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Bikepacking
07. Februar, 14:14 Uhr

The stock Trek 520, the quintessential steel touring bike in the brand's lineup, wasn't quite doing it for Miles. Here is his take on a classic, complete with a flat bar conversion, 1x11 drivetrain, and the absolute biggest tires he could fit. Find details, lots of photos, and a complete build kit here... The post Miles’ Flat Bar Trek 520: Little Red Corvette appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
04. Juni, 13:15 Uhr

Rick Hunter has been making bikes for over two decades. All the while he’s been tinkering, hacking, and fabricating interesting ways to carry gear on his “Condor Tours,” railbike debacles, and other such far-flung bad ideas. We had a chance to catch up with Rick at his workshop in Bonny Doon, California… The post Inside Hunter Cycles (and Rick’s Brain via Five Bikes) appeared first on...

Bikepacking
31. März, 12:11 Uhr

The Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Biosphere Reserve is a vast area that straddles both the southeastern portion of the state of Puebla and the northeast portion of the Oaxaca – hence our two distinctive loops. The reserve covers 490,186 hectares, including protected core zones and more general buffer rings. This is rugged mountain country, bound by the Sierra […] The post Ojos de Cuicatlan (TCBR, Sur)...

Bikepacking
16. März, 11:51 Uhr

Ultra endurance riders Jonas Deichmann and Axel Carion recently returned from setting a record time on the Jordan Bike Trail, traversing the spectacular 730km route from Umm Qais to Aqaba in just 120 hours. Find their story and an expansive gallery of photos here... The post The King’s Way: Establishing the Jordan Bike Trail Record appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
02. Dezember, 13:40 Uhr

Just south of the geological attraction of Monument Valley, you'll find the town of Kayenta, Arizona, in the Navajo Nation. We catch up with local Jon Yazzie of Dzil Ta’ah Adventures for a quick ride and to learn about his plans to put the Navajo region on the map. Find more about Jon and his collection of beautiful bikes here... The post Jon Yazzie, Kayenta, and the Navajo Nation appeared...

Bikepacking
14. Februar, 14:04 Uhr

The first edition of the PEdALED Atlas Mountain Race launches from Marrakesh tomorrow, and will send racers on a 1,145-kilometer route across beautiful Morocco. More than 85 participants sent us a photo of their rig, plus a breakdown of their kit. Find them all here... The post Rigs of the 2020 Atlas Mountain Race appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
17. Februar, 13:30 Uhr

Eileen Schwab decided to tackle The Great Southern Brevet, a 1,100-kilometer self-supported bikepacking event around the South Island of New Zealand, as her first real race. Find a reflection from Eileen and a gallery of photos she took along the way here... The post The Great Southern Brevet 2021: Notes from a First-Timer appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
25. September, 12:50 Uhr

After years of experimentation, 6'5" TJ Kearns finally found three handlebars that fit his three preferred styles of riding. In this roundup review, he takes a look at the high and wide ENVE M9, the big touring-friendly Tumbleweed Persuader, and the ultra-wide Curve Walmer bars—a trio of handlebars that just might be the holy handlebar trinity for big folks... The post Handlebars for Big People...

Bikepacking
12. Juni, 02:25 Uhr

Last night Ted King premiered a film on his inspiring gravel ride across the state of Vermont via the forthcoming VTXL bikepacking route. He pedaled 310 miles (499 kilometers) with 35,000ft (10,700m) of climbing—90% of which was on dirt—in under 23 hours. Watch the video here along with a Q&A with Ted and the filmmakers. The post Ted King’s DIYGravel (Film) appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
24. Juli, 12:38 Uhr

With additional photos by Constantin Gerlach This route showcases the excellent off-pavement riding that is directly accessible from the urban island that is Berlin. Exiting the metropolitan area via park trails, urban forest paths and dedicated cycle ways, this route puts you on track of a 260km loop through the sparsely populated area of Märkisch-Oderland […] The post Lost-in-Brandenburg Loop...

Bikepacking
23. Juni, 13:56 Uhr

Surly just announced the completely revamped Disc Trucker, now with more mounts, added tire clearance, lower standover, more stack, shorter chainstays, and several standards upgrades that might surprise you. Find all the details here... The post The Surly Disc Trucker Gets Overhauled appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
15. März, 12:01 Uhr

We call in at Transit Cycles to talk to owner Duncan Benning about all things cycling in Tucson, Arizona: bikes, bottle art, great places to ride, and building a bikepacking community… The post Transit Cycles, Arizona: Bike Art and Bikepacking appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
18. Februar, 14:51 Uhr

Ergon has just released a few new products that look promising from a bikepacking perspective. Get a peek at the new GS1 Evo Grips, SR Allroad Core, and SMC Core Saddles here... The post New Ergon GS1 Evo Grips, SR Allroad Core and SMC Core Saddles appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
02. Februar, 13:49 Uhr

In effort to keep pedaling through the cold of winter, Virginia tests the high-end 45NRTH Naughtvind Jacket, a performance piece designed for serious winter cycling. After a couple months of use, here's her review. Plus, find a gallery and short report from two days of snow biking on the Blue Ridge Parkway... The post 45NRTH Naughtvind Review + Snow Biking the Blue Ridge Pkwy appeared first on...

Bikepacking
15. Oktober, 12:07 Uhr

In the company of Vermonter Ron Manganiello and his virtual Fall Fundo fundraising event, Cass uses a 71st birthday ride as a reason to hang with bromeliads and study Oaxaca’s remarkable botanical cosmos during an eye-opening overnighter... The post Neon Ron’s Fall Fundo and the Festival of Bromeliads appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
14. August, 13:24 Uhr

This second annual Silk Road Mountain Race kicks off this weekend. Riders will face a long and arduous course through the remote mountain landscapes of the Tian Shan mountains in eastern Kyrgyzstan. Over 40 participants sent in photos of their rigs along with details about their kit. See them all here… The post Rigs of the 2019 Silk Road Mountain Race appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
23. Juli, 11:52 Uhr

Eastern Canada's first official bikepacking event, the BT 700, saw a massive number of riders at the grand depart in St. Jacobs, Ontario. Whether participants came out to set records or tour the mixed surface route, everyone more than likely enjoyed some good ol' southwestern Ontario butter tarts. We reached out to Trevor Browne of Messkit Magazine for a recap and photos from the event... The...

Bikepacking
09. Oktober, 12:54 Uhr

During our trip to Colombia in February 2020—just before the pandemic hit—we completed three scouting missions as well as additional day rides for further route reconnaissance. Our primary goal was to scout, refine, and perfect Ruta Chingaza, a weeklong loop that starts and finishes in Bogota. While doing so, we also wanted to create a […] The post Paramos Conexion appeared first on...

Bikepacking
13. März, 12:04 Uhr

Our Reader's Rig of the week comes from Daniel Junker, whose Kona Raijin Ti recently carried him on a monsoon season bikepacking trip through Nepal's Annapurna region. Find out more about Daniel and his Kona here... The post Reader’s Rig: Daniel’s Kona Raijin Ti appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
11. November, 14:14 Uhr

Hopkins Valley is a super flexible overnighter that can be tailored to any skill level, and is a great way of experiencing the beauty of New Zealand’s South Island. A few hours drive from the Southern adventure capitals of Queenstown and Wanaka, this ride will take you through spectacular alpine scenery – mountains, river and […] The post Hopkins Valley Overnighter appeared first on...

Bikepacking
11. November, 13:17 Uhr

This past summer Evan Christenson took a blind leap and cycled the Trans-Uganda alone. Along the way he found much more than he expected and the experience was beyond life-changing. Read on for his passionate reflection on the trip and see a collection of photos from the route... The post Wild Times on the Trans-Uganda appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
30. August, 11:03 Uhr

This week's Reader's Rig comes from Berlin-based engineer and photographer Josh Meissner, whose All-City Space Horse Disc may well have the most thoughtfully put together bikepacking kit we've featured yet. Find details and photos of his weekend getaway machine here... The post Reader’s Rig: Josh’s All-City Space Horse Disc appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
21. Mai, 11:45 Uhr

Originally published Jan 2nd, 2019 / Major update: May 21, 2020 Bikepacking bikes come in all shapes and sizes—everything from plus-tire hardtails to svelte gravel race rigs, and from full-squish to fully rigid steeds. One of the most prevalent configurations combines drop-bars with big tires. The term monstercross came about to define such bikes that […] The post 650B Gravel Bikes: The...

Bikepacking
30. November, 15:54 Uhr

The new Decathlon Riverside Touring 920 is an aluminum drop bar touring bike with 29 x 2.25" tires, 33 mounting points, and a build kit catered towards off-road travel. Learn more about the complete bike and watch Decathlon's launch video here... The post Riverside Touring 920 from Decathlon appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
11. November, 23:55 Uhr

The Prairie Velo Tour, an event supported by Bonjour Manitoba, was designed to promote the wide variety of gravel in the region, plus showcase local food and culture. We reached out to event organizer Brian Szklarczuk for photos and a recap from the tour... The post Prairie Velo Tour 2019: Event Recap appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
07. August, 11:46 Uhr

We chat to Amanda Andros about the European bikepacking tour she's currently sharing with her partner Chris, and find out which routes they've ridden so far, where they're headed to next, and what motivates her to bikepack rather than tour more traditionally. Plus, Amanda shares some one-pot recipe ideas to help stay happy and healthy on the road... The post Amanda and her Salsa Fargo Plus Bike...

Bikepacking
07. Oktober, 13:07 Uhr

Adding to a range of distinctly high end road shoes, Quoc’s Grand Tourer aims to satisfy the needs of those who enjoy both mixed terrain riding and off-bike exploring... in style. A badly dressed Cass Gilbert beats up a pair in Europe and reports back. The post Quoc Gran Tourer Review: Rocks, Gravel, Dust, and Puddles appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
11. Februar, 15:04 Uhr

Helsinki, Finland-based Pelago Bicycles just announced two new racks that look like solid options for basketpacking or hauling mini panniers. Learn more about Pelago's new Commuter Front Rack Aluminium and Lowrider Pannier Support here... The post Pelago Launches Two New Front Racks appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
24. Dezember, 13:57 Uhr

Our Reader's Rig of the week comes from Chris Hahn in Calgary, Canada. He shares his Honey Packmule, a bike that's taken him all around the world since he first built it up back in 2014. Find out more about Chris and his rig here... The post Reader’s Rig: Chris’s Honey Packmule appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
19. November, 13:06 Uhr

Bombtrack's latest film follows our friends Matty Waudby and Clare Nattress on a bikepacking trip across Norway, retracing the route Matty's grandfather cycled in the 1950s based on snapshots in an old photo album. Watch it here, along with photos from their trip and a short interview with Matty and Clare... The post Matty & Clare: Lost Captures (Film) appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
02. September, 12:00 Uhr

Fernie to Hope is a short film starring Laura Brown, Steph Roorda, Annie Foreman-Mackey, and Claire Cameron as they follow the BC Trail route west across British Columbia. Find the film here, plus a Q&A with the group and photos from their trip... The post Fernie to Hope (Film) appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
26. Juni, 13:46 Uhr

Our Reader's Rig of the week comes from our friend Jay Ritchey, founder of Bags by Bird and Jay Bird Films, who shares his custom Hoefer Cycles "Chilleur," which he had built with flat bars in mind to help alleviate his carpal tunnel syndrome. Find build details and more about Jay here... The post Reader’s Rig: Jay’s Hoefer Cycles Custom appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
24. Juni, 12:18 Uhr

Federico Cabrera rides through remote areas in South America to donate solar lights, water filters, and printed portraits to those who need them most. During a recent trip in Venezuela, British filmmaker Geraint Hill came along and made this documentary about Fede's "Their Only Portrait" project. Watch it here alongside a Q and A with Fede and a photo gallery from the trip... The post Federico...

Bikepacking
25. Oktober, 12:14 Uhr

Todd Palmer and his partner traveled to Mongolia to ride our Khangai Mountains Traverse for their first overseas bikepacking trip together, where they spent 10 days pedaling through the route's vast, rolling landscapes. Find their full report here... The post Route Report: Khangai Mountains Traverse, Mongolia appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
18. September, 14:06 Uhr

The days are getting shorter here in the the Northern Hemisphere, but the season’s just beginning for gear testing. Here are a dozen products—from navigation to footwear—that have become some of Logan’s favorites throughout this past spring and summer… The post Editor’s Dozen: Logan’s Mid-Season Gear Picks appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
30. August, 12:04 Uhr

Damian and Catharine set off to explore New Zealand's coast on a series of trails ending with the renowned West Coast Wilderness Trail. Along the way they made this short film. Watch it here, then read the full report from their trip... The post West Coast Wilderness Trail appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
05. Juli, 12:58 Uhr

In today's Rider's Lens, we catch up with Texas-based photographer and professor Jerod Foster. He shares some thoughts on using photography to draw attention to places worth preserving, details about his Adventure Media course that gets students out bikepacking for credit, and more... The post Rider’s Lens: Jerod Foster’s Photography appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
28. Februar, 12:58 Uhr

With a four year history, the Navad 1000 is a bikepacking race route that begins in Romanshorn on Lake Constance and ends at the statue of Freddie Mercury in Montreux on Lake Geneva. There are much faster ways to connect these two locations with much less climbing. Instead, the Navad 1000 is a carefully crafted […] The post Navad 1000 appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
12. Oktober, 14:25 Uhr

Bikepacking Tour du Mont Blanc is a self-shot short film by James Hayden that documents his experience riding one of the most spectacular alpine singletrack bikepacking routes in Europe. Watch it here... The post Bikepacking Tour du Mont Blanc (Film) appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
14. Juli, 13:16 Uhr

The Tour De Los Padres is a challenging bikepacking route with a yearly grand depart that brings out those looking to explore California's backcountry while also testing their own physical abilities. We reached out to Gregg Dunham for a first hand account of this year's event, plus a selection of photos provided by Erin Carroll... The post 2019 Tour de Los Padres: Event Recap appeared first on...