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    Ended up running two bottles...one in cage and one in a feedbag. Hydration bladder was taking up too much room. Post your Bikepacking Rig (and gear layout!)-12187892_10207931024133875_2408300070615249226_n.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by trailnimal View Post
    guessing somewhere in australia
    Yes. South Coast of NSW about 2hrs from Sydney.

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    Good day all, I thought I'd share my setup. This was during the Tuscobia 150 race in January. So, no bikepacking but all the right gear to do so. Sleeping bag/pad/bivy sack in the rear bag along with some extra clothes. Fuel on the down tube. Protien mix and hot coco in the two thermoses on the forks. Lots of food in the handle bar bag. Spare tube, chain,tool and first-aid kit in the frame bag. This year I plan on sliming it all down a bit. I think the whole shibang was about 60 lbs. Have a good day eh. Takk
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    Here is my semifat setup for longer self supported tours:



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    My ECR and my Dad's Fargo posing at the Mayer, AZ Circle K during a recent trip through the Bradshaw Mountains.


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    That's not MTB and that's pretty lightweight, but whatever!
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    2014 Salsa El Mariachi Ti.

    I'm training for the Tour Divide this June. I'm waiting for my frame pack for the front triangle but otherwise it's almost done. I've got all my gear except a sleeping pad and I'm looking for advice on that.

    I'm either going to use a water bladder in the triangle pack and strap two cages under the down tube or go with two cages and a small hydration pack.

    All the packs are from Revelate.

    Niner Carbon Fork.

    Wheel's manufacturing GXP bottom bracket.

    White Industries M16 Rear Hub.

    Stan's Flow rim in the back, Arch up front.

    Shutter Precision PD8 generator hub in front with a Sinewave charger. I can charge my iPhone from close to zero to 100 percent in about eight hours. Charges my lights, too.

    Nite Rider Lumina 750 light. I can get about five hours of burn time on the low setting which, so far, seems to be plenty bright enough.

    SRAM X9 2x10 with an 11-36 cassette and and 30/22 chainrings.

    Geax Saguaro tires, running them tubeless. I have about 1500 miles on this set and they are still going strong.

    Thudbuster seatpost. Really makes a difference.

    Jones Loop H Bars.

    SRAM Guide RS brakes

    Time ATAC DH4 pedals.

    Etrex 30 GPS (also going to carry my Etrex 20 as a backup)

    I can fit my bivvy tent and sleeping bag in the seat pack. The "Sweet roll" up front is for clothes and cold weather gear.
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    Don't forgot to take a power bank, in order to charge it when your iphone / lights are full.
    I'm not quite sure a Niterider with 5 hours is alright, would have been for something more powerfull / with a better burning time.... but i'm not quite an expert in off road.

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    Nice Rig Brah

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    Any love for all rigid steel?
    Nice rig brah, that what the hell I'm talkin about!! Keepin it real with the steel and the beer on ice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfred IV View Post
    Don't forgot to take a power bank, in order to charge it when your iphone / lights are full.
    I'm not quite sure a Niterider with 5 hours is alright, would have been for something more powerfull / with a better burning time.... but i'm not quite an expert in off road.
    I also have a NiteRider 550 next to it; backup. It burns for four hours, easily, on the low power setting.

    I'm hoping to get up early and ride in the dark for a few hours and do some night riding if the conditions and terrain permit it.

    The lights seem okay. I've been doing a lot of night riding and have had no problems on dirt and gravel roads.

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    '88 Raleigh Chill, old rig but still camping well

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    Cotic Simple, with some BikeBagDude goodness. This was packed up to bivy out overnight on a little 220km loop last weekend here in NZ

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisgardner73 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by monolith View Post
    Cotic Simple, with some BikeBagDude goodness. This was packed up to bivy out overnight on a little 220km loop last weekend here in NZ

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    Quote Originally Posted by grizzlebees View Post
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    Rear Sackville has tent (big agness seedhouse ul 2), sleeping pad (big agnes q core), sleeping quilt (jacks r better), and pillow (some rei one that everyone seems to have).
    Front rack (top) has tools, headlamps, and misc. supplies
    Front left pannier has clothes
    Front right pannier has food, beer, and whiskey. Beer is wrapped in this insulating bag I get with my Blue Apron deliveries and an ice pack to keep cool. Canned beer only for the trails!
    Grizzlebees, any longterm review on how your sackville has handled for bikepacking? Which rack are you using there?

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    Old school camping.

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    Since I am trying to sell my Fargo, and I had some free time, I set up my old Rollfast for some bikepacking. Revelate Viscacha, Banjo Brothers Minehaha Canvas bag up front, and a Revelate gas tank. Should be okay for a simple single speed s24o.

    I've been reading way too much on Rivendell's site as of late...

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    ^ put on your wool panties and go!

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    Hi all and greetings from Finland!
    Here is my Salsa Mukluk3. Frame bag, stemcell, "jerrycan" and top tube bag are DIY.

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    Another bad day of weather here so I decided to set about testing how to load my bike for some bikepacking.

    I have been collecting bits and bob's for some overnight adventures for a while and after last weekends tent purchase, I am nearly nearly there. Everything fitted on the bike and I still have plenty space for food and some clothes. The bike will be ready for adventure once we get a bit of a dry spell.

    Tent (inner, fly & pegs), groundsheet and Clothes in Saddle Pack
    Food + extras in Frame Bag.
    Sleeping Bag, Sleep Mat, Stove & pot and Poles in the SweetRoll (Pouch still empty)
    Water, toolkit/spares in my osprey hydration pack.
    Ti Cup, tea, Hot Choc, sugar and milk in the waterbottle holder.

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    My 120mm full suspension 27.5+ bike heading out for an overnighter. Tarp, groundcloth, pad, poles, and a couple of items of clothing just the right size in the handlebar roll. Sleeping quilt and clothes in the seatbag. Bike repair and water filter in the frame bag. Odd and ends and food in the pack. Camera and snacks in the handlebar roll pocket. Bedrock Entrada handlebar roll, Bedrock Coconino seatbag, Rogue Panda frame bag, and Osprey Escapist 20 backpack.

    I can drop the seat about 1.5 inches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Welnic View Post
    My 120mm full suspension 27.5+ bike heading out for an overnighter. Tarp, groundcloth, pad, poles, and a couple of items of clothing just the right size in the handlebar roll. Sleeping quilt and clothes in the seatbag. Bike repair and water filter in the frame bag. Odd and ends and food in the pack. Camera and snacks in the handlebar roll pocket. Bedrock Entrada handlebar roll, Bedrock Coconino seatbag, Rogue Panda frame bag, and Osprey Escapist 20 backpack.

    I can drop the seat about 1.5 inches.

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    Whoa. Steel FS with an RS-1. Sick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Welnic View Post
    Bedrock Coconino seatbag
    Nice setup, man!! How is the seatpack working for you, I like the sound of the saddle rail wing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdilthey View Post
    Whoa. Steel FS with an RS-1. Sick.
    My thread on the bike:
    Waltworks 27.5+ 120mm full suspension bike

    Builder's post about the bike:
    27.5+ is pretty awesome too.


    Quote Originally Posted by Flying_Scotsman View Post
    Nice setup, man!! How is the seatpack working for you, I like the sound of the saddle rail wing.
    I got my seatbag before they added the saddle rail wing. I liked the looks of it though so I bought one even though my bag doesn't have the velcro part on it the new ones do. But I haven't used it yet and despite a frantic search just before this trip I was unable to find it. I don't have any complaints about the stability of the current bag, I'm mainly excited about getting it on and off easier.

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    I'm not sure where my bike should live on the forums at the moment, it's a little bit lean to call a bikepacking rig at the moment, but I have a full compliment of racks (or at least, have on order) and panniers / bags to take it on some trips. But as pictured, it's very much a long dayride bike.


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    Regardless of where it "belongs," that's a really nice looking bike.
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    Depending on the frame size it probably belongs in my garage 8-)


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    Carver Gnarvester setup

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    My set up on Kona Trial DL bike

    Hi
    Here my set up
    I have place for 5 liter of water on the frame
    I try to carry lower witght on my back
    Frame bags are self made
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    My non-drive side Carver on Tour Divide. I really need to take this bad boi out with 3" tires on a bikepack soon.

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    Ready for the Tour Divide...

    Rebuilding a new SP PD8 dynamo hub as this one has more than 5000 miles on it. It's still going strong but I don't want to push it.

    Having a new rear wheel built around a White Industries XMR hub. 40 spokes. I'll eat some extra weight for durability.
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    Out of curiosity, what size frame is this pictured?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ailuropoda View Post
    2014 Salsa El Mariachi Ti.

    I'm training for the Tour Divide this June.

    Nite Rider Lumina 750 light. I can get about five hours of burn time on the low setting which, so far, seems to be plenty bright enough.
    FYI: If you hold the power button down on the Lumina until the light goes into flashing mode, and then press it once more, it goes into 'walking' mode. Walking mode lasts up to 14 hours and is plenty bright enough for climbing and slower flat riding.

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    Fatpacking in New England.





    Too bad the trip ended prematurely!





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    Quote Originally Posted by mdilthey View Post
    Fatpacking in New England.

    Too bad the trip ended prematurely!

    Why couldn't you fix that and keep going? Insert tube....patch rim strip/tire with duct tape/energy bar wrapper, etc..
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    Why couldn't you fix that and keep going? Insert tube....patch rim strip/tire with duct tape/energy bar wrapper, etc..
    The plan was a 24-hour-overnight with some mountain biking at my friend Tim's tree farm. My girlfriend wanted to go, but couldn't, because she had a volleyball game to coach the next morning.

    Well, she found out she was working later in the morning the next day, so she came down with the car and met me, and instead of fixing the flat, I just camped with her and left early to help her unpack the car before she had to leave. She was pretty happy, haha.

    If it was down to riding or not riding based on this flat, easy decision to superglue a bit of cut tube on the inside of the tire, duct-tape the rim strip, and roll on. But, it worked out to just fix it later this time.
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    I love your signature man. Yoga, hike, bike. That's what it's all about, honestly.

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    Well, here is Steve, my bikepacking rig. A surly Karate Monkey. He gets fed Gummi Bears before each ride.

    Running a Jones H-Bar.
    Stans Arch EX rims on a Shutter Precision 15mm through axle dynamo hub in the front and a Shimano Deore XT 12mmx142 hub in the rear.
    Shifters are Shimano XTR and derailleurs are Shimano XT.
    Brakes are Avid BB7 cable. Rock solid and easily repaired on the trail.
    Busch & Mueller 80lux LED headlight (Works great)

    2 water bottle mounts on each fork. Rides very well with the low weight up there. No Wheelies.

    The only purchased bag is a Rogue Panda 9" seat bag. No wobble at all. It isn't fully loaded out in this picture.

    The frame bag is a DIY one that I threw together.

    The handlebar roll bag is also a DIY one that I put together. It holds my tent, sleeping bag and a narrow dry bag if necessary.

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    Here's my old Dean with it's current set up. I use it only for local over-nighters.


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    Looks good.
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    The latest incarnation:

    Do it however you want to do it. You don't owe anyone an explanation.

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    My Surly Ogre. Revelate frame, seat and handlebar harness. Small Block 8 tires. Front rack is the Salsa Minimalist. I have three Anything cages (only one in this pic). Toolkit is in the small Soma Stash bottle on the frame. I think I'll go with a full frame bag at some point, but for now, I am using what I have.


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    Advocate Cycles Hayduke 27.5+ titanium hardtail (2015) size large with my bikepacking setup + a DIY stainless steel rear rack I use with micro-panniers to carry a portable photography studio.

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    Yeti Joan of ARC

    Here's my Yeti ARC, aka Joan of ARC. Did a maiden voyage test ride on the Ozark Trail recently. This was my second trip. The first time I only had the handlebar bag and I used a large dry bag on a FreeLoad rack for everything else. Needless to say, this setup works a lot better. The bike is mostly XTR, with SRAM X.9 shifters and X.0 der. It weights 24 pounds without the bags. All my kit is from Revelate Designs. I have since added 2 feedbags. Hardly notice the extra weight. Good times coming!
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    Rocky Mountain Sherpa...

    with Porcelain Rocket seat,bar, and frame bags.

    The bar roll contains tent, sleep pad, and ground sheet in an OR dry bag, while front pack has odds & ends like helmet light, mini tripod plus whatever I like to access readily from energy bars to toothbrush and cutlery and MIO Sport liquid concentrate.
    The frame bag carries all the bike related items ie spare tube, typical tools, tire & shock pump, some shock cord to hang food in a tree at night, a bit of Muskol in bug season, etc.
    The seat bag has my JetBoil stove/cook kit and my clothes.


    Arcteryx backpack contains Sierra Designs Backcountry Quilt, PUR water filter, coffee mug, the food bag (I dehydrate my own meals), my Kindle,and 2 to 3 camera lenses. There is a also a 2 litre water bladder. The left side outside pocket is perfect for bear spray and the right side one for my phone. I carry my Sony a6300 camera in a very small CaseLogic bag secured to the Arcteryx chest strap.


    MEC Spark UL1+ tent with Thermarest Neoair Xlite and SD Backcountry Quilt


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    The bike empty is 30 lb. Loaded it is 50 lb

    Cheers!
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    Yeti sb95 on maiden voyage through AZT.

    Handlebar Sweetroll: Backcountry Bed 800 3 season sleeping bag (love it!!) and rei quarter dome 2 with poles and ground sheet

    Camo bag on handlebars: snacks, spork, sunscreen, .380

    Gascan: Headlamp, batteries, iPhone battery, more snacks

    Feed bag: 32oz Nalogen

    Seat Bag: Jetboil, Nemo sleeping pad, Nano puff jacket, few clothes
    on top of seat bag: Sandals and flask

    Hawg Camelbak: 3L water, Freeze fried meals, tools, sawyer mini, pump, tubes, etc...

    Not much water on the AZT. Need to find a way to bring more water..


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    My latest setup with some borrowed bags (bar and seat bags). Frame bag is for my other bike but fit pretty well.

    Bar bag has my nano puff jacket and some other soft goods. On the accessory bar bag I have all my food and smellables. Seat bag has my sleeping bag, sleeping pad, SOL emergency bivvy, and tent (pole and stakes are on the bar bag). Frame pack has my tubes, toiletries, and misc stuff. Gas tank has phone and probably my spare light batteries. Bottle goes in each of the feed bags plus the 1.5l nalgene bottle on the downtube for water.

    The food weighs a ton (enough for 3-4 days). I'd like to get rid of some of it but I'm not 100% on the resupply spots. May move some of the food to my frame bag to get weight off the bar but I really wanted all my smellables in one easily detached bag to hang up on a bear line at night.

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    Latest incarnation of my Krampus. Been riding single speed, but decided to test out a 1x5 setup for an overnight. Will be my first trip with front squish.

    1x5 Bikepacking Krampus with MRP Stage front end by Mike, on Flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmike View Post
    Latest incarnation of my Krampus. Been riding single speed, but decided to test out a 1x5 setup for an overnight. Will be my first trip with front squish.

    1x5 Bikepacking Krampus with MRP Stage front end by Mike, on Flickr
    Super interested in more info about the 1x5 setup!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdilthey View Post
    Super interested in more info about the 1x5 setup!
    Just the low end of a 9spd or 8spd cassette on the King SS hub.

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    1x5 Bikepacking Krampus with MRP Stage front end by Mike, on Flickr

    1x5 Bikepacking Krampus with MRP Stage front end by Mike, on Flickr


    I think the guy who I bought the wheelset from used a headset or BB facing tool to take a few mm off the carrier to get it to fit.

    I'm using a 9spd bar end shifter on a Paul thumbie to push a Tiagra short cage road derailer. So far nothing blew up.

    I have a nice XTR reverse rise that I wanted to use but need longer limit screws. But the short cage works well enough. Aside from chain slap, which I haven't heard in 3 years with the SS and Rohloff setup.

    Sort of miss the SS but I might be glad for a few lower gears. I was running 30/20 and the cassette is 19-32 so I'm dropping 1 tooth and picking up the low end. So I'll be slow on the road stretches and have a few more options on the steep stuff.

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    @bmike I've seen a few of those types of setups with the Hope SS hubs on here. I think there are a few threads and IIRC Walt will chop up cassette for you to get it to fit. I like the idea, but have never had the need, as yet, to do it. Nice setup.

    One thing I noticed that I'm curious about is that the forward running spokes on the disc side run internally instead of outside the flange. I've been told running the trailing spokes inside the hub flange and forward spokes outside the flange builds a stronger wheel. Which is how I have built my wheels, not that I'm a pro wheel builder by any stretch of my imagination. Just curious if you have any thoughts on that wheel build, I realize you got it from someone else, but curious nonetheless.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbhammercycle View Post
    @bmike I've seen a few of those types of setups with the Hope SS hubs on here. I think there are a few threads and IIRC Walt will chop up cassette for you to get it to fit. I like the idea, but have never had the need, as yet, to do it. Nice setup.

    One thing I noticed that I'm curious about is that the forward running spokes on the disc side run internally instead of outside the flange. I've been told running the trailing spokes inside the hub flange and forward spokes outside the flange builds a stronger wheel. Which is how I have built my wheels, not that I'm a pro wheel builder by any stretch of my imagination. Just curious if you have any thoughts on that wheel build, I realize you got it from someone else, but curious nonetheless.
    I bought these from an ace mechanic when he decided to abandon 29+ and move on to something else... I can email him and ask him.

    I really want to do 16-20-24-28-32 - which I think would be ideal as a bikepacking option. But I don't want to risk chewing up my King hub by putting on individual cogs. I have another cassette that would work here, might take it apart, drill out out the carrier rivets, and see what I can make up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdilthey View Post
    Super interested in more info about the 1x5 setup!

    so i had some really weird chain suck on the setup pictured in that last post:

    Battle damage. Re/wrapped and swapped to an XTR derailer. Probably gonna suck it up and single speed. by Mike, on Flickr

    It did some damage to my chain stay.
    So I pulled the Tiagra derailer and put on the XTR reverse rise or whatever - seems to be working far better.

    And I changed how I wrapped the stay for chain slap:

    Battle damage. Re/wrapped and swapped to an XTR derailer. Probably gonna suck it up and single speed. by Mike, on Flickr

    Battle damage. Re/wrapped and swapped to an XTR derailer. Probably gonna suck it up and single speed. by Mike, on Flickr

    So far, much better!

    Then, because I had one, I added a chain watcher to the seatpost... although I'm running a WolfTooth Narrow Wide - so its likely not needed.

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    1x5 Krampus overnight a success.
    50+ miles in just over 24 hours with camping in between.
    Singletrack, doubletrack, forest road and a slice of pavement.

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    Bikepacking VT by Mike, on Flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmike View Post
    1x5 Krampus overnight a success.
    50+ miles in just over 24 hours with camping in between.
    Singletrack, doubletrack, forest road and a slice of pavement.

    Bikepacking VT by Mike, on Flickr

    Bikepacking VT by Mike, on Flickr
    Inspired by your 1x5 (hell, most of my stuff is inspired by that Krampus), I just pulled the trigger on half of the Sram X01 DH 7-speed kit. A super-burly 7-speed drivetrain with no tire rub with extra-fat tires, and only a little extra gear ratio above what I'm happily running on my SS build.

    Looking forward to getting it together!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdilthey View Post
    Inspired by your 1x5 (hell, most of my stuff is inspired by that Krampus), I just pulled the trigger on half of the Sram X01 DH 7-speed kit. A super-burly 7-speed drivetrain with no tire rub with extra-fat tires, and only a little extra gear ratio above what I'm happily running on my SS build.

    Looking forward to getting it together!

    That sounds rad..... hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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    Another fat bike conversion to 29+ bikepacking

    Here is my 9 zero 7 set up as a 29+ which I road on multiple surfaces in the French River area bikepacking.

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    Using a Salsa Enabler fork with two 5L drybags in anything cages, 20L drybag in home made roll harness, 10L drybag in home made saddle rack and a Porcelain Rocket roll top frame bag. Riding without a pack.

    Thudbuster seatpost and Jones H bar handle bar. I'm running a double stem with a lower handlebar to keep the roll forward, add places to attach gear including the mirrors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmike View Post
    That sounds rad..... hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
    never mind... $$$ for a range that I'd have to tweak my crank to lower, and i'd need a sram hd driver hub.
    but still a cool concept.

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    Here is my 9 zero 7 set up as a 29+ which I road on multiple surfaces in the French River area bikepacking.

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    Using a Salsa Enabler fork with two 5L drybags in anything cages, 20L drybag in home made roll harness, 10L drybag in home made saddle rack and a Porcelain Rocket roll top frame bag. Riding without a pack.

    Thudbuster seatpost and Jones H bar handle bar. I'm running a double stem with a lower handlebar to keep the roll forward, add places to attach gear including the mirrors.
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    My Bikepacking rig

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmike View Post
    Just the low end of a 9spd or 8spd cassette on the King SS hub.

    I think the guy who I bought the wheelset from used a headset or BB facing tool to take a few mm off the carrier to get it to fit.

    I'm using a 9spd bar end shifter on a Paul thumbie to push a Tiagra short cage road derailer. So far nothing blew up.

    I have a nice XTR reverse rise that I wanted to use but need longer limit screws. But the short cage works well enough. Aside from chain slap, which I haven't heard in 3 years with the SS and Rohloff setup.

    Sort of miss the SS but I might be glad for a few lower gears. I was running 30/20 and the cassette is 19-32 so I'm dropping 1 tooth and picking up the low end. So I'll be slow on the road stretches and have a few more options on the steep stuff.
    I've had your 5-speed build in my head all month. I loved the simplicity of it, and the "zen" experience of having a limited gear range, but with a little variation for mixed terrain bikepacking.

    I had some parts kicking around my LBS and found a few deals on eBay, and I'm 95% of the way to running the Sram 7-speed DH group on my Pugsley. I'll have a range of 11-24 with 7 speeds, very lightweight with all-steel cassette cogs, and a 28T narrow-wide chainring (Surly's steel NW) with a bash. Nice and clean, with the ability to quickly shed gears on the downhill and get a little more leverage on steep climbs. Plus, I get tons of mud/snow clearance with a big rear tire. Chain rub was the only issue when I ran 4.6" in the back last winter.

    This should be fun. And, since the DH group costs so much less than regular 11-speed X01, I also get a really expensive, primo, nice-feeling shift without destroying my budget!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdilthey View Post
    I've had your 5-speed build in my head all month. I loved the simplicity of it, and the "zen" experience of having a limited gear range, but with a little variation for mixed terrain bikepacking.

    I had some parts kicking around my LBS and found a few deals on eBay, and I'm 95% of the way to running the Sram 7-speed DH group on my Pugsley. I'll have a range of 11-24 with 7 speeds, very lightweight with all-steel cassette cogs, and a 28T narrow-wide chainring (Surly's steel NW) with a bash. Nice and clean, with the ability to quickly shed gears on the downhill and get a little more leverage on steep climbs. Plus, I get tons of mud/snow clearance with a big rear tire. Chain rub was the only issue when I ran 4.6" in the back last winter.

    This should be fun. And, since the DH group costs so much less than regular 11-speed X01, I also get a really expensive, primo, nice-feeling shift without destroying my budget!

    Nice. I wanted to go the other way - didn't care about the fast end, wanted a little more range on the low end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmike View Post
    Nice. I wanted to go the other way - didn't care about the fast end, wanted a little more range on the low end.
    It sort of sounds stupid, but I don't want to lose the punishment of SS. It's been really good for my technique and my endurance to have to push a higher gear almost all the time.

    At any rate, if the experimental DH Drivetrain doesn't check enough boxes I can always go back to the single cog!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdilthey View Post
    It sort of sounds stupid, but I don't want to lose the punishment of SS. It's been really good for my technique and my endurance to have to push a higher gear almost all the time.
    No doubt. And that 7 speed setup will be bomber. I'm using the 5spd as a bridge to go SS trippin'. Just not there yet. And for me, 30/32 on trails up here is punishing enough when the rest of the group is riding 24 or 28x42!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmike View Post
    No doubt. And that 7 speed setup will be bomber. I'm using the 5spd as a bridge to go SS trippin'. Just not there yet. And for me, 30/32 on trails up here is punishing enough when the rest of the group is riding 24 or 28x42!
    I'm definitely no superhero out there when it comes to SS, but I have my rig set up with 31/18 and 24/25 with the dinglespeed setup. And, I haven't switched over to the 24/25 setup since I got back from Iceland in August. I've spent the last two weekends in the woods practicing clearing the tougher climbs in the big gear, and boy, it's brutal and momentum makes a big difference, but I can do it most of the time! It's really satisfying coming into a short, punchy climb aggressively and then barely sneaking over the crest at the top. We have a few good dried-out flash flood streambeds that have made for some pretty great climbs, too.

    For bikepacking, I found that 24/25 was still ridiculously low. I didn't struggle with anything on it. So, I imagine the low end of this setup (28/24) is going to cover about 90% of the climbing. Anything steeper than that, and I'm happy to walk.

    I don't know what I'm gonna do with 28/11. That's a fast gear. Maybe I'll try a couple of casual road group rides!

    Kind of terrible iPhone pic from today, now set up tubeless and loving the weight decrease. About 28lbs without the framebag or bottle cages.

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    The rig for my upcoming 3-day weekend:

    Do it however you want to do it. You don't owe anyone an explanation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smithhammer View Post
    The rig for my upcoming 3-day weekend:

    Nice,

    Type of rear panniers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by richwolf View Post
    Nice,

    Type of rear panniers?
    Rogue Panda 'Kaibabs'

    Simple, compact and rock solid.
    Do it however you want to do it. You don't owe anyone an explanation.

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    For the long cold pursuits!

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    Topeak TopLoader bag #1: spare tube, mini pump, mini tool

    Topeak TopLoader bag #2: Food, digital camera

    Topeak MidLoader frame bag: MontBell down jacket, emergency hand and toe warmers, food

    Topeak FrontLoader handlebar bag: OR bivy, Big Agnes Q-Core SLX Insulated sleeping pad.

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    My Waltworks in Baja Explorer mode....
    *Dingle 32/19, 30/21
    *29+ front 3.0" Chronicle, 29er rear 2.4" Ikon
    *Flats and Vans
    *All bags MYOG
    *As shown carrying over 6L of fluids and nearly 2 days of food. No back pack.
    *Rode over 400 miles of the southern section of the Baja Divide route and about 300 miles of paved/highways the 3 weeks before Christmas. Really nice mix for a last minute, slapped together tour.

    Fun stuff down there in the Baja. Great food, great riding and terrain, awesome people, perfect weather. I'll be back for sure!
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    Sweet rig, Addy!!

    In a former life, I spent a fair bit of time in Baja. It's been fun looking over the route that Lael and Nick (and others) have put together, and to remember exploring some of those areas myself years ago. I'd love to get back down there and ride the whole thing some day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smithhammer View Post
    Sweet rig, Addy!!

    In a former life, I spent a fair bit of time in Baja. It's been fun looking over the route that Lael and Nick (and others) have put together, and to remember exploring some of those areas myself years ago. I'd love to get back down there and ride the whole thing some day.
    Thanks Smithhammer, this bike has truly proven to be the jack of all trades I envisioned it to be when 'designing' it over 4 years ago, Walt nailed it then and it continues to shine.

    I had a great time down that way. Nick, Lael and crew put a bunch of time into it and pieced together one heck of a bike tour. The group left on the 'grand depart' tour today. Hopefully the weather picks up a bit for them. As long as they stay safe and make smart decisions they'll have a great time. If you ever have the opportunity from the sections I did I'd strongly recommend it. The miles didn't come easy but they were beautiful.

    I've got a more detailed version of the post here 'over on those other bikepacking forums' if you're interested.
    Cheers!

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    My 2012 Highball only 3rd bikepack trip
    Drive train is old school 3x9 with 20t small chainring and 34t rear cog. Superlow, but super nice for long climbs fully loaded.

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    Just added a downtube bag to my kit, but have not had time to use it yet.


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    Been lurking a while, thought it was time to post here. I just picked up the Jones/Revelate truss fork bags, and they are rock solid, even loaded up. This is my rig as I'll be packing it for a multi-year bike tour I'm starting next year (minus the Bedrock Entrada handlebar bag, I wanted to check the handling fully loaded for the "big ride" but then I got lazy). For shorter trips, I just run the Revelate frame bag, the Arkel Tailrider, two Feedbags, and a Banana Hammock in the loop. I'll probably be leaving the fork bags on for shorter trips now too, they fit a good amount of stuff and don't really affect handling at all. Bike is the Jones Plus 24", Gates/Rohloff drivetrain, Scrapers and Chronicles, BB7s. Surly Nice Rack in back. Not the lightest rig ever built, but I don't get real hung up over weight. I'm riding, not racing.

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    Been lurking a while, thought it was time to post here. I just picked up the Jones/Revelate truss fork bags, and they are rock solid, even loaded up. This is my rig as I'll be packing it for a multi-year bike tour I'm starting next year (minus the Bedrock Entrada handlebar bag, I wanted to check the handling fully loaded for the "big ride" but then I got lazy). For shorter trips, I just run the Revelate frame bag, the Arkel Tailrider, two Feedbags, and a Banana Hammock in the loop. I'll probably be leaving the fork bags on for shorter trips now too, they fit a good amount of stuff and don't really affect handling at all. Bike is the Jones Plus 24", Gates/Rohloff drivetrain, Scrapers and Chronicles, BB7s. Surly Nice Rack in back. Not the lightest rig ever built, but I don't get real hung up over weight. I'm riding, not racing.
    Multi-year? Will you chronicling this adventure anywhere?

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    Yeah, I'll be taking along a GoPro and a Lumix FZ1000 (a long zoom compact camera) and my iPad to share the trip. I've bacpacked cross-country before and loved it. When I got back from that trip, I came across Iohan's (bikewanderer.com) videos on youtube, and knew I had to gear up for a new adventure. If you haven't seen his videos, drop whatever you're doing and go binge watch them asap! So inspiring!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smithhammer View Post
    Rogue Panda 'Kaibabs'

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    Those Kaibabs are sweet. Kinda wish I'd seen them earlier!

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    Do it however you want to do it. You don't owe anyone an explanation.

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    Scott Scale 945 Revelate Designs and Rogue Panda

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    Ready for this summer until I can afford the really nice bags...


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    My kit from last year.

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    Here's my setup nearly there for the first weekend ordeal. I'm planning a two nighter through Hoosier National Forest, Yellowwood State Forest and Brown County State Park in Indiana. Hopefully this will help me figure out what the heck I'm doing.


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    Love the pics - straight work horses! I want to give this a shot sometime. Sounds like a good future trip to plan out.

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    The bike I'm using to train for the Tour Divide. Salsa Beargrease XX1 from 2013 when everything, including the rims, was carbon fiber. No kidding, the bike by itself only weighs 20 pounds but I have it loaded up with about 45 pounds of weight including two ten-pound plates in the frame bag.

    The race bike is a Salsa El Mariachi Ti with a Rohloff Speedhub.

    I really like the Speedhub. Except for a whirring noise in 8th gear I can't tell the differnce between it and a derailleur setup.
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    Been lurking a while, thought it was time to post here. I just picked up the Jones/Revelate truss fork bags, and they are rock solid, even loaded up. This is my rig as I'll be packing it for a multi-year bike tour I'm starting next year (minus the Bedrock Entrada handlebar bag, I wanted to check the handling fully loaded for the "big ride" but then I got lazy). For shorter trips, I just run the Revelate frame bag, the Arkel Tailrider, two Feedbags, and a Banana Hammock in the loop. I'll probably be leaving the fork bags on for shorter trips now too, they fit a good amount of stuff and don't really affect handling at all. Bike is the Jones Plus 24", Gates/Rohloff drivetrain, Scrapers and Chronicles, BB7s. Surly Nice Rack in back. Not the lightest rig ever built, but I don't get real hung up over weight. I'm riding, not racing.
    Your setup looks great. I'm glad to hear you like the fork bags, I have been planning to get them.

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    Well this is my second Jones
    It's a Jones Diamond.



    But I have started building up a 3rd Jones!
    This time a Jones 23"Plus Spaceframe for next year's Tour Aotearoa which is the longest event in New Zealand @ 3000km long (that's one million miles)



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ailuropoda View Post
    The bike I'm using to train for the Tour Divide. Salsa Beargrease XX1 from 2013 when everything, including the rims, was carbon fiber. No kidding, the bike by itself only weighs 20 pounds but I have it loaded up with about 45 pounds of weight including two ten-pound plates in the frame bag.

    The race bike is a Salsa El Mariachi Ti with a Rohloff Speedhub.

    I really like the Speedhub. Except for a whirring noise in 8th gear I can't tell the differnce between it and a derailleur setup.
    What is the function/purpose of the two ten pound "plates?"

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    What is the function/purpose of the two ten pound "plates?"

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    Training. We don't have too many big hills in Louisiana so I'm trying to get a little more resistance on the ones we have.

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    interesting 20-minute video: Comes With Baggage Movie - BIKEPACKING.com
    In a world full of people, only some want to ride. Isn't that crazy?
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    My ol' 9:Zero:7 as I was riding it in Wisconsin/UP Michigan northwoods last year:



    9:Zero:7 Bikepack Setup on Flickr

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    When y'all are bikepacking, I can't imagine its very technical. Are the trails pretty smooth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shotgun Jeremy View Post
    When y'all are bikepacking, I can't imagine its very technical. Are the trails pretty smooth?
    Can't speak for the others, but my trails are smooth as marble


    Bikepacking the GW National Forest by ricky d, on Flickr

    I'm a decent technical, rocky rider, and this particular trip at the George Washington National Forest was really hard for me, and would have been tough even without the 30+ pounds of extra gear. There were a handful of places that were rockier and steeper than most of the trails that are closer to me in DC. I didn't catch the hardest stuff in my vid because I was too busy trying to hike and keep up with my friends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shotgun Jeremy View Post
    When y'all are bikepacking, I can't imagine its very technical. Are the trails pretty smooth?
    Runs the gammet for me. There's a trail in Tahoe called Mr Toads and 5"travel+ is recommended. Been down it loaded on my steel hardtail bikepacking. Other than gap jumps and huge drops I find if I take my time and choose good lines I can pick my way through just about anything. I do prefer just enough tech to keep it interesting when bikepacking so I can still hold my speed, really gnarly tech stuff gets old quick when loaded, doable or not.

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    Front End Loader:

    Surly 8-pack rack
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    Swift 'Sugarloaf' basket bag
    Barfly Bags 'Banana Hammock' (in the Jones loop)
    Bedrock Bags 'Tapeats' bar bag
    Blackburn 'Outpost' cargo cages on the fork w/Sea to Summit 3L dry bag
    Rogue Panda 'Alamogordo' top tube bag
    Rogue Panda rolltop framebag

    Do it however you want to do it. You don't owe anyone an explanation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shotgun Jeremy View Post
    When y'all are bikepacking, I can't imagine its very technical. Are the trails pretty smooth?
    I find that the off trail riding is the most technical, and fences can be a *****. I keep it light enough to lift over a fence or hand hand up a short free climb. Depends where you ride, of course, but the middle of nowhere has few smooth trails.
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