Bikepacking in Baja: How to tips from a recent journey

Ride, eat, sleep, repeat. Life is simple when traveling by bike. You carry everything you need and find everything else along the way. At least, that’s what we did while bikepacking in Baja a short time ago. I recently returned from riding the Baja Divide Cape Loop, a 400+ mile …

Mining for Skills with Kirt Voreis as He Shreds a Desert Landscape

You want to do a wall ride? You need basic skills. You want to roll off steep obstacles? You need basic skills. You want to ride steep terrain? You need basic skills. You want to corner in control and at speed? You guessed it, you need basic skills. Kirt Voreis …

A World Cyclocross Champ in his 70’s? How Rick Abbott Earned the Rainbow Jersey.

An avid bicycle tourist, Rick Abbott didn’t start competing on a bike until he turned 56. Now, in his 70’s, he’s a Masters World Cyclocross Champ with a Rainbow Jersey as proof. We were lucky enough to catch up with Rick to talk about his victory, how he handles training, …

Defiant Packs and Niner Bikes Team Up on New Frame Bag with Unique Attachment

Frame bags are nothing new, but they often attach with straps around the frame. During rides, no matter how secure the bags are, these bags move. Even securely attached, the bags and straps often slide, even just a little bit. As they slide, they rub on the frame. They also …

Behind the 9: Pedal Damn It! It’s always been a Niner thing.

Pedal Damn It. A simple phrase for a simple bike. Back in its fledgling stage, Chris Sugai, one of Niner’s founders, had six or maybe seven different bikes and each one was a singlespeed. A self-professed bike geek, and a wee bit younger at the time, Sugai enjoyed the simplicity …