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  • Announcing the Tarptent Aeon Li: One Pole, One Pound

    Announcing the Tarptent Aeon Li: One Pole, One Pound

    💬2    Dec 12    📝miles-arbour    / Dispatch

    Tarptent just announced an exciting new addition to their tent lineup, the Aeon Li. This one pound, one pole half-pyramid shelter is spacious, lightweight, and looks like a great option for solo bikepacking adventures. Here’s the official press release, including details on their new Lithium Project line…

  • Revelate Pronghorn Review: Simplicity Always Wins

    Revelate Pronghorn Review: Simplicity Always Wins

    💬12    Dec 12    📝logan    / Bikepacking Bags

    The Pronghorn is Revelate Designs’ new ultra-minimal, waterproof handlebar system. As part of Revelate’s new race-inspired series, the Pronghorn is stripped down to the bare essentials. We had a chance to give it a try on the Appalachian Gravel Growler. Here’s what we found…

  • Collective Reward #015: Sawyer Micro Squeeze and Gravity Filter

    Collective Reward #015: Sawyer Micro Squeeze and Gravity Filter

    💬2    Dec 11    📝logan    / Dispatch

    We’ve used the Sawyer Squeeze water filter on bikepacking trips all over the world. For Collective Reward #015, one lucky Bikepacking Collective member will receive the new Sawyer Squeeze Micro and the Sawyer Gravity System…

  • 2018 Bikepacking Awards: Gear of the Year

    2018 Bikepacking Awards: Gear of the Year

    💬13    Dec 11    📝editor-team    / Accessories

    In celebration of another great year for the bikepacking community, we’re happy to announce our 2018 Bikepacking Awards. Part one of three recognizes gear that’s made a lasting impression in categories including Best New Component, Best Tools, and Top Five Bikepacking Bikes. Plus, some thoughts on the bikes that have captured our interest for 2019…

  • Fat Tyres and Friluftsliv: Bikepacking Lapland

    Fat Tyres and Friluftsliv: Bikepacking Lapland

    💬15    Dec 10    📝huw-oliver    / Inspiration

    Huw Oliver and Annie Le pedaled their fatbikes through remote and mountainous snowscapes north of the Arctic Circle in hopes of better understanding “friluftsliv,” the philosophy of embracing open-air living. Read on for a story of attempting to find joy in being outdoors, despite the impossibly cold conditions…

  • Fyxation Mesa MP Subzero Pedal Review: Four Season Flats

    Fyxation Mesa MP Subzero Pedal Review: Four Season Flats

    💬9    Dec 9    📝miles-arbour    / Bikepacking Gear

    Fyxation’s Mesa MP Subzero Pedals are big, grippy, and designed around a durable nylon body with a chromoly steel spindle. Although they’re purpose-built with winter riding in mind, these pedals are certainly worth checking out if you’ve been considering giving flat pedal bikepacking a shot, no matter the season…

  • Bumbling Through Bikepacking: A Beginner’s Perspective

    Bumbling Through Bikepacking: A Beginner’s Perspective

    💬17    Dec 7    📝guest    / Inspiration

    Seeking a change in her daily routine, and inspired by the many other women who are out on extended bikepacking trips, Clare Nattress quit her job and left on an open-ended trip around the world. Now, after three months on the road in beautiful and challenging places like Norway and Nepal, she shares some thoughts on what she’s learned along the way, and offers some advice for other new bikepackers…

  • Tumbleweed Prospector Discount for Bikepacking Collective Members

    Tumbleweed Prospector Discount for Bikepacking Collective Members

    💬7    Dec 7    📝lucas    / Dispatch

    The presale for 2019 Tumbleweed Prospector expedition touring framesets is now live, and we’re excited to offer an exclusive $200 discount to Bikepacking Collective members. Read on for an overview of the new Prospector, along with details on this limited-time offer…

  • El Silencio: The Film, the Bikes, and the Backstory

    El Silencio: The Film, the Bikes, and the Backstory

    💬42    Dec 6    📝cass-gilbert    / Bikepacking Videos

    El Silencio: Cycling the Peru Divide tells the story of a group of riders and their journey across the mountainous heart of Peru’s Central Cordillera, a region noted for its remoteness… and its quietness. We chat to filmmaker Jay Ritchey about the challenges of making the film and the gear he used, and take a look at the Tumbleweed expedition bikes built up for the trip.

  • Why Cycles Announces Updated R+

    Why Cycles Announces Updated R+

    💬4    Dec 5    📝miles-arbour    / Dispatch

    Why Cycles announced some updates to their popular R+ drop bar all-roader today, including more mounts, a few frame adjustments, and updated frame graphics. Here are some photos and the details on the R+ v3…

  • Randi Jo Fabrications: Small Trailer, Big Heart

    Randi Jo Fabrications: Small Trailer, Big Heart

    💬12    Dec 5    📝miles-arbour    / Culture

    Nestled on the banks of the Umpqua River is the rural town of Elkton, Oregon, home to Randi Jo Fabrications. Specializing in the production of high-quality soft goods, the family-run business is dedicated to the creation of utilitarian products that everyone can enjoy. Find out more about how they got started, why they love waxed canvas so much, where the business is headed, and see an exclusive photoset from their heartwarming little workspace…

  • SRAM Eagle Review (GX vs X01): Touring on 1×12

    SRAM Eagle Review (GX vs X01): Touring on 1×12

    💬29    Dec 4    📝logan    / Bikepacking Gear

    With the gearing needed for loaded bikepacking, SRAM’s 12-speed drivetrains are without a doubt intriguing. And, as more affordable groups and parts emerge, 1×12 is becoming increasingly attractive to bikepackers looking for a modern drivetrain. After 2,500+ miles on the Eagle X01 group and putting the 12-speed Eagle GX drivetrain through its paces in Georgia and Armenia, here’s our full review, complete with a detailed comparison, drawbacks, and a tuning how-to…

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