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  1. General Discussion
    Hey, this is a question to all the frequent cyclists out there. Do you deal with soreness in the crotch after riding a bike for a while? Did you change up your saddle and/or posture and find that it helps? Currently, I can't ride for a very long distance without noticing a soreness just inside...
  2. Bikepacking and Bike Expedition
    Hi, a friend and I are planning on bikepacking from Zagreb down to Athens in the July this year. We plan ongoing via the coast for a while and then across the mountains from Albania into and down through Greece. We are a tad concerned about how hot it is in this region of Europe at this time of...
  3. News & Reviews
    Adding to the legendary Routt lineup is the Routt ESC. This is an escape-ready drop-bar bike that can hold up to a 2.4’’ tire and take you well beyond the far-off routes you’ve been dreaming of. Leaving your front door on a bike that can link your favorite routes together as they turn from...
  4. For Sale
    Trio of Ortlieb bikepacking bags including the frame pack (6 liter), handlebar pack (15 liter) and seat post pack (17 liter). These bags are NWOT and are in perfect condition. I'm selling because an injury is preventing me from riding long distances. Hoping to get them to someone who can show...
    $290 USD
  5. For Sale Jones Plus LWB

    For Sale
    Jones Plus LWB Originally purchased for bikepacking. Worked flawlessly. Took on many trips along the Colorado Trail and trips like Kokopelli. The Jones geometry kook-aid is a real thing. This rigid machine is very capable. Yes. I found it comfortable on the chunk that is the Colorado Trail...
    $4,000 USD
  6. Arizona
    Hi! I'm planning to do the Gila River Ramble ride (outlined here: https://bikepacking.com/routes/arizona-bikepacking-gila-river-ramble/) in mid-December and was looking for tips from anyone who's ever done it? Any information about the trail itself, water supply, parking would be really...
  7. What Bike to Buy
    Hi everyone, I've had so much fun on my XC bike with gravel tyres recently (not mtbing while I recover from broken ribs and wrist) that I think I'll take the plunge and get a road bias gravel bike that I can also use for some shorter tours. Nothing too off road focused as always have my XC...
  8. Bikepacking and Bike Expedition
    I've been getting alot of questions about this picture above taken in May 2021 in NW Arizona. Did you drink that? Are you crazy, did you get sick, Filter, tablets, boil? Etc. I'll answer it a little at a time. When I first pulled up I was into my second of what ended up being 6 days off grid in...
  9. Eastern Canada
    Here's my ONXL Bikepack Ontario Epic 3,838 km route and ride planned this summer. See my blog about this epic route I've created from Matthew Kadey's BT700.ca ONXL collective of great Ontario bikepacking routes... My planned ONXL Bikepack Ontario Epic 3,838km ride this summer
  10. Arizona
    Rarely does Nothing add up to something, but last weekend not only added up to something, it far exceeded all of our expectations. Exploring is good for the soul, get on your bike and go. Anywhere, really. It doesn't have to be Nothing, but you may want to check it out. Our plan was a 2+ day...
  11. Eastern Canada
    Oak Ridges Moraine Trail bikepacking trip blog: I would like to thank good friend Hal Judd for inviting me on an ORMT scouting bikepacking trip in November 2020. What resulted was an amazing mostly off-road trails loop ride from Toronto that included the Etobicoke Creek Trail, the Oak Ridge...
  12. Arizona
    I've had this one on my list for 2 years, ever since I wiped out on a slick sidewalk turn almost fracturing my wrist barely 20 miles into our ride. I let that stew for way too long. Enter MLK weekend and the near perfect forecast: 70's/40's sunny. Game on. My plan: ride from home doing a large...
  13. News & Reviews
    For me, bike riding has long been an opportunity to escape day to day life and get out into the natural beauty of the surrounding mountains and forests. Lately, as bike categories have splintered to give consumers of all interests bikes specific for their needs, we've been presented with many...
  14. Misc Components
    When the objective is more about the friends you meet along the way, and less about the finish line, you're on to something. Photo courtesy Ramble Ride/Robin Sansom Often the true measure of a cycling event, or any bike ride, is what happens when pedaling is done. How shattered, stoked, bonked...
  15. Vacations & Destinations
    Adventure is alluring. The excitement of the unknown and the anticipation of what might happen, the siren song that seduces you to see what's around the next corner, the stories you'll tell your grandkids. Now add mountain biking to that spirited feeling. Suddenly you are flying quietly through...
  16. Misc Components
    Bike setup #1: Osprey Packs Escapist 20 backpack, Everything Bags, handlebar roll, frame bag, panniers and trunk bag on rear rack (click to enlarge). Editor's Note: Inspired by the #everythingisaero mantra, our resident tech head dared answer the question that no dared ask before him: Which...
  17. Vacations & Destinations
    Starting last Sunday, a group of three intrepid mountain bike explorers lit out from North Lake Tahoe heading west through hundreds of miles of known and unknown singletrack, double track and the occasional bike lane on their way to the ultimate destination of San Francisco on a ride dubbed...
  18. Vacations & Destinations
    Starting last Sunday, a group of three intrepid mountain bike explorers lit out from North Lake Tahoe heading west through hundreds of miles of known and unknown singletrack, double track and the occasional bike lane on their way to the ultimate destination of San Francisco on a ride dubbed...
  19. Vacations & Destinations
    Starting last Sunday, a group of three intrepid mountain bike explorers lit out from North Lake Tahoe heading west through hundreds of miles of known and unknown singletrack, double track and the occasional bike lane on their way to the ultimate destination of San Francisco on a ride dubbed...
  20. Vacations & Destinations
    We're coming for you Berryessa! Photo by James Adamson - dropmedia.tv Starting last Sunday, a group of three intrepid mountain bike explorers lit out from North Lake Tahoe heading west through hundreds of miles of known and unknown singletrack, double track and the occasional bike lane on their...
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