Travel Via Gravel — tubeless

Reflections on the 2022 Tour Divide and my Initial Gear List

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Reflections on the 2022 Tour Divide and my Initial Gear List

Ouch!  Mad respect to those that finished the TD this year, I wasn't one of them. My failure to complete the course, however, had nothing to do with my bike or gear, no mechanical or electrical issues over ~1,000 miles. I was the problem!! I've got some unfinished business out west. After doing nearly all of my training in the winter and spring in Indiana's cold, wet weather, my body took exception to the no-prep immersion to New Mexico's hot weather and higher-than-I-was-accustomed-to altitude. I had plane tickets to Calgary and hotel reservations in Banff and changed all that to...

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Jefe Adds MaXalami Synthetic Tire Sealant and Two New Shutter Precision Hubsets

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Jefe Adds MaXalami Synthetic Tire Sealant and Two New Shutter Precision Hubsets

May 2022 -- Jefe Velo LLC has added three new product lines to its growing line of nonpareil bikepacking gear. The online site has added MaXalami Wurstwasser synthetic tire sealant, one of the best-selling tire sealants in Europe, and 100x15 thru axle & 100x9 quick release / 150x15 fat bike widths of Shutter Precision's high efficiency PD-8X dynamo hub.

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