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Video: Hannah Bergemann Rides Burly Bellingham Lines Hannah makes easy work of long steep rock faces and big gap jumps.

Pivot Makes 2020 Vault Gravel Bike Versatile Enough for Singletrack or Rough Roads While some bike brands are divvying their dirt road, drop bar bike lineup into countless categories like gravel riding, gravel racing, gravel touring, or bikepacking, Pivot updated the Vault with one thing in mind: it should be a drop bar bike that can do everything.

Col de l'Iseran Bike Day Col de l'Iseran is the highest paved col in Europe. It's a beautiful road, but similar to many famous passes along the Route des Grandes Alpes it can suffer from loud summer traffic: motorcyclists love this road. But once a year, the road is closed to motorised traffic.

Bikerafting: Incorporating Packrafts Into Bikepacking An introduction to bikerafting; where bikepacking is combined with packrafts.

10 best sleeping bags to get you adventure-ready whatever the weather We've spent many nights under the stars to find you the best sleeping bags from Thermarest, Mammut and Vango that are warm, comfortable and durable.

Electric pace and lengthy naps help EF's Lachlan Morton capture the lead at the GBduro Still leaving each needing to complete over 200 kilometres and around 3,000 metres of climbing daily in order to make the finishers' party, the format aims to eliminate some of the risks caused by sleep deprivation. Open to 30 riders, around a third of them women, the event begins at Land's End and finishes at John O'Groats.

Mission Stinson on Kickstarter San Francisco's Mission Bikes is currently raising funds on Kickstarter to launch the all-new Stinson, which they're calling their most versatile bike to date. The Stinson is designed around a double-butted 4130 chromoly frame, and backed by a 50 year warranty.

Blackburn Outpost Elite Universal Seat Pack Review Blackburn sent me the Outpost Elite Universal Seat Pack and Dry Bag earlier this year, and after many hours of riding in the rain, a few actuations of the ol' dropper post, and some spring bikepacking, I'm ready to report back on my findings.

Say Hello to the Brother Cycles Mehteh Brother Cycles' founders Will and James spent the last year developing and testing the Mehteh. Their aim was to evolve Brother's classic steel all-road Kepler frame into a bike that could take on the toughest gravel tracks yet still be light, responsive, and a lot of fun to ride.

Into The Outback on a pushy… As we headed further west we encountered more and more 'Grey Nomads' towing their caravans north for the winter.

Live blog: Crash sees James MacDonald abandon 24-hour distance record attempt; Lachlan Morton leads GBDURO 2019 LEJOG race after 630km first stage; Gr Live blog: Crash ends 24-hour distance record attempt.

Mon grand sentier part 2 There is no reason to be scared, or are there? The trail is official, the government advertises it as complete, what am I afraid of? Not afraid, but just on the edge and trying to take good reasonable decisions. I carry way too much food and water, have clothes for all conditions and I packed a safety blanket and first aid kit.

Race Face Announces new Ride Pedal and Updated Chester Race Face just announced the new Ride and updated Chester pedals. Here are details on both and a look at the rainbow of possible colours available…

Be careful who you surround yourself with Be careful - choose carefully - who you surround yourself with. What other people think and believe will also come true for you, for better or for worse. Story time:. I arrived at a Hostel in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and was happy to be greeted by another fellow cyclist.

PEdAL ED Odyssey Bibshorts On my doorstep I have a network of gravel tracks and trails that cover hundreds of kilometres and I can go for hours without seeing a living soul, so I always feel like I need to carry a little bit more - especially in the dark… I love a lonely night ride!

Mon grand sentier part 1 It's hard to really know what you are getting into until it's too late and you find yourself pushing your bike up a greasy hill. It's fun, soooo much fun!

6 Ways an RV Trip is the American Dream See more of the country when you upgrade your adventure ride.

For Sale: Five Rockgeist Bolt-On Frame Bags Over the past several months, Rockgeist has helped us out by making beautiful, custom, bolt-on frame bags for several bikes we reviewed. To help them recoup the cost, here are five up for sale at a steep discount…

Bikepacking Recipe: Great Divide Endurance Bars With the 2019 Tour Divide underway, we thought we'd share this recipe for homemade Great Divide Endurance Bars, designed to provide sustained energy…

A Stunning Bikepacking Trip in the Andes From Johnson Studios, Admissions of an Amateur Bikepacker features filmmaker and cyclist Benjamin Johnson as he embarks on a self-supported bikepacking trip through the Andes.

Reader's Rig: Nacho's Tout Terrain Outback This week's Reader's Rig comes from Nacho Pellejero, who's currently riding his Tout Terrain Outback from Patagonia to Alaska…

8 of the Best Tents for Every Adventure From family to lightweight backpacking, we put this year's best tents to the test. Find out which came out on top in our 2019 gear awards.

Gravel Report: SoCal's Hunt of the North is Part Race, Part Scavenger Hunt Part gravel race, part scavenger hunt, SoCal's Hunt of the North put a unique twist on gravel racing. More on the event that sent riders looking for stoke.

MTB News Mix: Will She Qualify for Red Bull Rampage? Also, New 29+ Tires, Race Face Chester Flat Pedals, and MTBeer This week's News Mix includes more aggressive 29+ tires from WTB, updated flat pedals by Race Face, pocket-packable PB and J, and news from the inaugural Red Bull qualifying event.

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