Salsa Deadwood Review: Trail Tested26 Aug 31 Christophe Noel / bikes
If the last few years have taught me anything, it is to keep an open mind with regard to bicycle design. Conceding that resistance to change is futile, I have since become eager to adopt all the strange and new offerings on the market like the forthcoming Salsa Deadwood.
Nostalgia, a Post-ride Belt, and a Tall-boy.4 Oct 13 Logan Watts / plog
A belt made from the tread of a Surly Knard which rolled over 7,500 kilometers of African dirt…
Surly Krampus vs ECR: Bikepacking or Dirt-road Touring (part 2)47 Sep 16 Logan Watts / bikes
Why the quiver is not dead: one for dirt-road touring and one for bikepacking.
7,500 Kilometer Review: Surly Knard 27tpi & Velocity Blunt 3536 Jun 9 Logan Watts / gear
A week before finishing up our tour, I looked down at my tires and smiled. Luckily I made the right choice just one day before we left six months ago.
Bike Touring with the Surly ECR: 1,000 km Impressions + Build Specs132 Jan 2 Logan Watts / bikes
“I think they [Knards] will be too slow.” “You won’t find 29er tires or tubes in Africa.” “That thing is going to be heavy.” I pretty much ignored the aforementioned comments, among a couple other worries that were floating around in my skull, and rolled into Africa with the ECR, complete with Knards. Here are my thoughts after 1,000 KMs.
The Tubus Vega for the Surly ECR + Rack Mods for Extra H2027 Dec 28 Logan Watts / accessories
Does the Tubus Vega fit the ECR, with 29+ Knards? Well, the answer is… kind of. A few people have asked and commented about the compatibility of the Vega with the ECR. Here are my thoughts.
Surly ECR: Built and Packed in 2 Days47 Dec 6 Logan Watts / gear
As of last Friday, I had given up on the Surly ECR being shipped in time and resigned myself to quickly building another bike for our trip…
New wheels: Velocity Blunt 357 Jul 16 Logan Watts / gear
Well well well, what do we have here? It’s my Rohloff on some new Velocity Blunt 35s.