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Building 20+ Miles of MTB Trails – STEP 1
Building 20+ Miles of MTB Trails – STEP 1

Recently, I had the sincere honor to join Drew Perkins from Drew Perkins Trail Consulting to scout out the terrain and features available for new trails approved by the USFS on their Orosco Ridge site. Drew came down from Santa Cruz to plan out...

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Bikepacking Setup for Stagecoach 400
Bikepacking Setup for Stagecoach 400

I asked my good friend Rick if he would mind sharing his bikepacking setupfor the Stagecoach 400 route. He was sick when the grand depart left Idyllwild, CA a few weeks ago, so he is attempting an ITT this weekend upon the rig he shares in the...

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29+ Full Suspension – Lenz Sport Behemoth
29+ Full Suspension – Lenz Sport Behemoth

The Lenz Sport Behemoth was one of the very first full suspension designs specifically designed around the 29×3.0 tires, aka 29 plus. It is a versatile platform that can run a variety of wheel sizes with relatively short chain stays to...

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Bicycle Sharing?! Really?
Bicycle Sharing?! Really?

Dockless bike sharing has exploded here in San Diego, CA. Is it a good thing? Bad idea? Just too ugly to embrace? Thanks for joining me in checking this out! Please leave your opinion of them in the comments below. I am really interested in...

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2019 Specialized Stumpjumper: 5 New Features!
2019 Specialized Stumpjumper: 5 New Features!

This week, we heard about the new Stumpjumper for 2019.  Below are 5 new features that will make this bike the topic of many conversations on the trails in the coming years. First, what we are most excited about is that the new Stumpjumper for...

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Bikepacking: 2018 Stagecoach 400 – Riders & Plus Bike Rigs
Bikepacking: 2018 Stagecoach 400 – Riders & Plus Bike Rigs

We caught up with some of the riders on the 2018 Stagecoach 400 self-supported bikepacking race. Follow the satellite trackers on the riders here: http://trackleaders.com/stagecoach18f.php We chatted with Mikki, Bruce, & Shane while getting a...

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29+ Full Suspension from Trek!
29+ Full Suspension from Trek!

The 2019 Trek Full Stache is a 29 plus full suspension trail bike that is ready to roll over natural trails with objects you would find in places where there isn’t a trail. Very capable with 130mm front and rear travel, very short 427mm...

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No Need for 12 Speed? Why I Haven’t Upgraded to Eagle.
No Need for 12 Speed? Why I Haven’t Upgraded to Eagle.

Although it is 2018 and SRAM now has 3 different levels of their newest drivetrain available, known as the 12-speed “Eagle”, I have not jumped on the bandwagon. At least not yet. First, some context & history for you about why so...

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Bike Check! 29+ Hardtail: Trek Stache
Bike Check! 29+ Hardtail: Trek Stache

In this video, while at Daley Ranch in Escondido, CA, I share the Trek Stache I have been riding for the last year and what components I had added from the stock build.   Referenced in this Bike Check video are these 7 videos: 1. Maxxis...

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5 Unique Cycling Gifts Under $50
5 Unique Cycling Gifts Under $50

The gifts listed below are a carefully selected group of unique cycling gifts that, in all likelihood, you will not find on too many other cycling gift lists. These are gifts from small companies that have worked hard to innovate and create items...

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Road Plus Philosophy: Marin Getstalt [VIDEO]
Road Plus Philosophy: Marin Getstalt [VIDEO]

“Adventure bike” is a term you have likely heard in recent months or years. What does the word conjure up for you? Its likely that the word doesn’t illicit thoughts of riding on asphalt. At least if you are pretty similar to...

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Plus Bike Review: Why Cycles – Wayward 29+
Plus Bike Review: Why Cycles – Wayward 29+

Written by David Wildman The Why Cycles Wayward, a 29+ adventure seeking, trail slaying, all around beautiful looking titanium hardtail mountain bike. Introducing “The New Bike Nerds on the Block” If you haven’t heard of them...

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