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Summit County Gear Guide: Taking fatbikes for a spin (1)

November 26, 2013 — 

Out on the trail this winter, there’s an increasing chance you’ll have a close encounter with a fat-tire bike. Whether they remain a niche product in the world of biking …

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Summit County Gear Review: Copper Mountain demo features local brands (2)

November 18, 2013 — 

Reverse camber, full rocker, sidecut, park and pipe, all-mountain, freestyle — let’s face it, there’s a lot to know in the world of ski and snowboard technologies. And it seems …

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Summit County Gear Guide: Hiking season comes to the High Country (5)

October 25, 2013 — 

The snow is finally disappearing from high-mountain passes, bringing a rush of water to the valleys that bathes green everything in its path. Trails can be traversed without the fear …

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Summit County Gear Guide: Shift gears and ride comfortable (6)

October 25, 2013 — 

The snows melted, trails are drying up, summer biking events are starting to fill the calendar. With mountain biking season kicking into high-gear we’re going to take our first look …

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Summit County Gear Guide: Feet first up the mountain (7)

October 25, 2013 — 

Don’t worry, runners; we haven’t forgotten about you. This week, we’re focusing on feet, and a little bit of style, for when you head out to hit the trail this …

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Summit County Gear Guide: Lightweight, practical and from Colorado (8)

October 25, 2013 — 

This week, we’re looking at some gear for on the go, and we’re staying in state with two Colorado companies. We took to the trail to put Boulder-based outdoor gear …

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Summit County Gear Guide: The cost of racing in the USA Pro Challenge (9)

October 25, 2013 — 

Novo Nordisk Team CEO and founder Phil Southerland and head mechanic Andy Stone took time from their preparation for the USA Pro Challenge to chat with High Gear about the …

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Summit County Gear Guide: Phone home — from wherever you are (10)

October 25, 2013 — 

Even on an outdoor adventure, we want to stay connected to home base — for safety, support or just a friendly voice on the other end of the line. This …

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Summit County Gear Guide: Layering for fall (11)

October 25, 2013 — 

With the fall season knocking on our doorstep, it’s time to start thinking about cooler temperatures. Before the snow starts to fall, there’s still plenty of opportunity to get out …

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Summit County Gear Guide: Tug & Tow, developed in Breckenridge, keeps the dog’s leash out of your front wheel (12)

October 25, 2013 — 

A few years ago, Orion Paiement, owner of Snow Caps Sled Dogs in Breckenridge, was looking for a way to exercise his dogs in the summer. “I really wanted to …

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Summit County Gear Guide: Sunlight in a bottle: CamelBak uses UV light to purify water (13)

October 25, 2013 — 

On Friday afternoon, I plugged my water bottle into a laptop USB port for a charge. Saturday found me in the woods of Wisconsin, dipping the bottle into a lake …

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Summity County Gear Guide: Gear Junkie tests energy bars with taste (14)

October 25, 2013 — 

It used to be the food bricks we call “energy bars” were barely edible. That changed years ago, though you wouldn’t know by the ill looks some people still give. …

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Summit County Gear Guide: Iconic bike backpack from Chrome (15)

October 25, 2013 — 

Made in the USA and used by bike messengers and commuters around the planet, the Warsaw backpack from Chrome is an iconic piece of gear. Built to last with industrial-strength …

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Summit County Gear Guide: A look at some knives that will soon be allowed on airlines, thanks to TSA changes (16)

October 25, 2013 — 

In a dramatic policy change, the Federal Aviation Administration will soon allow small knives on commercial airplanes. Starting in late April, airline passengers can carry pocketknives with small blades. We’re …

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Summit County Gear Guide: Bring music to the backcountry with JBL (17)

October 25, 2013 — 

Is recorded music in the backcountry a sin? Some readers of this column revolted last winter when I proclaimed a portable Bluetooth speaker as one of my favorite products of …

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