Before we left, we were repeatedly discouraged by others and by the media. Everyone said these were not safe countries for women to travel in, that a trip like this would be too physically demanding for women, one person even said we would come home in pine boxes. Despite these messages, we overcame our fears and…
When bikepacking started to gain momentum roughly 10 years ago, concerns over bike reliability were not just overstated, they were wildly overblown. The reality is, most bikepacking trips clock in at well under 500 miles—if not fewer than 200. If your bike can’t survive a week of use without catastrophic failure, you need to rethink…
Although it had been around for ages, it was high time for REI to retire the Novara bicycle line. Discerning cyclists never really warmed to the label, quick to dismiss it as an entry-level house brand. To be fair, that is essentially what it was. For 2017, REI made the decision to give their bike department…
I break down my gear list from soup to nuts.
The word “epic” gets thrown around way too much these days in the adventure realm – and rarely is it used accurately. But there are quite a few truly epic one-day mountain bike rides in this country for which the word is spot on, and the White Rim Trail (WRT) in Moab Utah is a…
When my headlamp flickered one last time and everything went inky black, I wouldn’t say I panicked, but I was definitely not stoked. I stood in the darkness and looked up, the edges of the canyon walls made visible only by an outline of twinkling stars. With no moon, it was damn dark. I plucked…
Give into it. Get fat this year.
Which wheel size is best? Is it 26, 27.5 or 29-inch? Should you go skinny, chubby or full fatty?
My hyper light fatbike gets a funky front end and carbon fiber hoops.
We paired Kuat’s latest rack to a swing-out mount. It’s a killer combo.
After more than two years of testing, I declare one bike rack – the best of them all.
Discovering Africa’s treasures one pedal stroke at a time.
Born on the North Shore but perfectly at home in the Southwest.
Crossing the Country One Bike Trail at a Time
Traversing the expansive wild places of Mongolia.
We visit New England’s premiere outdoor gear manufacturer.
MIPS technology has made helmets even safer. Which one is best for your head?
The first shelter and sleep system designed for bikepacking.
The chili pepper bike built for logging long miles
Rocky Mountain Bike’s crew of hooligans push fat bikes to new levels of fun having.