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Madras Loop

By |2022-06-30T09:12:50-07:00June 30th, 2022|bikepacking, Bikepacking Route, Old Man Mountain|

A QUICK HOMETOWN WEEKEND RAMBLE For several years in a row, we would embark on a “Motor-Free Memorial Day Weekend”. We’d grab a friend or two, load up our bikes, put a rough route together and leave from our home in Bend, Oregon for a door-to-door 3-day bikepacking adventure in our nearby mountains and forests. This year, the weather was daunting in our nearby Cascade mountains, with snow in [...]

Bikerafting the Nittalven River

By |2022-06-06T12:10:45-07:00May 27th, 2022|Old Man Mountain|

Hell Biking: Who’s idea was this anyway?! A short history lesson Hell Biking was a term coined by Carl Tobin to describe the type of riding and adventures he, Roman Dial and Jon Underwood were doing in the late 1980’s (Note 1). Roman Dial, regarded as the godfather of bikerafting, was the instigator of these tours and their 1988 adventure from Nabesna to McCarthy in Alaska, was considered to be the first ever [...]

How To Get Started Bikepacking.

By |2022-06-06T12:04:11-07:00May 23rd, 2022|Old Man Mountain|

Getting the call... So it finally happened. Your bike buddies invited you to join them on a weekend bikepacking trip. They promise peace and solitude, but after a quick google search you start to panic. Anxiety creeps in as you find your way into the depths of the bikepacking world. You spend a few moments hyperventilating, looking at ludicrous prices for bike packing specific bikes, reading extensive gear reviews filled with words and [...]

Filmed by Bike 2022 Launch Party

By |2022-04-27T11:15:03-07:00April 27th, 2022|Old Man Mountain|

Filmed by Bike — Launch Party Filmed By Bike Ticket Launch Party April is always a mixed bag in Portland. You could be in a tank top and flip flops enjoying 90º sun, you could be in your snow getup enjoying some spring slush, or anything in between. On Friday the skies welcomed attendees with fresh spring showers, but Portland is always prepared for the weather. [...]

Do I Have A Thru-Axle or a Skewer?

By |2020-01-22T10:19:49-07:00November 7th, 2019|Old Man Mountain, Robert Axle Project, Thru Axle|

The differences between a thru axle and a skewer. We get quite a few questions about the difference between an older style quick release skewer and a newer thru-axle. Thru-axles have been in mountain bikes for nearly five years now, and are now moving into road and cross bikes. But there are still many bikes that have skewers. Learn a little about the difference. Skewers Way back in 1927, Italian bike racer Tullio Campagnolo [...]

Robert Axle Project Owners Acquire Old Man Mountain Products

By |2020-01-22T10:21:22-07:00January 29th, 2019|Old Man Mountain, Robert Axle Project, Thru Axle|

Posted by Katy Bryce Bend, Oregon, August 1, 2019 – The Robert Axle Project, a U.S. manufacturer of thru axles for bikes based in Bend, Oregon, is pleased to announce the purchase of Old Man Mountain Products of Santa Barbara, California. The acquisition of Old Man Mountain will complement the existing product portfolio of The Robert Axle Project and both brands will continue to operate as separate entities. The purchase will support The Robert [...]

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