The Katadyn BeFree Water Filtration system is a soft flask style water bottle with an integrated water filter in the spout. It’s also extremely inexpensive insurance for those of us that enjoy long mountain bike rides in the backcountry. We ditched our backpacks for waist packs some time ago, and other than long distance XC […]
When I started mountain biking, one of the bikes I remember coveting was the Fat Chance Yo Eddy. It was a bit of a tie between the Yo Eddy and a Bontrager Hardtail, and while I never ended up as an owner of one of these rides, it started a love of hand built frames […]
I first came across the Feedback Sports Velo Wall Post at Interbike. Initially I thought it was a wall mounted repair stand, and I wanted one — as soon as I had a place for one at least. Technically, the Velo Wall Post is a wall mounted storage solution. Bolt it to the wall (to […]
We’re finally coming into the final stretch on phase one of the Dirt Lab at Gateway Green, with work on the bike park and trails resuming after a painfully long stretch of inactivity on the site. The official opening is June 24th, which is just a few short weeks away! Volunteers have been gathering on […]
After weeks of work, we finally take our DIY van conversion on the road and log our first trips to find what worked, what needs work, and what to focus on next.
What happens with you mix 30+ mountain bikers from all over the west coast and shake them around in a giant bus? Apparently good times, lots of stories and stacks of memories. Our friend Quoc Phan of Tam Bicycles in Mill Valley had put out the call months ago, and having participated in the gathering two […]
Is the Camelbak Kickbak an insulated coffee mug, water bottle or camping pint glass? For us, it’s serving well doing all the above. Vacuum insulated with a double wall design to maintain the temperature of your drink, Camelbak claims it will keep drinks cold for 8 hours and hot for 4. While we have yet […]
Summer is finally approaching, which for us means weekends filled with bike rides and post ride hanging out, enjoying a cold beverage in a camp chair. After yet another camp chair blew out, (the seat ripped, separating from the support) I’ve been on the hunt for the ultimate camp chair. It needed to pack small, be durable, easy […]
On June 9-11, Hood River, Oregon is playing host to a new kind of event: the Outfound Series. An adventure sports and innovation festival, participation is not just encouraged, it’s the reason for coming.
The Crankbrothers m19 folding multi-tool has been a staple of my everyday ride carry for over a decade now, making it one of the most dependable pieces of gear I’ve ever owned. I acquired my first m19 tool during my tenure as the e-commerce manager for Mike’s Bikes, a chain of bike shops in the […]
If you’ve never owned a pair of jeans designed for cycling or movement, you’re missing out. Cycling jeans like Club Ride’s Cog Jean look and wear like typical denim, but weave in lycra content to provide a bit of stretch that amplifies the comfort and mobility factor. Since making the switch to bike jeans a […]
26″ wheels aren’t dead. Though the industry has moved on to promoting other wheel sizes for general mountain biking, they’re still in use, and while parts are becoming a bit harder to find, they’ll always have a place in freestyle. Though it is a niche market compared to trail riding, riders serious about progression and improving their skills eventually […]