[Enduro] Bikepacking Gear List

Prepped and ready for the unremitting ascents and knuckle-bleaching descents that make up an epic trail network in the western North Carolina Appalachians…

Later this afternoon I’ll be disappearing into the dark rhododendron tunnels of western North Carolina. Over the course of a planned five day bikepacking trip, we plan to cover some of the most revered and brutal singletrack that the NC Appalachians have to offer. Aside from my camera gear, this somewhat ultralight pack list was assembled while keeping in mind the style of riding that would await… long, quad-wrenching ups and steep, technical downs. That’s the nature of Pisgah. Our journey will begin by following a chunk of the legendary Pisgah Enduro route… hence the odd title of the post. From there we will pick our way though Asheville and then delve into the unforgiving Pisgah Ranger District.

For those who are interested, here is what’s going along for the ride:

Surly Krampus - bikepacking, DIY Framebag, Revelate Seat Bag, OD Crank
The Krampus packed and ready.

Revelate Viscacha Seat Pack

Prana pants
Icebreaker Wool tshirt
Icebreaker long-sleeve shirt
2 extra pairs wool socks
Pair Exofficio boxers
One tshirt
1 lightweight long sleeve
Surly Trucker Hat
Bikepacking Gear List - Packlist, Framebag, Seat Bag, Handlebar Harness
The luggage and what’s being worn. The only thing shown there that got cut is the Bartender bag… no room for two and a gas tank.

Osprey Manta 28 pack

Crumpler Haven (M)
Canon 6d
2 extra SD cards
spare phone battery
2 spare batteries
lens pen
Mountain Hardware Typhoon Rain Jacket
1 Spare tube, patch kit, tire lever
Topeak Mountain Morph pump
Zip ties
Park Tool I-beam mini tool
Platypus Platy (2 Liter Foldable Water Bladder)
Sawyer Squeeze filter
Mobile Phone
Stick of taint lube (Body Glide)
Surly Krampus - bikepacking, DIY Framebag, Revelate Seat Bag, OD Crank
Ultralight and lean.

Frame Bag (DIY)

Big Agnes Q-core UL sleeping pad
Big Agnes Q-core UL pillow
Vargo Bot
DIY Can Stove
Snowpeak Titanium Mug
Snowpeak Titanium Spork
Pot grip
MSR salt/pepper
Bottle alcohol
Bikepacking Gear List - Packlist
Everything except food, a hat, and my tire pump (also, I switched the Trangia for a ultralight Hop Can Stove).

Handlebars and Accessories

Revelate Harness

Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 1
Big Agnes Pitchpine 45

Revelate Pouch bar bag

Trail mix

Revelate Gas Tank

SOG Aegis Knife
Black Diamond Spot Headlamp
Ultrapod II
Baby nose cleaner (dust from camera)

DIY Lens Bag

Lens (135mm f2)


Zoic Riding Shorts
Dakine Jersey
Smart Wool PHD Socks
FiveTen Maltese Falcon Shoes
Bell Super Helmet



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