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: High-End Models

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Click here to check out part 2: Mid-Range Models. Last updated by Greg Heil on 10/23/14. If you’re not satisfied with what everyone else is riding, or if you routinely spend more on your bikes than on your cars, then this is the category for you. These high-end models range in price from $3,001 to …

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Test Ride Review: Giant Trance Advanced 27.5 0


The Trance has been a fixture in the Giant product line-up since it’s introduction in 2006. Originally it was a 4″ travel 26er, and subsequent years saw the travel grow to 5.5″ and a 29er version. Giant has kept the 5.5″ of Maestro travel, but they have settled on 27.5 as the wheel size of …

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Review: Funkier Winter Jacket

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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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