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Are You Nuts!?

By Logan Watts on March 30, 2015

28 Discussion

A brief memoir about an inspiring bike journey that helped push me to the edge.

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Initial Review: Salsa Anything Cage HD and Anything Bag

By Logan Watts on March 11, 2015

20 Discussion

The new Salsa Anything Cage HD and Anything bag combo seems like a solid choice. A lightweight, rugged cage, paired with a waterproof roll-top bag. Here are some initial thoughts…

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Bikepacking Paso Sico – Argentina to Chile

By The Pikes on September 3, 2014

9 Discussion

Vast swathes of high altitude plateau, large volcanoes, colourful lakes and white salt flats provide a cycling treat, and if you’re lucky it won’t be blowing a gale. From San Antonio de los Cobres, the last Argentinian town of any size, the dirt road rolls over four passes before reaching paving well before the Chilean […]

Bikepacking Routes

Introducing… Routes.

By Logan Watts on August 27, 2014

23 Discussion

After a recent stint of too little riding and a lot more programming than I’d care to admit, I am happy to introduce a new section of the site: Routes. When I first learned about bike touring my interest was piqued; but when I read about multi-day bikepacking trips through pristine and remote dirt routes, I was captivated…

Our Story

By Logan Watts on October 1, 2012

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Editorial Team Meet the folks behind Logan Watts Logan Watts founded and is responsible for its overall vision. Before being drawn into the world of bicycle travel and launching the site, he ran a boutique design firm that specialized in branding and website design. Find Logan’s routes, reviews, and stories published weekly. View […]

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Rigs of the 2024 Tour Divide (Part One): Flat-Bar Bikes

By Miles Arbour on June 13, 2024

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With this year’s Tour Divide grand depart coming up tomorrow morning, we’re pleased to present the Rigs of the 2024 Tour Divide, our largest rig roundup yet! Once again, we split them into two categories and are beginning with more than 80 flat-bar rigs that will be on the 2,700-mile route from Canada to Mexico, including bag and gear highlights for each. Explore the full gallery here…

Rigs off the 2024 Pinyons and Pines
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Rigs of the 2024 Pinyons and Pines

By Miles Arbour on May 16, 2024

17 Discussion

Pinyons and Pines is a self-supported 300-mile bikepacking race that starts and ends in Flagstaff, Arizona, and follows some of the best terrain the northern part of the state has to offer. To coincide with today’s grand depart, we gathered details for over 50 race rigs, featuring bag and gear highlights for each. See them all here…

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Bikepacking with a Suspension Fork: Setup, Service, and Reliability

By Logan Watts on August 25, 2022

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While a lot of modern bike standards and technologies are widely adopted at this point, some folks might still question whether it’s okay to go bikepacking with a suspension fork, particularly on extra-long trips. Others might have questions about maintenance, service intervals, reliability, and setup. To test all this, we put over 1,500 miles on a fork during a big bikepacking trip, then met with a veteran suspension expert to see how it fared, answer some questions, and do some science…

2021 Arizona Trail Rigs
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Rigs of the 2021 Arizona Trail Race (AZTR)

By Miles Arbour on October 27, 2021

24 Discussion

The 2021 Arizona Trail Race kicks off this week, following a challenging 800 or 300-mile route across the Grand Canyon State. We’re excited to share a collection of 30 rigs that are signed up for tomorrow’s grand depart. Find a gallery of photos and details on each bike and its rider here…

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Rigs of the 2021 Tour Divide

By Miles Arbour on June 9, 2021

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Back after a brief hiatus, we’re excited to present the Rigs of the 2021 Tour Divide! Find details on more than 70 bikes here, including the gear this year’s riders are bringing along for their roughly 2,400-mile journey…

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Forager Cycles Cable Cherries: First Look

By Logan Watts on November 19, 2020

60 Discussion

Bikepacking Journal contributor Dan Stranahan recently launched Forager Cycles and its flagship product, Cable Cherries, an elegant solution to replace those annoying crimps to keep the ends of derailleur and brake cables from fraying. We had the chance to try them out and ask Dan a few questions about how they came to be…

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2020 Bombtrack Audax and Audax AL: First Impressions

By Cass Gilbert on August 19, 2019

37 Discussion

Continuing our coverage from Bombtrack’s Groundwork launch event: If you’re in the market for a bike primed for bikepacking and gravel riding, you’d be forgiven for thinking Bombtrack’s Audax range doesn’t tick the relevant boxes. But don’t be misled by the name, which suggests long distance, road-based randonneuring… because these bikes can do a whole lot more than that.