know-how, you can push your backpacking setup into bicycle service. Follow these tips to get started.  Gear and Storage When you hit the trail on foot, you carry your stuff on your back. Not so when you do the […]

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August 13, 2019

2020 Specialized Enduro First Ride Review

In a category they pioneered, Specialized re-engineered the Enduro with 170mm travel on a new suspension platform to regain top dog honors.

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August 13, 2019

Rocky Mountain Slayer – First Look

Rocky Mountain is launching a new and improved version of its hard-hitting enduro bike. The 2020 Slayer features progressive geometry, a boost in front and rear suspension travel and adjustable geometry. Best of all, Rocky Mountain gives riders the ability to choose their preferred wheel size and frame material.   Rocky Mountain Slayer Highlights Available in […]

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August 12, 2019

Hot weekend deals from Competitive Cyclist

et your stoke on for the World Cup and upgrade your ride with deals from Competitive Cyclist.

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August 9, 2019

The SWEAT Crew is the Toughest Crew on the Appalachian Trail

A trail crew celebrates the end of a hard day's work surrounded by leafy green trees

The country's most well-known footpath, the Appalachian Trail (AT), stretches for 2,190 miles along the ridges and valleys of the Appalachian Mountains, from North Georgia to Maine, attracting between 2 and 3 million backpackers and day hikers each year. The majority of the trail is maintained by volunteers and seasonal crews managed by the Appalachian Trail […]

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August 9, 2019

Camp Recipe: Dutch Oven Raspberry Cake

Raspberry dutch oven cake, plated and ready to serve

Prepared in a Dutch oven, this delicious raspberry cake allows you to enjoy a fresh home-baked cake, outside. One of the things we love the most about cooking in a Dutch oven is the ability to produce baked goods wherever our adventures take us. However, it does have a bit of a learning curve to […]

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