Are nut butters your cuppa tea? We taste tested the new compostable nut butter sachets from @outdoorprovisions on the trail and at camp, experimenting with some unusual and delicious applications courtesy of @drummondphoto...
Head to ADVNTR to check out more about Outdoor Provisions and how we got on with these wee but mighty shots of oomph.
Warning: don't read while hungry.
#ADVNTR #gravel #bikepacking #mtb #outdoorprovisions #nutbutters #tastetest...
Bikepacking is back on the cards in England, which means we can finally get back to testing the overnighter equipment we've got on review here at ADVNTR. 🎉
Pictured here is the @alpkit Cloud Cover, a hydrophobic goose down quilt that retails at £100 and packs down to about the size of an insulated jacket, in an integrated zipped pocket.
We got this one in on test to see if it could make for a good alternative to synthetic hammock underblankets, packing down smaller without the hefty cost of down underblankets, plus with more versatility too.
Using the draw cords and poppers, I (@katherinebikes) put it to the test last night in temps down to zero and enjoyed a very cosy night indeed. Winner!
Full review in due course, but we're certainly impressed with this handy bit of kit.
How do you convert an old MTB into a gravel bike? @ZetlandCycles is back to show you how, with their handy step by step guide, including a full deep clean, bearing TLC, cable refresh, brake tweaks, fresh rubber, accessories and even frame mods and resprays, plus what to look for and where if you're buying an old frame or bike.
We challenge you to read this and not have the urge for a fresh project...
#ADVNTR #gravel #bikepacking #mtb #upcycle #DIY #restoration...
Fresh route drop Thursday! We chatted to @mikmonken_cycles who's shared his marvellous knowledge of off-road riding around Macclesfield, a town just to the south of Manchester and bordering the wonderful Peak District National Park.
'Macc is a great place to ride from, there is something different depending on which way you point your compass'.
Check out the full interview and @komoot Collection on ADVNTR.
#ADVNTR #gravel #bikepacking #mtb #peakdistrict #komoot #gravelroutes #insearchofup...
Next Thursday lunchtime join us for a webinar with El from @komoot to chat all things off-road route planning.
Expect an hour packed full of handy tips from the basics of finding ace off-road bridleways, byways and singletrack to nifty tricks and an opportunity to get your route planning questions answered live.
Head to the link in bio to sign up and get the calendar reminder. If you can't make it at 1pm BST on the 15/4 don't worry, as we'll record it for our YouTube channel too.
See you then!...
Had your eye on the new 'Scape' bikepacking bag range from @brooksengland? Reviewer @lovecrossedCX runs through his initial impressions on our range first look on ADVNTR ahead of a summer of testing.
#ADVNTR #gravel #bikepacking #mtb #brooksofengland #scape #escape #bikepackingbags...
Are gravel bikes just 80's mountain bikes? Serial bike restorer @ZetlandCycles tackled the question with reference to some of his favourite builds over the years (link in bio).
What do you think?
#ADVNTR #gravel #bikepacking #mtb #26aintdead...
Latest on test: with some ambitious multi day rides on the cards for this year, @drummondphoto has got the new @camelbak M.U.L.E Pro 14L rucksack on review.
'Very comfy in fact - and keen to get out on some longer rides to get a better idea if 3.7kgs on the back is acceptable.'
Stay tuned for the verdict!
#ADVNTR #gravel #bikepacking #mtb #camelbak...
Is this pure genius? This adventure poncho from @FinisterreUK, as part of their collaboration with the Natural History Museum, can be used both as a waterproof and tarp shelter for camping out.
Here Design Lead and serial bikepacker @todd_design demonstrates the capabilities of this nifty bit of kit. What do you reckon?
#ADVNTR #gravel #bikepacking #mtb
Sixty years apart, the gruelling 170 mile crossing of Iceland's desolate interior including the Sprengisandur high desert plateau.
ICYMI: @rapha's fascinating short film features Ron Bartle recounting the first crossing by bike in 1958, a truly incredible feat.
Images courtesy of the Rough Stuff Fellowship / Raymond Bottomely @rsfarchive and @georgemarshallphoto
Link in bio.
#ADVNTR #gravel #bikepacking #Sprengisandur #roughstufffellowship...
Breaking: four all-new gravel bike models from @ribble_cycles in alloy, carbon, titanium and an alloy e-grav grav!
Read all about it on ADVNTR now.
#ADVNTR #gravel #bikepacking #ribble #ribblegravel...
'As cyclists, we noticed a clear shift. Any traces of autumn take a bow and we’re left with winter in its purest form. The woods turn to deep, dark, earthy shades and seem devoid of life. Temperatures and traction drop hand-in-hand and rides seem to be first and foremost about escaping the house with anything beyond that considered a bonus. Autumn is long gone, spring is nowhere to be seen.
It’s in that deepest and darkest chapter of the winter that we really found a certain special something. Numb fingers, wet arses, frozen toes but plenty of rewards alongside, albeit hard earned ones.'
To celebrate the launch of the short film The Tipping Point, we spoke to Co-Directors @jamie_wideopen and @domjohn_dop about the motivation behind this incredibly poetic and relatable piece, how getting outside in all weathers has been instrumental in helping them get through a long winter in lockdown, and the challenges that such a creative project faces.
Watch on ADVNTR now.
#ADVNTR #gravel #bikepacking #thetippingpoint...
Would you ride a bike made of bamboo and flax fibre composite? Check out this incredible process as documented in film by the @bamboobicycleclub and @patriklundinphoto.
#ADVNTR #gravel #bikepacking #mtb #bamboo #bamboobicycle #bamboobicycleclub...
Tubeless set up needn't be a chore, and the @schwalbetires Tire Booster certainly helps.
If you're looking to master home tubeless set up and already have a standard track pump, we don't think there's any other option to rival the Schwalbe Tire Booster for the price of around £50.
#ADVNTR #gravel #bikepacking #mtb #tubeless #tubelesstyre #schwalbe #tubelesssetup...