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New review on Lezyne CNC Travel Floor Drive now available.

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After picking up Enduro S-Works from Trail Head Cyclery, we checked in the bike in Trico Iron Case at San Francisco International Airport for a flight to Europe. Iron Case provided the bike with well protected transport across the Atlantic. The case appears tough and simple to use, hopefully giving us many trouble free flights in the future. Read more...
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Unable to find Specialized Enduro S-Works 2012 in Europe, we were very lucky to get an opportunity to pick one of these sweet rides from Lars at Trail Head Cyclery, San Jose, CA. Read more...
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New article about cameras for MTB trails now available in the Gear section.

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It’s still cold spring in Scandinavia but I still feel compelled to plan some long-distance trail riding for the coming and hopefully warm summer. My intention is to ride at least one or two multi-day trails in Eastern or Northern Finland. Looking at different alternatives, I find Bear’s Path (Karhunpolku in Finnish), located in Finnish Karelia close to the Russian border, to be one of the more exciting trails to try. Read more…
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New article about selection of DH / freeride pedals now online.

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New article about managing maps on your Garmin device now online.
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I ended up choosing GPSMAP62st to be my new GPS for mountain biking. Why GPSMAP62st? Mainly because of its size and proper keyboard. St version comes with preloaded European 1:100k scale recreation maps. I received the unit today and did some running with it. My initial impressions are actually very positive. GPSMAP62st feels responsive, in that sense reminding me of GPSMAP276C. I never got the same positive initial feelings with my Zûmo 660 which felt quite sluggish (especially panning the map) for me, maybe after being used to the powerful 276C. GPSMAP62’s user interface feels quite nice and easier to use the good old 276C. Interesting to see how it’s gonna deal with TOPO maps, especially scrolling. Hopefully I will get a chance to test it this Easter. For pros and cons of different GPS units, see my previous writing, click here.

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New article about selecting sleeping gear for MTB adventures now available.

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I understand that importers and especially retailers have limited interest in stocking expensive gear like top-of-the line bikes. I was still surprised to learn that Enduro S-Works is very difficult, or should I say impossible, to get a hold of in Europe. Read more...

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