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    Here's a Krampus from one of the Cycle Monkey crew, all set up for a trip to Mount Diablo. The 29+ platform is really the best option for offroad touring. No need for a suspension fork, which could be a nightmare if it breaks down in the backcountry!

    More photos here.

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    Rohloff & Schlumpf gearing. Custom wheels. Suspension service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CycleMonkey View Post
    Here's a Krampus from one of the Cycle Monkey crew, all set up for a trip to Mount Diablo. The 29+ platform is really the best option for offroad touring. No need for a suspension fork, which could be a nightmare if it breaks down in the backcountry!
    Seems like a fairly subjective claim. And I'd think youd have as much luck finding 29+ tires in the middle of nowhere as you would fork parts or service, or even standard 29 tires for the most part.

    Not to dog 29+, I like the idea but it dosn't strike me as the cover all solution as some make it out to be. Height, tire availability, wheel weight, and the limits it puts on gearing seem like issues most try to overlook.

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    My Troll built up for some dirt road exploration in Central Oregon.


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    I'm getting everything ready for my first trip next month, so...

    Here's my rig; my Niner SIR 9 setup with a full complement of Revelate Designs bags. I converted the bike from a singlespeed to a 1x10 using a SRAM XO shifter, Type 2 rear derailleur, and 12-36 cassette, and a Race Face 30T narrow/wide ring.

    I'm still toying around with how I'm going to place all of my gear.

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    posted wrong
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    Looks awesome Chris my garage door looks just like that too lol

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    Valhalla bound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big_papa_nuts View Post
    Seems like a fairly subjective claim. And I'd think youd have as much luck finding 29+ tires in the middle of nowhere as you would fork parts or service, or even standard 29 tires for the most part.

    Not to dog 29+, I like the idea but it dosn't strike me as the cover all solution as some make it out to be. Height, tire availability, wheel weight, and the limits it puts on gearing seem like issues most try to overlook.
    Yes, there's no one solution that fits the needs of all adventure riders out there. 29+ is merely a new contender, and a good one for sure, in the line-up of expedition worthy bikes.

    If I find something to be absolutely kick-a$$, and itching to post about it on the Internet, I try to calm down and mention that said product is ideal for my unique needs. Then I briefly describe these needs and let the readers decide for themselves.

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    Here's my Motobecane Team Fly on the Kokopelli Trail. OMM Sherpa rear rack with Mountainsmith panniers. Generic compression stuff sack on the handlebars. My son has a similar setup. I chose panniers because:1. I have road touring experience and that's what I am familiar with, 2. I got a smoking deal on them, and 3. With 2 sets of panniers my wife and I can use them for road touring with the tandem.

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    Here is my krampug in bikepacking mode...





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    Quote Originally Posted by TrollinAround View Post


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    Now this on the other hand, has potential.
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    Here is my krampug in bikepacking mode...





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    Took me a second to figure out what was going on there. That's a sweet rig.

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    How's the Krampug compare to a regular Krampus?
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    Pictures of bike trips, hikes, and other travels

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbphilly View Post
    How's the Krampug compare to a regular Krampus?
    I have never ridden a krampus to compare between the two. I love how the krampug rides though. It handled very well loaded up, I was surprised how well it rode in the single track.


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    My new race rig all ready for Tour Divide

    2014 Scott Spark 900SL

    35.88 lbs no food or water.

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    Here's my Oregon Outback rig:
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    Front is an Outdoor Research ultralight compression bag with sleeping bag, pad, rain jacket and puffy jacket. (Ultralight bag was, I think, a mistake. After 8 days on two trips it's already wearing out).
    Rear is Revelate Pika with bivvy, people clothes, extra food, stove/pot, pills/toothbrush, water purification pills.
    Jandd framebag is tools (multitool/leatherman), phone/charger, ride food.
    Not pictured: 3-liter Camelbak with water, flipflops, more food, first aid kit and tire fixing stuff.

    I ended up with too much food, and also more water capacity than I needed. I would have been better off with a 2-liter camelbak (although might have gotten a little dry, would have saved my @ss) and less food to keep weight off my back.

    It's not clear from the pic, but I was also running two feedbags. One for sweet food, one for savory. Love the combo.

    (Oh, bike as shown without water is 17kg).

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    Last weekend I got a frame bag as a birthday present from my lovely friends to kind of complete my rackless touring setup.
    I want to use this full setup the first time for a multi-day trip which is about to start the in about a week. To get myself into the mood for an adventure, I did some test packing today and I was (and still am) pretty impressed what I was able to attach to my Surly Krampus.
    The right side of the frame bag is stilly empty and reserved for a drinking bladder, some food, some electric stuff and tools.



    So here's what's already packed:

    Handlebar bag:

    Sleeping bag (Marmot Never Winter)

    Rainfly (MH Skyledge 3)

    (both inside)

    Sleeping pad (Thermarest NeoAir Trekker)

    Tent poles

    (both attached to the outside)



    Seat bag:

    3 Merino longsleeve shirts

    1 pair of shorts

    3 pairs of merino socks

    Underwear

    Hardshell jacket

    Washbag

    Thin fleece shirt



    Attached to the top:

    Footprint & stakes



    Frame bag:

    UL Windbreaker

    2 Buffs

    Sunglasses

    Legwarmers

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    Quote Originally Posted by woody.1 View Post
    Here's a pic of my rig. Everything, but my sleeping bag, which is getting cut down into a quilt. A few things in the seat bag will go into a front handlebar harness along with the quilt. I'm able to carry 6 liters of water with this setup.

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    Salsa El Mariachi, set up for the GAP trail with slick tires, a rack and a giant Rivendell saddlebag. The fork is the steel version of Salsa's Firestarter fork.

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    Summer setup for an overnighter. No water sources in this area so I carry everything. About 5l in the drom stashed in the frame bag as well as a 100ml camelback.

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    The Ride
    Salsa El Mar with Reba fork and Jones H-bar
    Stans ZTR Crest rims on I9 hubs and Nevegals (2.2)
    2X9 X9 Drivetrain
    Shimano SLX Hydro brakes
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    On The Bars
    Sleeping
    Klymit Staic V pad
    SOL Escape Bivy over an REI summer down bag (45F)
    Tyvek ground cloth
    Usually take a tarp too but no rain this trip so I left at home

    Clothing
    Long undies
    Puffy jacket
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    In the Pack
    Eating/Drinking
    Sesame noodles
    Granola
    Coffee (Starbucks Via FTW!)
    Tequila to send us off to sleep
    Homemade alcy stove and fuel for coffee
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    Elsewhere on the Bike
    Tools and assorted knick knacks (paracord, hot pockets, bandanas, etc)
    First aid
    Energy food
    Light

    I use my iPhone for navigation along with printed maps (it mounts to the bars). I toggle among PDF Maps, Gaia and Cyclemeter depending on needs. Use a New Trent iCarrier charger to keep the phone juiced up. Good for at least 5 full charges. But with the requisite energy hog features turned off, I needed to recharge only once for this ride. Important to keep both devices from getting cold as it sucks the energy out of them.

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    Just getting ready to head out on my first overnighter, hitting some old carriage roads in northern Maine. I went with panniers because I may be doing a crosscountry ride in September, where the storage would be necessary. I've never done this before, so there will need to be a bit of refining and getting things dialed in. I'm also short my bivy as it is back home in VA but, as is, it's:

    '14 Specialized AWOL (M)
    The bags out back are Axiom Typhoon Aero DLX waterproof @ 45 Liters - clothes, rain gear, food, everything else

    The frame case is a Specialized Vital, for energy bars/ipod/headphones

    Up front on the handlebars is a Camillus 3 day bug out bag thing that I scored @ Walmart. I just happened to spot it in the closeout section for $20. It has a Molle style mount that snaps perfectly around the handlebars, and it is narrow enough to not bug me at all. It came equipped with a basic first aid kit as well as 3 days of survival water/meal bars/poncho/handwarmer/space blanket/etc, and there were enough excess pockets to fill it out with all of my bike tools and spare parts.

    I'm afraid to weigh it.



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    Seems like a lot of people are going rackless, whats the advantage of not having racks?
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    Lighter, narrower, and less chance of mechanical failures (broken bolts or racks).

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    New bike on the way, pics to follow.

    Salsa Ti Fargo frame
    Rohloff (38x16)
    Co-Motion Drop-Bar shifter for Rohloff
    Raceface crankset
    Chris King headset
    White Bro's Rock Solid carbon fork
    DT Swiss rims and spokes
    700x40c Vee Rubber XCX setup tubeless (for gravel)
    or
    29x2.0 Geax Saguaros tubeless (for this one race that starts in Canada)
    Brooks Ti Swift saddle
    Salsa Ti seatpost
    Avid BB7s
    Shimano M-540 SPD pedals

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    Quote Originally Posted by big_papa_nuts View Post
    Lighter, narrower, and less chance of mechanical failures (broken bolts or racks).
    +1 - definitely also:

    - gear weight centralized and lowered in frame bag for better handling
    - narrow bike means much much much easier pushing during steep singletrack hike-a-bike
    - less weight, better handling and less worry about breaking stuff means you can ride your bike like a mountain bike

    Having toured with both setups I'll never willingly go back to racks/panniers unless I absolutely must.
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    Makes sense. Id like to try a seat bag, what should I look for for my first one?
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