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A collection road bikes, bikepacking rigs, gravel bikes.

The All New Giant TCR Advanced

Giant released a new iteration of the TCR road bike that makes it lighter, stiffer, more aerodynamic, and packed with a range of options. Giant seemed to have taken a different approach to frame design and made the new TCR … Read More

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The New 2021 Specialized Diverge Gravel Bike First Look

Specialized recently released the new Diverge with a redesigned frame geometry, more tire clearance with room for 700c & 650B wheels and a fun internal SWAT™ frame compartment to store a flat fix kit and other paraphilia. What I like … Read More

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Surly Ogre 27.5 Plus Bike Review

The Surly Ogre 27.5 plus is different than all the other bikes I’ve ridden. It’s the do it all bike that’s great for bike touring trips and commuting with the switch of a wheelset. It’s nimble on the single track … Read More

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Colombia Bike Rig

Colombia Bike Rig The Colombia bike rig. This was a serious setup. And one of my more important rigs to focus on as this was an international bikepacking trip and resources may be slim. For this one in particular, we’ll … Read More

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George’s 2017 Soma Juice 29er

George’s 2017 Soma Juice 29er Bikepacking is something I like to coin an extreme mellow sport. And choosing the right tool for the job (Bike) can make or break your comfort & trip. Route planning, gear checking and the proper … Read More

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Surly Orge Bike Check with Mickey Cheng

Surly Orge Bike Check with Mickey Cheng If there’s anyone who is down to take off for an adventure it’s this guy right here, Mickey Cheng. Mickey’s one of the most versatile riders I know. He has a big background … Read More

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Custom Surly Long Haul Trucker Bikepacking Setup

Custom Surly Long Haul Trucker Bikepacking Setup The best part of bike touring and bikepacking trips is rounding up gear. For me, I take time doing this and usually start a couple weeks before departure. This setup derived from past … Read More

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Kokopelli Trail & Surly Long Haul Trucker

Kokopelli Trail & Surly Long Haul Trucker My Surly Long Haul Trucker reminds me a lot like my old BMX bikes. Swap parts, shave dropouts, smaller chainring sizes & cogs, completely mod the bike. However, still retaining its timeless old … Read More

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The Ultimate Machine: Surly Long Haul Trucker

The Ultimate Machine: Surly Long Haul Trucker I’ve received a lot of emails asking about the gear I used and how my bike held up during my summer U.S. bicycle tour. I initially wanted to do infield reviews while out … Read More

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