News: Rocky Mountain National Park To Allow Limited Mountain Biking

Mountain biking Rogers Pass in Winter Park, one of the trails that can be connected to in this region. Photo: Guest.

In a recent announcement that marks the successful culmination of lobbying by local mountain bike advocates as well as collaboration between Grand County, Colorado State, and National Park Service officials, a two-mile stretch of the East Shore Trail will soon be open to mountain bikes. The East Shore Trail is six miles, two miles of …

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Fat Bike Buyer’s Guide: Mid-Range Models

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Click here to read part 1: Budget Models. Last updated by Greg Heil on 10/22/14. If you’ve already demoed a fat bike and know for certain that you want one, the mid range ($1,001 – $3,000) offers some excellent builds that will last for years and will require few–if any–upgrades. Norco Bigfoot $945-$1,785 Yep, we have …

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Review: Funkier Winter Jacket

Funkier Winter Jacket

Fall is here: there’s no mistaking the shorter days and the crispness in the air. Now is the time to start planning ahead for the upcoming cold weather riding season. Enter the Winter Jacket from Funkier. Construction The descriptively-named Winter Jacket is essentially a heavy fleece, with a water and windproof front and sleeves and …

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Review: Ryders Trapper Photochromic Sunglasses

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Between bright sun, UV rays, flying debris, and the occasional tree branch, protective eyewear is a must-have for any serious mountain biker. Ryders makes a dizzying array of sunglass models, and within most of those models they also offer different lens choices including standard, polarized, and photochromic. This review is for the Trapper model, with photochromic …

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Test Ride Review: Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon 27.5

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With enduro (the racing category) pushing recent bike development, Santa Cruz has re-imagined the venerable Nomad into a gravity-oriented 27.5-equipped park slayer. The carbon-frame-only Nomad comes spec’ed with SLX, XT, or XX1 groups, with prices ranging from $5,899 to $8,299. As with other Santa Cruz models, the Enve wheel upgrade is available at any component …

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