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Favicon 32x32 Bikepacking 01. März, 17:07 Uhr

Have you bikepacked as a posse? The experience is very distinct from both meditative solo rides and the close camaraderie of a shared experience with a single friend. Factor in half a dozen riders and the dynamic completely transforms, with the journey taking on a different life. Cass heads out for a few days in the sun patinaed New Mexican desert... and returns with the feel good vibes from...

Favicon 32x32 Bikepacking 06. März, 13:42 Uhr

Made in Taiwan. Made in China. These words have been stigmatized by Western consumers for decades. Cjell Monē​ recounts his time working with master frame builders there and asks, "Why? Why do we assume 'Made in China' or 'Made in Taiwan' means shitty?" The post Made in Taiwan appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Favicon 32x32 Bikepacking 05. März, 13:36 Uhr

Designed to handle the unpredictable nature of shoulder season riding, we put the 45NRTH Sturmfist 5 gloves to the test during the past few months in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. Cold, wind, and water... beware. The post 45NRTH Sturmfist 5 Gloves Review: Cold Shoulder, Warm Hands appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Favicon 32x32 Bikepacking 08. März, 14:12 Uhr

With a Niner carbon fork and Ibis hoops, Logan dialed in his Salsa Timberjack Ti for ultralight adventure. Read why he picked this frame and a cast of components that includes a Shimano/Wolf Tooth wide-range 1x drivetrain, I9 hubs, and 29x2.6" rubber for his dream bikepacking build... The post Logan’s Salsa Timberjack Ti: Space Metal Dream Build appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Favicon 32x32 Bikepacking 16. März, 14:01 Uhr

Salsa just unveiled the Journeyman, a new gravel/all-road bike with clearance for 650b x 2.2" or 700c x 50mm tires and plenty of bikepacking-friendly features. Priced at $899 or $1,099, the Journeyman seems to be quite a bargain for those looking to dabble in backroad wandering or gravel road adventure. The post Introducing the Salsa Journeyman: An Affordable All-Road Adventure Machine appeared...

Favicon 32x32 Bikepacking 27. Februar, 13:54 Uhr

To preface, this ‘new’ route formerly existed as three disconnected segments — some of the first routes created on this website — which have been joined and reworked to make up the larger Morocco Traverse. The Route of Caravans is a monumental bikepacking route that explores three distinct regions in southern Morocco, the first of […] The post Route of Caravans: Morocco Traverse (South)...

Favicon 32x32 Bikepacking 28. Februar, 16:03 Uhr

Matthew Kadey, author of "Rocket Fuel - Power Packed Food for Sports + Adventure," is an adventure cyclist and dietitian. Matthew’s two-wheeled travels have taken him to numerous countries including Ethiopia, Syria, and Thailand, just to name a few. We asked Matthew for some bikepacking-friendly recipes from his cookbook, and as an added bonus he whipped us up our own special energy ball...

Favicon 32x32 Bikepacking 03. März, 13:41 Uhr

With clearance for 45mm 700c tires, four bottle bosses, rack and utility mounts, and loads of details, the new Trek Checkpoint was designed with gravel bikepacking in mind... The post Introducing the Trek Checkpoint Gravel Bike appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Favicon 32x32 Bikepacking 17. März, 12:54 Uhr

Wolf Tooth's new RoadLink DM (Direct Mount) allows Shimano R9100/R8000 derailleurs to work with bigger cassette cogs resulting in a broader gear range for touring or bikepacking... The post New Wolf Tooth RoadLink DM appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Favicon 32x32 Bikepacking 07. März, 12:52 Uhr

With plenty of mounts, a carbon fork with dueling three-pack bosses, and clearance for 700c x 45mm or 650b x 2.2" tires, the all new Rocky Mountain Solo is designed for gravel and adventure. Learn about both models and watch the launch film here... The post Rocky Mountain Solo Rereleased as an Adventure-Road Bike appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Favicon 32x32 Bikepacking 19. März, 12:43 Uhr

The Rockgeist Gondola is a lightweight, dropper post compatible saddlebag that offers a race-ready, minimalist design and pairs well with any post out there. Here are Miles’ first impressions after a few months of fast and rowdy riding in British Columbia, and a look at why size isn’t everything when it comes to dropper post seat bags for bikepacking. The post Rockgeist Gondola Dropper Post...

Favicon 32x32 Bikepacking 09. März, 13:03 Uhr

Looking for big 650b Road Plus rubber? Donnelly just rolled out its range which includes two 650b x 50mm tires, their popular X’PLOR MSO and the new Strada USH... The post Donnelly Adds Two 650b X 50mm Road Plus Tires appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Favicon 32x32 Bikepacking 28. Februar, 18:19 Uhr

HUNT Bike Wheels has introduced two new 650B Road Plus "Adventure" wheels... the lightweight HUNT AdventureCarbon Disc and the MASON x HUNT AdventureDynamo Disc with a SONdelux Dynamo. The post New Hunt 650b Road Plus Wheels: AdventureCarbon + AdventureDynamo appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Favicon 32x32 Bikepacking 13. März, 10:00 Uhr

It's fairly uncomplicated to gather some provisions, lash some dry bags to a bike, and disappear into the woods for a couple of days. Read Logan’s account of a last-minute decision to go bikepacking back in 2013. Plus, a how-to starter kit for an easy overnighter. The post An Impromptu Overnighter appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Favicon 32x32 Bikepacking 14. März, 12:28 Uhr

Mountain bike access to our remote backcountry trails is becoming more and more challenging. In this new short film, three riders set out on a stretch of the Continental Divide Trail between Montana and Idaho in the hopes of shedding some light on this issue... The post The Fun/Suffer Divide: Bikepacking the CDT appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Favicon 32x32 Bikepacking 13. März, 16:10 Uhr

In the next couple of days, our friend Chris Reichel will be setting out on a two week bikepacking and packrafting trip through Nepal's Mustang District. To commemorate the journey, Ibis and Industry Nine collaborated on this original build, complete with a laser etched Tibetan mantra on the hub and spokes... The post Chris’ Industry Nine Ibis Ripley… Built for Nepal appeared first on...

Favicon 32x32 Bikepacking 07. März, 16:28 Uhr

Although renowned for its chunky, world class singletrack, Sedona and its red rock buttes also make a fantastic backdrop for a family bikepacking adventure. Cass and Nancy head off with their five-year-old in tow - literally - to explore its trails, jeep tracks, and gravel roads... The post Red Rock and a Dusty Child: Family Bikepacking in Sedona appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Favicon 32x32 Bikepacking 12. März, 12:58 Uhr

Beginning with a climb through the vast no man’s land between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, the route emerges onto the barren, wind-whipped moonscape of the Murghab Plateau, stopping in the end-of-the-world village of Karakul beside a deep blue lake at nearly 4000m. The track then turns west off the M41 Pamir Highway across the lonely high-altitude […] The post The Bartang Valley, Tajikistan...

Favicon 32x32 Bikepacking 08. März, 00:43 Uhr

After more than a year of testing in harsh environments around the world, Rapha has just announced the addition of the Cargo Bib Shorts to their line of offerings, part of an update to their men’s apparel collection targeted at the long-distance rider. The post Rapha Introduces Cargo Bib Shorts appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Favicon 32x32 Bikepacking 15. März, 15:44 Uhr

Every year, a hundred-strong tribe of winter-hardened fat bikers, skiers, and hikers gather in Northern Minnesota to race across a land known as the Icebox of the Nation. This year, I was one of them. Kind of... The post The Arrowhead 135: An unracer’s perspective appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Favicon 32x32 Bikepacking 18. Februar, 16:42 Uhr

Interested in mixing up rides on tarmac and singletrack? Putting in long days off-road? Some fire road bike-camping? A ride across the continent? All-City says no problem to all of the above with its new Gorilla Monsoon... The post All-City Spins Up the Gorilla Monsoon appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Favicon 32x32 Bikepacking 26. Februar, 13:32 Uhr

Hollywood touring insider, Ultra Romance, investigates behind the scenes of the nation's #1 hand built bike show. Join Ultra Romeo as he reports beyond the glossy paint jobs and meticulously filed lugs of the bespoke cycling industry. What titillating new revelations did this year hold for the world of adventure cycling? Who wore it best? All these salacious details and more right here in this...

Favicon 32x32 Bikepacking 31. August, 13:03 Uhr

With Eurobike in fully swing, Bombtrack Bicycle Company has a few of its new bikes on display. We had a chance to gather some intel from what looks to be an impressive 2018 model year lineup. Most interesting to bikepackers are the adventure-centric 29+ Beyond+ ADV, the full carbon Hook EXT-C, and the all new road-plus Audax... see details here. The post Bombtrack Quietly Unveils a Jaw-dropping...

Favicon 32x32 Bikepacking 18. September, 12:48 Uhr

To showcase some of the most iconic and beautiful canyon country in southern Utah, the route passes through Grand Staircase-Escalante National monument and dips into Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. A small section on BLM land completes the southern part of the loop. Gently climbing to 7,600 feet and dropping to 3,600 feet, the route […] The post Grand Staircase Loop appeared first on...

Favicon 32x32 Bikepacking 29. Januar, 14:37 Uhr

Surly’s all new 2018 Pugsley sees a return to it expedition roots - the interchangeable front and rear wheels are back, for true back-of-beyond 'exploratouring'. But that’s not all: unlike its predecessor, it can now easily swallow 4.3in tires, effectively offering a sweet spot between the monstrous-tired Moonlander and the Pugsley of old. Here's our first ride report... The post 2018 Surly...

Favicon 32x32 Bikepacking 29. Januar, 12:47 Uhr

Released today after winning awards at film festivals around the world, The Frozen Road depicts and incredible month-long expedition through Canada's remote and frozen Yukon Territory to the Arctic Sea. This was just a month within a 3-year bike trip that Ben Page began in 2014. Watch the film, see an amazing collection of photos, and read a QA with the filmmaker... The post The Frozen Road...

Favicon 32x32 Bikepacking 24. Februar, 14:12 Uhr

We’re sold on Orange Seal's Endurance formula sealant for long bikepacking trips… here’s why. Plus, a look at Orange Seal’s new VersaValve tubeless valve stem kit... The post Orange Seal VersaValve Tubeless Valve Stem appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Favicon 32x32 Bikepacking 22. Februar, 13:30 Uhr

In case you missed it over the weekend, one of our favorite bikes from last year got a facelift with 29x2.6 tires, new colors, and three new build specs... The post Salsa Deadwood Gets a Makeover appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Favicon 32x32 Bikepacking 15. September, 12:55 Uhr

Brandon Watts, Founder of Freehub Magazine, and longtime friend Steve Dempsey set out on a bikepacking trip in Sun Valley, Idaho... from airport to singletrack for a five night trip navigating countless trail options. Watch the video here. The post Bikepacking Sun Valley’s Sawtooth Singletrack appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Favicon 32x32 Bikepacking 06. Februar, 14:29 Uhr

A sneak peek at the all new QUOC Gran Tourer, a high-end gravel and all-road cycling shoe with a waterproof mid, 'Tiger Camo' microfiber upper, and a burly lugged outsole built for tough terrain... The post New QUOC Gravel Shoes: Gran Tourer Sneak Peek appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

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