Under Test: Thule Pack ‘n Pedal Tour Rack

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Attaching a rack to a bike that lacks the necessary fittings often requires a bit of creativity or jury-rigging. For some setups, no amount of p-clamps, zip-ties, or duct tape can compensate for a rack-hostile design. Thule’s Pack ‘n Pedal Tour rack eschews conventional rack fittings for ratcheting straps that work with virtually any bicycle from full suspension mountain bikes to commuters and everything in between.

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First Impressions: Blackburn Chamber HV Pump

Have you ever tried inflating a car tire with a bicycle pump? For plus- and fat-bike riders, that’s about what it feels like when you use a pump designed for high-pressure, low-volume tires. Sure, you can do it, but it definitely¬†ain’t fun. Thanks to Blackburn’s Chamber HV¬†floor pump ($79.99 MSRP), airing up your mountain or fat-bike tires doesn’t have to feel like arm day at the gym.

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