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  • 2016 Bikepacking Awards: Film, Photography & Art.

    2016 Bikepacking Awards: Film, Photography & Art.

    💬8    Dec 7    📝editor-team    / Bikepacking Videos

    In appreciation of all that this year has brought us, we’re happy to announce our 2016 bikepacking awards. Part one of three celebrates all things creative with 24 awards in categories such as ‘Best Short Film’, ‘Best Trip Photography’, and more…

  • Not Far From Home

    Not Far From Home

    💬8    Dec 5    📝logan    / Bikepacking Videos

    Erkki loaded his bikepacking rig onto an old fishing boat named Sitikka and set off on an adventure “not far from home”. He came back with this truly amazing film, some night riding tips, steps for a quick getaway, and thoughts on the new bikepacking-centric Kona Unit.

  • Wolf Tooth CAMO Review: Gear Swap.

    Wolf Tooth CAMO Review: Gear Swap.

    💬7    Dec 1    📝logan    / Bikepacking Gear

    In the bike industry’s ever-evolving world of standards — if there is such a thing as a standard nowadays — it appears that 1x drivetrains are here to stay. But, chainring mounting standards are all over the place. So Wolf Tooth went and created another one. After we had a chance to put some miles on their promising new CAMO chainring system, hear why it might be of particular interest to bikepackers…

  • Bikepacking Gear Gift Guide: Shiny and New

    Bikepacking Gear Gift Guide: Shiny and New

    💬8    Nov 28    📝logan    / Bikepacking Gear

    In the spirit of the holiday season, here’s our list of outstanding bikepacking gifts, each handpicked from a horde of new — or shiny — products that came out in 2016. Find gifts in six categories ranging from stocking stuffers under $25 to ‘money no object’ investments, and stealthily share them with your partner or family.

  • Lavanya Pant Receives the First Women’s Bikepacking Scholarship

    Lavanya Pant Receives the First Women’s Bikepacking Scholarship

    💬0    Nov 21    📝gypsy    / Inspiration

    Advocate Cycles, Revelate Designs and the Baja Divide team are excited to announce Lavanya Pant as the recipient of the “Lael’s Globe of Adventure” Women’s Scholarship for the Baja Divide.

  • Cold Blood in John’s Canyon

    Cold Blood in John’s Canyon

    💬8    Nov 21    📝guest    / Featured

    Deep in the canyon country of southern Utah, time is thin, and murders from 1935 are close to the surface. The Bedrock Bags crew set out to bikepack a bit of history.

  • Out There: Laura & Katie in The Great Basin

    Out There: Laura & Katie in The Great Basin

    💬0    Nov 17    📝logan    / Bikepacking Videos

    Wyoming’s Great Basin is a lonely and flat, yet formidable obstacle on the Tour Divide. Here’s a nice little video featuring Blackburn Rangers Laura and Katie as they tackle this 134 mile section of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route…

  • Joining The Dots on The Highland Trail 550

    Joining The Dots on The Highland Trail 550

    💬1    Nov 16    📝guest    / Culture

    The extreme physical and emotional demands of multi-day bike racing often change people. It moves some to tears, and others to the brink of collapse. The Highland Trail 550 is no different. For former pro mountain bike racer and current UK 24 Hour Champion Lee Craigie it was such a profound experience she needed to share the story. Fellow HT550 racer and contributor Ian Fitz sat down with Lee, and a bottle of fine Scotch Whiskey* to find out more.

  • The Complete Guide to Bikepacking Bags

    The Complete Guide to Bikepacking Bags

    💬32    Nov 15    📝editor-team    / Bikepacking Guides

    “Which bags should I start with? Are there any specific bags you’d recommend? What do you pack where?” These are probably the most common questions we’re asked. In an effort to answer them, we proudly present our Complete Guide to Bikepacking Bags, along with six starter setups — from our barebones Hack Kit to our money-no-object Dream Bag Kit. For ideas on how it’s all put into practice, we’ve also included packing techniques from several bikepacking veterans, along with a list of bag makers the world over.

  • Around the world… in just one gear.

    Around the world… in just one gear.

    💬18    Nov 11    📝guest    / Featured

    From September 2015 to August 2016, Markus Stitz completed an around the world bike journey covering 34,097 kilometers through 26 countries… all on a singlespeed bike. Here’s the story, photos, stats, gear lists, and a map where you can see the GPS track for each of the seven legs of his trip.

  • The New Revelate Mountain Feedbag: Ride, refine, repeat.

    The New Revelate Mountain Feedbag: Ride, refine, repeat.

    💬14    Nov 8    📝logan    / Bikepacking Bags

    Redesigned and released this week, the new Mountain Feedbag sports a new closure system, more volume, and a few other nice tweaks. Our thoughts on the new model after testing it in Kyrgyzstan and beyond…

  • Blackburn Switch Multi-tool Review: More than its parts.

    Blackburn Switch Multi-tool Review: More than its parts.

    💬3    Nov 7    📝logan    / Accessories

    With just four bits and a wrench, the Blackburn Switch Multi-tool might seem a little over simplified on first glance. But there’s a lot of practical utility built into this little gadget…

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