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Bikepacking
05. August, 13:22 Uhr

Tucked in between Nicaragua and Panama, Costa Rica is a country famed for its richness in ecological biodiversity and political stability, but it’s also a land oozing with bikepacking potential. But Costa Rica’s sunny surf spots and rainforest canopy walks aren’t gringo secrets. With a reputation for peacefulness and an overabundance of natural wonders, it’s […] The post La Gira de Costa (Costa...

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)...

Bikepacking
07. Juni, 12:57 Uhr

Continuing our 2018 Tour Divide week, here are the Rigs of The 2018 Tour Divide, featuring over 80 bikes with kit details and information about the riders... The post Rigs of The 2018 Tour Divide appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
13. Juni, 17:00 Uhr

During Neil Beltchenko's rookie Tour Divide run in 2015, about 1,400 miles in, pain set in. Read the full story of Neil's 36 Hours of Pain on the Tour Divide here... The post 36 Hours of Pain on the Tour Divide 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
03. Juli, 12:13 Uhr

In part two of our Tour Divide recap, Eddie Clark gets into the thick of things as the weather goes south in the high mountains of Colorado, capturing a stunning set of photos that show why the Tour Divide is one of the "most demanding and beautiful bike races in existence." The post Tracking Down the 2019 Tour Divide, Part 2 appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
31. Januar, 13:45 Uhr

If you’re new to bikepacking and wondering what we’re talking about when we reference plus-size bikes, it’s those that have ample clearance for tires between 2.8 and 3.25″ on suitable rims, whether they’re 26″, 27.5″, or 29″ in diameter. Surly introduced this supersized tire width in 2012 with the wagon wheel, 29+ Krampus. Since then, […] The post Full List of Rigid Steel Off-Road Touring Bikes...

Bikepacking
14. Februar, 12:55 Uhr

Thinking of converting from a traditional bike touring setup to bikepacking bags? Here’s how it went for Franzi and Jona mid-trip during their around-the-world journey. Plus, weight and volume analysis for ‘panniers vs bikepacking bags’, as well as a detailed insight into transforming your overweight bike touring kit to a slimline bikepacking rig and why you might consider such a...

Bikepacking
08. Oktober, 12:36 Uhr

Last summer, Hunter Ellis and a ragtag bunch of friends and family took on the San Juan Huts Gravel Grinder, a three-day route that connects Grand Junction to Moab and takes advantage of a network of stocked backcountry huts. See their story of riding through geological wonders, mingling with colorful locals, and learning to ride as a group... The post Touring the San Juan Huts Gravel Grinder...

Bikepacking
30. Januar, 05:02 Uhr

Lee Vilinsky and Cherry Fitzsimmons traveled to the Republic of Georgia to ride our Caucasus Crossing route last summer, and they put together this thorough post-ride route report. Read on for their thoughts on the highlights, challenges, logistics, and amazing Georgian food... The post Route Report: Georgia’s Caucasus Crossing appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
12. Februar, 14:35 Uhr

Consider this as part three in a Gear Index subset all about bottle cages, cargo carriers, and boss-mounted bags for carrying extra gear and water. If you’re looking for solutions for attaching cages or adding mounts to your frame, check out Ways to Attach Bottle Cages and Add Cage Mounts to Your Bike. And if […] The post Complete List of Useful, Durable, and Oversized Bottle Cages for Bike...

Bikepacking
09. April, 14:56 Uhr

Goodyear tires returns to the bike market with a full line of tubeless ready tires, including three interesting mountain bike tires that all come in 29 x 2.6" casings, a gravel tire, and a touring tire that comes in widths up to 50mm... The post Goodyear Relaunches with a Full Line of Gravel, Touring, and MTB Tires appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
12. Juni, 12:23 Uhr

Continuing our annual tradition, here are the Rigs of the 2019 Tour Divide, featuring nearly 80 riders, their bikes, and gear kit details about what they're bringing along for the 2,750+ mile journey... The post Rigs of The 2019 Tour Divide appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
04. Dezember, 14:41 Uhr

With the gearing needed for loaded bikepacking, SRAM’s 12-speed drivetrains are without a doubt intriguing. And, as more affordable groups and parts emerge, 1x12 is becoming increasingly attractive to bikepackers looking for a modern drivetrain. After 2,500+ miles on the Eagle X01 group and putting the 12-speed Eagle GX drivetrain through its paces in Georgia and Armenia, here’s our full...

Bikepacking
02. Juli, 12:52 Uhr

Eight-year Tour Divide veteran documentarian Eddie Clark spent the last week tracking down riders during this year's race. In this piece, he shares his experiences, observations, and a fantastic set of photos. See part one of his coverage of the people, places, and spirit of the 2019 Tour Divide here... The post Tracking Down the 2019 Tour Divide, Part 1 appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
05. Februar, 13:11 Uhr

Back in 2010, Salsa Cycles released the original Anything Cage, an oversized, open-sided cage made from lightweight aluminum tubing. The idea of an oversized cage wasn’t completely new, but Salsa’s concept was pretty groundbreaking. With the intention of stowing items that are significantly larger than a standard water bottle—almost anything—the Anything Cage gave birth to […] The post Complete...

Bikepacking
07. Juli, 12:24 Uhr

After the Tour Divide dust has settled, legend, Mike Hall's 2016 sub-14-day record still goes unchallenged. Here's the 2016 post-race interview with Mike, refreshed and reposted from Bikepacker.com... The post 2016 Interview with Tour Divide Legend Mike Hall appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
14. Juni, 16:44 Uhr

Interested in what Lael Wilcox is riding and carrying on her 2019 Tour Divide attempt? Here's the full gear list, bike build, a video about her kit, and a Q&A exploring a few of the gear choices we found particularly interesting... The post Lael’s 2019 Tour Divide Bike Build and Gear List appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
03. Juli, 11:22 Uhr

Applause, salutes, and cheers to Alexandera Houchin, the first woman to finish the 2019 Tour Divide, with a new women’s singlespeed record. Here are details, photos, and more about her bike... The post Alexandera Houchin Just Set the Tour Divide Women’s Singlespeed Record appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
28. Mai, 13:14 Uhr

Cinq just announced the new Adventure Fork and Touring Fork. Both carbon forks feature a new replaceable Carbon-Steel attachment system for gear mounting and are loaded with bosses and features… The post Cinq’s New Adventure Fork and Touring Fork appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
10. Mai, 12:04 Uhr

In this week's Reader's Rig, Benni Splitt shares his Tout Terrain Scrambler, built to carry him through the Balkans, Middle East, and beyond. He checks in to share details on his Scrambler, along with a handful of photos from the road... The post Reader’s Rig: Benni’s Tout Terrain Scrambler appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
05. September, 10:23 Uhr

In this edition of Rider and Rig, we chat with Mike Hayes from Cornwall, UK. As a former road racer and seasoned long-distance bikepacker, Mike talks us through his distinct Brother Cycles Big Bro build, and shares some insight into his experiences with cycling as a form of therapy for depression... The post Rider and Rig: Mike and his Brother Cycles Big Bro appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

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
02. November, 12:53 Uhr

For Luke Douglas and Flora Hodson, what started as a tour around New Zealand turned into a ride all the way back home to the UK. In this story, Luke recounts the time they spent riding through Kyrgyzstan and Tajikstan on the Pamir Highway. Read on for their story of late-season riding in the Pamirs, Central Asian hospitality, and looming wolf encounters... The post Crossing The Pamirs appeared...

Bikepacking
07. März, 13:15 Uhr

Well established within the world of traditional touring, Tout Terrain’s first foray into the bikepacking realm comes by way of the 27.5+ Outback. Like other products in this German company’s extensive range of steel bikes, the Outback is a modern hardtail that embraces the technological marvels of an internal drivetrain, in the form of the Pinion C1.12. We take one to France's...

Bikepacking
17. März, 14:46 Uhr

Sterling Boin is cycling and skiing Colorado's tallest peaks. Here's a bit more about his project, some pre-trip photos, and a live map to track his progress... The post Sterling Boin’s Tour de 14ers appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
16. Januar, 13:44 Uhr

Cjell Monē wanted nothing more than to follow a faint, squiggly line from Sela Pass, a 14,000’ remote corner of India, to the Bhutan border. He was thwarted by the military, chased down by taxis, and barricaded by an entire village during his attempt. Read the whole story... The post Incense and Impasse appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
24. Oktober, 12:57 Uhr

Revelate Designs officially turns 10 years old today. To commemorate this milestone, we asked founder Eric Parsons to dredge up some photos from the past, and to answer a few questions about the history and future of bikepacking... The post 10 Years of Revelate Designs: A Q&A With Eric Parsons appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
02. April, 13:08 Uhr

Just announced, the Surly Bridge Club is a pavement-ready, dirt-centric touring bike designed around 27.5x2.4" tires and built to keep things simple. The Bridge Club is affordably priced at $1,200 with a chromoly steel frame, plenty of bosses and mounts, and room for 2.8" plus tires... The post Introducing the Surly Bridge Club appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
19. Juli, 12:06 Uhr

This week on Reader's Rig, we scope out Brad Wade's Specialized AWOL, complete with a set of homemade frame bags. Born with just one lung, Brad has been defying the odds by pedaling his AWOL on long tours around his region of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, and beyond. Find details here... The post Reader’s Rig: Brad’s Specialized AWOL appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
12. August, 17:43 Uhr

In our latest Rider and Rig, Skyler shows off his DaamBuilt No. 5 custom hardtail and digs deep into the nitty gritty of its angles, measurements, cable routing placement, and other intricate details that make it his near-perfect backcountry trail bikepacking rig... The post Skyler’s DaamBuilt Custom Bikepacking Rig appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
19. September, 13:23 Uhr

While many bikepackers are satisfied with a folding multi-tool for trailside wrenching, and others just blow off weight concerns and carry a full set of L-hex wrenches, some prefer the utility of a bit driver multi-tool. Here’s a comprehensive list of some of the better ones out there… The post Bit Driver Multi-Tools for Bikepacking and Bike Touring appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
04. Februar, 13:38 Uhr

After a long and bumpy ride with earlier versions of the Selle Anatomica saddle, we were happy to see the release a stronger and lighter Series 2 saddle frame. For this long-term review, we put a few thousand miles on the X2 leather skin and then swapped it out for the new heavier duty H2. The post Selle Anatomica Saddle Review + X2 vs H2 Comparison appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
17. Januar, 12:57 Uhr

To follow this mountainous, high elevation route is to see the story of southwest Peru’s landscape unfold beneath your tyres. With the exception of the Tambo Canyon, much of the Camino Del Puma lies at an average elevation close to 4000m, and one of the passes is just a couple of bike lengths shy of […] The post Camino Del Puma: Peru and Bolivia appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
12. Juli, 11:16 Uhr

After completing a trip through Bolivia and Northern Chile, Cass Gilbert talks us through his setup choices for touring on the South American Altiplano, including thoughts on weight versus practicality, the benefits of running a modular setup over a long trip, a core packlist, what survived and what didn't, and a couple of nutritious, high plain recipes. The post Lessons Learned: What to Pack...

Bikepacking
28. Juni, 13:04 Uhr

A look at the Corvid Cycles Sojourner, a custom titanium dirt-touring rig, complete with a Gates/Pinion drivetrain, a unique titanium rear rack, US-made Astral/Onyx wheels, and an original titanium touring handlebar made for the Colorado high country. Here's a gallery of the bike and a Q and A with builder Chad Corbin... The post Corvid Cycles’ Sojourner appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.

Bikepacking
21. September, 12:11 Uhr

As the writer and photographer behind Tales on Tyres, Franzi Wernsing has spent the last few years wandering the world on two wheels. After following her popular Instagram feed, Cass Gilbert finally got the chance to catch up with her in person on the Trans Alp bikepacking route, to get the full lowdown on her Bombtrack Beyond+, dig deeper into her passion for photography, and find out how she...

Bikepacking
18. Juli, 11:01 Uhr

The Ruta de Las Vicuñas uses a series of unpaved roads to link three swathes of protected land – Lauca National Park, the Reserva Nacional Las Vicuñas, and Isluga National Park – via the atmospheric Salar de Surire salt lake. As such, the area is teeming with wildlife, from leggy pink flamingos, fleet-footed vicuñas (the […] The post Ruta de Las Vicunas, Northern Chile appeared first on...

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...

Bikepacking
13. Juni, 12:49 Uhr

As pictured in Lost and Found, the feature in Issue 02 of The Bikepacking Journal, the Trans Verdon starts from a beautiful and friendly town in South East France. But don’t let yourself be deceived by the beginning of the Trans Verdon as it squiggles its way up a quiet and scenic paved road out […] The post Trans Verdon, France appeared first on BIKEPACKING.com.