Get a Local Tour of MTB Paradise With Salsa’s ‘Banana Belt Bike People’

Salsa Cycles’ ‘Banana Belt Bike People’ shows off Colorado’s all-season mountain biking haven through a local lens.

What’s a “banana belt”? In Salsa’s latestFor the Love of Dirt‘ episode, the term describes a near-perfect mountain bike climate. Nestled in southern Colorado’s Native Ute territory of Nuu-agha-tuvu-pu, the belt’s wild topography offers some of North America’s best year-round MTB conditions.

In 12 short minutes, ‘Banana Belt Bike People’ centers on the belt’s diverse terrain through the eyes of a few MTB-loving locals.

The result is an easy-going, fire-stoking film that will take you down, up, and over flowy offroad trails, tumbling rivers, tall peaks, and unbridled wilderness.

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Jilli Cluff
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Jilli grew up in the rural southern Colorado mountains, later moving to Texas for college. After seven years in corporate consulting, she was introduced to sport climbing. In 2020, Jilli left her corporate position to pursue an outdoor-oriented life. She now works as a contributor, gear tester, and editor for GearJunkie and other outlets within the AllGear network. She is based out of Austin, Texas, where she takes up residence with her climbing gear and one-eared blue heeler, George Michael.

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