The Tout Terrain Outback is designed and built specifically for rugged trails and long adventures off the beaten path. It is based around a lightweight steel frame, balanced trail-oriented geometry, and a maintenance-free Pinion gearbox. Think of it as a comfortable, reliable, and stable bikepacking adventure machine. It can be purchased in a 27.5+ or 29″ wheel build, with a rigid or suspension fork, and Tout Terrain has expanded some of the options for 2021 as well.
For 2021, Tout Terrain specced the Outback with your choice of Cane Creek HELM MKII AIR 29 suspension fork or a rigid, rack-compatible Cinq Adventure carbon fork. The former is the latest in Cane Creek’s suspension lineup, and offers lots in the way of adjustments, including rider-adjustable travel, high and low speed compression, and low speed rebound.
They’ve also updated the stock wheelset on the Outback, and it’s now built up around WTB KOM Tough rims and Ranger tires. We’ve been fans of the WTB Ranger for a long while now, and pairing this versatile tire with solid alloy rims makes a lot of sense for a bike like the Outback. The Rangers are quick rolling, grippy, and shed excess mud extremely well, so they’re great for bikepacking.
The Outback is still based around a Pinion gearbox with 600% range, but now there’s a choice of classic chain or Gates Carbon Drive belt system. As with all Tout Terrain offerings, the Outback can be completely customized and configured for where and how you ride, from the choice of components to paint colors and more. Each bike is built and assembled by the Tout Terrain team in Gundelfingen, Germany.
The Outback Xplore 275 and Outback Xplore 29 are now available for ordering directly from Tout Terrain or through Tout Terrain dealers worldwide. Pricing starts at €3,790 for complete builds. Learn more at Tout-Terrain.de. Also, be sure to find our detailed review of the Outback from 2019 here.
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