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Bontrager Hodag – The Snow Ride Experience

Having tested the Bontrager Hodag on Cuyuna‘s red dirt single track, I was excited to experience first-hand how these 3.8″ tires perform on our groomed single track. This follow-up story was delayed as central Minnesota didn’t receive snow until the end of February. We were instead blessed with months of iced single track. Ice so […]

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Vee Tire’s Snowshoe in Snow Review

By : Jesse LaLonde   For better or worse I’ve become a creature of habit. Eat, sleep, ride… the same routes. This may seem mundane to some but it allows for a healthy balance both mentally and physically while providing a level testing field when needed. Enter the Vee rubber Snowshoe 4.7. Falling on the […]

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Kona WO – Mid-Term Testing

We’re about two thirds of the way around the testing of Kona’s first foray into the fat bike genre. I shared a product intro of the Kona back in October. We’ve given two new contributors a crack at testing the WO. Each will spend the better part of a month with the bike. Our report […]

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Platypus Duthie AM 12 Hydration Pack

Platypus has recently revamped their hydration pack lineup, which now includes five packs (3 classified as XC and 2 classified as AM).  The Duthie AM 12 is the second largest pack that Platypus makes (the 12 designation an indicator of its total volume – 12 liters).  It has a bladder capacity of 3 liters and […]

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So Dude, How’s that Krampus Ride?

It’s been a month since we built our test Krampus that I named Thilver. I’m legally changing the bike’s name to Silver from this day forward. This bike is just too much of a bad ass to carry a comedic name. The Ride Big tires + wide bars + short stem = fast, confidence inspiring, fun! […]

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Smith Vantage Helmet – Vented Nirvana

With a fat bike added to my stable last year, I knew I was going to be doing a whole lot more cold weather riding.  Not only more, but in much colder conditions.  Last winter, after a couple of longish rides in the low teens I finally came to accept the shortcomings of riding with […]

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45NRTH Helva Pedal – Progress Report

Three months ago I threaded a brand new pair of 45NRTH Helva Platform Pedals on to my Moonlander and I’m checking in to share a progress report on how these platforms have been performing. When I found out that I was getting 45NRTH’s top of the line pedal to test, I was a little concerned […]

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Oveja Negra Threadworks ~ Review

Our amigo James Healy of Snow Frog Design and Crutchbuddies tested out a full set of Oveja Negra’s bags on our recent fat-packing trip along las orillas del Lago Superior. Oveja Negra Threadworks – Bike Bags by James Healy When Gomez proposed I join him on the super sweet beach ride in the UP from Whitefish […]

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