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A Hayduke Story: From Baja to Bend to Oaxaca

By Emma Bucke on February 28, 2022

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Long after taking her Hayduke on the inaugural Baja Divide Grand Depart, Emma Bucke shares a more recent reinvention of the bike. Discover how a few component changes and some evolving gear choices have turned a flawed favorite into a bike that’s far more tuned to her needs, transforming her confidence and enjoyment on trails and making this classic steel hardtail finally feel like it’s her own…


Friday Debrief: Colorful Parts, a Ti Wrench, Tour Aotearoa Grand Depart, and more

By Team Work on February 25, 2022

5 Discussion

This week’s Debrief includes some colorful new parts, a lightweight Ti wrench, a couple of readers’ ATBs, news from around the community, and details about two upcoming bikepacking events that you can follow live. Check it out here…

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Small Bike, Big Adventures: A Bikepacking Guide for Shorter Riders

By Jess Daddio on February 24, 2022

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If you’re a shorter rider who struggles to find a place to fit all of your gear on your frame, this guide’s for you. Find our guide to packing small bikes for big adventures here, complete with tips for storage, suggestions for smaller gear, and more…

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Other People’s Lines + Our Baja Divide Rigs

By Logan Watts on February 8, 2022

21 Discussion

In the final installment of coverage from Logan and Virginia’s Baja Divide Missions Section ride, Logan reflects on realizations that come from riding other people’s route designs, and breaks down the “ramble-shred” bike builds, rationale, and gear lists they used on the trip.

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Introducing the New Easton EC90 AX Handlebar

By Lucas Winzenburg on February 3, 2022

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Easton just announced their new off-road-focused carbon handlebars, the EC90 AX Gravel Adventure Bar. Learn more about these lightweight bars with a size-specific ergonomic design here…

Miron Golfman Baja Divide FKT
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Miron Golfman Sets New Baja Divide Record

By Miles Arbour on January 13, 2022

9 Discussion

After 10 days, 13 hours, and 24 minutes, Miron Golfman has officially set a new fastest known time (FKT) on the 1,700-mile Baja Divide route in Mexico, raising over $40,000 for ALS in the process. Find details on his ride, a short interview, and his complete pack list here…

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Bikes or Death Celebrates 100 Episodes

By Miles Arbour on January 5, 2022

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Next week, in celebration of its 100th episode, the Bikes or Death podcast is hosting a live recording with the Lachuga family in Springdale, Arkansas. Learn more here…

2021 Bikepacking Awards People and Routes

2021 Bikepacking Awards: People and Routes

By Logan Watts on December 14, 2021

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Part three of our 2021 Bikepacking Awards pays tribute to the people who’ve been influential with inspiring trips and acts of goodwill in the bikepacking community. In addition, we’ve awarded the year’s most incredible routes and rides. Find all of our nominated people and routes here…

2021 Bikepacking Awards Film and Photo
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2021 Bikepacking Awards: Film, Photography, Writing, and Art

By Logan Watts on December 7, 2021

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In the second installment of our 2021 Bikepacking Awards, we honor creative endeavors by showcasing the work of talented individuals and teams with 35 awards in 10 categories, including Best Feature Film, Best Trip Photography, Best Event Documentation, Best Writing, and more. Find them all here…

The Science of Everesting video, Zanny Venner

The Science of Everesting

By Logan Watts on October 31, 2021

1 Discussion

It’s always amazing to see what ultra-endurance athletes can achieve. But, is it their honed fitness or their iron minds that should be credited for such feats? In Kona’s latest video, mountain biker Zanny Venner attempts an Everest on her local Squamish trails and delves into the science of Everesting…

Archer D1x Trail Review
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Archer D1x Trail Review: $400 Wireless Shifting

By Miles Arbour on August 26, 2021

35 Discussion

The Archer Components D1x Trail shifter and remote provides electronic shifting that’s compatible with any derailleur or bike, bringing the benefits of wireless shifting to your favourite drivetrain combination. We’ve been testing the system out this summer to figure out what it does best and where it falls short. Find Miles’ full review here…

Kate Ouellette 2021 TNGA winner
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Kate Ouellette is the First Woman to Finish the 2021 TNGA

By Logan Watts on August 25, 2021

7 Discussion

Early this morning, Kate Ouellette became the first participant in the women’s category to finish the 2021 Trans North Georgia Adventure (TNGA). Congrats, Kate! Learn more about Kate and her ride here…