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Blister Open Mic

Introducing: Open Mic

We’re launching a new written series on BLISTER called, Open Mic, where athletes, artists, and others will be tasked with an unusual assignment. Jonathan Ellsworth explains.

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An Update on Blister Labs’ Mountain Bike Wheel Testing

An Update on Blister Labs’ Mountain Bike Wheel Testing

Our Blister Labs team is well underway with mountain bike wheelset testing that is going to provide far more detailed information and real-world quantitative data than anything that has previously been available to consumers. Here’s an update on what we’re up to and how it’s going.

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David Golay reviews the Sage Flow Motion for Blister

Sage Flow Motion

The Sage Flow Motion is a beautifully constructed titanium Trail hardtail, but unlike the XC-oriented options of yesteryear, it’s got modern, aggressive geometry and 29’’ wheels, and the result is a whole lot of fun.

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Inov-8 Parkclaw G 280

Road-to-trail shoes are becoming an increasingly popular option for runners who might not have immediate access to trails from their front door. Asking a shoe to feel smooth on pavement and grip on dirt is a tall order, but after testing Inov-8’s Parkclaw G 280, we think it’s up to the task. Check out our full review for the whole story.

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Dylan Wood and Eric Freson review the Intense Tracer 279 for Blister

Flash Review — Intense Tracer 279

We’ve been spending some time on the new Intense Tracer 279. Check out our initial impressions of this mixed-wheel Enduro bike.

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Dylan Wood and Eric Freson review the Intense Tracer 279 for Blister

2022 Intense Tracer 279

The new Intense Tracer 279 got a pretty drastic makeover over the last version, including a dedicated mixed-wheel configuration. So what else is new, and how does this position the Tracer 279 in the ever-crowded class of Enduro bikes? Check out our First Look and Flash Review to find out.

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Danielle Snyder on Rewarding Failure, Taper Tantrums, & Mental Health in Ultrarunning (Ep.131)

You’ve probably encountered the adage that running is 90 percent mental, yet despite this feeling (and how true it may be), most runners dedicate the majority of their training to making sure they’re physically fit. But the brain fatigues too, so we talked with running coach and licensed clinical social worker, Danielle Snyder, about the importance of mindset training and the connection between mental well-being and physical performance.

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Trail Running 101: How to Run Uphill

Hills can pose a challenge to runners new to the trails. Steep and sometimes rocky inclines have a way of disrupting the rhythmic stride found on the roads, often leading to frustration, less efficient running, and the following fatigue. Confronting a climb doesn’t always have to feel like a tremendous obstacle though, and in part seven of our Trail Running 101 series, we cover a few techniques for how to navigate them with ease.

Blister Crafted Podcast; Trailer episode

Introducing: CRAFTED

CRAFTED is the newest addition to the Blister Podcast network — subscribe today to make sure you don’t miss out on our first episode, coming this week.

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Alex Nichols on Coaching College Cross Country, Pikes Peak Streaking, & Beekeeping (Ep.132)

After being named the head coach of Colorado College’s cross country program last year, trail and ultrarunner, Alex Nichols, has made a habit of inviting some of his athletes out to support his own racing endeavors, including his 8th-place finish at the Western States 100 back in June. So, we talked to Alex about the intersection between coaching full-time at his alma mater and running trails professionally, and a whole lot more.

Blister Open Mic

Introducing: Open Mic

We’re launching a new written series on BLISTER called, Open Mic, where athletes, artists, and others will be tasked with an unusual assignment. Jonathan Ellsworth explains.

Luke Koppa reviews the Head Kore 87 for BLISTER.

2022-2023 Head Kore 87

Here are our measured specs, rocker profile pics, and flex pattern numbers for the new Head Kore 87.

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Blister Brand Guide: On Running Shoe Lineup, 2022

On’s shoes are instantly recognizable due to their unique, bulbous midsoles / outsoles. But how do each of their road and trail shoes differ, and which one should you get? Check out our Brand Guide to find out.

An Update on Blister Labs’ Mountain Bike Wheel Testing

An Update on Blister Labs’ Mountain Bike Wheel Testing

Our Blister Labs team is well underway with mountain bike wheelset testing that is going to provide far more detailed information and real-world quantitative data than anything that has previously been available to consumers. Here’s an update on what we’re up to and how it’s going.

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Win MTB Gear from 7iDP

This week TWO lucky winners will each get to pick any pair of 7iDP knee pads they want, and they’ll get a pair of gloves + a T-Shirt!

David Golay reviews the Sage Flow Motion for Blister

Sage Flow Motion

The Sage Flow Motion is a beautifully constructed titanium Trail hardtail, but unlike the XC-oriented options of yesteryear, it’s got modern, aggressive geometry and 29’’ wheels, and the result is a whole lot of fun.

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Inov-8 Parkclaw G 280

Road-to-trail shoes are becoming an increasingly popular option for runners who might not have immediate access to trails from their front door. Asking a shoe to feel smooth on pavement and grip on dirt is a tall order, but after testing Inov-8’s Parkclaw G 280, we think it’s up to the task. Check out our full review for the whole story.