Lama Packing the San Juan Mountains

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Lama Packing the San Juan Mountains

The latest story from Salsa is not to be missed:

“For years now, I have had an idea percolating in the deep recesses of my adventure mind. Living in the picturesque mountain town of Durango, Colorado, I am lucky to have access to one of the world’s most stunning mountain ranges, the San Juans. Encompassing more than 17,000 square miles, the range is a playground for all mountain enthusiasts. I have hiked, climbed, skied, kayaked, and biked much of the range. For most, an exploration of the range begins in the towns of Durango, Pagosa Springs, Telluride, Ouray, or Silverton. The scenic byways of 550 and 160 provide quick and easy access to high alpine lakes, trout streams, rocky summits, and deep gorges. Additionally, because of the bisection of the range from the Durango-Silverton railway and the presence of the famed Colorado Trail, a north-to-south (or vice versa) traverse of the area is common. Few ever think of crossing the range from the other cardinal points of east and west.”

Check out the full story at Salsa!

Handup Gloves: Stretch Jorts

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Handup Gloves: Stretch Jorts

Are we really in a world where there can exist multiple brands making stretchy cutoff jorts? Apparently we are! Handup Gloves’ newest addition to their lineup are these Stretch Jorts, designed to be cut to length, and made from super stretchy fabric.

Specs:
-4-Way Super Stretch Denim, Built with limitless Comfort and Durability in mind.
-Sizing is similar to HANDUP AT Shorts. They run a bit more snug with WAY more stretch
-Pre-Frayed For your Pleasure with Fray Stopping Technology
-Belt loops for your stamped, Genuine Leather Belt with Bottle opener belt buckle
-Standard zipper fly
-2 Standard back pockets for wallet, bubble gum or other valuables
-Cut to length, right above the knee
-NOTICE: Tumble Dry Low or Hang Dry

The retail is $43 and the Stretch Jorts are in stock now at Handup Gloves.

The Radavist Summer Drop is Live

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The Radavist Summer Drop is Live

For this year’s summer drop, we worked with our new LAND-designed graphics and artist Cari Carmean to design socks, pocket t-shirts, Voile straps, patches, and new bandanas. All are in stock now at the Radavist Webshop and will be shipping every week on Wednesdays.

We’re really proud of this drop and can’t wait to see what you think! Check out more photos below and all the products at the Radavist Webshop.

One note: we have more Fairends caps, Nalgenes, and water bottles on the way, but they’re at least a month out…

Two Years and a Few Falls on the Ron’s Bikes Dirt Tourer

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Two Years and a Few Falls on the Ron’s Bikes Dirt Tourer

I had been holding back on these notes for about a year now because I felt that calling it a “review” sounded like too much. The audience here is used to deep comprehension reviews and it’s very intimidating to put it in the same category when my experience with bicycles is reduced to the five I’ve owned in my adult life, this one included. So instead this is more of a short story about a bicycle, with hints of technical information where it feels required.

Readers’ Rides: Hanson’s Crust Bikes Evasion Lite

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Readers’ Rides: Hanson’s Crust Bikes Evasion Lite

This week’s Readers’ Rides photos are so sharp, we decided to share it as a full gallery. Hanson Little is an ex-pro BMX shredder and the hands behind Dark Realm Cycling, a brand that operates alongside his partner Vanessa’s Shop Realm. These two put out exceptional bags from their Austin, TX home. We’re featuring Hanson’s Crust Bikes Evasion Lite, a less-burly, lighter Evasion. This stripped-back version is quite the frame! Let’s look at it in detail below.

Is the DT Swiss D 232 One the Perfect Dropper Post for Bikepacking?

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Is the DT Swiss D 232 One the Perfect Dropper Post for Bikepacking?

Ever since bikepacking really took off a few years ago, brands have been trying to design the perfect saddle pack for dropper posts. All the while, what we really needed was a new dropper post design. Then came along the DT Swiss D 232 dropper post. Its inverted design allows for you to use ANY saddle pack. There’s no need for brackets or anything special. Use your normal bikepacking saddle pack and the D 232’s inverted topper provides enough space to strap it with no issue.

It weighs a mere 369g, offers 60mm of travel, and yes, it comes in 27.2mm clamp. See more at DT Swiss.

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Team Onyx’s Jonny Moses Rode the GDMBR

In 2019 Jonny Moses biked the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route. The GDMBR is a 2700 mile off-road bike tour that follows the continental divide along the spine of the Rockies from Banff Canada to Antelope Wells New Mexico. He rode this route in order to both challenge himself and to challenge the narrative of who does or doesn’t belong in the outdoors. His aim is to encourage kids of color that the outdoors and outdoor recreation IS for them.

State Bicycle Co. x The Notorious B.I.G. Collection

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State Bicycle Co. x The Notorious B.I.G. Collection

We were not expecting this one! State Bicycle Co and The Notorious B.I.G. have released a limited edition capsule collection featuring a singlespeed bike, bar tape, t-shirt, cycling cap, and cycling kits. The whole project came out really great but this “Ready to Die” jersey takes the cake. See the entire collection at State.

An FJ60 Inspired Rodeo Labs Trail Donkey 3.1

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An FJ60 Inspired Rodeo Labs Trail Donkey 3.1

Rodeo Labs makes some of the most versatile drop bar bikes in the biz and their customers run the gamut of cyclists. Anytime I see one of their Trail Donkey 3.0 models in the wild, they’re always unique. From the kooky to the clean, Rodeo Labs owners take pride in their build kits and yes, even custom paint. One of their recent customers matched his paint and decals to his beloved FJ60, something I personally can understand…

Kona’s Forthcoming Sutra ULTD 29r

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Kona’s Forthcoming Sutra ULTD 29r

Kona shared with us their new Sutra ULTD 29r, which looks like the most beastly Kona drop-bar bike yet. 1x drop bars, dropper post, massive tire clearance. This looks like quite the trail ally! There is much more info to come but right now, I’m excited to see where this is going!