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Bikepacking
21. April, 13:24 Uhr

Let’s be honest, road 1x drivetrains just don’t cut it. The ideal 1x for gravel bikes and drop-bar bikepacking rigs comes in the form of a road shift lever paired with a mountain bike rear derailleur and/or cassette. For the past year and a half, we’ve been experimenting with various hacks and drivetrain modifications to achieve the best of both worlds: a wide gear range and an appreciable...

Bikepacking
11. Juni, 12:37 Uhr

With clearance for 27.5 x 2.4″ tires, a quick and nimble geometry, and double dropped chainstays, the Open WI.DE. (Winding Detours) is a coveted and capable machine. Joe Cruz put this bike through a full test with big 27.5" mountain bike knobbies in Colombia and 700C gravel tires back in Vermont. Read his detailed review here. The post Open WI.DE. Review: The Last Bicycle? appeared first on...

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
26. September, 13:31 Uhr

For the most part, modern mountain bikes come stocked with relatively wide and straight handlebars, typically with a 9-degree sweep or less and a subtle rise at best. Whilst this style of handlebar may well suit a trail rider’s needs, they’re not necessarily the best option for big backcountry rides and long distance bikepacking. After […] The post List of Comfort MTB Handlebars appeared first...

Bikepacking
01. April, 12:02 Uhr

Sharing an uncanny resemblance to their Aero Gravel Handlebar, Farr's new Aero MTB Alloy Handlebar is a 760mm wide flat bar with an aero extension for more hand positions and increased comfort. Learn more here... The post New Farr Aero MTB Alloy Handlebar Released appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
24. Mai, 12:16 Uhr

Basking in some well-deserved limelight at the 2019 Bespoked UK show, this sumptuous dirt drop mountain bike from London-based Stayer was quite the looker. Complete with custom porteur rack and a laser cut yoke for three-inch tires, its US-inspired aesthetic is complemented by a smattering of North American boutique parts. We find out more about the bike and the business behind it... The post...

Bikepacking
10. Mai, 13:19 Uhr

As part of our ongoing Bespoked UK coverage, we're taking a look at Ted James Design's plus-tyred titanium bikepacking steed, just back from an off road tour through the Scottish Highlands, complete with quad fork, mud splatter, Crocs, and a handmade leather front bag... The post Bespoked UK: Ted James and his Ti MTB Tourer appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
06. März, 16:12 Uhr

We had a chance to demo several new hardtails at the Sedona Mountain Bike Festival this past weekend. Here are thoughts on each, photos, a numbers comparison, and a few other miscellaneous photos from around the festival... The post Four 27.5+ Hardtails (and more) From Sedona MTB Fest 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
23. August, 19:53 Uhr

Bombtrack just announced the Hook ADV, an ultra-niche machine that blends the essence of 90s era mountain bikes with all the new features typical on modern day drop-bar gravel rigs... and more. The post Bombtrack Hook ADV is a Blend of MTB and Gravel Rig appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
08. November, 13:16 Uhr

This past summer, Kona slipped yet another drop-bar gravel bike, the Libre, into their lineup. So, where exactly does it fit into Kona’s already versatile range? We tested the Kona Libre DL on countless rides and multiple bikepacking trips to find out. Here’s the full review... The post Kona Libre DL Review: Gravel Priorities appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
07. Januar, 12:46 Uhr

Carrying water bottles and gear on your fork is now standard bikepacking practice, and can be found on touring bikes going well back into the 70s and 80s. However, forks with bottle cage mounts were hardly commonplace until recently. It wasn’t until the fall of 2008, on the inaugural “Fun Guy Green” Salsa Fargo, when […] The post Complete List of Forks with Bottle Cage Mounts (Utility Forks)...

Bikepacking
23. Januar, 14:05 Uhr

After years of riding in 5.10's classic Freeriders, Cass thinks it's time to give another trail shoe a go: Bontrager’s Flatlines. After six months of use, find out how he got on, and whether their Vibram tread survived the rigours of bikepacking, city sidewalks, and regular trail riding... The post Bontrager Flatline MTB Shoes: Grippy and Durable appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
31. März, 16:35 Uhr

With clearance for 700c x 50mm (27.5 x 2.1") tires and a long and slack geometry, the all-new FUSTLE Causeway blurs the definition of gravel bike, a trend we've seen from a few other brands recently. Find all the specs and a launch video here... The post New UK Bike Brand Launches the FUSTLE Causeway GR1 Gravel Bike appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
15. Januar, 12:50 Uhr

As mentioned in part one, 650B Gravel(plus) Bikes, bikepacking bikes come in all shapes and sizes. Drop-bar mountain bikes are one of the more popular manifestations, favored among Tour Dividers, weekend escapists, and those hellbent on a one-bike stable—especially the drop-bar 29er. In short, riders find these bikes both comfortable and efficient. Here’s part two […] The post Complete List of...

Bikepacking
23. April, 15:22 Uhr

Introducing the Bassi Bikes Hog's Back, a steel all-road touring bike that's equally happy loaded down with a month's worth of gear as it is running errands around town. We've put together a detailed first look with help from Bassi Bikes' owner Julian Gammon, including photos and an interview to learn more about his company. Learn more here... The post Introducing the new Bassi Bikes Hog’s Back...

Bikepacking
06. März, 15:03 Uhr

The newly designed Curve GMX+ has clearance for 29 x 3.0" tires and some very unique mounting features, including a new fork with six mounts per blade, and an unprecedented seven pairs of bottle cage mounts on the frame. Find all the specs here and learn about the preorder that kicked off earlier this week... The post Curve Launches GMX+ with clearance for 29+ tires and 7 bottle cages appeared...

Bikepacking
03. Februar, 13:32 Uhr

The Yokozuna Ultimo is a hybrid brake for drop-bar bikes that uses standard metal cables to engage a fully contained hydraulic caliper. With a four-piston design, Ultimo brakes promise all the stopping power and modulation of a full-hydraulic system, without the installation headaches and complexities that come with it. We’ve been testing a pair for several months for this review... The post...

Bikepacking
20. Juni, 12:55 Uhr

Named after Benedict's Instagram alter-ego, the Crust Romanceur fits him like a glove. We had a chance to catch up with Ultraromance in Tucson to find out what makes this bike special. Read on for details... The post Benedict’s Crust Romanceur appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
29. Januar, 12:53 Uhr

UK-based Ragley's updated 2020 Trig all-road bike is available in two builds at wallet-friendly prices, both of which now feature a carbon fork with three-pack mounts. Find specs, pricing, and photos here... The post 2020 Ragley Trig Builds Announced appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
06. Januar, 18:05 Uhr

Just announced, PNW Components' new extra-wide, MTB-inspired Coast Drop Bar and Stem are designed for off-pavement riding by addressing issues related to comfort and control. Find all the details, including PNW's launch video, here... The post New PNW Coast Drop Bar Comes in 480 and 520mm Widths appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
10. Dezember, 14:01 Uhr

The second installment of our 2019 Bikepacking Awards recognizes the gear that’s impressed us this year. Find our top picks in a dozen categories, including Best New Component, Best Tools, and Top Five Bikepacking Bikes. Plus, some thoughts on the bikes that are already on our radar for 2020… The post 2019 Bikepacking Gear of The Year appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
15. August, 11:10 Uhr

Kona recently launched the Libre AL, a 6061 aluminum version of their popular off-road drop-bar bike. But, it's only going to be available in Europe, for now. Here are all the details and specs... The post Kona Libre AL Launches… in Europe only appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
01. März, 16:02 Uhr

Salsa just announced its reengineered lineup of full-suspension mountain bikes. With revamped suspension dynamics, modernized geometry, added tire clearance, and a new look, all three are heavily positioned tp trail mountain bikers. The two 29ers also get Super BOOST rear end, larger frame bag space, threaded BBs, more mounts, and a few new tricks that should make them equally attractive to...

Bikepacking
31. Dezember, 12:48 Uhr

With the 2018 Bikepacking Gear of the Year Awards behind us, there are still several great products left on the table that are worth mentioning. Here are a dozen of Logan’s favorites that in his opinion could have easily made the list… The post Editor’s Choice: Logan’s 2018 Gear Picks appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.