Top 10 Outdoor Companies that We Love: Local, Ethical, Sustainable!

We live in a world of choices. Throughout your day, you make hundreds of choices consciously and unconsciously, that define you and shape the world we live in. Now, I'm not here to tell you who you are, but what I can do is provide a list of Outdoor Brands that have decided to make a positive impact in our world.

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Power to the consumer

I have been a Sales Manager in the cycling industry for roughly 5 years. During that time, I have experienced a dilemma - do I support cycling companies under a parent company that is at odds with my personal views?

The company at hand is Vista Outdoors: parent company of Bell, Giro, Blackburn, CoPilot and Camelbak. These are the cycling brands owned by Vista Outdoors. 

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Great trails, bleh bike - Salsa Woodsmoke review.

If you want a bike that you immediately need to make a bunch of upgrades to, then this is your bike! Let me preface this. I have ridden several Salsa bicycles over the years and have had great experiences on them, but this bike just missed its mark. I had this bike for two days and had a chance to ride it in varying terrain, here is my breakdown.

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