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  • Rider and Rig: Where Is Karl?

    Rider and Rig: Where Is Karl?

    💬0    Jul 6    📝cass-gilbert    / Bikepacking Bikes

    As luck would have it, Karl Kroll was recently seen cycling through the neighbourhood, giving us the chance to chat to the long-distance bikepacker as he puts the final pieces down for his mammoth Americas Bike Trip jigsaw. Over a local campout and an ice cream float, we talk about everything from Ecuadorian Dangle Llamas to packing bearings with bananas, bikey family heirlooms to triple-padded bar-ends, plus unfortunate finds in the Copper Canyon and running a YouTube channel…

  • Collective Reward #124: Ombraz Teton and Viale Sunglasses

    Collective Reward #124: Ombraz Teton and Viale Sunglasses

    💬2    Jul 5    📝lucas    / Dispatch

    We’re giving away two pairs of armless sunglasses from Ombraz for our latest Collective Reward. Learn more about the new Ombraz Teton and Viale sunglasses and find out how to get signed up for a chance to win a pair here…

  • Have You Seen the New Ron’s Bikes Fab’s Abs?

    Have You Seen the New Ron’s Bikes Fab’s Abs?

    💬1    Jul 5    📝miles-arbour    / Dispatch

    The new Ron’s Bikes’ Fab’s Abs is their smallest bag yet, featuring an expandable roll-top bungee closure, and it’s handmade in Connecticut. Check it out here…

  • Creative Confluence: Trusting the Path with Tina Graf

    Creative Confluence: Trusting the Path with Tina Graf

    💬11    Jul 5    📝josh-meissner    / Inspiration

    Earlier this year, Josh Meissner and Tina Graf met up to connect offline with no concrete plan beyond riding their bikes and experiencing the stunning landscapes of Saxon Switzerland together. Find the story of their gentle bike wander and a serene set of digital photos and film scans by the pair here…

  • 2022 Dead Ends & Cake: Event Recap

    2022 Dead Ends & Cake: Event Recap

    💬12    Jul 4    📝miles-arbour    / Dispatch

    Last month, 90 riders lined up in St. Gallen, Switzerland, to participate in this year’s Dead Ends & Cake event, a self-supported bikepacking event with fresh cake at each checkpoint. Find a recap from event organizer Dominik Bokstaller here, alongside photos taken during the event…

  • Weekend Snapshot

    Weekend Snapshot

    💬1    Jul 4    📝lucas    / Dispatch

    In today’s installment of Weekend Snapshot, we share reader photos from bikepacking trips in Thailand, Colorado, and Australia. See what three people from around the community were up to over the weekend and find a link to share photos from your rides here…

  • Handlebar Bags: Roll vs. Harness vs. Top Loader

    Handlebar Bags: Roll vs. Harness vs. Top Loader

    💬13    Jul 4    📝logan    / Bikepacking Bags

    Bikepacking bags have come a long way over the last two decades, and the options now seem nearly endless, especially for handlebar bag systems. In this guide, we talk through the three main types of handlebar bags and offer pros and cons for each, our picks, and what you should consider when contemplating which type of bag will work best for you. Read more about handlebar rolls vs. harnesses vs. top loaders here…

  • Wrapping Up the 2022 Tour Divide (Video)

    Wrapping Up the 2022 Tour Divide (Video)

    💬0    Jul 3    📝logan    / Dispatch

    In our final installment of coverage from the 2022 Tour Divide, Neil wraps things up by running through category winners, this year’s wild weather, and a reflection on what it’s like to finish this colossal ride. Watch it here…

  • Tour Mont Blanc // Bikepacking Route (Video)

    Tour Mont Blanc // Bikepacking Route (Video)

    💬5    Jul 3    📝lucas    / Bikepacking Videos

    Filmmaker Jeanne Lepoix’s latest release offers a truly stunning look at the Tour du Mont Blanc bikepacking route through Italy, France, and Switzerland. Watch it here to get a sense of the route’s high-elevation vistas, diverse network of trails, and exceptional natural beauty…

  • Friday Debrief: Framebagracadabra, Sandstone Buckles, Mason x Hope Collab, and More

    Friday Debrief: Framebagracadabra, Sandstone Buckles, Mason x Hope Collab, and More

    💬4    Jul 1    📝miles-arbour    / Dispatch

    This week’s Debrief features a collaboration between Mason Cycles and Hope, Wizard Works’ new XL frame bag, the Silca Truth Gauge, the winning BC Epic 1000 rig, two events to follow live, and more. Find it all here…

  • Reader’s Rig: Daniel’s Tumbleweed Prospector

    Reader’s Rig: Daniel’s Tumbleweed Prospector

    💬6    Jul 1    📝lucas    / Dispatch

    Our Reader’s Rig of the week comes from Daniel in San Francisco, who shares the Rohloff-equipped Tumbleweed Prospector he built up in anticipation of a long tour through South America. Learn more about Daniel and his Andes-ready rig here…

  • Tracking the 2022 Tour Divide (Part 2): Windshield Time

    Tracking the 2022 Tour Divide (Part 2): Windshield Time

    💬11    Jul 1    📝eddie-clark    / Culture

    In part two documenting the 2022 Tour Divide, photographer Eddie Clark continues his pursuit of riders through the Great Basin, over Boreas Pass, and in more beautiful places that make this route special. Find his reportage here alongside another brilliant photo gallery…

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