At 718, we believe that being able to conquer the next Adventure is more about what’s inside of you, as opposed to having the most expensive gear. Our Adventures have always aimed to “lower the barriers” of entry, with the goal of creating adventures that are attainable, diverse and inclusive.
I had my first commute with the Garmin Varia lighting system this evening. When paired with a Garmin GPS device (in my case, and Edge 1000 Explore), the headlight dims or brightens based on speed and/or time of day. and the rear (radar enabled) light lets you know if cars (or other cyclists) are approaching from behind.
Packing the “Ten Essentials” whenever you step into the backcountry, even on day hikes or rides, is a good habit. On a basic trip you may use only a few of them or none at all. It’s when something goes awry that you’ll truly appreciate the value of carrying these items that could be essential to your survival.
We have many customers who are looking to mount a Salsa Anything (or similar) style cages to their fork for more efficient gear hauling. In many instances, the customers fork doesn’t have the correct quantity or spacing to mount these types of cages.