• 01-23-2014
    wahday
    Post your Bikepacking Rig (and gear layout!)
    The rack was acquired from a New Zealand company and was called Freeride prior to 2013. Many folks down under use this rack for bikepacking with great success. Whether Thule's version is as tough is a question I have had. I am planning to get one to switch between commuter and bikepacker riding as my OMM won't fit my 29ers...
  • 01-23-2014
    rayfromtx
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    Yeti loaded for bear
  • 01-23-2014
    rayfromtx
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  • 01-24-2014
    Bill in Houston
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rayfromtx View Post

    very nice!
  • 01-24-2014
    rayfromtx
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Bill in Houston View Post
    very nice!

    All Revelate bags. They make great stuff.
  • 01-27-2014
    SuPrBuGmAn
    Last weekends iteration, from Aucilla WMA

  • 02-08-2014
    gd2
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    different
    Attachment 868129

    Santa Cruz Ltc Long travel right? it works.. and an ol Tomac 98 Special
  • 02-21-2014
    SuPrBuGmAn
    From last weekends Forgotten Coast Tour bikepacking trip

  • 02-21-2014
    Unchewable
    Post your Bikepacking Rig (and gear layout!)
    Awesome do you have a write up? My trip got canceled this last year.
  • 02-21-2014
    MagicJade
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    Here is my Specialized Rockhopper SL in the light setup:

    Attachment 871281

    And more recent picture from 2-day road ride (therefore with Schwalbe Kojak)

    Attachment 900071
  • 02-21-2014
    Unchewable
    Post your Bikepacking Rig (and gear layout!)
    Looks awesome what bags revelate?
  • 02-21-2014
    l0gjammin
    Awesome pictures on your blog. I just got back from BB. Here's a video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SN_o...=youtube_gdata
  • 02-21-2014
    rayfromtx
    Nice Video

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by l0gjammin View Post
    Awesome pictures on your blog. I just got back from BB. Here's a video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SN_o...=youtube_gdata

  • 02-22-2014
    eddjmemg
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    Does anyone have a minimalist type mentality when bike packing? I don't carry anything more than my camelback mule with my survival pack (pic), 1 liter of water, hammock, SAM splint and a few other 1st aid items, Multi-tool, and carry a do all custom knife. Sometimes I spoil myself and carry a metal cup to boil stuff in. I can sleep anywhere and live out of that for days depending on environment of course. Being on the USA SE coast it's easy tho.
  • 02-22-2014
    MagicJade
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Unchewable View Post
    Looks awesome what bags revelate?

    If the question is in regards to Rockhopper, the bags were made by a small polish company BikePack. The design is similar to other brands, I suppose, the price probably much lower.
  • 02-22-2014
    MIKE157
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by eddjmemg View Post
    Attachment 871408

    Does anyone have a minimalist type mentality when bike packing? I don't carry anything more than my camelback mule with my survival pack (pic), 1 liter of water, hammock, SAM splint and a few other 1st aid items, Multi-tool, and carry a do all custom knife. Sometimes I spoil myself and carry a metal cup to boil stuff in. I can sleep anywhere and live out of that for days depending on environment of course. Being on the USA SE coast it's easy tho.

    Your "kit" would not begin to cut it in the Sierra Nevada where even in the middle of summer it can drop down to freezing temps at night....
  • 02-23-2014
    Stained Thoughts
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    Costa Rica Tour Rig
    This was my setup for a 450+ mile tour of Costa Rica's Pacific coast.

    I was riding a 2009 Gary Fisher Cobia G2 hardtail 29er. The only stock parts on it a this time were the stem, crankset and fork.

    Attachment 871707

    My friend was riding a Surly Pugsley Necromancer edition.

    Attachment 871713Attachment 871717

    We flew into Liberia Costa Rica with out a map or much of a plan. We knew we wanted to hug the coast of the Nicoya peninsula, which road lead to Pacific Coast and the name of the northern most beach on the peninsula.
  • 02-23-2014
    eddjmemg
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MIKE157 View Post
    Your "kit" would not begin to cut it in the Sierra Nevada where even in the middle of summer it can drop down to freezing temps at night....

    LOL, that's why you dress appropriately (carry at least a light jacket), dig a hole, build a fire and relax. I've spent many cold and snowy nights out in the middle of nowhere, it can suck but you prepare before heading out. You didn't see the emergency blanket in there, setup the right way you could stay nice and warm.
  • 03-05-2014
    SuPrBuGmAn
    From last weekends bikepacking trip through Apalchicola National Forest

  • 03-09-2014
    Jouster
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    2013 El Mariachi, with Relevant bags (frame bag is custom for the El Mar).
  • 03-10-2014
    tomikazi
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    first run.
    Attachment 875781

    Attachment 875782

    Salsa El Mariachi 2, 2013 steel HT
    Revelate pika, frame, tank, and sweetroll.
    Warbonnet superfly tarp/paracord/MSR stakes
    Screen bivy
    30 down mummybag
    Optimus weekender cookset
    Herbs
    DIY Mylar bubble sleepmat.
    Lowe's 5x7 "sport tarp" (soft side/poly side)
    Black diamond Headlamp
    Minimag with barmount and led kit
    GSI 50oz coffee press
    Crankbrothers 17 bike multi
    Gerber multitool
    SRAM quicklink
    Zipties/ducktape
    Patch kit/tire tools
    2 tubes
    Frogg tiff raingear
    Ibex wool balaclava
    Camelbak mule
    Waterproof matches
    Lighter
    Survival blanket
    Gauze pads/bandaids/alcohol wipes
    Paracord bracelet around each hub
    Bear bell(mostly for fun).
    Pipe
    White poly?? Sandbags(32) for trash/bear hang


    I think that's about it. Old school bear trap pedals with strapless toe clips.

    Training/practicing for 4-5day Tahoe bikepacking trip late may or early June.

    Happy trails
  • 03-10-2014
    Unchewable
    Post your Bikepacking Rig (and gear layout!)
    Awesome where u headed in Tahoe?
  • 03-10-2014
    tomikazi
    Mt rose to big meadow on TRT with a couple side trips. Then back to Mr Toads and take that down and out.
  • 03-10-2014
    Unchewable
    Post your Bikepacking Rig (and gear layout!)
    Nice I really want to do the lost coast this summer
  • 03-10-2014
    Captain Cobb
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Unchewable View Post
    Nice I really want to do the list coast this summer

    I'm doing the Lost Coast this summer also. Starting in Crescent City and heading south along the coast to Fort Bragg, then south east to my house in Lake county. About 350miles
  • 03-10-2014
    Unchewable
    Post your Bikepacking Rig (and gear layout!)
    Nice I am following somebody else's route. From humbolt to Fort Bragg like 100 miles might do more trying to figure out logistics.
  • 03-10-2014
    tomikazi
    Sounds like a fun one. Careful you make a wrong turn in those Humbolt forests and stumble upon somebodies "private forest"!
  • 03-10-2014
    Unchewable
    Post your Bikepacking Rig (and gear layout!)
    lol
  • 03-10-2014
    Captain Cobb
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Unchewable View Post
    Nice I am following somebody else's route. From humbolt to Fort Bragg like 100 miles might do more trying to figure out logistics.

    My plan is to make Crescent City to Eureka on day one, Eureka to Tolken campground on day two, Tolken CG to Fort Bragg on day three, and Fort Bragg home to Lake county on day four. I'm using my Salsa Mukluk with 29er wheels for the trip. self supported camping.
  • 03-10-2014
    Unchewable
    Post your Bikepacking Rig (and gear layout!)
    How many miles each day is that?
  • 03-11-2014
    Captain Cobb
    The first day will be about 100 miles, and hopefully only around 85 each day following.
  • 03-11-2014
    Unchewable
    Post your Bikepacking Rig (and gear layout!)
    That's not bad I should just meet up with you and do your route then PM me
  • 03-23-2014
    Singlespeedpunk
    My wife and I used these (3in1 camelbak tube filter version) for 3 weeks in Nepal where the water is best described as "weaponised" No issues, no appreciable slow down in the flow of water and come with a kit to filter water from the tap.

    waterstraw, travel tap, micro eco stainless pure water filter bottle, explorer canteen, aquaguard eliminator, water bag

    QR links allow you to add and remove it as needed. Worth every penny / cent.

    SSP
  • 03-23-2014
    Unchewable
    awesome thanks for posting links


    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Singlespeedpunk View Post
    My wife and I used these (3in1 camelbak tube filter version) for 3 weeks in Nepal where the water is best described as "weaponised" No issues, no appreciable slow down in the flow of water and come with a kit to filter water from the tap.

    waterstraw, travel tap, micro eco stainless pure water filter bottle, explorer canteen, aquaguard eliminator, water bag

    QR links allow you to add and remove it as needed. Worth every penny / cent.

    SSP

  • 04-03-2014
    bmike
    going to be adding this to my fargo... can't wait to be free of batteries (for the most part).

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbeganyi/13606140773" title="Untitled by Mike, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2807/13606140773_6776628c54_c.jpg" width="600" height="800" alt="Untitled"></a>

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbeganyi/13589936984" title=" by Mike, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3756/13589936984_aa7ff13fcc_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt=" "></a>
  • 04-06-2014
    ECR
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    Still dialing it in with 2400ci of waxed canvas as she stands now. A gas tank would be nice along with some sort of GPS and/or iPhone mount. Debating putting another set of bags up front, but I don't know if I want the added bulk hanging from the forks.

    Attachment 883154
  • 04-06-2014
    Owlish
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ECR View Post
    Still dialing it in with 2400ci of waxed canvas as she stands now. A gas tank would be nice along with some sort of GPS and/or iPhone mount. Debating putting another set of bags up front, but I don't know if I want the added bulk hanging from the forks.

    Attachment 883154

    What bags are those? Particularly the handlebar bag? Very cool looking setup!
  • 04-06-2014
    ECR
    They're Frost River bags. The one on the handle bars is their Caribou Trail Bike Bag with my UDAP Bear Canister inside.
  • 04-07-2014
    wingy
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    So here's mine. A Giant Revolt 1 with Shimano MT55 wheels and a 2.0 Specialized Captain rear and a 2.1 Crossmark front. It has a Revelate seat bag, Cleaveland Mountaineering frame bag and a bunch of dry bags and some straps to hold it all in place. I changed the fork out for a Salsa unit and some Anything cages. All in all I can pretty much get my stuff to last me a few days with minimal weight on my back. I modified a bladder to fit in my frame bag which has helped quite a lot to reduce the shoulder load. The ride is very comfortable although I will change the crankset out for something with a lower ratio to help me with the steep climbs around the areas I like to ride.
  • 04-07-2014
    Unchewable
    Post your Bikepacking Rig (and gear layout!)
    Looks awesome man I have been eyeing the revolts.
  • 04-07-2014
    paulmt
    Cool looking bags, ECR. Do those bounce around much with off-pavement riding?
  • 04-07-2014
    ECR
    Haven't been able to put it to the test yet, but I don't foresee any problem. With the Jones Loop bar, I was able to strap handlebar bag not just from the top and back, but from sideways movement as well. The seat bag not only straps from the top and back, but straps to the rack from below. The growlers are double-strapped to Anything cages which are mounted solid to the rack with added brackets preventing rotation. If the tangle bags wants to flop there are rings on both ends so I can always strap that to the down tube if necessary.

    p.s.
    I injured my back over a month ago and still recovering so I won't be doing anything stupid on my bike for quite awhile. I just rode it yesterday for the first time since my injury and only around the parking ramp for a couple minutes. If my back continues to improve as it has the past couple weeks, my goal is to go for a small ride next weekend, but I will be sticking to the paved trails for certain.
  • 04-09-2014
    ssisyphus
    double post
  • 04-09-2014
    ssisyphus
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by eddjmemg View Post
    LOL, that's why you dress appropriately (carry at least a light jacket), dig a hole, build a fire and relax. I've spent many cold and snowy nights out in the middle of nowhere, it can suck but you prepare before heading out. You didn't see the emergency blanket in there, setup the right way you could stay nice and warm.

    Hmm, uh huh, whatever. Do you have any pictures of your techniques???
  • 04-13-2014
    hikernks
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qiZf7yrCpXw

    Here's my set-up video for my Tour Divide attempt last year. Everything worked perfect.
  • 04-21-2014
    SuPrBuGmAn


    From last weekends bikepacking trip through ANF, at Trout Pond
  • 04-22-2014
    Geeze6700
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    My gear
    Here is my bike pack gear. I prefer to keep the weight off the frame to improve bike handling.
    Total pack weight without food and water 7 lbs solo or 5lbs 9oz with partner sharing.
    Gear:
    Pack - zpacks zero backpack small with webbing belt and side compression straps
    Tent - zpacks prototype tent 27 oz use bikes instead of poles (new hexamid duplex tent 25 oz w/2 poles)
    Bag - zpacks 40 degree bag
    Pad - NeoAir Xlite regular
    Rain gear - zpacks cuben fiber jacket, pants, mitts
    Insulation - Icebreaker long underwear, beanie, gloves
    Socks - Heat holders thermal
    Jacket - Patagonia nano puff pullover (inc. in weight but not in pic)
    Gigapower stove, fuel, titanium cup, spork, backup matches
    Bear bag and line
    Toiletries bag - TP, tbrush, tpaste, sunscreen, bug juice, liquid soap
    First aid bag - neosporin, bandaids, 4x4s, benadryl, dermabond, steristrips, and coban.
    Pump - lezyne HP drive (with flexible hose)
    Repair bag - derailleur hanger, chain link, cleat bolt, zip ties, duct tape, Lezyne carbon multitool.
    Water purification - MSR aquatabs 30 min. 1 bottle on bike.

    You could cut down on weight and forget hot food and leave the rain gear if the weather looks good. My son did ask why we were not bringing a frying pan and bacon.:)

    The zpacks guys are great to work with and the gear has lots of options.

    The pics are from a loop in the white clouds of Idaho (big and little boulder trails) with my teenage soon. A great time!
  • 04-22-2014
    billyglenjr
    Awesome setup and beautiful country!

    Sent from my RM-845_nam_vzw_100 using Tapatalk
  • 04-28-2014
    ImaFred
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by tomikazi View Post
    ......
    Herbs
    ....
    Lighter
    ...
    Pipe....


    Happy trails

    I bet ;)
  • 05-02-2014
    SweetSVT99
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    My new setup, time for my wife to start carrying some of her own stuff: :smilewinkgrin:

    Attachment 890211