Kona Hei Hei Review: Fastpacker Extraordinaire28 Jun 3 Miles Arbour / bikes
The Kona Hei Hei is a short-travel full-suspension mountain bike on a mission to blur the lines between cross-country and trail bike. Its modern geometry and cavernous main triangle had us wondering how it would perform as a loaded bikepacking rig, and after four months of testing, we’re excited to share our findings. Find our detailed review of the Kona Hei Hei CR / DL here…
Salsa Spearfish Review24 Nov 12 Logan Watts / bikes
We’ve been testing the latest Salsa Spearfish since May and have put over 1,500 miles on it for this long-term review. Find out how the Spearfish performs with 29 x 2.6” tires, what makes it best in class for bikepacking, and how it compares to other short-travel 29ers on the trail…
What Goes Into a Full-suspension Frame Bag40 Nov 28 Logan Watts / bikepacking-bags
Here’s why we think every full-suspension bike should have a frame bag… even if you’re not a bikepacker. Plus, the full lowdown on different bag types, who builds them, what can actually fit into them, and two suggested pack lists.
Porcelain Rocket “Albert”: Introducing the First Dropper-post Seat Pack32 Oct 27 Skyler Des Roches / bikepacking-bags
Building on the concept behind their popular Mr Fusion, Porcelain Rocket has been working on a new seat pack, one that’s dropper-post compatible — called “Albert”. Find out how it got its name and get a unique look into its long design process – trials that involved endless brainstorming, seven prototypes, and months on the trail – and at the production version, coming this fall…
Five Full-suspension 27.5+ Bikes from Cyclofest4 Oct 24 Logan Watts / bikes
Over the last year, full-suspension 27.5+ bikes have exploded into the marketplace. At this years Fall Cyclofest demo event, this was especially evident. Here are five we rode that possess some serious backcountry exploration potential…
2016 Kona Hei Hei DL Trail16 Nov 17 Gabriel Amadeus / bikes
Speak softly and carry a big stick: the 2016 Kona Hei Hei DL Trail tested on an 8 day, 325 mile Oregon bikepacking trip.