Bike-Packing

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Re: Bike-Packing

Postby BenStevens » Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:51 pm

Andy_M wrote:
james-o wrote:
Wondering what handlebar bag you have? The only ones I have seen are from Revelate in the states, and are pretty expensive,


Revelated designs have a UK dealer http://www.backcountrybiking.co.uk/
Wildcat also make stuff (in Wales) http://www.wildcatgear.co.uk/

Check out the bearbones bikepacking forum also.
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Re: Bike-Packing

Postby martinfarrent » Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:47 am

@ScotchEgg

That's including your bike and your food, right?
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Re: Bike-Packing

Postby takeonafrica » Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:17 am

BIkePack also do a bar bag. They're Polish but ship to UK. It's what I have and like... But I reckon just strapping a drybag is just as effective and cheaper.
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Re: Bike-Packing

Postby Farawayvisions » Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:43 am

I got into bike packing very recently, actually I only got into cycling less than a year ago. For me, it means riding without panniers and packing very light. My partner and I went on our first bike proper packing trip to Morocco which included bivvying in the desert and in the Atlas mountains. We use http://wildcatgear.co.uk/ harnesses. They make frame bags to order also and the equipment is tough and well made (somewhere in the Welsh countryside).

Alpkit do some great kit too when it's in stock. You can read about the kit and see the set up on http://www.farawayvisions.com/bikepacking-the-kit/

I enjoy getting off road and as you have to push or lift the bike on occasion, it's so much easier without panniers. There is nothing special about my bike, it's a hard tail called 'Sally'. We are going to the West Coast of Ireland soon for our next big trip. The bivvy will stay at home. I'm too soft for all that wind and rain.
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