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ABOUT BIKEPACKING.COM

Founded in 2012, BIKEPACKING.com is the leading resource for bikepacking routes, in-depth gear reviews, inspiration, planning insight, adventure stories, news, and events. Brought to you by folks addicted to campfire smoke, chromoly steel, and getting lost. Our small team strives to inspire readers to get out and explore our planet, discover its wild places, and connect with its diverse cultures, all via the bicycle’s elegant simplicity.

Shimano Drivetrain Guide

Shimano Drivetrain Guide

Shimano bicycle components are, simply put, some of the best bicycle components ever created. Their name has long been synonymous for reliable, high-quality and affordable bicycle parts, and the company has been responsible for some of the most groundbreaking advances in bicycle component design. Since about the 70s, Shimano quickly has come to represent the standard for many riders, bringing performance and quality together with incredibly well-engineered components.

When you’re shopping for a Shimano MTB groupset, you’re in good company, as they’ve been at the forefront of components engineering for over 40 years.

We've broken down their entire lineup of forks to help you find the right fork for your ride. Get started by clicking the link(s) below that best match your riding style. You can also click on the features and technologies throughout the article to learn more. Let's get started!

Bike Park Season is Upon Us

Bike Park Season is Upon Us

If you are a gravity-focused rider, opening day of your local bike park is like Christmas morning. The 6 month or longer wait is finally over and you can't wait to rip some laps with your friends. This year, opening day is extra special. As the chair lifts start spinning, many other aspects of the world are slowly starting to re-open. Riding the bike park is a glimpse of normality which we all crave after several months of Coronavirus lockdown. Since it's been awhile since you last rode in the park, we wanted to give you some tips on how you can make yourself and your bike more prepared for long days of descending.

Ibis Ripmo AF Customer Reviews

Ibis Ripmo AF Customer Reviews

YouTube - Specialized Recon Shoes

YouTube - Specialized Recon Shoes

We took a trip up to the Specialized Headquarters in Morgan Hill, California to check out the new Recon line of mountain bike shoes. Specialized offers the Recon shoe in four different models at four different price points. Check out what makes these shoes so special.

Guide To Platform Pedals

Guide To Platform Pedals

Cyclocross Gear Guide

Cyclocross Gear Guide