My wife likes to chide me for my ability to generate bad ideas. When I told her I was going to squeeze in one last bikepacking trip to the high peaks of Colorado just as winter storms are likely to crush my route—I realized she might have a point. The truth is, I love the…
Whether you’re just heading out for a quick fitness ride or traversing a continent, every rider must be ready for the mechanical woes that frequently disrupt an otherwise perfect bike ride. No matter how well maintained your bike is, there’s still a chance something wildly unexpected could happen like having a squirrel dive into your…
As some of you know, I ride my bike nearly every day and have for the last 3 decades. For half of those years, I have pumped up my tires before each ride with a Topeak Joe Blow Pro floor pump. On every ride, I carry a 17-year-old Topeak Alien multi-tool, and my many Race…
Hitch-mounted bike rack systems with integrated swing-out pivots are not new, but most of them up to this point have been of the less desirable hang-and-dangle style with the bikes draped over two rack arms. Most riders, myself included, much prefer the tray style racks which clamp only to the front wheel and accommodate a…
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…
I break down my gear list from soup to nuts.
Which wheel size is best? Is it 26, 27.5 or 29-inch? Should you go skinny, chubby or full fatty?
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.
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.
You decided what to take. Now you have to fit it onto your bicycle.
Feather light but hotter than Hades
As the name implies, this formidable stove burns nearly any fuel you can get your hands on.
After roughly 1,023.6 miles, I’m ready to give my personal verdict on one of the most lauded adventure bicycles on the road, or trail, or both.
I take Rocky Mountain’s latest bike, one purpose-built for overland travel, on a 100 mile ride on the White Rim.
Fizzy libations – just add water. That includes delicious beer, by the way.
Publisher Scott Brady shares his lust list for this Christmas season.
What better way to test a tent than to take it to Iceland, the home of heavy rain and high winds.