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Simple Adventuring – How to get out of an adventure-less rut
Simple Adventuring – How to get out of an adventure-less rut

  For the last month I’ve been watching tons of amazing pictures bombarding Instagram from the Baja Divide route. This is a brand new route mapped out by Nicholas Carman and Lael Wilcox , and they held their first ever group start in January...

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Ride the Baja Divide 2017 – A Grand Departure from San Diego
Ride the Baja Divide 2017 – A Grand Departure from San Diego

This morning I saw many riders with loaded up bikes ready to spend many nights under the stars in Baja California, Mexico throughout January 2017. As mentioned in our previous article posted last January, the Baja Divide is a 1,700 mile...

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REVIEW: DirtBags Bikepacking Bags: A First Look
REVIEW: DirtBags Bikepacking Bags: A First Look

DirtBags Bikepacking DirtBags is a small company based in of Laramie, Wyoming run by husband/wife duo Heath and Emily Brown. Perusing their website, you’ll instantly notice they have a penchant for creatively designed and well made gear. Heath...

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Jones Plus – A 29plus, Bikepacking Plus Bike Designed Differently
Jones Plus – A 29plus, Bikepacking Plus Bike Designed Differently

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Widefoot Design LiterCage: A First Look
Widefoot Design LiterCage: A First Look

 While I have used many standard cycling water bottles in 16 & 24 oz sizes, I prefer to use larger, one liter (32 oz) bottles while off the bike.  While on the bike, I have used many water bottle cages over the years to carry standard cycling...

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Plus Bike Review: KTM Kapaho 27.5+: Full Suspension from Austria
Plus Bike Review: KTM Kapaho 27.5+: Full Suspension from Austria

Written by David Wildman   While KTM Bikes are new to the states, they’ve been building bikes since 1964. This Austrian based company prides itself on products that are fueled with cutting edge design and manufacturing. Right now they are...

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Fezzari Cascade Peak -27.5+ Full Suspension
Fezzari Cascade Peak -27.5+ Full Suspension

Fezzari Cascade Peak A first look at the 27.5+ full suspension bike.    Overview I’ve been curious about direct distribution bike manufacturers for a while, so when one of my good friends pulled the trigger on a Fezzari Cascade Peak I...

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Stalked by a Cougar – What Would You Do?
Stalked by a Cougar – What Would You Do?

Recently, I was reading through a Facebook post from one of my friends who is an avid mountain bike rider in Orange County, California. The details of the encounter were alarming, but the sharing of this information resulted in newfound knowledge...

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REVIEW: Comparison of SOL Escape Bivvys
REVIEW: Comparison of SOL Escape Bivvys

Ultralight backpacking or bikepacking options seem to usually include bivvy bags or very minimalistic tents to shed water away from the sleeping bag. While on a 5 day backpacking trip in the eastern Sierra Nevadas, we tested two of the lightest...

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First Look: Intense ACV+ Full Suspension 27.5 Plus Bike
First Look: Intense ACV+ Full Suspension 27.5 Plus Bike

Intense Cycles recently released their 27.5+ full suspension bike they named the “Air-Cushioned Vehicle” or ACV for short. This bike, like many others in the 27.5 plus full suspension category, is ready to take on trails with a new...

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Finally a 29-Plus, Carbon Hardtail – Salsa Cycles 2017 Woodsmoke
Finally a 29-Plus, Carbon Hardtail – Salsa Cycles 2017 Woodsmoke

Salsa Cycles just announced their 2017 line this morning. With that lineup are a lot of great looking bikes, some that are very familiar, some that are brand new. We are especially stoked to see a carbon 29-plus hardtail in the line up. Salsa has...

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LEARN: Bikepacking with Kids
LEARN: Bikepacking with Kids

The goal: Provide kids with an opportunity to step up to a real challenge, while still ensuring their success. When thinking of the relationship I want to have with my children and the childhood they will undoubtedly look back upon, there are a...

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