A few months ago I heard about a new bikepacking gear company out of Alberta, Canada. However, it wasn’t until the grand depart of the 2018 BC Epic 1000 when I was able to see some of Overlander Bike Gear’s racks in person. There I met Bryan Teeuwen, who happened to be testing them out on his Norco Torrent during the race. Now, a couple months later, Tony Braun has officially launched Overlander Bike Gear’s website with some interesting new racks. Here’s a little bit more about his background and the products he’s currently offering.
Tony currently lives in Alberta, Canada, and has always been an avid cyclist. From racing BMX as a kid, to mountain biking and road cycling as a teenager, to racing motorcycles and motocross as a young adult, it’s clear that Tony has a passion for life on two wheels. Over the past 27 years he has worked as a journeyman welder and fabricator, which explains how quickly he was able to develop and evolve the racks into what we see today.
Overlander Bike Gear is currently offering a handlebar rack, dropper post rack, handlebar bottle cage mount, suspension fork mount (with options for dual bottle mounts), and a light bar add-on for the handlebar rack. And there are more products coming soon. Each rack is designed to limit interference with suspension, offer a stable place to secure a dry bag, and by the looks of it, minimize rubbing and frame wear.
“I have always enjoyed designing and building anything from intake system on an small aircraft to a CNC plasma table. I enjoy reading about designing and new technology. Quality, functionality and esthetics have always been important to me. I enjoy the challenge of designing and building for the bike packing industry, while looking for the right balance between weight and durability.” – Tony Braun, Overlander Bike Gear
To learn more about Overlander Bike Gear and Tony’s products, head over to www.OverlanderBikeGear.com.
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