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Bike Touring

Biking beyond the edge of the village

In the weak afternoon sunshine of late September 2014, I fingered my British passport at the top of the Flathead Valley before rolling down towards the US border at Eureka, Montana. After three days alone in the only uninhabited valley of southern Canada, I was looking forward to some human interaction with the border guard. […]

Cycling the conquistadors’ graveyard

In May this year my friend Alan came to visit me in Chile. Our plan was to ride an enormous, ambitious loop through the land of volcanoes and monkey puzzle trees in the south of this long, thin country. The region is known as the Araucania. For over 300 years in this inhospitable terrain of […]

5 ways to attract a sexual partner on a bike tour

Bike touring is inherently sexy. It also involves lots of skills and dedication which have been proven by the Lampoon Spoof Scientific Research Group to attract the opposite sex. Minor inconveniences like body odor and food stains on your jersey can be turned to your advantage with a little bit of thought. And the heroism […]

Tandem Living

The deal was quick. Cash in hand. I picked up the second-hand tandem from a carpark on the London ring road in the summer of 2012. It was an oppressively warm afternoon by English standards, the break rubber toasting against the rims as I rolled the machine down to the railway station. Getting a tandem […]

Surlys Front Rack… The Cattle Pusher of Bike Racks!

Surly makes a front bike rack so stout it could double as a cattle pusher on an F-450! Seriously, this is not a rack for someone wanting to save weight but rather a huge front rack that you can load up with up to 70 pounds of gear. Not only can you carry your panniers, […]

Bike Tour Buddy

An old friend from university sent me an email in mid 2014. He’d got wind I was planning a bike trip from Vancouver to Mexico and put out a feeler to see if he could come along. So, without wanting to cut him out, I did what any reasonable type A person would do and […]

The Slow Food Cyclist

I recently overhead an American cyclist lament, “The only bad thing about cycling the Tour Divide is spending $3,000 on food.” I imagined a three-week diet of dolphin steaks and unicorn burgers. But he was using the word food more loosely than I could have guessed. What really broke the bank was his daily ingestion […]

Frame Bag Sizing… What you need to know!

We sell a lot of Frame Bags at the Hub! The most common question when someone is looking for a bag is “What bag will best fit my bike?” To ensure a great fit watch this video an follow a few simple steps and take a little time and we guarantee you’ll have a much […]

Revelate Designs 2016 Products

The best is about to get even better! Revelate Designs has really pushed the bikepacking industry to where it is today. For 2016 they are coming out with some exciting new products as well as some great updates to your old favorites. New zippers, RF welded seams, pressure release valves and thermally heated hydration packs […]

Ortlieb Closeouts vs 2016 Products

At the Hub we believe if you are going on a tour or have a daily commute and you have one choice of a pannier, you choose Ortlieb! Ortlieb makes some of the most user friendly and durable bags in the world. We have a huge selection from Touring Panniers to Bike Packing Bags we […]