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CrankTank4: A Smart, Space-Efficient Way To Carry 4L of Water On The Bike The CrankTank4 is a water-carrying device for bike travellers. It piqued my interest as I was browsing my email inbox - until now I'd only really seen hydration devices integrated into Ironman-specific time trial bikes.

Video: Volcano Hunting in Central America // By Bike, Board & Foot Follow along as I bike, hike and slide the Central American Volcanic Arc - from Nicaragua to Guatemala. It was so much fun climbin' into craters, slidin' down muddy slopes, chillin' next to iridescent green lakes and watchin' freaking lava explode into the sky.

Week 109. Villa Tehuelches to Povenir. Biking in Chile. 17th till 23rd of November 2019. Easy living. Being in a rhythm of looking what the goals would be for the next days, where we would have possibilities to camp or sheltered sleep.

The Best Hardtail Mountain Bikes You Can Buy Right Now Whether you want a lightweight cross-country rocket or a cheap trail ripper, one of these picks will work for you.

Rebecca Rusch Parts Ways With Niner Bicycles Rebecca Rusch has been on Niner for 2015, but departs for greener pastures in 2020. We look forward to seeing where she lands.

Pinkbike Poll: What Type of Mountain Bike Racing Are You Most Excited For in 2020? I watch men's and women's DH racing and then the women's XC racing. That team enduro thing that was done in October was pretty cool Can't wait to see Yoann Barelli's COMEBACK !!! it's gonna be MUCHO GRANDE!!!!

The 12 Best Blogs of 2019 - Staff Picks Whether reporting from the buggy wilds of Northern Canada or the crazy roads of the Indian sub-continent or work stations in Toronto and Victoria, TDA Global Cycling staff created some incredible, insightful and heartfelt blogs in 2019. Here are our favourite monthly selections from the past year.

New Handlebar Harness from Straight Cut Design Their new Handlebar Harness caught our eye. While it may look like any other minimalist harness out there at first glance, there are a few clever design tweaks that should make for a more stable setup.

Desirable Difficulties and Simple Pleasures on the Freedom Trail Lo and behold, he was right. Even though there were some epic singletrack downhill sections that had all of us whooping and hollering, there were also some long, hot, difficult climbs through remote valleys and some really tricky, unrideable descents off nothing less than a cliff face.

Bikepacking Gear That Lasts: A Gift Guide I've been using Orange seal Endurance almost exclusively for the last few years. IMO, it's the best option on the market for long trips. It seems to never dry out, even in desert climates. - Logan. Buy at Amazon JensonUSA.

Reader's Rig: Nick's Genesis Longitude This week's Reader's Rig comes from Nick Tryon, a Scotland-based Royal Navy photographer who's found that bikepacking on his Genesis Longitude provides the perfect combination of his passions for the outdoors, cycling, and photography. Find more about Nick and his bike here…

Bikerumor Editor's Choice Awards 2019 - Tyler's Best Bikes & Gear Picks After all, it was my fascination with all the shiny new products and tech that led to starting Bikerumor way back in 2008. I also love to travel, riding and exploring new places, ideally with the locals. So, you'll see my choices are about things that push the technology forward and allow for more, bigger and better adventures.

13 Clipless Mountain Bike Shoes, Tested and Reviewed Over the past 15 months, Singletracks writers have tested and reviewed 13 different pairs of clipless mountain bike shoes for riding in pretty much any conditions, and here's what we've found. Five Ten is well known for their flats, pioneering the use of ultra-sticky rubber to provide excellent pedal grip.

Hello Vietnam I never finished writing about New Zealand last year, work just got too busy. We rode all around the South Island, it was nice, I'll write it up sometime. Anyway, I did a quick ride around my old stomping grounds in Greensburg before packing up. Still grey, sloppy, and fun.

This Short Makes Us Want To Go On A Full Moon Ski Tour Tonight Skiers Max Kroneck and Jochen Mesle head up into the alpine above their hometown in the Austrian Alps in search of solitude and pow turns. RELATED: Ice and Palms - Bikepack Skiing Across the Alps with Max Kroneck and Jochen Mesle. The film was shot entirely without artificial light, which presented its own set of challenges.

Ortlieb Gravel Pack Review The Ortlieb Gravel Pack has a unique lightweight design that is intended to cut the weight and bulk of typical touring panniers for fast and light adventures, without compromising on waterproof construction and a top-notch mounting system.

The Munga 2019: Event Recap The Munga, a challenging 1,070km non-stop race in Wellington, South Africa, has a cutoff time of 120 hours and takes place during the heat of the summer. We reached out to Erik Vermeulen for a detailed recap and photos from this year's event…

New Wizard Works Alakazam Basket Bag Three years in the making, UK-based Wizard Works has released their flagship basket bag…the Alakazam! Designed to the fit Wald 137 and 139 Baskets, this bag is brimming with features. Check out details and photos here…

The Wolf's Lair Montanus retraced the 400km Wolf’s Lair bikepacking route to film the experience and showcase the hidden beauty that fascinated them during their initial exploration three years ago. Watch it here, along with details about their bikes and the revised route map…

Your New Guide to Cycling Style, As Informed by Gravel The reason for this is that, in recent years, cycling haute couture has undergone a profound transition, whereby the skinny-tired Euro-informed aesthetic has drifted to the back of the fashion peloton and a distinctly American sensibility has taken its place at the front.

Ride with GPS Releases Bike Route Planner for iOS and Android Ride With GPS just announced that its flagship route planner is now available in the Ride With GPS mobile app for iOS and Android. Plus, Bikepacking Collective members get 20% off!

Outer Shell Camera Strap Review Outer Shell announced an updated version of their bike-friendly camera strap a few months back, simplifying on-the-fly adjustment and adding a sternum strap for increased stability. Miles tried the strap out with both a full-sized DSLR and smaller mirrorless camera to see how it works.

A quick bicycle ride across the Rocky Mountains Contrary to the stereotype of Canadian weather, the sun was beating down on us with temperatures hovering around 30c as we wobbled our heavy bikes through mid-morning traffic onto highway 1A heading west.

Nordest Cycles Introduce New Bardino 2 Steel Enduro Hardtail Nordest Cycles are a small brand based out of the Canary Islands, where you can ride all year long, and produce hardtails for almost all eventualities from gravel and bike-packing to enduro racing. The latter being proven in such enduro series as the Finnish Hardtail Enduro Cup, where it was the champion, with a rider on it of course.

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