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Bikepacking the Rainbow Rim Trail on The Radavist x Mosaic GT-2X Bikes

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Bikepacking the Rainbow Rim Trail on The Radavist x Mosaic GT-2X Bikes

Arizona is one of the most remarkable states in the lower 48. From saguaro-covered mountains to forests of ponderosa pine, the ecotonal shift across the state’s expansive footprint is only bested by the geologically awesome Grand Canyon. That’s part of the appeal of the mighty Arizona Trail, right? To see the state in its entirety from top to bottom. While the AZT might not be for everyone, there’s another trail system on the rim of the Grand Canyon that is perfect for those looking for a truly unique and characteristically Arizona experience via a quick overnighter or even a day ride.

Once we had samples of our Radavist Edition Mosaic GT-2X bikes, I wanted to put them to the test and do a proper shake-down overnighter somewhere memorable and beautiful. Pulling together this project was quite the undertaking with supply chain issues still running rampant. Our trip kept getting pushed back into the summer months. It was edging on being too hot to tour our original route, so we looked to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and found a true gem of a ride, perfect for a weekend of sleeping out under the monsoon skies…

The Radavist 2022 Calendar: July

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The Radavist 2022 Calendar: July

“Monsoon” is the seventh layout of the Radavist 2022 Calendar. It was shot with a Sony A9 and the Sony 70-200 lens on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Arizona.

“Spend enough time in the Southwest and scenes like this will be commonplace. Spend a weekend on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and be prepared to have your mind melted at the spectacle.”

For a high-res JPG, suitable for print and desktop wallpaper*, right-click and save link as – The Radavist 2022 – July. Please, this photo is for personal use only!
(*set background to white and center for optimal coverage)

The mobile background this month is a vertical view from this zone. Click here to download July’s Mobile Wallpaper.