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Cane Creek Helm Works Series 130 Mountain Bike Fork One of the first things I noticed on the trail is the smooth responsiveness of the Cane Creek Helm Works Series 130 fork. There's little noticeable stiction as the fork moves from a static position into its travel. Even after riding hundreds of miles of dusty and muddy trails, it feels supple and reactive to minor bumps in the trail.

12 of the hottest 2020 gravel bikes from Cannondale, Mason, Kinesis, Saracen and more Here then are 12 of the hottest gravel bikes you need to know about from Cannondale's Topstone Carbon to Condor Cycles latest and lightest gravel bike. Read more: Is a gravel / adventure bike all you need? If you prefer skinny slick tyres, be sure to check out the 10 hottest road bikes.

Northland companies Cedaero, Wintergreen transition to making PPE Sign-up for WDIO Newsletter. DVD Requests. Public File Reports. Links. "I think we grabbed some of the first kits that they made," Goebel said, referencing herself and Karl Gorecki. Cedaero already had most of the materials. It was just a matter of putting the resources to work.

The 2020 Otso Waheela C Gets a New Look With clearance for 29 x 2.1" or 27.5 x 2.25" tires, loads of mounts, and a new look, the 2020 Otso Waheela C is an interesting beast. Learn more here…

Niner Bolt-On Framebags for RLT and MCR Gravel Bikes Niner just released a line of bolt-on bags for their 2020 Niner RLT 9 RDO, RLT 9 Steel, RLT 9, and MCR 9 RDO gravel bikes. The line includes a form-fitting half-frame bag, top tube bag, and matching ride wallet. The frame bag is available in five sizes to fit all RLT frame sizes.

Announcing The Bikepacking Journal 04 The latest issue of our printed publication, The Bikepacking Journal, is almost here! Read on to learn more about what's inside issue 04…

Fernando Da Silva: A Language Apart Some riders may communicate with each other in the language of their homeland, say Dutch, French, Spanish or Afrikaans but for the most part important information is conveyed in English - the one language that everyone can communicate in. Except for Fernando.

2020 Stagecoach 400 Recap - San Diego local, Martin Rodriguez, takes us through a reflection of his attempt at this year's event, including a great selection of photos from along the way…

Back to Before, Health on 3 Sisters, 3 Rivers - Having had to quit the Three Sisters, Three Rivers route for medical reasons a year earlier, Andrew Chapman returned to Oregon for a shot at redemption…

Lessons Learned From Another Emergency This machine would play a key role in liberating women and give pleasure and joy to hundreds of millions of people around the world. Yes, I am talking about the invention of a bicycle.

Watch: Bikepacking and ski touring across the Alps The short film Ice and Palms follows Jochen Mesle and Max Kroneck on an ambitious six-week bikepacking and skiing trip through the Alps. The trip begins from their home in the south of Germany and ends at the Mediterranean Sea. The 1,800 km journey involved skiing iconic peaks, pedalling along beautiful empty roads, and tons of adaptation.

2020 Drift 100: Event Recap The inaugural Drift 100 brought in nearly 30 participants, including bikers, runners, and skiers. Jefe Branham was the first to finish the 100-mile route with a time of 17 hours and 47 minutes. We reached out to learn more about his experience racing in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming…

Collective Reward #056: Ortlieb Handlebar Bags And for Collective Reward #056, two of our Bikepacking Collective members will receive an Ortlieb Handlebar-Pack and Accessory-Pack of their own. Taken together, that's around a $230 value for each lucky winner. Not yet a member? Join today and you'll be entered to win this giveaway.

NORDEST Britango Review: Down and Backcountry The word “downcountry” might repel some readers, given its overuse in recent years. Nevertheless, a bike that climbs like a cross country bike and descends like an enduro bike is promising for riders seeking a multipurpose mountain bike that works for singletrack-heavy bikepacking.

Close to home: an urban bikepacking "trip" In these challenging times, with Covid 19 raging all around us, we're all probably feeling a bit stir-crazy. I already cancelled one bikepacking trip that was supposed to happen in mid-March, and have another planned for June, that may not happen.

2020 Giant Revolt 2 gravel bike review: The $1,000 workhorse The Giant Revolt 2 is not fancy. It doesn't take many chances, either in geometry or spec. It's a workhorse. It is not designed to be the best bike it can possibly be; it is designed to be the best bike it can be at a very specific, and very low, price.

Ride Report; Fairview Peak and Bell Flat Loop Have you ever gotten sick on a ride? Start out great, ride strong, then out of the blue, not doing so well. What do you do? Just that happened to me on this ride, this is how it went… November 18, 2019 - I have driven past the turnoff for Fairview Peak and the earthquake faults at least a dozen times.

TCRN07 Day 9: Saint Anton am Arlberg, Austria - Andermatt, Switzerland I had planned this to be my 'easy' day. As much as you can take it easy while cycling through the Alps. Waking up around 7am was luxury, and I even turned over and went back to sleep for an extra 20 minutes. This was something I shouldnt have really been doing during a race, but I didnt care in the moment, I was going to savour this.

Video: An Idyllic Bikepacking Adventure in Idaho In 2018, the folks at Coal Headwear partnered with Swift Industries to celebrate the summer solstice by taking 14 cyclists on a four-day bikepacking trip outside Stanley, Idaho. The Swift Campout, from filmmakers Kyle McCarty and Adam Concannon, proves that such an adventure is always worth the effort, especially in a landscape like this.

Wapusk Trail Fatbike Expedition Last month, Buck Miller, Ryan Atkins, and Eric Batty set out to tackle the 721-kilometer Wapusk Trail from Peawanuck, Ontario, to Gillam, Manitoba. They'll be putting together a full-length film from their journey this fall, but in the meantime have released a short one-minute trailer and a selection of photos to keep us entertained.

Blizzard Beasts Read Aloud by Bjorn Olson Blizzard Beasts, a story by Bjørn Olson published in Issue 02 of The Bikepacking Journal, is read aloud by the author as part of his Social Isolation Stories series on YouTube…

2019 French Divide Video Series The organizers of the French Divide are releasing a five part video series filmed during the 2019 event—with a new episode released every Saturday. Watch the first two episodes here, and we'll add the next three as they become available…

TCRN07 Day 8: Bolzano, Italy - Saint Anton am Arlberg, Austria Knowing without any major disasters I would reach the third checkpoint of the race today was enough motivation needed for an early start.

Rodeo Labs Spork 3.0 Released, Preorders Open The new Rodeo Labs Spork 3.0 is now lighter, slimmer, offers even more tire clearance, and is available for preorder! Find all the specs and photos here…

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