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  • Saddlebags for Bikepacking and Front Rolltop Bags

    Saddlebags for Bikepacking and Front Rolltop Bags

    💬0    Jun 21    📝cass-gilbert    / Accessories

    Long before the advent of modern bikepacking seatpacks, there were saddlebags. This style of luggage continues to hold favour amongst many dirt road and gravel tourers, largely because of its top-loading practicality. In this edition of The Low Down, we take a look at what kind of saddlebags are on the market, discuss their pros and cons, and suggest accessories to help run them securely. Given that they’re also loaded from the top, we’ve included a number of front rolltop bags, too.

  • Video Guide to the Trans Ecuador MTB Route

    Video Guide to the Trans Ecuador MTB Route

    💬16    Jun 20    📝logan    / Bikepacking Videos

    In our first-ever video route guide, filmmaker Jay Ritchey and Cass Gilbert offer a stunning and informative look at the Trans Ecuador Mountain Bike Route. If you aren’t familiar with the TEMBR, this is a must-watch feature. And if you’re considering riding the route, this film will surely have you packing your bags…

  • Registration Opens for 2nd Annual Bikepacking Summit

    Registration Opens for 2nd Annual Bikepacking Summit

    💬2    Jun 19    📝miles-arbour    / News

    Registration for the second annual Bikepacking Summit opens today! Sign up for a weekend of clinics, group rides, and so much more from September 14th – 16th in Gunnison, Colorado… it’s going to be good!

  • Rider’s Lens: Mara Menahan’s Baja Watercolors

    Rider’s Lens: Mara Menahan’s Baja Watercolors

    💬5    Jun 19    📝guest    / Inspiration

    In today’s edition of Rider’s Lens, we take a peek at Mara Menahan’s beautifully detailed botanical illustrations. She recently returned from pedaling the length of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, where she methodically documented the regions rare flora with watercolors…

  • One Question, Five Voices: Lessons From The Road

    One Question, Five Voices: Lessons From The Road

    💬6    Jun 18    📝logan    / Bikepacking Guides

    For our fourth installment of One Question, Five Voices, we round up a group of experienced bikepackers and bicycle tourists to find out how traveling by bicycle has informed their understanding of the world today. Find out what important lessons they’ve learned while pedaling through places unknown…

  • 2019 Fargo Ti Frameset and Firestarter Boost Fork Announced

    2019 Fargo Ti Frameset and Firestarter Boost Fork Announced

    💬0    Jun 15    📝logan    / New Bikes

    In an unexpected media announcement, Salsa just dropped the 2019 Fargo Ti frameset with an all new Firestarter 110 Carbon Deluxe Fork… complete with four sets of three-pack mounts.

  • Rockgeist Fiber Flight Frame Bag Review

    Rockgeist Fiber Flight Frame Bag Review

    💬5    Jun 15    📝guest    / Bikepacking Bags

    Rockgeist recently introduced a new subset of custom frame bags, the Fiber Flight Series, that come in three fabrics and offer an interesting aesthetic at less weight. TJ Kearns tried one for several months for this review…

  • SRAM NX Eagle 1×12: $120 Cheaper Than GX

    SRAM NX Eagle 1×12: $120 Cheaper Than GX

    💬9    Jun 14    📝logan    / New Components

    SRAM just released their new NX Eagle 1×12 drivetrain. The total system is $120 cheaper than GX Eagle and weighs just under a few hundred grams more. Here are the details…

  • Makeshifter Snackhole Review: Waxed Canvas Stem Bag

    Makeshifter Snackhole Review: Waxed Canvas Stem Bag

    💬6    Jun 14    📝cass-gilbert    / Bikepacking Bags

    Made from waxed canvas and wool felt, Makeshifter’s Snackhole is guaranteed to add a little colour and flair to your rig. We take one bikepacking in Baja California and report back on how it weathered the ride and fared in the sea air…

  • PAUL Announces Limited Edition Purple

    PAUL Announces Limited Edition Purple

    💬2    Jun 13    📝logan    / New Components

    Anybody else develop a sudden love of purple? PAUL Components just announced a limited run of anodized parts… get ’em while they’re purple!

  • Justin Barnes on the Ruta de Las Tres Cordilleras

    Justin Barnes on the Ruta de Las Tres Cordilleras

    💬6    Jun 12    📝guest    / Plan

    Justin Barnes reports in after solo riding a sizable portion of the Ruta de las Tres Cordilleras, a challenging traverse from the high mountains of Bolivia to Peru. He shares a useful detour that allows for easier visa logistics, uncomfortable news on the mining situation in the area, and a poignant, personal tale of what he learned from the route’s many challenges…

  • Foodless Odyssey (video)

    Foodless Odyssey (video)

    💬15    Jun 11    📝logan    / Bikepacking Videos

    Ever consider what it would take to travel by bike and live off the land? In this new short film by Anthill Films, Matt Hunter and crew go on a weeklong bikepacking trip without food to find out. Follow along as they hunt, fish, and forage their way around Haida Gwaii…

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