Overlander Bike Gear, a new company based out of Alberta, Canada, is manufacturing some unique bikepacking-specific racks, mounts, and accessories. With the official launch of their website, here’s a quick look at what they are offering and a bit about the company…

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.

introducing overlander bike gear

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.

introducing overlander bike gear
Handlebar Rack: (704g) $145 CAD / Light Bar: $42 CAD / Handlebar Cage Mount: $20 CAD

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.

2018 BC Epic 1000 BRYAN TEEUWEN
Overlander Bike Gear Handlebar Rack and Fork Mounts in action on Bryan Teeuwen’s Norco Torrent (2018 BC Epic 1000)

“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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