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Review: Handful Adjustable Sports Bra

Although sports bras are worn by every female rider they’re rarely a topic of discussion when it comes to cycling apparel. I’m just as bad, as I’ve never really thought to review one until recently when I started participating in discussions of women’s apparel purchasing at Western Bikeworks. That’s when I met Jennifer Ferguson of Handful. A fitness enthusiast herself, […]

08.25.2015 Clothing Read the full story →
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Faraday Porteur E-bike

E-bikes are a polarizing topic when it comes to the subject of taking them off road, but more and more commuters are looking to them as a possible option for transportation and utility purposes. We can have fun on just about anything with two wheels and a handle bar, but like scooters, we’d just as well […]

08.19.2015 Bikes Read the full story →
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9point8 Fall Line Dropper post

Adjustable height seat posts have been available for a few years now and while they’re a must-have upgrade, they’re not known for long term durability. In fact, we have yet to get more than a full season of use from any post in our quiver without a rebuild or servicing it. And while some posts, like […]

07.26.2015 Seat Posts Read the full story →
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Bermstyle + Betabrand: The Smuggler’s Jacket now in Crowdfunding

Technical outdoor apparel meets sci-fi influenced street wear with the Smuggler’s Jacket — a homage to our favorite space rogue. Designed by yours truly, I wanted a jacket with a moto-inspired cut aimed at adventuring anywhere, whether it’s hikes in the mountains to a daily commute on the bike — while still oozing of style.

07.23.2015 Jackets Read the full story →
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Canfield Brothers EPO Carbon 29″ Trail Hardtail

Lightweight 29″ carbon hardtails scream up hills, no doubt about it. On smooth terrain, they’re are hard to beat in terms of efficiency. Most are designed for the race course though, and although there are 29″ hardtails designed be equally fun pointed back down, most are made from heavier materials like cromoly or aluminum. The […]

07.02.2015 Bikes Read the full story →
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E. Thirteen Tubeless Valves

E*thirteen’s hi-volume tubeless valves were designed to make installing tubeless tires just a little bit easier. We all know what a pain in the ass setting up a tubeless tire can be, especially if you’re a home mechanic attempting to seat a bead without the aid of an air compressor. The folks at E*thirteen clearly […]

06.27.2015 Tires and Wheels Read the full story →
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Our Honda Element Adventuremobile

I spend a lot of time dreaming about the adventure van we’re hoping to acquire in the next year. It’s going to be a high-roof Sprinter type rig that allows us to take off at the spur of the moment for the next adventure. Serving as transportation as well as a tiny home during our travels […]

06.25.2015 Adventure Life Read the full story →
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Style Check: TLD Women’s Skyline Coral Shorts and Jersey

It used to be hard finding riding gear I liked. Fortunately, thanks to companies like Shredly, Maloja, Zoic, Sombrio and for 2015, Troy Lee Designs, my most difficult decisions are based on what colors I feel like wearing. I am particularly fond of the Troy Lee Designs Skyline long sleeve jersey in camo/turquoise. It features […]

06.19.2015 Style Guide Read the full story →
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Review: Zoic Uprising Shorts and Jersey

Gear designed for dedicated DH runs or laps at the bike park tends to be bombproof and overbuilt. On hot days it can be a bit much. For riders overheating on sweltering summer days, the new Uprising Short from Zoic offers relief. Packing moto-styling in a lightweight, versatile short, it’s a capable alternative intended for enduro, park and gravity riding.

06.16.2015 Clothing Read the full story →
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650b Carbon Trail Bike Wheel Buyer’s Guide

Carbon wheels are the ultimate upgrade to an already sweet ride, but those tricked out hoops come with premium price tags. There’s also the question of durability. Wheels tend to get the worst beating of all our components, but there’s no arguing the performance advantages once you’ve ridden some. The question is whether or not you find […]

06.11.2015 Tires and Wheels Read the full story →