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Percolator, Bamboo Bike, Fan-Driven Cookstove: GearJunkie Week In Review

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A recap of top stories for the past week, Feb 27 – March 5, 2016.

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1) Video Reveals ‘Future Of Fat Biking’ Via Duluth, MN

From urban settings to singletrack, to downhill riding at the local ski hill, this video shows the future of fat biking via the lens of Duluth, Minn.

2) ‘CookStove’ Has Fan To Stoke Blaze

‘Burn wood not gas.’ That is the simple tag line of the BioLite CookStove, a camp-cooking product new this month that incorporates a small fan to perpetuate a hot-burning fire.

3) Ski Jump + Bungee + Zipline = One Crazy Ride

In Tignes, France, you can now launch off a ski jump before being caught by a zip-line, upon which you’ll slide while bouncing on bungee cords.

4) Plus-Size Monster, Refined Rubber At Frostbike Show

The annual Frostbike trade show, held last weekend, gives a look at the current state and future of bike gear.

5) Build-Your-Own Bamboo Bike Kit

Want to build a bike with your own hands? Calfee gives you a natural option with the new Bamboo Bike DIY Kit.

6) Centriphone: How To Make Your Own

The ‘Centriphone’ is a contraption that creates an unique new video style that could have applications across sporting disciplines. Here’s how it is made.

7) Norwegian Skier Hits 53 MPH With Jet Propulsion

Her wild ride across a semi-frozen golf course set a new world record. Watch her antics in this video.

8) Diamondback Revamps Suspension With MTB Launch

Two new full-suspension bikes from Diamondback come in aluminum frames and feature a just-released rear suspension platform, giving riders a high-end ride under $4,000.

9) Fat Bike With A Cause: Advocate Watchman Review

The Watchman is a fat bike that can be ridden year-round, plus the proceeds from sales support cycling advocacy.

10) Balancing Act: The Jam-Packed Life Of Jimmy Chin

Jimmy Chin climbs the worlds biggest mountains, shoots photos for the most prestigious publications, stars in movies, and manages a booming business. How does he pack it all into his daily existence?

11) Kühl Introduces Its First Down Jacket

Kühl’s first jacket, the Spyfire Hoody, is a nice down insulating garment with subtle but well designed features that help it stand out from a crowded market.

12) Mini Innovation: Spyderco Roadie Slipjoint Knife

Designed to conform to a TSA regulation that was never enacted, the Spyderco Roadie is nonetheless a wonderful little pocket knife.

13) Wool, Steel, And Grit: Vintage Race Coming To U.S.

This popular vintage-era gravel bike ride is coming to the States in April, and you can sign up to take part now.

14) 6 Little-Known Snow Startups Pushing The Envelope

The ski industry is a hotbed of entrepreneurship. These six startups are worth noting as they reach for a foothold in a competitive market.

15) Stanley Percolator: Coffee The Old Fashioned Way

Percolators are an outdoors coffee-making standby. A new design from Stanley does not try to reinvent the wheel, but tweaks age-old design.

16) ‘Tour Divide’ Champ’s Secrets To Ride Mountain Range

To set a record riding 2,745 miles over the Rocky Mountains, you need patience, a fat bike, and donuts!

17) ‘Hike’ The 2,650-Mile PCT In 5 Minute Video

Get a tiny taste of what it’s like to hike the length of the 2,663-mile Pacific Crest Trail from the perspective of a man with the trail name Bear Snack.

18) Simple Checklist: Get Your Bike Ready for Spring

Master bike mechanic Lennard Zinn, author of Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance, shares this straightforward checklist to get your bike in tip-top shape for springtime riding.

19) Wood Panel Camper Makes Sustainable Statement

Made from wood and other natural materials, Homegrown Trailers are light enough to pull behind a small SUV or large car.

20) Ski Helmet Is Walkie-Talkie For Your Head

Communicate directly with others through this helmet, or answer phone calls and stream music with the touch of a button.

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