Category Archives: Touring Gear and Tips

Backward Vision: The Case for Mirrors

Today’s guest post was written by Charlie Otto, a friend of Bike Overnights blogger Mac McCoy’s. Charlie, who was co-founder and longtime owner of Grand Teton Brewing in Wilson, Wyoming, and Victor, Idaho, began bicycle touring in 1979. Since then, … Continue reading

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Salsa Enabler Fork: First Impressions

A peculiar looking fork, Salsa’s Enabler first caught my eye a few years ago when introduced as their rigid 29er “adventure fork.” It has since become the stock fork on their Mukluk line of fat bikes and it is becoming … Continue reading

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Fat Bike Geometry

In the current issue of Adventure Cyclist, I brought up compact frame geometry in my Fine Tuned column. One benefit of compact geometry that I failed to bring up in that article is in the case of fat bikes, where … Continue reading

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Guideline Cabo Sunglasses

It’s Fat Bike February, and with the future of fat bikes so bright, you had best be wearing some shades. When talking about fat bike apparel, there is often a lot of focus on warm layers, and waterproof clothing, however, … Continue reading

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2013 Fat Bike Summit & Festival Recap

This guest blog post was written by Dave Chenault and first appeared on his blog, Bedrock & Paradox. The author, Dave Chenault, heads out on a ride According to presenters from QBP this weekend at the second annual Fat Bike … Continue reading

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Limited Edition

It’s a true story that I’m a huge sucker for limited-edition runs of products.  Recently, I caved and snagged a pair of Bont Thor Hushovd signature-edition cycling shoes, and I’m brainstorming another tour for this summer so I can swing … Continue reading

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Specialized Mantacage

Riding the Great Divide Mountain Bike route this past summer gave me a whole new appreciation for bottle cages. I began the ride with three different bottle cage models, and by the time I hit the border in Antelope Wells, … Continue reading

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