BIKEPACKING.com https://bikepacking.com Bikepacking Routes, Stories, Gear, and Inspiration Wed, 07 Jun 2023 17:36:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.1.1 Check out the C&L Cycles x Memento Mimosa ATB https://bikepacking.com/news/memento-mimosa-atb/ https://bikepacking.com/news/memento-mimosa-atb/#comments Wed, 07 Jun 2023 14:15:18 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=150252 Memento Mimosa ATBC&L Cycles in Quebec recently teamed up with their neighbours Memento Cycles on a fun made-in-Montreal all-terrain bicycle called the Memento Mimosa ATB. Find photos and specs here...

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Max Gaumnitz Wins 2023 Trans Balkan Race https://bikepacking.com/news/max-gaumnitz-2023-trans-balkan-race/ https://bikepacking.com/news/max-gaumnitz-2023-trans-balkan-race/#comments Wed, 07 Jun 2023 13:13:26 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=150262 2023 Trans Balkan Race, Max GaumnitzAfter 4 days, 14 hours, and 15 minutes, Max Gaumnitz of Dresden, Germany, was first rider to finish the 2023 Trans Balkan Race. Find more details and a selection of photos from his winning 1,300-kilometer ride across Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro here...

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Rigs of the 2023 Tour Divide (Part 1): Drop-Bar Bikes https://bikepacking.com/bikes/2023-tour-divide-rigs-part-1/ https://bikepacking.com/bikes/2023-tour-divide-rigs-part-1/#comments Wed, 07 Jun 2023 11:13:02 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=148248 2023 Tour Divide RigsWith the Tour Divide grand depart coming up on Friday, we're pleased to present the Rigs of the 2023 Tour Divide. Like last year, we've split them into two categories and are kicking things off with more than 50 drop-bar rigs that will be taking on the 2,700-mile route from Canada to Mexico, including bag and gear highlights for each. Dive in here...

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Pearl Izumi Canyon SPD Review https://bikepacking.com/gear/pearl-izumi-canyon-spd-review/ https://bikepacking.com/gear/pearl-izumi-canyon-spd-review/#comments Tue, 06 Jun 2023 14:43:38 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=150163 Pearl Izumi Canyon SPD ReviewWe've tested a lot of SPD shoes over the years, but with most of them built around a BOA closure or some similar fancy ratchet system, some riders find that they're getting a little too complicated. In his latest video review, Neil goes back to laces with the Pearl Izumi Canyon SPD...

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The Wilde Rambler All-Arounder/Gravel is Here https://bikepacking.com/news/wilde-rambler-all-arounder-intro/ https://bikepacking.com/news/wilde-rambler-all-arounder-intro/#comments Tue, 06 Jun 2023 14:11:36 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=150166 wilde ramblerThe Wilde Rambler All-Arounder is a steel gravel bike with an all-new matching segmented fork and a magical sparkly blue paint job. Complete builds and framesets are available today. Find specs, photos, and more info here...

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Trisha Luke Sets Flint Hills Ultra Gravel Singlespeed FKT https://bikepacking.com/news/trisha-luke-flint-hills-ultra-gravel-fkt/ https://bikepacking.com/news/trisha-luke-flint-hills-ultra-gravel-fkt/#respond Tue, 06 Jun 2023 13:31:53 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=150111 Trisha Flint Hills Ultra FKTOver the weekend, Trisha Luke became the fastest woman and overall singlespeed finisher of the inaugural Flint Hills Ultra Gravel event, finishing the 1,050-mile route in 7 days, 13 hours, and 18 minutes. Learn more about her record-setting ride here...

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The New Super Limited Edition Chromag Strictly Business Gravel Bike https://bikepacking.com/news/chromag-strictly-business-gravel-bike/ https://bikepacking.com/news/chromag-strictly-business-gravel-bike/#comments Tue, 06 Jun 2023 12:53:15 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=150148 Chromag Strictly Business Gravel BikeChromag made a gravel bike?! You heard it right. Featuring an eclectic mix of gravel and mountain bike standards, the new Chromag Strictly Business is overbuilt, off-brand, and only two are available. Check them out here...

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Giro Tracker Review: Flat-pedal ATB Shoes? https://bikepacking.com/gear/giro-tracker-review/ https://bikepacking.com/gear/giro-tracker-review/#comments Tue, 06 Jun 2023 11:02:22 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=141280 Giro Tracker Review, Boa Flat Pedal ShoesThe Giro Tracker is the brand’s—and maybe the world’s—first all-terrain bicycling flat-pedal shoe. In this long-term review, Logan weighs in on the pair he’s broken in throughout more than 1,500 miles of use while bikepacking, gravel riding, and testing the extent of their capabilities on rough singletrack trails…

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Josh Ibbett’s 2023 Highland Trail 550 Bike Check (Video) https://bikepacking.com/news/josh-ibbett-2023-highland-trail-550-bike/ https://bikepacking.com/news/josh-ibbett-2023-highland-trail-550-bike/#comments Mon, 05 Jun 2023 14:20:00 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=150034 2023 Highland Trail 550 RigsIn his latest video, Josh Ibbett walks through the ultralight gear list and bike he used for the 2023 Highland Trail 550 bikepacking race in Scotland. Find his full kit list here...

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Endless Landscapes: An Update from the 2023 Trans Balkan Race https://bikepacking.com/news/endless-landscapes-an-update-from-the-2023-trans-balkan-race/ https://bikepacking.com/news/endless-landscapes-an-update-from-the-2023-trans-balkan-race/#comments Mon, 05 Jun 2023 13:49:15 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=150038 2023 Trans Balkan RaceThe 2023 Trans Balkan Race is well underway, with the riders at the front of the pack charging ahead on very little sleep. Find a gallery of photos along with men's, women's, and pair's update from the second edition of the 1,300-kilometer race across one of Europe's most beautiful regions here...

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Weekend Snapshot https://bikepacking.com/news/weekend-snapshot-74/ https://bikepacking.com/news/weekend-snapshot-74/#comments Mon, 05 Jun 2023 13:15:24 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=150025 Weekend SnapshotToday's Weekend Snapshot finds thee readers from our global bikepacking community pedaling along off-road tracks in Ukraine, England, and Germany. Take a peek at all three and use the short form to share a photo from one of your recent rides here...

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Inside Pass and Stow Racks: Beautiful Utility in Oakland https://bikepacking.com/plog/inside-pass-and-stow-racks/ https://bikepacking.com/plog/inside-pass-and-stow-racks/#comments Mon, 05 Jun 2023 11:00:20 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=148269 Pass and Stow RacksIn this Field Trip, photographer Evan Christenson heads to Pass and Stow Racks in Oakland, California, to tour the fascinating space and spend a day with founder and fabricator Matt Feeney. See inside Pass and Stow, peek at some unique prototypes, and learn about the mindset required to hold together an artisan rack manufacturing business and a full-time job as an oncology nurse at the same time here…

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Friday Debrief: Collapsible Coffee Dripper, RIP Bernhard Rohloff, Natural Atlas, and More… https://bikepacking.com/news/friday-debrief-67/ https://bikepacking.com/news/friday-debrief-67/#comments Fri, 02 Jun 2023 14:43:18 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=149613 Bernhard RohloffThis week’s Debrief features Pewter PAUL parts, a new collapsible coffee dripper from Restrap, a nod to Bernhard Rohloff (RIP), the Natural Atlas, Michelin Power Adventure Tires, SimWorks Pride Month discounts, two events to follow live, and more. Find it all here…

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Alice Lemkes Wins 2023 Highland Trail 550 Women’s Category https://bikepacking.com/news/alice-lemkes-2023-ht550/ https://bikepacking.com/news/alice-lemkes-2023-ht550/#comments Fri, 02 Jun 2023 14:13:50 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=149779 Alice 2023 HT550On Wednesday, Alice Lemkes took first place in the women's category of the 2023 Highland Trail 550, finishing the challenging 550-mile route in Scotland in just 4 days, 5 hours, and 21 minutes, taking eighth place overall. Learn more about her ride and find more updates on this year's race here...

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Kids Bike Camp (Video) https://bikepacking.com/plog/kids-bike-camp-video/ https://bikepacking.com/plog/kids-bike-camp-video/#comments Fri, 02 Jun 2023 13:32:01 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=149972 Kids Bike CampJeanne Lepoix's latest video, "Kids Bike Camp," captures a joyful weekend spent bikepacking in France with a group of 11 families. Using all manner of kid-hauling contraptions, the group slowly pedals a beautiful loop along quiet roads and trails, soaking in a weekend of building connections and appreciating natural wonders. Watch the three-minute video and find a gallery of images here...

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Reader’s Rig: Bill’s Soma Grand Randonneur V3 https://bikepacking.com/news/readers-rig-bills-soma-grand-randonneur-v3/ https://bikepacking.com/news/readers-rig-bills-soma-grand-randonneur-v3/#comments Fri, 02 Jun 2023 13:01:01 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=149500 Soma Grand Randonneur V3Our Reader's Rig of the week comes from Bill Brown in Seattle, who shares the Soma Grand Randonneur V3 that he built to handle everything from grocery runs around the city to riding unpaved trails around Puget Sound. Learn more about Bill and his front-loading Soma here...

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Rigs of the 2023 Trans Balkan Race https://bikepacking.com/bikes/2023-trans-balkan-race-rigs/ https://bikepacking.com/bikes/2023-trans-balkan-race-rigs/#comments Fri, 02 Jun 2023 11:05:57 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=148756 2023 Trans Balkan RigsThe 2023 Trans Balkan Race kicked off this morning with more than 130 riders taking on the 1,300-kilometer route across Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro. With help from the organizers and photographer Andrea Securo, we've gathered details on almost 50 loaded race setups. Dig into the rigs of the 2023 Trans Balkan Race here...

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“The Breakaways” is now Available to Rent https://bikepacking.com/news/the-breakaways-film/ https://bikepacking.com/news/the-breakaways-film/#comments Thu, 01 Jun 2023 14:28:02 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=149746 Un Autre Cycle, Les ÉchappéesLes Échappées (The Breakaways) is a 70-minute film that follows couple Louise Roussel and Océane Le Pape on a two-month ride around France, where they chat with more than 200 women with a shared passion for cycling. We first teased it last spring, and after a successful screening tour, it's now available to rent or buy through Vimeo on Demand...

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Restrap Solstice Century is Back for 2023 https://bikepacking.com/news/restrap-solstice-century-2023/ https://bikepacking.com/news/restrap-solstice-century-2023/#comments Thu, 01 Jun 2023 13:34:34 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=149749 Restrap Solstice Century 2023Restrap is holding its annual Solstice Century again this year. This time around, they're offering up a big prize bundle featuring new Hope wheelset and a full suite of Restrap bags. Learn how to enter here...

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Announcing the Second Annual Wilson’s Ramble https://bikepacking.com/news/2023-wilsons-ramble-announced/ https://bikepacking.com/news/2023-wilsons-ramble-announced/#comments Thu, 01 Jun 2023 12:07:57 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=149742 2023 Wilson's RambleRegistration just opened for the second annual Wilson's Ramble, a 133-mile bikepacking ride through "the other Pisgah." Learn more about the grand depart and reserve your spot here...

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Rider’s Lens: Patrick Astilla’s Illustrations https://bikepacking.com/plog/riders-lens-patrick-astilla/ https://bikepacking.com/plog/riders-lens-patrick-astilla/#comments Thu, 01 Jun 2023 11:10:28 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=149687 Patrick AstillaIn today's edition of Rider's Lens, we share a kaleidoscopic mix of illustrations by Patrick Astilla from the Philippines. Flip through his sketchbooks, browse a selection of his mixed-media creations, and read his thoughts on how riding and sketching can remind us to slow down and soak in the present moment here...

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Waterproof Bikepacking Bags Vs. Water-Resistant https://bikepacking.com/gear/waterproof-bikepacking-bags-vs-water-resistant/ https://bikepacking.com/gear/waterproof-bikepacking-bags-vs-water-resistant/#comments Wed, 31 May 2023 15:56:01 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=149616 Waterproof Bikepacking Bags vs water-resistantWhat’s the difference between “waterproof” and “water-resistant” when it comes to bikepacking bags? The reality is some companies associate the term waterproof with products that aren’t, and it’s time to uncover the truth. In this guide, we look at the difference between water-resistant and waterproof bikepacking bags, provide some considerations for weighing out the options, and list our favorites in several categories…

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The Curve GMX+ Steel and Seek 430 FM Fork have Landed https://bikepacking.com/news/curve-gmx-steel-2023/ https://bikepacking.com/news/curve-gmx-steel-2023/#comments Wed, 31 May 2023 14:26:29 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=149634 Curve GMX+ SteelThe new Curve GMX+ Steel is a versatile adventure bike based around a Columbus Cromor and 4130 chromoly frame, a brand new Seek 430 FM carbon fork, enough mounting points to make you dizzy, and clearance for 29x3.0" tires. Learn more about it here...

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The Arko Bici Zutro Looks Ready for Adventure https://bikepacking.com/news/arko-bici-zutro/ https://bikepacking.com/news/arko-bici-zutro/#comments Wed, 31 May 2023 13:26:48 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=149612 Arko Bici ZutroWe're loving the look of Slovakian framebuilder Marek Parajka's latest build, the Arko Bici Zutro, which features clearance for chunky 27.5 x 2.25" tires, beautiful custom fork cages and a rear rack, more than 30 mounting bosses, internal dynamo routing, and more. Find a brief overview of the build and a gallery of images here...

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A Date with the Pines: Tales from the 2023 Pinyons and Pines https://bikepacking.com/plog/a-date-with-2023-pinyons-and-pines/ https://bikepacking.com/plog/a-date-with-2023-pinyons-and-pines/#comments Wed, 31 May 2023 11:15:11 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=149409 2023 Pinyons and PinesEarlier this month, heavy rain and long stretches of bike-destroying mud made for harsh conditions at the 2023 Pinyons and Pines event in Arizona. With help from our friend Wyatt Spalding and some of the other riders, we put together a pair of post-ride stories from the 300 and 500-mile routes and a reflection from organizer Dana Ernst. Find a look at the event here...

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Angus Young Wins 2023 Highland Trail 550 https://bikepacking.com/news/angus-young-wins-2023-highland-trail-550/ https://bikepacking.com/news/angus-young-wins-2023-highland-trail-550/#comments Tue, 30 May 2023 17:02:11 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=149601 Angus Young 2023 Highland Trail 550 WinCongratulations to Angus Young, who just finished first at the 2023 Highland Trail 550 event in Scotland, completing the grueling 550-mile route in just 3 days, 7 hours, and 25 minutes. Learn more about his winning ride here…

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Storms, Ferries, and Gravel: Racing Seven Serpents https://bikepacking.com/plog/racing-seven-serpents-2023/ https://bikepacking.com/plog/racing-seven-serpents-2023/#comments Tue, 30 May 2023 15:06:36 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=149440 2023 Seven Serpents GravelThe 2023 edition of Seven Serpents surprised riders with heavy rain and harsh conditions as they pedaled 850 kilometers from Ljubljana to Trieste through the Croatian islands. In this recap, Marcus Nicolson shares his perspective of racing between ferries, cranking up long climbs, and encountering bike-stopping mud...

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Sign up for the 2023 Swift Campout https://bikepacking.com/news/2023-swift-campout-sign-up/ https://bikepacking.com/news/2023-swift-campout-sign-up/#comments Tue, 30 May 2023 14:14:41 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=149588 2023 Swift CampoutBack for its ninth year running, the Swift Campout is a global call to spend the summer solstice weekend riding and camping with your bike. The 2023 edition will take place on June 24 and 25th, and this year's event includes a giveaway worth more than $4,000. Find details and sign up to participate here...

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Cycling Across Europe Alone (Video) https://bikepacking.com/plog/cycling-across-europe-alone-video/ https://bikepacking.com/plog/cycling-across-europe-alone-video/#comments Tue, 30 May 2023 13:17:28 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=147916 Cycling Across Europe Alone, Bernardo BacalhauOver the course of 38 days last summer, Bernardo Bacalhau took on an ambitious first solo bikepacking trip from England to Portugal, soaking in the simple life and meeting fellow travelers as he crossed Europe by bicycle. Find the 30-minute video documenting his journey and a handful of photos here...

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Inside Framework Designs: Bags for Everyday Adventures https://bikepacking.com/plog/inside-framework-designs/ https://bikepacking.com/plog/inside-framework-designs/#comments Tue, 30 May 2023 11:02:30 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=148506 Framework Designs VisitFramework Designs is a one-woman bag company based out of Melbourne, Australia. We stopped by the studio to learn more about founder Tia Evans and what influences the distinct aesthetic of her bags. Find a photo tour of her workspace, a look at two of her daily drivers, and get to know all about Framework Designs here...

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Confessions from the Baja Divide (Video) https://bikepacking.com/plog/confessions-from-the-baja-divide-video/ https://bikepacking.com/plog/confessions-from-the-baja-divide-video/#comments Mon, 29 May 2023 14:29:51 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=149360 Baja DivideIn her latest video, Belén Castelló asks each of her riding partners to share a secret confession of a concern they brought into the group's recent bikepacking journey along the Baja Divide. Her 30-minute "Confessions from the Baja Divide" shares those and a video recap of each segment of their two-month ride. Watch it here...

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Weekend Snapshot https://bikepacking.com/news/weekend-snapshot-73/ https://bikepacking.com/news/weekend-snapshot-73/#comments Mon, 29 May 2023 13:15:39 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=148930 Weekend SnapshotWe visit a lush valley in British Columbia, a historical park in Italy, and the Oregon coast in today's installment of Weekend Snapshot. Find out how a trio of readers from our global bikepacking community spent the weekend, and share a scene from one of your recent excursions here...

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Maestro Rat Snake: The Story of Two Mikes and One Nice Bike https://bikepacking.com/bikes/maestro-rat-snake-prototype/ https://bikepacking.com/bikes/maestro-rat-snake-prototype/#comments Mon, 29 May 2023 11:25:54 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=149158 MAESTRO Rat SnakeCo-designed by Joel Levin and Maestro Frameworks, the Maestro Rat Snake is a new all-terrain bicycle that's made to be loaded up for bikepacking and intended to fit neatly in between a mountain bike and a gravel bike. Learn more about the Rat Snake's backstory and unique design, and find a gallery of photos here...

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Not Even Half a Badger: Failure on the Badger Divide https://bikepacking.com/plog/not-even-half-a-badger-divide/ https://bikepacking.com/plog/not-even-half-a-badger-divide/#comments Sat, 27 May 2023 12:14:42 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=149280 Badger DivideHaving photographed many races and rides over the years and eager to build up more bikepacking experience of his own, photographer Dan Monaghan took on the 210-mile Badger Divide route between Inverness and Glasgow last month. He learned first-hand that things don't always go to plan, but it's possible to find beauty in failure with the right perspective. Find his story and a moody gallery of images from Scotland here...

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Friday Debrief: Singlespeed Eskers, 2023 ATB Challenge, Gear Sales, and More… https://bikepacking.com/news/debrief-66/ https://bikepacking.com/news/debrief-66/#comments Fri, 26 May 2023 15:08:47 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=149192 2023 Esker Hayduke ReviewThis week’s Debrief features the winner of the 2023 Buckshot, Esker singlespeed builds, Fairweather rain ponchos, the ATB Challenge, two events to follow live, and more. Find it all here…

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Mountain Hardwear Nimbus UL1 Tent Review https://bikepacking.com/gear/mountain-hardwear-nimbus-ul1-tent-review/ https://bikepacking.com/gear/mountain-hardwear-nimbus-ul1-tent-review/#comments Fri, 26 May 2023 14:18:02 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=149193 Mountain Hardwear Nimbus UL1 Tent ReviewKey factors to consider in a bikepacking-worthy tent are packability, durability, and how well it can withstand the elements, all while being a comfortable place to hang out and sleep for extended periods. Neil found a good balance of all those things in the Mountain Hardwear Nimbus UL1, and in our latest video, he shares his experience with the brand's lightest tent offering. Find that plus a comparison with eight other double-wall one-person tents here...

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Pachamama Cycling Episode 8: Bikepacking Buds (Video) https://bikepacking.com/plog/pachamama-cycling-episode-8-bikepacking-buds-video/ https://bikepacking.com/plog/pachamama-cycling-episode-8-bikepacking-buds-video/#comments Fri, 26 May 2023 13:48:42 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=149223 Bikepacking Buds FilmPachamama Cycling's eighth episode tells the story of Bikepacking Buds, a group of friends in the UK who created a laid-back, supportive community where riders can learn the joys of bikepacking in a friendly and welcoming environment. ⁠Watch the 10-minute video here...

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Reader’s Rig: Joshua’s Black Sheep Midtail https://bikepacking.com/news/readers-rig-joshuas-black-sheep-midtail/ https://bikepacking.com/news/readers-rig-joshuas-black-sheep-midtail/#comments Fri, 26 May 2023 13:08:59 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=148576 Black Sheep MidtailThis week's Reader's Rig comes from Joshua Torrans in Michigan, who offers a detailed look at his custom titanium midtail adventure rig from Black Sheep Bikes in Colorado. Learn more about Joshua and how riding his one-of-a-kind machine has inspired him to take on several winter ultra events here...

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Tres Picos Chilangos Overnighter https://bikepacking.com/routes/chilangos-tres-picos-overnighter/ https://bikepacking.com/routes/chilangos-tres-picos-overnighter/#comments Fri, 26 May 2023 11:12:29 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?post_type=route&p=148592 CDMX Tres Pico Bikepacking Route OvernighterThe Tres Picos Chilangos Overnighter begins in the neighborhood of San Ángel, in the southwestern region of Mexico City. Initially, it follows the cycle path ‘Ferrocarril a Cuernavaca’, which used to be an old railroad that connected the city with the state of Morelos. The bike path will take you up a slight 2-5% ascent […]

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Austere Manufacturing Pin Ladder Lock Review https://bikepacking.com/gear/austere-pin-ladder-lock-buckle-review/ https://bikepacking.com/gear/austere-pin-ladder-lock-buckle-review/#comments Thu, 25 May 2023 14:50:46 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=149098 Austere Ladder Lock Buckles ReviewBuilding on the success of their popular cam buckles, Austere Manufacturing from Washington is back with their second product, a beautiful CNC machined ladder lock buckle. We've been playing around with a few ahead of today's release. Find our first look, thoughts and photos from some bag makers who've been experimenting with them, and details here...

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The New Musguard Handlebar Harness Weighs 148 Grams https://bikepacking.com/news/musguard-handlebar-harness-release/ https://bikepacking.com/news/musguard-handlebar-harness-release/#comments Thu, 25 May 2023 14:13:16 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=149140 Musguard Handlebar HarnessThe new Musguard Handlebar Harness is designed to be light, simple and efficient, and it weighs in at just 148 grams, making it one of the lightest handlebar bags we've ever seen. Find more details and photos here...

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Monte: Can’t stop. Won’t stop (Film) https://bikepacking.com/news/monte-film-patagonia/ https://bikepacking.com/news/monte-film-patagonia/#comments Thu, 25 May 2023 13:38:48 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=149211 Monte film"Monte: Can’t stop. Won’t stop" is a new film from Patagonia that follows Monte Cosby as he bridges two worlds: the public-housing projects of Richmond, Virginia, where he grew up and an unexpected path he found by way of mountain biking. The film was just published online this morning, and you can watch it here and find a few behind-the-scenes photos by producer Jess Daddio...

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Bikepacking Voices: 2022 Highland Trail 550 https://bikepacking.com/news/bikepacking-voices-2022-highland-trail-550/ https://bikepacking.com/news/bikepacking-voices-2022-highland-trail-550/#respond Thu, 25 May 2023 13:07:47 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=149156 Bikepacking Voices 2022 HT550#BikepackingVoices is an ongoing audio project from Pete McNeil of Adventure Pedlars that records the thoughts, feelings, and motivations of ultra-distance bikepacking racers. Pete was out recording audio and video during the 2022 Highland Trail 550 and put together a four-part video series. Watch it here...

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Rigs of the 2023 Highland Trail 550 (HT550) https://bikepacking.com/bikes/2023-highland-trail-550-rigs/ https://bikepacking.com/bikes/2023-highland-trail-550-rigs/#comments Thu, 25 May 2023 11:04:13 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=147989 2023 Highland Trail 550 RigsKnown for its technical terrain, stunning landscapes, and unforgiving weather, the Highland Trail 550 is a long-distance, self-supported bikepacking race through the legendary Scottish Highlands that packs in a staggering 52,000+ feet of climbing. Find details on more than 35 riders and rigs that will be tackling the 550-mile 2023 Highland Trail 550 here…

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Introducing the Ten07 Unicorn Cargo Bike https://bikepacking.com/news/ten07-unicorn-cargo-bike-intro/ https://bikepacking.com/news/ten07-unicorn-cargo-bike-intro/#comments Wed, 24 May 2023 13:33:33 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=149116 Ten07 Unicorn Cargo Bike, Ten07 CyclesThe European-made Ten07 Unicorn is a light and nimble steel cargo bike that features a unique quick-release platform, allowing it to fit into narrow spaces for storage once riders and their precious cargo are back home. Learn a little about the Dutch brand and their first bike here...

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The Best Bike For Bikepacking: A “MINI” Adventure (Video) https://bikepacking.com/news/bikepacking-mini-adventure-video/ https://bikepacking.com/news/bikepacking-mini-adventure-video/#comments Wed, 24 May 2023 13:01:07 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=149020 Kids bike Bikepacking Tim AtwoodIn an attempt to prove that any old bike can be a bikepacking bike, Tim Atwood found a way-too-small kids bike in the dump and set off on an overnight bikepacking trip. Watch the video he put together here...

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Munda Biddi Trail https://bikepacking.com/routes/munda-biddi-trail/ https://bikepacking.com/routes/munda-biddi-trail/#comments Wed, 24 May 2023 11:17:35 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?post_type=route&p=147536 munda biddi trail, bikepacking australiaMunda Biddi translates to “path through the forest” in the Aboriginal Noongar language spoken in Western Australia. The Munda Biddi Trail was born through joint efforts between the Munda Biddi Trail Foundation, Western Australia’s Parks and Wildlife Service, local towns, and a dedicated group of volunteers. The 1,000-kilometer point-to-point route traverses Western Australia’s Darling Range, […]

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Meet the Miss Grape ILCOSO Modular Handlebar Bag Mount https://bikepacking.com/news/miss-grape-ilcoso-release/ https://bikepacking.com/news/miss-grape-ilcoso-release/#comments Tue, 23 May 2023 14:58:22 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=149085 Miss Grape ILCOSOJust released, the Miss Grape ILCOSO is a unique modular handlebar bag cradle and accessory mount that's designed to solve a number of problems typical of handlebar bags. Check it out here...

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Introducing the New 2023 Pivot Mach 4SL https://bikepacking.com/news/2023-pivot-mach-4sl/ https://bikepacking.com/news/2023-pivot-mach-4sl/#comments Tue, 23 May 2023 14:19:04 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=149060 2023 Pivot Mach 4SLThe 2023 Pivot Mach 4SL sees a redesign that sheds weight off the previous version and has more room for water bottles or a custom bolt-on frame bag. Check out all the details here...

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MetMo Pocket Driver: Assemble Anything, Anywhere https://bikepacking.com/news/metmo-pocket-driver-launch/ https://bikepacking.com/news/metmo-pocket-driver-launch/#comments Tue, 23 May 2023 13:21:14 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=149077 MetMo Pocket DriverDesigned to help build everything from bicycles to IKEA furniture, the new MetMo Pocket Driver is a powerful miniature driver that fits into hard-to-reach places and can be used in several handy modes. It's on Kickstarter now, and you can find more details and a link to the campaign here...

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Planning a Route – Bikepacking 101 https://bikepacking.com/bikepacking-101/route-planning/ https://bikepacking.com/bikepacking-101/route-planning/#comments Tue, 23 May 2023 10:52:52 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?page_id=148921 Bikepacking 101, Planning a RouteThe site is packed with an ever-growing resource of bikepacking routes to suit all abilities. While it may seem as simple as downloading a GPX file and hitting the trail, there are many factors to consider when deciding on an existing route. If you’re planning on doing a variation of a pre-established route or creating […]

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What to Pack – Bikepacking 101 https://bikepacking.com/bikepacking-101/pack-list/ https://bikepacking.com/bikepacking-101/pack-list/#comments Tue, 23 May 2023 10:52:28 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?page_id=148896 Bikepacking Gear 101While this list won’t cover all the gear you need for some trips and might be excessive for others, it’s a good starting point. It’s important to research your intended route(s) to help determine exactly what to bring. Understanding the climate and potential weather scenarios will help you decide what clothing and sleep system you’ll […]

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Bikepacking Bags – Bikepacking 101 https://bikepacking.com/bikepacking-101/bags/ https://bikepacking.com/bikepacking-101/bags/#respond Tue, 23 May 2023 10:52:06 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?page_id=148781 Bikepacking Bags 101A frame pack, seat pack, and handlebar bag—aka the bikepacking trinity—can carry most of the gear you’ll need for an average trip, with accessory packs adding extra capacity. There are several nuances that complicate matters, however, and there are quite a few options in each of those categories, with various sizes and shapes to cover […]

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Bikepacking Setups – Bikepacking 101 https://bikepacking.com/bikepacking-101/setups/ https://bikepacking.com/bikepacking-101/setups/#comments Tue, 23 May 2023 10:51:42 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?page_id=148666 Bikepacking SetupsIf you’re just getting started, be aware that all these styles are dictated by the types of riding for which they’re intended. In short, the type of route you’re planning on riding can impact your bike of choice. On the gravel and dirt roads of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, for instance, almost any […]

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Bikepacking 101 https://bikepacking.com/bikepacking-101/ https://bikepacking.com/bikepacking-101/#comments Tue, 23 May 2023 10:49:46 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?page_id=146936 In this Bikepacking 101 Handbook, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know to get started. You’ll also find curated links throughout, collating useful information from a wide variety of subjects from our 11-year archive, the most comprehensive bikepacking resource on the web. If you’re new to bikepacking, start with the topics below before […]

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New E*Thirteen Helix Race Cassettes: Close-Range and Wide-Range https://bikepacking.com/news/ethirteen-helix-race-cassettes/ https://bikepacking.com/news/ethirteen-helix-race-cassettes/#comments Mon, 22 May 2023 14:46:45 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=149012 EThirteen Helix RaceE*Thirteen's new drivetrain-agnostic, 12-speed Helix Race cassettes are offered in a close-range 13-52T gear spread and an ultra wide-range 9-52T version. Check them out here...

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Exploring the Maestrazgo Loop: A Bikepacking Journey (Video) https://bikepacking.com/news/exploring-maestrazgo-loop-video/ https://bikepacking.com/news/exploring-maestrazgo-loop-video/#comments Mon, 22 May 2023 13:56:50 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=148738 Maestrazgo Loop, Viajar and RollIn the latest documentary video from Viajar and Roll, Sergio and his dog Django take on the 200-kilometer Maestrazgo Loop in Spain. As they roll along, they showcase some of the routes spectacular scenery, charming local towns, and people who call the region home. Plus, Sergio sits down for a quick chat with route creator Ernesto Pastor. Watch it here...

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Weekend Snapshot https://bikepacking.com/news/weekend-snapshot-72/ https://bikepacking.com/news/weekend-snapshot-72/#respond Mon, 22 May 2023 13:17:09 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=148880 Weekend SnapshotWe're off to California, Germany, and Utah for today's edition of Weekend Snapshot. You can take a quick peek at how three members of our worldwide bikepacking community spent their recent time away on the bikes and use the short form to share a scene from one of your rides here...

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Baja Divide Pt. 4: Tracing Lines https://bikepacking.com/plog/baja-divide-tracing-lines/ https://bikepacking.com/plog/baja-divide-tracing-lines/#comments Mon, 22 May 2023 11:17:28 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=148932 Evan Christenson, Baja DivideIn his fourth and final report from the Baja Divide, Evan Christenson digs into some parting thoughts and reflections on the route and meets more locals and fellow bikepackers from across Mexico's iconic Baja California peninsula. Join Evan in unpacking some of what he's learned throughout his 1,700-mile journey, and find one last gallery of images here...

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Quinda Verheul Becomes First Woman to Finish Hellenic Mountain Race https://bikepacking.com/news/quinda-verheul-hellenic-mountain-race-2023/ https://bikepacking.com/news/quinda-verheul-hellenic-mountain-race-2023/#comments Sat, 20 May 2023 12:31:28 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=148891 Quinda Verheul, 2023 Hellenic Mountain RaceQuinda Verheul from the Netherlands recently became the first woman to finish the inaugural Hellenic Mountain Race in Greece, making her way across the finish line of the demanding 940-kilometer route in 7 days and 10 minutes. You can learn more about Quinda's ride here...

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Friday Debrief: Doggler Deore, Crag-inspired Gravel Shoes, Events This Weekend, and More… https://bikepacking.com/news/friday-debrief-65/ https://bikepacking.com/news/friday-debrief-65/#comments Fri, 19 May 2023 14:41:52 +0000 https://bikepacking.com/?p=148564 This week’s Debrief features crag-inspired gravel shoes, new Seatpacker colors, the Doggler Deore, fresh Smartwool apparel, Romantic tire inserts, several events to follow live, and more. Find it all here…

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