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  • California Basketpackin’

    California Basketpackin’

    💬19    Mar 24    📝cass-gilbert    / Bikepacking Gear Lists

    Here at bikepacking.com, we like to feel we’re an open-minded collective of riders and explorers. Ever fascinated by different modes of carrying cargo on his bike – depending on the length and style of the trip – Cass reports back on his experiences ‘basketpacking’ in Southern California, along with a full a breakdown of his gear list.

  • In Search of the Best Bike Bell: The Bikeway Shootout.

    In Search of the Best Bike Bell: The Bikeway Shootout.

    💬35    Mar 23    📝logan    / Accessories

    Whether used to warn ‘slow-walkers’ or just say hello in a universal language, bike bells rule. In our search for the best bike bell for the job, we narrowed our choices down to five contenders. Here’s our take on each. And read on to see which one really rang our bell. Ding ding.

  • Lost Coast North

    Lost Coast North

    💬1    Mar 20    📝logan    / Bikepacking Videos

    Over a thousand incredible moments captured in the latest film from Mike Curiak, documenting an epic return bikerafting expedition to Alaska’s Lost Coast. Spoiler alert: mind-bending glacial fragments, insane mountain backdrops, a stink-whale… it’s all here.

  • New Santa Cruz Chameleon: Bikepacking-ready trail stud?

    New Santa Cruz Chameleon: Bikepacking-ready trail stud?

    💬13    Mar 17    📝logan    / News

    The all new Santa Cruz Chameleon is capable of shifting from a trail rig to a bikepacking mule using an elegant swappable dropout system — and 29er or 27.5+ hoops. It’s not too shabby to look at either. What do you think?

  • Salsa Warbird Review: An Underbiking truce.

    Salsa Warbird Review: An Underbiking truce.

    💬20    Mar 16    📝logan    / Bikepacking Bikes

    Back in the fall Logan and Joe borrowed a pair of Salsa Warbirds to ride the Green Mountain Gravel Growler. Here are their thoughts on the bike after a week of riding gravel, dirt tracks, plenty of singletrack… and Vermont’s infamous Class 4 roads.

  • Revelate Mag-Tank: Fit for Vikings

    Revelate Mag-Tank: Fit for Vikings

    💬3    Mar 15    📝logan    / Bikepacking Bags

    Inspired by Vikings — one source says — the new Revelate Mag-Tank forgoes a zipper and provides bag access via a smartly contoured top flap held in place by a brilliant magnetic buckle. See how it performed over 1000+ miles of rough and tumble terrain. Also, find a comparison with the venerable Gas Tank.

  • Baja Divide: A Film by Tales on Tyres

    Baja Divide: A Film by Tales on Tyres

    💬8    Mar 14    📝logan    / Bikepacking Videos

    A stunning new film documenting one couple’s experience while bikepacking the Baja Divide. Plus the route in their words alongside a beautiful collection of photos…

  • Alchemy Kratos Ti Gravel Bike Launched at NAHBS

    Alchemy Kratos Ti Gravel Bike Launched at NAHBS

    💬0    Mar 11    📝logan    / News

    Denver, CO based Alchemy Bicycle Co just launched several new bikes at NAHBS including the Kratos, dubbed by Alchemy as their ‘titanium gravel/adventure bike’.

  • Clikstand Stove Review: the Sound of Silence.

    Clikstand Stove Review: the Sound of Silence.

    💬23    Mar 10    📝cass-gilbert    / Bikepacking Gear

    The Clikstand is a lightweight, minimal stove system designed around the classic Trangia alcohol burner. Diminutive enough to pack in a framebag, it’s also perfectly proportioned for a gourmet cooking campout. Read on to discover why we like it so much…

  • Rocky Mountain Blizzard -30 Review: Back to The Future

    Rocky Mountain Blizzard -30 Review: Back to The Future

    💬6    Mar 9    📝miles-arbour    / Bikepacking Bikes

    In an industry that can often be oversaturated with new upgrades, ultra-light carbon everything, and electronic components; there are still those that believe in rock solid bikes with reliable parts. The Rocky Mountain Blizzard -30 is a sturdy fat bike that offers plenty of packing space and mixes just the right amount of modern ingenuity with time-tested features.

  • Across Cuba… the bad way.

    Across Cuba… the bad way.

    💬29    Mar 6    📝logan    / Feature Stories

    After just a single day into our Cuba traverse, we unanimously agreed that the route should be named ‘La Ruta Mala’, or ‘the bad way’. That’s quite a contradiction considering that our bikepacking trip across The Pearl of The Antilles would turn out to be a beautiful and fantastic adventure. But, then again, it took less than 24 hours to realize that Cuba is brimming with anomaly.

  • Rider & Rig: Joe Cruz’s Seven Treeline SL

    Rider & Rig: Joe Cruz’s Seven Treeline SL

    💬22    Mar 1    📝logan    / Bikepacking Bikes

    In the first of a new series, Rider & Rig, we take a look at Joe Cruz’s Seven Treeline SL titanium fat bike. Find out more about the bike, the journeys he takes it on, and how he packs it…

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