Ride Report – Hunting by Fat Bikes

Interest in fat bikes has grown incredibly in the past few years, and often people seeing one for the first time wonder “What do you use THAT for?” The past couple winters in Minnesota and Wisconsin have answered those questions pretty well, and more riders every year are making them their number one bike. As …

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Burton Apparel Spotlight – Burton Dunmore Jacket

So you’re not into technical outerwear, that’s cool, but seriously, it’s time to ditch the denim on the slopes. You’ll be warmer, drier, and you’ll enjoy your days on the mountain so much more if you’re covered with a jacket that’s meant for snowboarding. So if you’re in the market for a new shell this …

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Minnesota and Wisconsin Mountain Biking Guide

Sometimes you need a break from the same old trail you usually ride. The following guide is meant to inspire you to take a trip and enjoy some of the best mountain biking that Minnesota and Wisconsin have to offer. We’d also love to hear you favorite day or weekend trips for mountain biking. Let …

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Burton Re:Flex Bindings – new at Erik’s!

In our last post, we discussed the Burton ICS system and EST bindings, both items that Burton has developed in order to create a board that flexed better, provided better contact, and a better mounting system. These ideas have been the holy grail since the mid-90s. There are a whole parade of binding names that …

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AWOL x Poler Limited Edition from Specialized

We just got this awesome new ride in from Specialized, but if you want one, you better hurry – there are only 100 of these Specialized AWOL x Poler collaborations made, and we’ve got a size medium and a size large. Scroll through the photos below, specs are listed at the bottom. To see more …

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Hit the Trail – CAMBA Trails Cable / Hayward, WI

Chances are you’ve heard of Chequamegon if you’ve ridden in Wisconsin or Minnesota for any period of time – you may even have been lucky enough to draw a spot in the annual race of the same name held every September on some the trails. Dubbed as the Singletrack Capital of the Midwest, the Chequamegon …

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Technology Spotlight – Burton Channel System

What are those slots on Burton Snowboards? How do you mount the bindings on this snowboard? If you’ve never seen a board with their Infinite Channel System (ICS), it may look a bit odd at first. If this isn’t your first season snowboarding though, the benefits become easy to see. In short, better adjustability, more …

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Hit The Trail – Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trails

Drop whatever you’re doing – Grab your bike, load it on the rack and point it to Cuyuna right now! Where last week’s trail was right in the middle of most Erik’s locations, this week we’re headed to an exciting ride destination in North Central Minnesota – making it a bit further drive for riders …

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