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Joined on January 10, 2012


We looked inside some of the tweets by @bikepackingcom and here's what we found interesting.

Inside 100 Tweets

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Last Seen Profiles


After nearly a year of working behind the scenes, we’re proud to announce the union of Bunyan Velo and  with The Bikepacking Journal, our new printed publication that’s packed with the very best in two-wheeled storytelling...

Wondering what options are out there in the world of 29+ bikes? Here's our complete Gear Index of 29-plus wagon-wheeled rigs, including everything from steel drop-bar dirt-tourers to titanium hardtails to full-suspension 29-plus machines...

It’s not uncommon to see bikepackers and mountain bikers using a stem bag for water bottle carrying duties. Rogue Panda spotted this phonomenon and created the Bismarck Bottle Bucket specifically for the task...

For Collective Reward #022, we’re setting one Bikepacking Collective member up with a care package courtesy of the fine folks at Ruby Coffee Roasters, including two bags of their colorful coffee, a set of water bottles, a camp mug, and more...

In case you haven't noticed, we've posted a new Gear Index every week so far in 2019. Stay tuned for many more as we continue to build this comprehensive reference and comparison tool for various types of bikes, components, and bikepacking gear...

DISPATCH: With the Fool’s Loop now three years old, we take a look back at some of the riders who’ve stopped in at the Bicycle Nomad Café to say hello along their way…

The Fool’s Loop is a four or five day, 234-mile circuit that leaves from downtown Phoenix, Arizona, and takes riders on an incredibly diverse tour of Tonto National Forest, Agua Fria National Monument, and the Black Canyon Trail. See the full guide here:

DISPATCH: This week on Reader’s Rig, we look at Sofia Torres’ custom painted Cannondale CAAD9 CX, featuring a steel Salsa Vaya fork, mismatched wheels, and some lovely homemade frame bags...

We've been dreaming of a route like this one since our visit to Big Bend 5 years ago. River Road Ramble is a four-day #bikepacking route through Big Bend National Park’s most rugged and scenic 4x4 roads, beginning and ending along the infamous River Road:

In our latest Rider and Rig, we chat with singlespeed Tour Divide crusher Bailey Newbrey, and get the lowdown on his recent headfirst dive into ultra racing, how he packs his 35lb race setup, and his plans to set up a new bike shop in Santa Fe, New Mexico:

DISPATCH: Alongside a new name, Rene Herse Cycles (formerly Compass) just released the Juniper Ridge 650B x 48mm all-road tire…

Here’s our full Gear Index of bottle cages for touring & bikepacking. The list includes oversized bottle cages, innovative and useful cages, and a few select, conventional bottle cages that have withstood thousands of miles and years of abuse on the road:

DISPATCH: With 0.52° engagement, the brand new @Industry_Nine Hydra hub is 5.77 times quicker than their Torch hub...

Harking back to the good ol’ days of long bar ends and loud colours, the Onza Canis 27.5 x 2.85” Skinwall tires not only look great, but offer low rolling resistance and enough tread to tackle a wide range of trail conditions. Read on for our full review:

DISPATCH: Matt Broshat, a young cyclist from Minneapolis, just finished riding his bike around the perimeter of the United States. Matt rode 11,075 miles in 176 days, raising $30,000 to support children with disabilities. Here are the details on his trip:

Lee Vilinsky and Cherry Fitzsimmons traveled to the Republic of Georgia to ride our Caucasus Crossing route last summer, and they put together this thorough post-ride route report...

DISPATCH: This week on Reader’s Rig, we scope out Koen Greven’s customized Cotic Escapade. Boasting 5 extra sets of bottle bosses added by a framebuilder, and crimped chainstays to accommodate a larger rear tire, Koen’s rig is the definition of dialed.

Last month, Jeanne Lepoix and Xavier Tipa completed the La Ruta Mala bikepacking route across Cuba in 17 days. Along the way, they made this beautiful video that captures the magic of the country, its people, and their experience…

For Collective Reward #021, we’re giving one Bikepacking Collective member a massive prize package courtesy of our friends at @TopoDesignsUSA, Colorado-based makers of a wide range of outdoor apparel, bags, and accessories. Read on for complete details…

In our latest Gear Index, we present our complete list of options for those occasions when you need a large cargo cage for extra water capacity or a fork-mounted bag to store additional gear...

After a long & bumpy ride with earlier versions of the @selleanatomica saddle, we were happy to see the release a stronger and lighter Series 2 frame. In this long-term review, we put thousands of miles on the X2 skin and then swapped it for the new H2:

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