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One thing you learn early on about bikepacking is that every trip is an evolution of strategy and kit. One common dilemma, especially amongst the “vertically challenged” is that it can be hard to find the right combination of capable bike + gear. To get the “low down” on kit and strategy we asked Elisa … [ Read More ]

April 12, 2018

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August 20, 2015

After Work Special

Posted by in Adventures       Tags: Alaska

A week of rain forecast – but then it cleared up nicely. Billy, the Revelate web guy, planted the seed, “Bike in Rabbit Lake, climb N. Suicide”. I respond, “sure as long as we do the North ridge!”. I got to the shop early, worked through the day, Dusty joined in, meet up, load up … [ Read More ]

Right now, somewhere along a lonely stretch of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, Lael Wilcox is back at it – quietly pedaling to find the best version of herself. If her blisteringly fast progress continues, this may just be the best there is. Calling Anchorage, Alaska home, Lael already holds the fastest women’s time … [ Read More ]

Interview by Jill Homer, Photos by Josh Kato Josh Kato, a 40-year-old nurse from Washington, won the 2015 Tour Divide in record time — after 2,745 miles of racing across the Rocky Mountains, he finished just minutes in front of his closest competitors in 14 days, 11 hours, and 37 minutes. It was an incredible … [ Read More ]

My name is Mitchell Trux and I am an athlete on the Portland Titanium Cycling Team a.k.a. PDX Ti. I have been riding bikes my whole life…I grew up mountain biking, in college I became a pretty serious roadie and when that got old, cyclocross took over as my target discipline. On PDX Ti, I … [ Read More ]

April 24, 2015

Repair Video

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Damage something? Watch this.

We had a chance to catch up with Husband and wife duo of John Lackey and Kara Oney to find out a little more about their experience during the Iditarod Trail Invitational this year. John won and obliterated the course record with a blistering pace of under 2 days, Kara placed 3rd in the womens … [ Read More ]

January 22, 2015

Powerline Hoodies

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Living in Alaska means you deal with the cold and the weather a lot. In the summer of 2008 I needed a good cozy fleece layer for a certain trek out in the Aleutian Islands. I had more time than money on my hands so cut apart some old clothing to make a pattern, added … [ Read More ]

This is my third summer fatbike/pack raft trip to Alaska. First year we attempted Eric’s Lost Coast route and were crushed by weather. What I learned that year was to enjoy the moment, find patience and let the finish line go…. Last year we did the Hope to Homer route. Luckily my father loves Alaska … [ Read More ]

When it’s all suns in the weekend forecast, lack of planning can’t keep you in town. Eklutna lake was decided upon, we’ve been going there with Finn several times a summer since he was 18 months old in a Chariot trailer. It’s a relatively short trip in a beautiful setting with simply awesome camping. We … [ Read More ]

A frequent question we get is how or if the Sweetroll works with drop bars. This post will help to explain the setup. First some basics, with drops you are limited in width but not so much in tire clearance. This is the opposite of mountain bike flat bars where width is basically limitless but … [ Read More ]

Spring.. the sun has returned in full force. Trails are firm and snow stability is high. Time to get after it. Anchorage has amazing backcountry ski terrain right outside of town everything from mellow corn runs to steep test piece chutes. Last spring Billy and I headed out and accessed the Eklutna Glacier using fatbikes … [ Read More ]

Warning – lots of kid photos. Turn back now if you’re not into that. This winter my wife Julie was interested in doing a Spanish language immersion in another country. Guatemala was rather quickly decided upon for it’s high standard of language schools and ample outdoor fun opportunities. She flew down in early January to … [ Read More ]

Want to run a Thudbuster seatpost and our seat bags? Here’s the scoop! Cane Creek makes 2 versions of the Thusbuster post that takes the edge off during a long day in the saddle. These posts are popular with the long haul crowd and the ST is even spec’ed as stock on the Salsa Fargo … [ Read More ]

September 6, 2013

The Terrapin

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Introducing our new saddle drybag holster system. This thing came about seflishly through the 2 big beach rides I did along the Gulf of Alaska. Although the standard Viscacha worked remarkably well, there were some drawbacks, and it was clear that a waterproof system that was easily removed was the ticket for wet condition adventure … [ Read More ]

A picture is worth 1000 words but this one also has a few on it.

Timing is everything, getting schedules to match up, weather to be just right, and conditions for travel all to agree usually takes a lot of luck. Billy Finley (Revelate’s web and tech guru) and I headed up to Eklutna lake 45 min from Anchorage to get up to Pitchler’s perch, the first mountaineering hut along … [ Read More ]

December 19, 2012

Viscacha update

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First – The front strap was changed from dual straps to a single 2″ wide strap. The grip material and velcro was added and tweaked making this single wrap more secure (and lighter and cleaner) than the 2 strap configuration. A big benefit it Thusbuster ST seapost owner can now use this bag without modification. … [ Read More ]

First up is Mike Hall from the U.K. Mike ordered some bags last December with no questions asked or correspondance of what he was going to do with them. Turns out in mid-February Mike started racing in the World Cycle Race (, a global circumnavigation time trial over 18,000 miles in length. Mike simply killed … [ Read More ]