January 2, 2019

Understanding Sleeping Bag Temperature Ratings

A woman peeking out of a bright-orange sleeping bag

Because waking up in your tent shivering in the middle of the night is a miserable experience, the key factor when you choose a sleeping bag is its temperature rating. If you have a reasonable idea of the coldest conditions you anticipate on your adventure, you can pick a bag that will keep you warm […]

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December 31, 2018

New BikeYoke smart gadgets

BikeYoke has a host of small gadgets that it’s rolled out at the end of the year. Here’s a rundown.

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December 31, 2018

Marco Osborne signs with Transition Bikes

One of America’s top enduro racers is changing teams. After several successful years riding under the Cannondale banner Marco Osborne is moving over to Transition Bikes.

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December 28, 2018

How to Save Phone Battery Life in the Backcountry

Woman holding cellphone with map on it in front of green grass.

Now, before we begin, we want to be clear: We don’t endorse being glued to your phone in the great outdoors. In fact, we think time spent in nature provides the perfect excuse for taking a break from the trappings of modern life. However, we have to admit that sometimes our smartphones can be a […]

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December 27, 2018

Video: 7 mountain bike rules that should be broken

Guidelines and etiquette are there for a reason but too many of them can kill the mountain bike spirit. We are here to get fit and have fun so use some common sense and get out there.

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December 27, 2018

Spotted: Santa and reindeer in mountain bike flight

Here's a fun little edit of Santa flying with his band of reindeer on mountain bikes. Santa, Rudolph, and the gang look forward to days off too!

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December 26, 2018

How to Hike the Camino de Santiago

Camino to the coast.

The Camino de Santiago, or the Way of Saint James, is an epic Catholic pilgrimage to the Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela. Although the Camino is actually a network of trails, its most popular route, the Camino Francés, spans from the city of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port at the base of the French Pyrenees to Santiago de […]

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December 26, 2018

Foundations East: Living the mountain bike lifestyle

Sponsored riders Lindsey Carpenter and Sam Skidmore grew up in Harrisonburg, Virginia, surrounded by a rich culture of mountain biking. A love for bikes, singletrack, and time spent outdoors was cultivated within them, and they now carry on in that same spirit.

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December 26, 2018

How to Travel and Hike in Japan

Tenryu-ji garden in fall.

For many international travelers, Japan is a top destination for unique experiences—the food, nightlife, temples, shrines and gardens create a culture unlike anything else in the world. But, in addition to its cultural offerings, the island nation is also known for its natural wonders. From cherry blossom season to fall colors and winter snow sports, […]

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