The Top 10 Women’s Mountain Bike Skills Camps to Attend in 2017

Keen Rippin Chix

Get out your calendars ladies; it’s time to schedule a mountain bike camp for this summer or fall.  And you’re in luck, because there are plenty of options to choose from.  With more and more women flocking to the sport, the number of female-only skills-building and coaching clinics has grown.  From jump-practice at Whistler bike …

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Pivot Releases New Mach 5.5 Carbon

Pivot has just released their new Mach 5.5 Carbon, which features 140mm of rear wheel suspension, 160mm up front, and is designed around 27.5″ wheels with tires measuring 2.6″ wide. We’ve been hearing from several brands that 2.6″ could very well be where tire sizes settle down into a happy medium, and it appears that …

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Kali Announces New Shiva 2.0 Full Face Helmet

Kali has just announced the redesign of their Shiva full face helmet, dubbed Shiva 2.0. It’s available in two models: the standard, and the Shiva 2.0 Carbon. According to Kali, “the Shiva 2.0 incorporates Kali’s industry leading impact technologies: LDL and Nano Fusion, into a hand lay-up, 1050g* DOT certified helmet.” The 1050g weight is …

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Review: Take Your Bikepacking Kit to the Next Level with the Sea to Summit UltraLight Mat

If you haven’t heard of Sea to Summit before, don’t worry–you’re not alone. Sea to Summit isn’t deeply ingrained in the world of mountain biking. Rather, this niche Australian company, which has its North American Headquarters in Boulder, CO, is renowned for their ultralight backpacking and camping gear. In fact, they’re so zealous about producing top-of-the-line …

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Review: Ultralight Meets Ultra-Durable in the Sea to Summit Spark SP II Sleeping Bag

Sea to Summit offers a full line of ultra-lightweight backpacking gear that works well for a bikepacking. The Spark SP II Sleeping Bag pairs nicely with the UltraLight Mat. Specs The Spark SP II (subsequently referred to as the “Spark”) is an ultra-lightweight sleeping bag designed for traveling fast and still surviving cool temps at night. The Spark compresses …

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