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Petzl e+LITE

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The Petzl e+LITE: a little light with big surprises When a world-renowned ultra runner tells you he likes to travel light and still carries a Petzl e+LITE everywhere he goes, take heed. The e+LITE is billed as an emergency headlamp. It won’t turn night into day, but it will make…(Read More)

Jetfoil Flash

The days of pumping, priming and praying are gone. We got our hands on a Jetboil Flash Cooking System ($99) intended for backpacking trips, but found it perfect for sharing soup on a hike or coffee at the crags. Contained and snug in its own cup, the entire cooking system weighs less than a pound…(Read More)

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)