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A recap of popular stories this week, July 1-7, 2018.

1) The 10 Best Hikes You’ve Never Heard Of

A recent book by Maren Horjus outlines 100 unknown hiking gems across the U.S. This story highlights hidden trails that deserve John Muir Trail-level hype and Narrows-style recognition. Ditch the crowds on these weekend adventures that have been solitude glutton-approved.

2) Specialized: This Is ‘Fastest Race Bike We’ve Ever Made’

The Specialized Venge has updated tube shapes, a new cockpit, and costs $12,500. During the same week Cannondale touted the fastest road bike ever made, Specialized fired back with its latest addition.

3) ‘Ball-and-Socket’ Helmet Protects Better, Looks Sleek AF

With its retooled MIPS design, the Giro Aether promises improved safety. But it would be a shame to crash in a helmet this sexy.

The MIPS Spherical technology inside the Aether works like a ball-and-socket joint, providing greater rotational movement, better safety, and more comfort.

4) The ‘Top Gun’ of Drone Pilots Films MTB Like Never Before

This video captures shots of mountain biking we can barely believe are possible. By Airblastr, the drone pilot has some absolutely insane flying skills. It speeds through the woods at dizzying speeds, following a super-fast mountain biker.

Click play and hold your breath.

5) Emerging Gear: Outdoor Products This Week

This week’s roundup of new outdoor gear included a solar-powered oven, bamboo eating utensils, and one outrageously priced pair of board shorts. Read to stay up to date on emerging tech in the outdoors world.

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