We’re heading into the last days of 2018, so here’s this year’s last issue of the MTB Weekly. This time we go bikepacking with Sarah Swallow, we ride in beautiful Guatemala and we take a look at 10 bike hacks to improve your bike. As always I’ve put together a list of deals, that caught my eye and some gear reviews to check out. Scroll down 👇👇👇
PS: I wish you all a happy 2019! See you next year 🎆🍾
👀 Profile: Bikepacking with Sarah Swallow
I haven’t yet been on a proper bikepacking trip, but I hope to go soon. The idea of traveling with all you need to get by, sleeping under the stars and exploring new places is drawing me in. In the meantime, I’m watching others do it. Here is Sarah Swallow and her bikepacking trip across the Humboldt Redwood State Park.
🗺 Places: Guatemala with Eric Porter
Eric Porter and Justin Olsen take us to Guatemala. Riding from Antigua to Volcán Acatenango where they camped in suboptimal conditions, watching another volcano - Volcán de Fuego erupt, shredding a private bike park and finishing in Lake Atitlán.
⛏ 10 bike hacks to improve your bike
This is another from Seth’s educative 10 bike hacks series. If you haven’t watched them before, here is the full playlist. In the latest episode, Seth takes a look at bleeding your bike breaks without any kit, a cheaper alternative to bike soaps, making a slick looking chain guard and more.
🎟 GraVity Card is a Season Pass For 20 European Bike Parks
If you are a bike park rat, this one is for you. GraVity has prepared a season pass for 20 of the best European bike parks. Some of the featured bike parks include Bikepark Leogang and Bikepark Innsbruck as well as others in Austria, Slovenia, Germany, Italy, the Czech Republic and Switzerland.