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  • Pogies: A funny looking necessity.

    Pogies: A funny looking necessity.

    💬12    Feb 15    📝miles-arbour    / Apparel

    You thought you got some puzzled looks while riding your fat bike? Try strapping some boxing glove sized sleeping bags to your bars. It’s easy to scoff at cycling pogies, they can first appear cumbersome and a bit overkill. But the truth is, they work. Miles had the chance to test out three of the best pogie options available from Revelate Designs, 45NRTH, and Dogwood Designs. Here are thoughts on each as well as a history of these curious mitts…

  • Lee Craigie’s inner journey along the Caledonia Way

    Lee Craigie’s inner journey along the Caledonia Way

    💬5    Feb 14    📝guest    / Bikepacking Videos

    A short video that perfectly captures why riding a bike is a means to restorative escape. In this inspiring film Lee Craigie, co-founder of the Adventure Syndicate, explores her mind while bikepacking the beautiful Caledonia Way in Scotland… Plus more about that route.

  • Crankbrothers Stamp Pedals Review: Long-term Platform

    Crankbrothers Stamp Pedals Review: Long-term Platform

    💬6    Feb 13    📝logan    / Bikepacking Gear

    There are three reasons we chose the new Crankbrothers Stamp pedals for our ~900 mile trip across Cuba: 1. Dave said he put 3,000 miles on his and they are still going strong; 2. They have a 5-year warranty; 3. They are thin, light, and come in two sizes — small and humongous.

  • Chumba Stella Ti Review: Ultra XC or Solid Adventure?

    Chumba Stella Ti Review: Ultra XC or Solid Adventure?

    💬16    Feb 9    📝colt-fetters    / Bikepacking Bikes

    The CHUMBA Stella Ti is designed to feel equally at home ripping the local XC course as it does lightly loaded racing the Tour Divide. But does it hold up to fully loaded bikepacking? Colt Fetters took it on Cuba’s roughest tracks to find out…

  • Kona Wozo in Ireland: A Microadventure

    Kona Wozo in Ireland: A Microadventure

    💬5    Feb 8    📝guest    / Bikepacking Videos

    Who couldn’t use bikes, beer and a break from life? Here’s William O’Connor’s words and a video about the perfect escape — one that involved an all-day ride through the Irish countryside, a micro pub crawl, camping, and a solid trail ride on some killer singletrack… all within 24 hours.

  • Torino-Nice Rally: The Film

    Torino-Nice Rally: The Film

    💬2    Feb 7    📝logan    / Bikepacking Videos

    The newly released Torino-Nice Rally film follows rider Joachim Rosenlund over 700km of old military Cols and scenic historical trade routes leading from the western Italian Alps to the coast of southern France.

  • MSR Trailshot Review: Hell or No Water

    MSR Trailshot Review: Hell or No Water

    💬8    Feb 2    📝logan    / Bikepacking Gear

    MSR recently released the Trailshot, a new type of water filter that employs a one-handed squeeze operation in a pocket-size and lightweight package. We took it on a month long tropical adventure through Cuba to see if it would meet the needs of two thirsty cyclists…

  • Warm & Dry Winter Bikepacking: A Packlist

    Warm & Dry Winter Bikepacking: A Packlist

    💬13    Feb 1    📝miles-arbour    / Bikepacking Gear Lists

    It doesn’t take long for one’s bikepacking addiction to start pushing you out the door further into the shoulder seasons. But when the dead of winter comes into play, this is a next-level habit. Winter bikepacking offers a whole new set of challenges. Miles shares how he tackled these demands through carefully planning the right gear.

  • Bikepacking the Camino de Santiago. My own way…

    Bikepacking the Camino de Santiago. My own way…

    💬8    Jan 30    📝logan    / Featured

    Marco King recently completed his first bikepacking trip, a 900km impromptu version of the Camino de Santiago through northern Portugal and Spain. With a DIY kit in tow, sticking as often as possible to dirt roads, goat paths and the infamous GR hiking trails that crisscross the countryside, his pilgrimage was a steep learning curve… but one that was most rewarding.

  • Rider’s Lens: The Storytelling Maps of Alex Hotchin

    Rider’s Lens: The Storytelling Maps of Alex Hotchin

    💬5    Jan 25    📝logan    / Featured

    An illustrator from Melbourne, Australia, Alex Hotchkin’s beautiful and insightful storytelling maps have consistently blown us away in their breadth, color, detail and scope. She recently released a book, Borderless, inspired by a 17,000km overland bicycle journey from Europe to SE Asia. Stunningly intricate and deeply personal, we can think of no finer way to document – and interpret – the experience of seeing the world on two wheels.

  • Pedal to Peaks 2: Norway

    Pedal to Peaks 2: Norway

    💬6    Jan 24    📝cass-gilbert    / Bikepacking Videos

    After saying he’d never do it again… Brody Leven returns for another round of Pedal to Peaks high adventure! This time, his human-powered exploits take him across a 350-mile archipelago in Norway. In the winter. Climbing and skiing whatever mountains he finds in his path. Find out how it transpired, unexpected twists, turns and all, in Joey Schusler’s new film.

  • Introducing Tumbleweed Bicycle Co: Meet the Prospector

    Introducing Tumbleweed Bicycle Co: Meet the Prospector

    💬21    Jan 18    📝cass-gilbert    / Bikepacking Bikes

    The Prospector is Tumbleweed’s upcoming fat/plus/Rohloff do-it-all expedition bike. We find out more about the company, learn what it takes to set up a micro brand, and share some first impressions on the bike itself.

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