Category: Gear Junkie

NuVinci Bike Transmission

With a simple twist of the wrist, the promotional materials read, you can shift this bike in a way that's "as easy as adjusting the volume on a radio." As bike-industry marketing speak goes, the "radio" analogy was about as weird as I'd seen.

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Fat Bike Trend

It was a frozen day in 2006 when I first swung a leg over the frame of a fat bike. Back then these large-tire bikes were made only by custom frame-builders who liked to pedal in snow and a single Minnesota brand, Surly Bikes, which mass-produced the first notable bike in the “fat” genre with its Pugsley frame.

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What's in YOUR backpack? Tell us in the comments ...

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How cool are the Radical Adventure Riders group?! Learn more about them in our latest issue 😎⁠

Photo: Jay Melena

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It may be getting colder, but does that really ever stop anyone from paddling out? What tricks do you have for combatting the winter weather? ...

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In addition to its unique location, China Peak remains one of the two remaining privately owned ski resorts in California, which is impressive considering there are 26 ski resorts in the state, total. This resort may be relatively small in size but just made a significant impact in the industry 🙌 Read more, 🔗 in bio 🤙 ...

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Get out there and EXPLORE 🗺️ Tag your adventure buddy and if they don't respond in 5 minutes they owe you an adventure 😆 ...

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Can you help us out? We are working on our winter issue. Which of these cover options do you like the best?

We are stoked to feature Cody Townsend with an article by long time contributor Brennan Lagasse. All three images are by Tahoe photographer Ming Poon.

Let us know which cover you like the most and look out for us at your favorite outdoor hub starting on Dec. 29th.

#DontBeADigitalZombie #SupportIndependentMedia ##SupportSmallBusiness #MyASJ

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California Local Amie Engerbretson talks about her time skiing with Warren Miller Entertainment Don’t miss Amie in Warren Miller’s 72nd film, Winter Starts Now! More info on our website, link in bio! ...

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Formerly known as Sorensen’s Resort, Wylder HOTEL Hope Valley near South Lake Tahoe offers up a variety of glamping options. After purchasing the resort, owner John Flannigan and his team restored the 30 rustic cabins of the original Sorensen’s Resort formerly owned by John and Patty Brissenden. These include some log cabins that were built in the early 1900s. Flanigan expanded the resort and bought the campground next door, which now includes scenic sites with seven custom yurts and a bakery. There’s also a vintage 1951 Spartan trailer on the property, perhaps heralding the arrival of more to come. Flannigan believes the mix of accommodation options makes it easier for folks to explore the outdoors in their own way. ...

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"Surfing is not only about catching waves. It is about being in the ocean, seeing an otter crack open a clam, having a pelican swoop overhead, and feeling the ocean glide through your fingers like silk. Surfing should be safe and inclusive to everyone, something to be cherished, not something you’re entitled to" Well said, Krista! ⁠

Read more, link in bio 🔗

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Happy Sunday! What are your goals for the new week? ...

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“I’ve never been an all-star athlete, but I love being part of a team,” says Cortes. “A training regime is not really my style, for me, it’s all about how connected do I feel with the folks I’m riding with, who can I ride with?” So during the fallout from the global pandemic, Cortes has gotten involved with local groups and found a riding buddy. - Learn more in our latest issue!⁠

📸: Jay Malena⁠


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Are YOU excited about the @rei opening in #SantaCruz !? We can’t wait 🤩 ...

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