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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?
    Sometimes. Sometimes not so much....









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    Quote Originally Posted by Smithhammer View Post
    Sometimes. Sometimes not so much....
    Dont know what you are grumbling about, this looks entirely ridable!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying_Scotsman View Post
    Dont know what you are grumbling about, this looks entirely ridable!!
    There actually was a faint trail in there, I swear....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying_Scotsman View Post
    Dont know what you are grumbling about, this looks entirely ridable!!

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    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.
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    It's coming together, hope to have a few rides this summer to test.
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    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.
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    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!

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    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.

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









    Thanks, best post ever on that subject!
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    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!

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    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.

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    How much Xtra bike parts do you normally pack and what are they

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    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
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    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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    Gear for the 260-mile Tour De Los Padres

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    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

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    ^Pizza?
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    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

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    Fully loaded Salsa Spearfish. Extremely stable on the downhills, very slow on the climbs ;-)

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    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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    Fargo Ti needs a home ...

    Thoughts of grandeur and life didn't mesh. I have a Fargo Ti ready to roll for adventure, MSR Zoid 1, ultralight bag .. **SIGH** Anyway. I will not be adventuring with this one folks. If anyone can use a Fargo Ti, XL ... I am selling it. It is posted in classifieds. I hope someone can give it the love it deserves...Post your Bikepacking Rig (and gear layout!)-img_0658.jpg

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    Got my rig figured out for longer tours. I put on a low-rider front rack/panniers instead of Monkey Cages (similar to Anything Cages) along with a frame bag, seat bag, handlebar roll, gas tank and feedbag.

    I probably could have done without the seatbag, but it would have meant stuffing the panniers to the brim and pulling out clothes every time I needed something else. I'll leave that arrangement to the S24O or weekend trips.


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    Quote Originally Posted by msugma View Post
    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!
    I really like your setup. That EXP Cradle looks awesome. I am going to have to get one of those.

    I'm from Michigan and have been considering riding the North County Trail... Did you post a full trip report or any more photos somewhere else?

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    Just completed my first over-niter on a new bike. Temps were in the upper 90's with heat index over 110. It was a hot ride out and back. Luckily there was a river next to the campground which allowed for cooling down. The 29+ bike performed very well loaded up. It was stable and happy even on high speed descents. A little slower on the uphills but maybe that's just me

    Front - dry bag with Revelate harness: Tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad and pillow with sandals and camp chair strapped (voile) on top
    Fork legs both have Blackburn Outpost cages, one held a 40oz kleen canteen, the other has a salsa anything bag which houses a camp stove, ti pot, coffee supplies, cup and utensils.
    Revelate frame bag housed electronics, food, repair kit and misc. items.
    rear is a Relevate Terrapin system: towel, clothes, freeze dried meals, toothbrush/toiletries
    Two revelate feedbags on the handlebar: one for a big water bottle and the other held snacks, sweat wiper, sunscreen and bug juice
    Gas tank held phone, wallet, headphones(which were never used)

    It's only my second bikepacking trip and I'm still learning from each trip. The only issue on the trip was how to keep the beer cold

    Post ride refreshment
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    Water stop in a little town with a lovely garden
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    We made it! Time to setup shop and cool down
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    Camp is made
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    Foggy start for the ride home
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    Post your Bikepacking Rig (and gear layout!)-img_20170722_113044.jpg

    Just threw a stuff sack on a Thule Pack N Pedal. Need to lighten the load next time. But was surprised by how well it handled through rough terrain.

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    Just threw a stuff sack on a Thule Pack N Pedal. Need to lighten the load next time. But was surprised by how well it handled through rough terrain.
    Holy hell, those wheels look like they could cut a pizza. What kind of terrain were you riding on? Hopefully somewhat smooth...

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    Quote Originally Posted by baltobrewer View Post
    Holy hell, those wheels look like they could cut a pizza. What kind of terrain were you riding on? Hopefully somewhat smooth...
    Fire trails and some singletrack. Some of it was reasonably rough. Ran the pressure pretty low, absolutely no problem.

    Biggest problem I've had in the past is punctures on connecting tarmac roads, which is why I went with thick walled touring tires.

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    Latest iteration:

    Rogue Panda handlebar bag = quilt, hammock, tarp, assorted other sleep-related things
    RP Seat bag - clothing
    RP rolltop frame bag - stove, mug, first aid, bike repair, food
    RP stem bag - snacks, multi-tool, spare sunglass lenses
    Bedrock Tapeats bag - bear spray, windshirt

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    My BP Rig

    Hello,

    Just completed the IHSMBR and it was my first bike packing trip as well. It was a great trip. 19 days total including 2 lay-over days. 575 miles and 37,755' of climbing.

    While others on the trip plucked down some big $$ for new bikes for this trip, I used my old 2000 Marin Pine Mountain. I went through the entire bike and replaced a couple of worn chainrings, cleaned and serviced the derailers, hubs, fork, new shift & brake cables, and BB. I did upgrade a few items; a new front wheel with Maxxis Ardent, new Maxxis Crossmark for the rear, new Selle Anatomica seat, a Cane Creek Thudbuster ST, 680mm handlebar with Ergon GP3 grip & bar ends, and an Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes for the old Manitou fork.

    For carrying gear I used a Nitto M-12 front rack to carry my sleeping bag and camp shoes, sleeping pad lashed to the handlebars, a PDW Bindle rack to carry my clothes and personal gear, a Rogue Panda bike frame bag to carry tent, filter, and food. I wore a Camelback Mule with a Sawyer 4l blue bladder (from my gravity filter) and snacks, and a small top tube bag to carry tools and tube.

    I know its not as awesome as most of the rigs here but I have to say, the bike performed flawlessly. I had no mechanical issues at all, except R-der cable stretch. The ride was absolutely fabulous and already looking forward to next year.

    Thanks for looking.

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    Gearing up my KM for Bikepacking

    I'm hoping to do an couple nights in the Green Mountain National Forest soon. Here is a pic from and link to a write up about my shake down ride:

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    still WIP, the tent is strapped somehow onto the handlebar, need to find a better solution


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    Quote Originally Posted by ciquta View Post
    still WIP, the tent is strapped somehow onto the handlebar, need to find a better solution

    I used to strap mine to a fork leg.

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    Hoping to do my first overnighter sometime next week!

    Gear (technically it should be enough for a basic overnight excursion)

    The bar light is a Fenix pd35 hose clamped to said bar. (I have a PD35 tac on the helmet...no reason for the tac other than it's what was in stock at the time I got it)
    GPS is an etrex 30

    To carry stuff under the bars I went with the Porcelain Rocket MCA Handlebar System and in the front zippered pocket I have:
    Master Lock Python lock (I'll be in the bush so it's more for peace of mind than anything!)
    6 small aluminum stakes and paracord inside the stuff sack that came with the Thermarest mat
    Gerber Prodigy knife
    My house/lock key will also go in here attached to a lanyard.

    Inside the MEC dry bag I have:
    an MEC compression sack (more for structural support than compression) that contains:
    Outdoor Research Alpine Bivy
    Woods Microlite sleeping bag
    wrapped around those I have a Thermarest pro-lite mat

    The fork has a custom built (yay me!) rack attached to the fender mounts to carry...a water bottle and a can of bear spray inside a water bottle with the top cut off.

    ...Didn't want to drill and riv-nut the fork.

    Two water bottles in the frame.

    The seat pack is a Porcelain Rocket Vera (With an extra strap around it...coincidentally the thigh strap of the aforementioned knife's scabbard) and presently contains:
    A spare fat bike tube.
    Filzer Mini-zee2 pump
    Bike multi-tool, patch kit, spare link and tire levers
    A warmer pair of gloves
    The zipped off pant legs of my pants
    Raincoat
    Spare batteries for the lights, GPS and a small battery bank for my phone.
    Some TP...cuz ya never know...

    I don't plan to do any cooking, but inside my pack (an Alps Outdoorz pack slightly bigger than the average hydration pack) I intend to carry a spare water bottle with water as well as a stainless bottle with cold brew in the outer most pocket.
    In the inner large pocket I'll have my foodage inside a small dry bag (I need to get a small-ish dry bag yet...)
    My hoodie will be compressed between the outer pocket and inner pocket.

    Inside the smallest pocket I'll have bugspray, hand sanatizer and personal meds. Yay!
    The paracord mentioned way above is to hang the pack and food up in a tree...

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    Here's my rig last week on a round trip

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    Framed Alaskan Modified for Trip to Congo Rainforest Basin

    http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/p...pic_id=2592127

    Link also leads you to my journal, that details the part by part construction of the bike for this first ever fat tire in Africa trip.

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    My Rig

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    My RSD 2016 Big Chief on a quick overnighter along Siouxon Creek near Mt. Saint Helens.

    Frame Bag:
    water, food, bowl and 1st aide
    Handle Bar Bag:
    sleeping bag, clothes, ground cloth, stove and pot.
    Down Tube Bags on King Manything Cage:
    Tools and spare tube in REI tent stake bags
    Feed Bags:
    Food and empty water bottle for cocktails
    Rack (Surly 8 Pack Rack) and Dry Bag:
    Sleeping pad, whiskey, and misc. other things
    Fanny Pack:
    Chair, flip flops, and more misc. stuff

    Great trip and great bike for it.

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    Does anyone have any experience with the Giant Toughroad SLR1 for bikepacking? https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/toughroad-slr-1-2018

    Looks like a bike I would be interested in as this is the bike I have been looking for but didn't know it existed until a month ago. I like the flat bars and comes rack equipped. I am very tempted by this bike.

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    Frame bags on your bike

    Is that a Fat Tire bike frame with wide bottom bracket, and wide hubs, I'm wondering if the loaded frame bags and top bar bags will become a nuisance as you ride. I had to remove a top bar bag because it kept hitting my knees.

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    Here is my semifat setup for longer self supported tours:



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    Bikepacking in Brazil

    Hi everyone!

    Here in Brazil we have a lot of places to go bikepacking style.
    In this pic, I'm in Alagoa, a small town, south of Minas Gerais's State.
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    That's an Astro 27,5 All Mountain frame, with 130mm Manitou Front Suspension and Rock Shox Monarch 130mm Rear Suspension, Transmission 9x3v Shimano Alivio with SuperCog 40T.

    The Harness, Frame and Seat Bag was custom made by Aresta Equipamentos. The frontbag was custom made by my mother in law.

    I intent to go to Peru with that setup, but I'm a little bit concerned about how to carry water. I have two 1.5L waterbottle cages, but I couldn't figure it out to install them on the front suspension.

    How do you guys fix the bottle cage on your suspensions?

    Thank you all!

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    Few questions:

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    I am looking at this frame bag, or similar type:

    https://www.specialized.com/us/en/ac...pack-10/118285

    is there an issue with knee clearance with such bags when the bag is full? should I restrict the size I get?


    2.

    for the seat bag I notice specialized for example has this metal stabilizer which mounts on seat to prevent bag rocking left right.

    https://www.specialized.com/us/en/ac...pack-10/118285

    I found some cheaper designs ,not sure if they are worth saving or they will just end in trash:

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/NEWB...9-a561d73216d5


    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/ROSW...d-133b9f616056

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabiotux View Post
    Hi everyone!

    Here in Brazil we have a lot of places to go bikepacking style.
    In this pic, I'm in Alagoa, a small town, south of Minas Gerais's State.
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    That's an Astro 27,5 All Mountain frame, with 130mm Manitou Front Suspension and Rock Shox Monarch 130mm Rear Suspension, Transmission 9x3v Shimano Alivio with SuperCog 40T.

    The Harness, Frame and Seat Bag was custom made by Aresta Equipamentos. The frontbag was custom made by my mother in law.

    I intent to go to Peru with that setup, but I'm a little bit concerned about how to carry water. I have two 1.5L waterbottle cages, but I couldn't figure it out to install them on the front suspension.

    How do you guys fix the bottle cage on your suspensions?

    Thank you all!




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    Post your Bikepacking Rig (and gear layout!)-prospector_downsized.jpg
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    Tumbleweed Prospector on the Colorado Trail.

    Front stuff sacks: tarp, bivy, sleeping bag, clothes
    Homemade stem bags: guidebook, phone, snacks
    Revelate Gas tank: aquamira, headlamp, snacks
    Homemade frame bag: fuel & stove, tools, first aid, food
    Bindle and Terrapin: Clothes, cup, vest and jacket with a Z-rest over the top.
    Backpack: water, camera, food, solar panel (for the phone. worked well.)

    I finished the first seven rideable sections. I'm looking forward to a lighter gear setup with some meatier tires for the next round.

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