• 04-05-2017
    Smithhammer
    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?

    Sometimes. Sometimes not so much....









  • 04-06-2017
    Flying_Scotsman
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Smithhammer View Post
    Sometimes. Sometimes not so much....

    Dont know what you are grumbling about, this looks entirely ridable!! :eekster::eekster:;)
  • 04-06-2017
    Smithhammer
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Flying_Scotsman View Post
    Dont know what you are grumbling about, this looks entirely ridable!! :eekster::eekster:;)

    There actually was a faint trail in there, I swear....;)
  • 04-12-2017
    rlbruski
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Flying_Scotsman View Post
    Dont know what you are grumbling about, this looks entirely ridable!! :eekster::eekster:;)

    :lol::lol:
  • 04-16-2017
    skolma
    The next 4-5 month's I'm gonna ride around northern Scandinavia. I'm currently in Finland, hence the SS, but in May/June a 2x10 setup will be installed. I've been riding scooter trails and icy roads for the past 6 months so i'm really looking forward to see some exposed dirt soon..
    The Plus is such an awesome ride. It's fast, it's comfy and it's way more comfotable to "live on" than my previous bikes.
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4P...w?usp=drivesdk
  • 04-22-2017
    Mr Pink57

    It's coming together, hope to have a few rides this summer to test.
  • 04-28-2017
    FoothillsHero
    1 Attachment(s)
    Trek Stache 7 (2016) with Ortlieb bags and Revelate frame bag.
    Jones H-Bar.

    My seat bag is sagging a little in this photo. If I was lazy and didn't remove the bag from the bike, I couldn't pack it as tight and it would droop. After the first few days, I got it dialed and it was good to go.
  • 05-03-2017
    Rod Kimble
    1 Attachment(s)
    Genesis Longitude 2017
    Recently picked up my new Genesis Longitude, only one overnighter done so far but loving the grip and cushioning of the plus tyres!

    Attachment 1135208

    Waiting for my new front harness to be delivered, so using my Specialized Pizza rack and waterproof duffle combo for now. Worked really well on easy dirt roads but obscures the view on the front tyre so not sure it'll be as good for technical riding.
  • 05-08-2017
    bsieb
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Smithhammer View Post
    Sometimes. Sometimes not so much....










    Thanks, best post ever on that subject!
  • 05-09-2017
    msugma
    Spot Rocker 27.5+
    I just completed my first bikepacking trip. 3 days/2 nights on the North Country Trail in Michigan with another bikepacking rookie.

    I'm really happy with my bike and gear! Here's link to some pics:

    https://goo.gl/photos/TcZvhAXAZRJs4cP37

    Bike - Spot Rocker 27.5+ hard tail. AC Smokin Gun wheels, Reba 100 mm travel fork, X0-1 drive train. It handled the extra weight really well.

    Front Pack is Salsa EXP Anything Cradle, stuffed with sleeping bag and sleeping pad.

    Most of my clothes, food, repair stuff was in my large Tangle frame bag.

    Rear Revelate Pika is stuffed with my tent.

    I wore a small Camelbak too. I tried to avoid that, but I couldn't find anywhere else to my cook kit.

    most of my camping gear is from 10+ years ago when I used to do a fair amount of backpacking. I treated myself to a new super light, super compact sleeping pad for this trip though. Money well spent!

    The sleeping bag is my next upgrade priority.

    Can't wait for my next trip!
  • 05-10-2017
    baltobrewer
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by skolma View Post
    The next 4-5 month's I'm gonna ride around northern Scandinavia. I'm currently in Finland, hence the SS, but in May/June a 2x10 setup will be installed. I've been riding scooter trails and icy roads for the past 6 months so i'm really looking forward to see some exposed dirt soon..
    The Plus is such an awesome ride. It's fast, it's comfy and it's way more comfotable to "live on" than my previous bikes.
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4P...w?usp=drivesdk

    Super nice setup. I like how the front panniers take advantage of the truss fork's larger surface area.
  • 05-11-2017
    Davidfklock
    How much Xtra bike parts do you normally pack and what are they
  • 05-16-2017
    mackdhagen
    3 Attachment(s)
    Van Dessel Ramble Tamble
    My rig for a 5 nighter on the Big Sur Coast
    Van Dessel Ramble Tamble with an exotic carbon front fork
    Sram 3x9 with a mix of WTB and NoTubes wheel set. on 2.1 wtb nano's
    Bags - Rouge Panda seat bag and top tube bag. Revelate handlebar role
    Striped down the bike comes in at 23/5
    Loaded it comes in at 40.5 (without water but everything else (food, shelter, bag parts and batteries etc) (17 lb delta...is that good or bad) Planing on carying 3.5 liters of water on the bike.Attachment 1137462Attachment 1137465Attachment 1137466
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  • 05-24-2017
    erichott223
    I'm new to the whole rear rack ordeal. I'm looking to start to ride my bike to work and need to get my hands on some good rear rack straps... what all do you prefer?


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  • 05-24-2017
    KERKOVEJ
    1 Attachment(s)
    Gear for the 260-mile Tour De Los Padres
    Attachment 1138781

    Here is a breakdown of my set up from the 260-mile Tour De Los Padres bike packing race.

    Bike: Canyon Exceed, size M

    Tires: Maxxis Icon 2.3 set up tubeless via Stan's NoTubes

    Drivetrain: SRAM XX1 with 30T front chainring

    Pedals: CrankBrothers Candy 11

    Saddle: Ergon SMR3 Pro Carbon, size M

    Grips: Ergon GS3, size S

    Lights: Black Diamond and Fenix

    Bottle Cages: 4 Topeak Ninja Cages

    Top Tube Bag 1: Topeak TopLoader with food

    Top Tube Bag 2: Topeak TopLoader with food, Finish Line chainlube, Elete Electrolytes, iPod, GORE BIKE WEAR jacket.

    Seat bag: Topeak BackLoader, 6L, filled with Primal leg warmers, arm warmers, Patagonia rain jacket, Montbell down jacket, Buff skull cap, SOL emergency bivy, 2 tubes, pizza

    On my back: Ergon BX2 backpack with 100 oz bladder - bladder only filled up once during entire ride, food, MSR TrailShot water filter, Adventure medical kit, spare parts, patch kit, fiber spoke, spare AA and AAA batteries, phone, credit card, cash, sample packets of Chamois Butt'r

    GPS: Garmin eTrex 30

    Strava ride/race file: https://www.strava.com/activities/944215740
  • 05-24-2017
    bsieb
    ^Pizza? :)
  • 05-24-2017
    KERKOVEJ
    I carried a small pepperoni and sausage pizza, each slice individually wrapped in aluminum foil. There was 200-miles of no resupply, so needed some real food for the ride :)
  • 06-05-2017
    Lieven
    Fully loaded Salsa Spearfish. Extremely stable on the downhills, very slow on the climbs ;-)

    CCC MTB by Lieven Loots, on Flickr
  • 06-13-2017
    grubetown
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by erichott223 View Post
    I'm new to the whole rear rack ordeal. I'm looking to start to ride my bike to work and need to get my hands on some good rear rack straps... what all do you prefer?


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