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    Summer is here, so bump for a top thread....

    I got this small frame bag today for only £13 Excellent little bag, that will work well enough this summer, until I get the custom gear made, which will take a little time.





    Enough room for most items & both cages can be accessed This I like

    I will post back later in the week with more fatpacking news

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    Motorman, just a little question, is that a B17 Standard or a Narrow?

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    I really like my revelate bags.
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    Very Nice!

    Quote Originally Posted by bmike View Post
    Here's a partial setup pic with my (Epic!) Revelate seat bag and mountain feed bag from a long day ride:

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    I have a front harness that I've used on my road bike for overnight touring. Hoping to get out next year on the Pugs for a winter overnight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by triman3 View Post
    How do you like the Surly so far?
    love it. bought it at the right price just before the muk 1 was release. would have liked to get the new muk with alternators... but i had one of the best winters ever to ride that pugs.

    currently have a full frame bag for it, along with a jerry can and gas tank. thinking about a winter overnight, but not sure if i have the right gear yet. depends on the weather and if i get to a lean to or not...

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    Salsa Ti Mukluk with Porcelain Rocket bags in Winter Mode
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    Here's my Pugger on an overnighter last week.


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    Something n this thread seems wrong to me, I wold seem the bikes are getting fat and the bags are getting skinny! Is it my computer or is this true? I thought it was supposed to be the other way around! LOL
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    B17 Standard
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    Thank you
    I really like the B17, but find it way to wide to get behing on technical descends

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    No problem.

    Here is mine from a few months ago

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    Maybe a silly question, but why fat bikes for bikepacking and why not just a normal rigid bike that would pedal much more efficiently? Not trolling or anything just curious why fat bikes so often go with bike packing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GnarBrahWyo View Post
    Maybe a silly question, but why fat bikes for bikepacking and why not just a normal rigid bike that would pedal much more efficiently? Not trolling or anything just curious why fat bikes so often go with bike packing.
    With higher pressure in the fat tires it isn't really much less efficient to pedal than a normal rigid bike.

    The reason you see more fatbikes for bikepacking here, is probably that MTBR is more aimed towards offroad riding. Fatbikes do make sense offroad, both during the winter and summer.

    I personally have (only) two bikes and both are used for bikepacking. When there are significant sections on road planned, I take my Salsa Fargo. Otherwise I ride a Salsa Mukluk. Road only riding does not interest me.
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    My bike in winter overnighter mode:


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    BG weighed, packed and ready for 1st solo adventure

    Riding solo from Carmacks, Yukon back to my home in Whitehorse, Yukon. I will follow the Yukon Quest trail which has a small window from beginning of February to mid February. 26 dog teams registered this year to date and snowmobile support will pack this section heading on to Fairbanks, AK. I will attempt to ride this in 2-3 days depending on weather and trail conditions. I did the 160k section last year starting from Braeburn to Whitehorse in 2 days, yet it typically gets done in one. My Muk3 was carrying too much gear, upgraded to my new Salsa BearGrease which is tuned into a lighter beast as I get better at packing. I love this bike for its weight, nimbleness, and fun meter factor when out riding

    I will take pictures while out on the trail and hopefully blog after the trip as this section is deemed one of the tougher sections of the 1000+ miles of the YQ. I have a detailed excel spreadsheet someone designed for bike packing I found on the web if anyone is interested in weights and distribution.

    Scott at Porcelain Rocket did an amazing job on my bags. The only thing I wished was a bit bigger on the BG is the frame bag as I am riding a small frame!

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    Derek - great looking set up. All the best on your first solo trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek.Endress View Post
    Riding solo from Carmacks, Yukon back to my home in Whitehorse, Yukon. I will follow the Yukon Quest trail which has a small window from beginning of February to mid February. 26 dog teams registered this year to date and snowmobile support will pack this section heading on to Fairbanks, AK. I will attempt to ride this in 2-3 days depending on weather and trail conditions. I did the 160k section last year starting from Braeburn to Whitehorse in 2 days, yet it typically gets done in one. My Muk3 was carrying too much gear, upgraded to my new Salsa BearGrease which is tuned into a lighter beast as I get better at packing. I love this bike for its weight, nimbleness, and fun meter factor when out riding

    I will take pictures while out on the trail and hopefully blog after the trip as this section is deemed one of the tougher sections of the 1000+ miles of the YQ. I have a detailed excel spreadsheet someone designed for bike packing I found on the web if anyone is interested in weights and distribution.

    Scott at Porcelain Rocket did an amazing job on my bags. The only thing I wished was a bit bigger on the BG is the frame bag as I am riding a small frame!

    Check out Yukon Quest Trail for details on trail and even a 3-D Fly over which does not work with Firefox; Safari does though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek.Endress View Post
    Riding solo from Carmacks, Yukon back to my home in Whitehorse, Yukon.
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    That is one extremely good looking setup. Good luck on the trip, it looks very interesting.
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    Awesome looking bags. I absolutely love the white. Scott does such an amazing job. Best of luck on the trip. I am headed to AK in two weeks for my own winter fatbikes tour.

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    Davie Hogan a.k.a. Lard Ass. A little fat going far

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    Sat. on my S24, in the Mojave Desert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildfire View Post
    Stove, cookpot, food, fuel, -20 bag, pad, tent, down parka, primaloft pants, pogies,etc. Rear pack has internal stays which bolt to the frame's rack mounts to prevent swaying and mounts low enough to be able to swing your leg over it easily. No racks needed.
    Hey there, that seat bag looks great, nice and stable. I wanted one for my Fargo, what exact make is it?

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    Here is my rig on the remote 2 week trip I did down Salsipuedes canyon in Mexico last month. When I started I had 40 litres of water! A Pugsley with Extrawheel trailer and Alpackaraft.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_BC View Post
    Here is my rig on the remote 2 week trip I did down Salsipuedes canyon in Mexico last month. When I started I had 40 litres of water! A Pugsley with Extrawheel trailer and Alpackaraft.

    Would you recommend the Extrawheel?

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    Yeah it is a good trailer. I'd still rather go trailer-less but if you need it to haul stuff then I'd say it's the best one I have used. Securing it to the offset Pugsley is a pain in the a$$. They don't make them anymore with these sidebags, instead with pannier mount racks.

    Here is the blog entry for that trip, still need to add more photos:

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    Current setup. Half Fat. Fixed Gear 36x16.
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    Its a bit more than I would carry just to go out for a few days out but it was a moose hunt and needed the extra gear.
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    Here's my setup. 2015 Salsa Bucksaw. Picture from a few weeks ago in Iceland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quitou View Post
    Here's my setup. 2015 Salsa Bucksaw. Picture from a few weeks ago in Iceland.

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    Holy krap! That is the setup I dream about as I wait for my Bucksaw, which is what I will be doing for the next several months. You must own Salsa or something, to have gotten your hands on that bike this early.

    I've gotta say, I had written off a frame bag is being impossible/impractical and with one glance at your photo, my mind is instantly changed.

    Wow, super sweet setup!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spovegas View Post
    Holy krap! That is the setup I dream about as I wait for my Bucksaw, which is what I will be doing for the next several months. You must own Salsa or something, to have gotten your hands on that bike this early.

    I've gotta say, I had written off a frame bag is being impossible/impractical and with one glance at your photo, my mind is instantly changed.

    Wow, super sweet setup!
    I have been on this Bucksaw since April and have used in all over AZ, Moab, and on a two-week bikepack in Iceland's interior. It's amazing.

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    The set up is pretty clean. I use Bedrock Bags all around. The bike itself is stock, no need to modify a thing. It is an outstanding platform.

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    Just awesome. Thanks for the additional pics and info.

    I read your EP article back in May and it was one of the pieces that contributed to me getting so jacked up about this bike. Until your post here, however, I had not come across anyone writing about its potential as a bikepacking rig. I was daydreaming about that possibility almost immediately after becoming aware of the Bucksaw. This certainly stokes that fire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spovegas View Post
    Until your post here, however, I had not come across anyone writing about its potential as a bikepacking rig.
    Obviously, its prowess as a bikepacking rig is highly dependent on where you plan to take it, but for my last trip it was ideal. That trip had everything from multi-hour tarmac sessions to black sand beach, to volcanic sand desert, snow in the high passes, singletrack and even loads of rocky river bed amidst the braided rivers. The Bucksaw just ate it all up. Naturally, it will have times when it isn't the ideal bike, but those moments are few and far between and the penalty is minimal.

    Wonderful bike. When it comes time to get bags for yours, give Andrew at Bedrock a buzz. The frame bag he made for me was absolutely perfect. Not an easy bag to make as it has to fit around a lot of cable and housing complicators, namely the port for the internal dropper post.

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    I would love to Bikepack with the one I have on the way. Good to know that a frame bag is totally feasible. I won't be using a dropper on mine, so that won't be a problem.

    Mine will be seeing much more mundane locations for the most part.

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    Don't give up on the dropper post. I loath the dropper post....or did. I find I actually like having it and use it more than I thought I would. It helps extract that much more performance out of the Bucksaw.

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    Here's my Pugsley in bikepack mode over the Labor Day weekend:

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    That's a great setup. I really dig that bike; although I would definitely swap out those suspect brakes and run the 45North tubeless, carbon rims. And those are some great shots. I really dig the expedition portal site as well by the way. Keep up the good work.



    Quote Originally Posted by Quitou View Post
    I have been on this Bucksaw since April and have used in all over AZ, Moab, and on a two-week bikepack in Iceland's interior. It's amazing.

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    The set up is pretty clean. I use Bedrock Bags all around. The bike itself is stock, no need to modify a thing. It is an outstanding platform.

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    2012 Fatback Aluminum with carbon fork, full Sram XO, 90mm UMA's, Thomson and Ritchey hardware and Full Revelate bag Setup and Procelain Rocket fork bags. Love this bike. Been on many different bikepacking trips with her and she never lets me down.
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    Surly Ice Cream Truck

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    Krampus...

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    Re: Silversurfer

    Where are some good overnight bike packing trails around Canmore? I'd like to do some overnight and multi day rides but can't find good trails to ride. Suggestions for Kananaskis/Canmore/Banff/Jasper?

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    Great looking rigs! Are you guys running tubes or tubeless on your fatbike bikepacking adventures?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dustyduke22 View Post
    Great looking rigs! Are you guys running tubes or tubeless on your fatbike bikepacking adventures?
    i'm running split tube tubeless on my krampus. rabbit hole rim, rim strip, 1 wrap of gorilla tape just to keep the rim strip in place, 24" tube. aired right up.

    shop rebuilt my wheel with the rohloff and used the same tube to and got it all to seat up with minimal fuss.

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    Another Kromp, here on a solo trip last February.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jan_nikolajsen View Post
    Another Kromp, here on a solo trip last February.


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    One more of my December Willow ride. Missing my Relevate D. Pika bag and my two anything cages on this trip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildfire View Post
    Stove, cookpot, food, fuel, -20 bag, pad, tent, down parka, primaloft pants, pogies,etc. Rear pack has internal stays which bolt to the frame's rack mounts to prevent swaying and mounts low enough to be able to swing your leg over it easily. No racks needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slooowfoot View Post
    What did you buy for your -20 bag?
    It's an REI Kilo Expedition, 800 fill-power down bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thirstymead View Post
    Hey there, that seat bag looks great, nice and stable. I wanted one for my Fargo, what exact make is it?
    I made it myself. Thanks, it works well.

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    For the past three riding seasons, I've been fat-packing on my 9:Zero:7, with custom home-built racks and more traditional bags . . .

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    This past year, I set the 9:Zero:7 free and threw down on a Blackborow and am going the soft bags route. I had my first outing of the year a coupla weeks ago . . .

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    Even though it doesn't look like it, the BB setup is quite a bit lighter. There's just a ton of weight associated with racks. The BB still sports a rear rack, just b/c rear racks are so damned useful, but it's an aluminum jobbie and relatively light.

    Whereas water hauling was done on the frame in V.1, it's being done in the backpack bladder on V.2. We'll see how that goes.

    Taking quality photos while out on trips is a big deal to me, and the V.1 setup involved packing a full-on DSLR in the handlebar bag. For the latest setup, I've switched to a mirrorless camera, which is far more compact and saves several pounds. It still sits in a very accessible, but much smaller, bar bag.

    I really dig bikepacking on a fatbike - it's just so damn comfortable. I have a lot of refinement to do to my setup, obviously, but that's half the fun.

    One thing I have a question about, for those of you that have done a fair amount of bikepacking with soft packs, is how you deal with abrasion to your frame paint. Mine is wearing fast and bigtime. I'm not all that anal about appearance, but at the same time, it's hard to look the other way when your frame is getting sanded all to hell at 9 different places just by your frame bag alone. The frame is aluminum and so I'm not worried about corrosion, but it still seems somehow wrong to just ignore this. Maybe some helicopter tape? Although it seems like it would take a lot of time and effort? Or just not worry about it?

    What say you . . .

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