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Is a Gravel Bike a Good Bikepacking Bike?

Vigilante observation...gravel bikes are freaking everywhere these days! With good reason too—if you wanna cover a huge amount of ground on dirt that isn’t technical singletrack, a drop bar gravel grinder is a terrific option. Which leads them to being used often on bikepacking missions. But are they well utilized in that role? Gravel bikes definitely lend themselves to long days in the saddle at speed, and have an advantage there over flat bar mountain bikes, especially with the multitude of hand positions drop bars allow. But mountain bikes are often a better choice if the terrain gets tricky, or if you aren’t entirely sure what to expect. Okay, so maybe that all lends itself to some confusion. Perhaps you...

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The Heart Attack that Wasn’t

One of our team members, Oliver, tells a story about having heart issues. Oliver’s favorite outdoor activities include running and the occasional hike with his wife and dog. Oliver was somewhat athletic in his younger years. He played football (soccer) and tennis. Later in life he took up running. When he was in his 30’s, his typical weekly running schedule included a few 5Ks and a 10 or 15K on the weekend. It was when he was in his 30’s that he started recognizing he had a health problem. In the middle of his run, he would have to stop. It was like his vision would go kind of grey and he didn’t feel coherent. A time or two he even...

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How Much Faster Can You Stop With Disc Brakes?

A disc brake is a type of brake that uses calipers to squeeze pairs of pads against a disc in order to create friction that slows the rotation of a shaft, such as a bike wheel or to hold it stationary. The energy of the motion is converted into waste heat which need a fast disperse. Below you can check a few great tests in regards of it.   

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Wrap RoadBikes Handlebars Like A Pro

  Wrapping handlebars is not a easy task, most of the process requires a lot of practice and patience. Planning the wrapping in advance would help by considering a total replacement of the cables and housing. It will be also a good opportunity to adjust the levers up or down as desired.  The final job should be a nice clean look for the user. Below you could find a very useful video about the entire process.

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