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Poncho Vs Rain Jacket for Hiking: Pros and Cons

It’s important to always prepare for poor weather. You never know when it’s going to rain. The ideal rain gear depends on the activity you’re doing, the weather you expect, how much gear you want to carry, as well as personal preference. When choosing rain gear for your trip, you have two options. This guide …

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Buying a Bike on Amazon: Pros and Cons

Buying a bike on Amazon is a convenient and affordable alternative to buying a bike at a bike shop. Amazon offers a wide range of quality bikes that ship straight to your door. Usually with free shipping and easy returns. They offer convenient assembly options as well. That said, there are some major drawbacks to …

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Titanium Vs Carbon Fiber Bike: Pros and Cons

The frame is arguably the most important individual component of your bike. It’s often the most expensive as well. When it comes to choosing a bike frame, one of the most important considerations is the material it’s made of. The ideal frame material depends on the type of riding you do. This guide outlines the …

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Schwinn High Sierra: 30 Year Old Bike Review

The Schwinn High Sierra was a top-of-the-line mountain bike back in its day. Today, if you can find one, it makes for a perfect touring bike, commuter bike, or gravel bike. This thing is overbuilt and can take a real beating. Since buying the Schwinn High Sierra, I have converted it into a touring bike and …

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Tube Vs Tubeless Bike Tires: Pros and Cons

Tubeless tires are becoming increasingly popular in cycling. Particularly on mountain bikes and touring bikes. This guide outlines the pros and cons of tube vs tubeless bike tires to help you decide which system is best for your style of riding. I’ll also outline how to convert your existing wheels and tires to tubeless if …

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Carbon Fiber Vs Aluminum Trekking Poles: Pros and Cons

When buying a pair of trekking poles, one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make is which material to go with. The body of most trekking poles is made of either carbon fiber or aluminum. The best material depends on a number of factors including the type of terrain you hike on and …

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Inflatable Vs Foam Sleeping Pad: Pros and Cons

When choosing a sleeping pad, the most important decision you’ll have to make is whether to go with an inflatable or closed-cell foam model. This choice depends on the conditions you plan to camp in as well as your personal preference. This guide outlines the pros and cons of using an inflatable vs foam sleeping …

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Tandem Bike Touring: Pros and Cons

Tandem bikes are a unique option for couples, families, and close friends who enjoy cycling together. They work great for bicycle touring as well as recreational riding. Tandems are fast, efficient, and fun to ride. Of course, there are some disadvantages as well. This guide lists the pros and cons of riding a tandem bike …

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