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Editors dozen logan and virginia
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Editor’s Dozen: Logan and VA’s Favorite Gear of 2024 (Summer)

By Logan Watts on June 12, 2024

37 Discussion

After nearly six months of day rides and bikepacking trips in Oaxaca, Puebla, and the Eastern US, Logan and Virginia highlight a few standout products and experiences that have delighted them in 2024. Here are a dozen items that have become their summer favorites, including excellent new grips, a pizza oven, a prototype rack, music for the trail, new bags, and more…

History of Bikepacking
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A History of Bikepacking

By Guest on February 1, 2024

37 Discussion

Originally published in the 10th issue of The Bikepacking Journal, we’re proud to present an expanded version of “A History of Bikepacking” by Joe Cruz. This fascinating piece blends research and storytelling to trace the origins of bikepacking from the late 1800s to today and features a treasure trove of images and illustrations from across the years…

Bikepacking Berlin, Josh Meissner
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Our Editors’ Favorite Rides of 2023

By Logan Watts on December 28, 2023

12 Discussion

To cap off another extraordinary year of scouting bikepacking routes, testing a wide array of gear, and general bike shenanigans, we asked our editorial team to share their favorite rides of 2023. Find short recaps and photos from all of them here…

Dynamo Lighting
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The Real-World Guide to Dynamo Hubs, Lighting, and Charging

By Josh Meissner on December 19, 2023

123 Discussion

Dynamo-curious? In this easy-to-follow guide, we shine some light on what makes always-on dynamo lighting and charging a perfect fit for bikepacking and more. Read on to find essential concepts about dynamo hubs, guiding questions, and advice for assembling a transformative dynamo setup that’s right for you…

2023 Bikepacking Awards People and routes
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2023 Bikepacking Awards: People and Routes

By Logan Watts on December 12, 2023

12 Discussion

Wrapping up our 2023 Bikepacking Awards, we recognize the individuals who have inspired us with their remarkable achievements and incredible journeys, the most captivating bikepacking routes featured this year, and new events that helped nurture the community. Explore our selection of individuals, routes, and events here…

Tailfin Fork Pack Review
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Tailfin Fork Pack Review

By Neil Beltchenko on December 7, 2023

29 Discussion

The innovative new Tailfin Fork Pack is a modular bag system featuring a low-profile aluminum mount that bolts to a fork or frame and a waterproof bag with an integrated X-Clamp system, allowing it to attach and detach quickly and securely. We had the chance to test the system for a few months before launch. Find our full review here…

Crust Scapegoat Review
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Crust Scapegoat Review: ScapeBot Touring Through Time

By Miles Arbour on December 5, 2023

85 Discussion

The latest generation of the Crust Scapegoat (ScapeBot) features plenty of the specs we’d hope to see from a ride-around-the-world rigid mountain bike, including geometry tuned for heavy hauling, loads of mounting points, and clearance for 29 x 3.0” tires. After nearly a year of dirt-road rambling, packrafting, and bikepacking, find our long-term Crust Scapegoat review here…

InspirationYour Stories

Around Mount Mansfield with Sage and Two Journals

By Cass Gilbert on September 15, 2023

34 Discussion

Cass and his 10-year-old son Sage head off for a bikepacking loop around Vermont’s Mount Mansfield, following forest roads, trails, and bike paths. Between Monty Python reenactments, stealth camping, and searching for pizza, they follow a family tradition of journaling and blogging, sharing this dueling narrative of the experience…

Woods Rat Run

The Woods Rat Run

By Guest Routes on August 23, 2023

27 Discussion

Words and Photos by Tom Farrell and Cass Gilbert The Woods Rat Run is a route that connects the New Forest to the Isle of Purbeck and Cranbourne Chase, set within the counties of Hampshire, Dorset, and Wiltshire. Beginning at The Woods Cyclery in Lyndhurst, where the promise of good coffee and fine pastries kick […]

Bike Handlebar Bags
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The Best Bike Handlebar Bags: Decade in Review

By Logan Watts on July 21, 2023

32 Discussion

In our ongoing Decade in Review series, we take a thorough look into the site’s 10-year archive and identify the gear we’ve tried along the way, choosing our all-time top picks in a variety of categories. For this installment, we share what we consider the best bike handlebar bags for touring and bikepacking. Find the full list of our editors’ favorites here…

Ultralight Water Filters
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Guide to Ultralight Water Filters and Purification

By Logan Watts on July 5, 2023

69 Discussion

In this guide, we take an in-depth look at ultralight water filters and purification methods, review several products, identify the essential factors to consider when planning your bikepacking hydration and water treatment system, and reveal our editors’ choices. Find it all here…

QUOC x Restrap Sandal review
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QUOC x Restrap Sandal Review: Post-Ride Sandals?

By Lucas Winzenburg on May 4, 2023

33 Discussion

The new QUOC x Restrap Sandal is the first collaboration between the two British brands, bringing together QUOC’s grippy sole with Restrap’s namesake retention system. They’re light, surprisingly supportive, and boast an innovative design that enables them to attach to your seatpack. QUOC and Restrap say these are post-ride sandals for wearing around camp, but could they be something more? Find our initial impressions in this review…