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Ben Gavela Dropper Post Moab

Thinking about pulling the trigger on a $300 seat post?  Maybe this will help. We look at how the dropper post will change the way you ride. Although remotely adjustable seat posts, also called dropper posts, have seen a resurgence over the last several years on the mountain bike scene, they’ve actually been around…(Read More)

Rogue Panda

Going Rogue

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After a hiking trip turned into a bike packing trip due to closed roads in the spring of 2014 somewhere in the mountains of northern Arizona, Nick Smolinske of Flagstaff had a revelation: He would make the perfect bike-packing bag. By autumn, armed with a sewing machine and “too much time on (his) hands…(Read More)

plus size tires Moab, Utah

The mountain bike industry wants to reinvent the wheel. What gives? Moab, Utah: Where mountain bike tires go to die. “The sandstone wreaks havoc on rubber,” says Chad Guyer of Poison Spider Bicycles in Moab, Utah. He should know. Since transplanting from the tacky dark and deciduous forest trails of northern Michigan, he’s gained…(Read More)

snowboard camber and rocker

We dropped in to The Boarding Haus in Durango, Colorado, to learn about snowboard camber and how it can affect your ride. (Camber refers to the arching of a horizontal surface, like a ski. It helps turn, but when other shapes are applied, more benefits can be achieved.) Owner and lifelong boardsports lover John Agnew…(Read More)

Black Diamond ice screw

“Everybody loves ice screws,” said Dawn Glanc. One the most accomplished ice climbers in the nation if not the world, Glanc pushes the genre, and when the ice gets steep, she starts drilling. Here, she reveals the ever-elusive ice screw and gives us her two cents on how to use them. Glanc uses a…(Read More)

Northern Lites Snowshoes

We got a chance to talk to Kunkel about his Northern Lites racing model snowshoes and how he prefers to keep it simple, by simply bolting his running shoes directly to them. Anthony Kunkel is no stranger to cold weather running. The up-and-coming athlete is racking up first place wins all over the…(Read More)

sport climbing kilonewtons

So, you have rock climbing fever and all your friends and family keep saying the same thing: “But isn’t that dangerous?” Next time, explain you’re just a hopeless argonaut, and throw in a little physics to back you up. And it all starts with the father of it all, Sir Isaac Newton. Here…(Read More)

shackets

 Technical pieces that look like a walk in the park but act like an expedition. Take your favorite flannel, beef it up or slim it down, give it some performance features like SPF, quick-drying capabilities or huge thermal insulation properties. Some call them shackets: A shirt and a jacket rolled into one. They’re…(Read More)