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David Golay reviews the Trek Fuel EX for Blister

2023 Trek Fuel EX

The Fuel EX has been in Trek’s lineup for a long time, but the new one includes a major overhaul with more travel, dramatically different (and extremely adjustable) geometry, and a whole lot more.

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Trail Running Glossary of Terms: Trail Lingo

Trail running culture is a language in itself, full of slang terms, expressions, and phrases that add character to the sport. But like with any language, learning the vocabulary takes time, so in the fourth installment in our Trail Running Glossary of Terms series, we’ve collected and defined common lingo you might encounter out on the trails.

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Snowsports Glossary, Blister

Glossary – Snowsports

Death Cookies? Coral Reef? Chalk? Directional vs. Playful Style? Can a ski be maneuverable but not nimble? There are a whole lot of ways to talk about snow and the different ways to slide down it. Check out our updated Glossary learn more about the sometimes foreign-sounding language of snowsports and ski reviews.

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David Golay reviews the 2023 Santa Cruz Tallboy for Blister

Flash Review — 2023 Santa Cruz Tallboy

Santa Cruz calls the Tallboy a “downhiller’s XC bike” and our early impressions are that it’s a good one.

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David Golay reviews the 2023 Santa Cruz Tallboy for Blister

2023 Santa Cruz Tallboy

The Santa Cruz Tallboy has long been a popular option for a short-travel Trail bike with relatively aggressive geometry, and now there’s a new one. Check out our First Look for all the details, and our Flash Review for our initial impressions.

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David Golay reviews the Trek Fuel EX for Blister

2023 Trek Fuel EX

The Fuel EX has been in Trek’s lineup for a long time, but the new one includes a major overhaul with more travel, dramatically different (and extremely adjustable) geometry, and a whole lot more.

Blister's guide for the best skis for beginner skiers

Best Skis for Beginners: A Guide

If you are new to skiing — or just haven’t gone in a while — here is our guide to what you ought to look for in a ski, whether you are looking to rent or buy.

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Win Baselayer Kits from Minus33

This week TWO lucky winners will each get kitted out head-to-toe with Minus33’s super comfy merino wool baselayers!

With Heady Topper, John Kimmich created one of the most sought-after beers in the world, and effectively created the profile of the modern IPA. In part 1 of this tour-de-force of a conversation on our CRAFTED podcast, we talk to John about his path to opening The Alchemist with his wife, Jen, in 2003; the business - and current landscape - of craft beer; what distinguishes great beer from mediocre beer; and more. Buckle up for this one, folks.

The Alchemist co-founder & brewer, John Kimmich, Pt 2 (Ep.7)

With Heady Topper, John Kimmich created one of the most sought-after craft beers in the world, and effectively created the profile of the modern IPA. In Part 2 of our conversation, we dive into the evolution of Heady Topper; why making great beer is not enough for John & Jen; & more.

David Golay reviews the 2023 RockShox Super Deluxe and Super Deluxe Coil for Blister

2023 RockShox Super Deluxe and Super Deluxe Coil

RockShox gave their longstanding Super Deluxe and Super Deluxe Coil shocks a big overhaul earlier this year, and having now tried both on multiple bikes, we’re ready to weigh in with our full review.

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Trail Running Glossary of Terms: Trail Lingo

Trail running culture is a language in itself, full of slang terms, expressions, and phrases that add character to the sport. But like with any language, learning the vocabulary takes time, so in the fourth installment in our Trail Running Glossary of Terms series, we’ve collected and defined common lingo you might encounter out on the trails.

Snowsports Glossary, Blister

Glossary – Snowsports

Death Cookies? Coral Reef? Chalk? Directional vs. Playful Style? Can a ski be maneuverable but not nimble? There are a whole lot of ways to talk about snow and the different ways to slide down it. Check out our updated Glossary learn more about the sometimes foreign-sounding language of snowsports and ski reviews.