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DIY Frame Bag, Make your own frame bag, bikepacking
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DIY: How to Make A Simple Frame Bag

By Logan Watts on August 20, 2014

88 Discussion

Fundamentally, the frame bag is the most basic and practical piece of bike luggage. It’s also the easiest to make… and only requires a consumer sewing machine and a little skill. Here’s how to plan, design, and construct a simple frame bag.

DIY Long Flap Saddlebag - like Carradice Camper Longflap - waxed canvas
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A DIY Longflap Saddlebag for Minimalist Dirt Touring

By Logan Watts on November 20, 2013

80 Discussion

Created with classic styling, this longflap saddlebag is like a Frankensatchel, timeless waxed canvas cobbled with modern materials and a few extra useful features.

DIY Frame Bag - Waxed Canvas
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DIY Waxed Canvas Frame Bag

By Logan Watts on October 8, 2013

21 Discussion

Never having operated a sewing machine, I have always been fascinated and intimidated by the fabric arts. I decided that a trial-by-fire is the best way to learn and made a canvas frame bag one afternoon…

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

16 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…

outer shell bags California
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Inside Outer Shell: Unity, Duality, and Spreadsheets

By Miles Arbour on April 18, 2024

13 Discussion

Founded in 2015 by Kyle Ng, Outer Shell prides itself on function-forward bag designs, minimalist style, and products that encourage customers to develop a deeper connection with their environment. We stopped by their San Francisco workshop to learn more about the Outer Shell origin story, meet the small team, and take a quick look at three staff bikes. Find it all here…

Las Vegas to mexico Bikepacking
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From Las Vegas to Mexico by Bike (Video)

By Miles Arbour on April 3, 2024

2 Discussion

In Victoria Cedillo’s latest video, she explores Arizona by bike, pedaling south from Las Vegas to Mexico as part of her long journey from Alaska. Watch the 15-minute video here…

Friday Debrief

Friday Debrief: Randi Jo Coozies, Rohloff GMX+, the Cost of Bikepacking Races, and More…

By Team Work on March 22, 2024

16 Discussion

This week’s Debrief features Randi Jo Coozies, the cost of bikepacking races, Salsa Cycles Australia’s first ambassador, the end of the Curve Titanosaur, two events to follow live, and more. Find it all here…

Tailfin Packing Cubes Review
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Tailfin Packing Cubes Review: Packing Made Easy

By Neil Beltchenko on March 7, 2024

17 Discussion

Designed to nest seamlessly inside Tailfin’s AeroPack or AP20 Trunk Bag, the new Tailfin Packing Cubes maximize space and organize your gear with purposeful material selection and shaping. Neil had a chance to take a closer look ahead of today’s release for this review…

Esker Hayduke LVS Review
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Esker Hayduke LVS Review: A Future Classic

By Logan Watts on February 7, 2024

45 Discussion

The Esker Hayduke LVS is the latest sibling in the now-classic bikepacking-oriented Hayduke lineage. However, with 600mm chainstays, a feature-laden titanium frame, and a unique overlanding rear rack, the LVS is completely different from its predecessor. We tested the Hayduke LVS for several months in all sorts of permutations. Find out how it stacks up as a gravel bike, a trail ripper, a wheelie machine, and a cargo-carrying rig in this detailed review…

Surfpacking the Canary Islands, Henna Palosaari
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Surfpacking the Canary Islands

By Guest on January 26, 2024

7 Discussion

Seeking a winter escape and an exciting new challenge, Henna Palosaari figured out how to haul her surfboard by bike and headed to Spain’s Canary Islands for two weeks of pedaling around in search of waves. Find Henna’s story of first-time surfpacking, insights on how she made it all work, and a dreamy gallery of photos here…

Future of Bikepacking 2024

The Future of Bikepacking in 2024 (According to Robots)

By Logan Watts on January 16, 2024

14 Discussion

Just for fun, we asked AI what the future of bikepacking holds in the year ahead. Find out what it had to say and read our responses to each prediction here…

Ultralight bikepacking gear list for cold weather
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An Ultralight Bikepacking Gear List for Cold Weather: Light, Comfy, and Cozy (Pick 3)

By Logan Watts on January 9, 2024

30 Discussion

In this kit breakdown, Logan runs through the compact, ultralight bikepacking gear list for cold weather that he’s cultivated for weekend singletrack rides and overnighters on a hardtail. Find the full gear list here…