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BikeMag.com – IMBA Gives $9600 to Support Trail Building – October 2014

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BikeMag.com – IMBA Gives $9600 to Support Trail Building – October 2014

October 1, 2014

The International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA), along with its corporate partners, recently doled out $9,600 to 17 regional programs that will help chapters and affiliated organizations in their efforts of trail building, maintenance and education.

“Small grants are a great way to kickstart local efforts and often are combined with community funding to drive a larger project like a bike park or new trail, ” said Rich Cook, IMBA development director. “We appreciate that Fox, Osprey and Clif Bar get this and have contributed to growing IMBA’s small grants program.”

IMBA and CLIF Bar gave out ten trail-preservation grants of $500 each to programs that promote environment education and inspire conservation in the mountain biking community. The awards were given to many programs like SORBA-Jax, which will use its funding to improve hiking and biking trails in the Nocatee Preserve. Specifically, the money will help cover the cost of building materials and equipment necessary to build and enhance the trail-user experience.

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GramsLightBikes.com – Featuring SS15 Syncro, Zealot, Escapist Series, Moki and Hydrojet – September 28, 2014

September 28, 2014

Osprey Packs made some changes to their popular Syncro, Zealot and Escapist packs for Spring 2015, and added some new kids hydration packs…

The Zealot is only offered in a 15 liter size this year, and it has new colors with more subdued graphics. It was redesigned with a slimmer profile to keep it closer to the body and away from the arms, to help it function better during extreme trail riding. It comes with their 3-liter Hydraulics reservoir, has dual mesh side pockets, their LidLock helmet attachment, and a padded front sleeve to carry a full faced helmet…

The Syncro now comes in 3, 10 and 15 liter models, and they’re more streamlined and lighter packs then their predecessors. The super light and minimalistic 3 liter versions will be a great pack for those quick rides and races, where only a small amount of gear is needed…

Osprey made some minor changes in their bikepacking Escapist Series of packs. They now have three sizes, with capacities of 18, 25 and 32 liters,…and will come in Sin Black, Indigo Blue, Cayenne Red colors. They have a large main compartment to make it easy to carry and organize gear…

New for this year are two kid specific hydration packs, the Moki and the Hydrojet 15. The packs come with their 1.5 liter Hydraulics LT reservoir, and they’re cut for a younger riders anatomy and torso size…

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MensHealth.com – Featuring Atmos 65 – September 26, 2014

September 26, 2014
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Osprey Atmos 65
If comfort is king, then Osprey’s Atmos 65 has a serious claim to the backpacking throne. Start with its contour-following AirSpeed™ mesh suspension, which lifts the pack frame an inch off your back to boost comfort and cooling air currents. Then dial in the fully-adjustable shoulder straps and hip-belt pads help to eliminate pressure points. Finally, ventilated foam panels improve breathability while ultralight aluminum stays keep its empty weight under three and a half pounds. And although this top-loader is built to haul, its streamlined profile lets you cinch it down for a quick overnighter, or fill its eight exterior pockets to supply an extended weekend on the trail.

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PinkBike.com – Featuring Rev 6 – September 25, 2014

September 25, 2014

Hip bags have brought about a fresh trend in the mountain bike community, with riders looking for lighter and more minimalistic ways to carry essential items when out on the trail. Osprey’s new trail running Rev 6 pack might look a lot like a traditional mountain bike bag but it slots into that category as well by sporting a lightweight and simple package. The bag also sits higher on the back and is secured with two elastic-enhanced chest straps, a layout that is said to provide a comfortable yet snug fit that won’t shift around when you need employ some body english. And despite its trail running intentions, the Rev’s versatility should also make it an option for riders who are willing to considering something different.

The Rev line comes in a variety of sizes, ranging from the small 6 liter all the way up to a 24 liter option, with 12 and 18 liter options balancing out the line. Designed around the minimalist demands of a ultra-trail runners, the Rev packs include a variety of great features to make gear stowage easy and organized…

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GearJunkie.com – Featuring Moki – September 25, 2014

September 25, 2014

GearJunkie was on site in Las Vegas this month to kick tires and see the latest in cycling equipment for 2015 at the annual Interbike International Expo. Today, we offer a look at some of the stand-outs from the show floor.

Kid-Size Hydration Pack — Keeping kids hydrated on the trail is a must. But fitting a water bottle on a kid’s bike is nearly impossible. The Moki from Osprey packs a 1.5L bladder into a kid-size pack and has zippered pockets for snacks.

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BikeRumor.com – Featuring Talon 6 – September 25, 2014

September 25, 2014

Fanny packs. If enduro wasn’t already the lamest marketing trend since 27.5″ wheels, the ass backwards 80′s fanny pack has suddenly reared its ugly head in some misguided sort of pseudo euro fashion statement. Damn it…Yet it’s our duty to report on the latest and greatest coming and goings of the industry, so since Tyler is a roadie, and Zach only rides fat bikes, I was somehow conned… into running an enduro bro fanny pack battle off. Yay me…

Like the Camelback FlashFlor LR, the Talon 6 from Osprey was designed with hikers in mind, although the company claims it’s also ideal for trail running, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing…Inside there are two major compartments. The outer is smaller, but still large enough to fit a cellphone, wallet, etc… and has a key ring…The inner most pocket is voluminous and can easily hold a small jacket, and a couple of beers. Once fully loaded, two compression straps on the exterior of the bag allow you to cinch everything down…

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TheActiveExplorer.com – Featuring Variant 37 – September 24, 2014

September 24, 2014

My old climbing pack finally retired this year… This summer I started looking around for a pack that would be good throughout the year – on ice, rock, or light mountaineering. While there are a lot of good packs out there, (and I tried out many of them) my enthusiastic top choice was the Variant 37 by Osprey.

Weighing in at 3lbs, 8 oz. (for the large) it can comfortably haul loads up to 45 lbs.

Features I especially like about this pack:

  • The EVA foam expedition hipbelt and shoulder straps are incredibly comfortable.
  • The ErgoPull hipbelt closure adjusts quickly and easily.
  • I hauled a 40 lb. load up a steep approach and was impressed how comfortable the pack was.
  • If I ever want to go ultralight, the pack easily strips down to just 2 lbs…

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InsideOutdoor.com – Osprey Selects Ogden for U.S. Distribution Center – September 23, 2014

September 23, 2014

Osprey Packs announced today that Ogden, Utah, has been selected as the new location for the company’s U.S. distribution center. While Osprey company headquarters, which includes sales, customer service, marketing, finance, returns and other core functions, will remain in Cortez, Colo., warehousing and shipping will occupy a new 108,000 square foot warehouse being built for Osprey in the Business Depot Ogden (BDO).

This relocation positions Osprey’s U.S. distribution center near the national rail network, allowing for improved supply chain efficiencies, smaller environmental impact as well as providing access to transportation lanes that support better service to the brand’s retailer base. Completion of the building along with retailer shipments from this new location is expected by mid–2015…

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