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Recumbent Bike for Touring: Pros and Cons

Recently, I began experimenting with recumbent bike touring. Mostly for the improved comfort and efficiency. After my tour, I put together this list of the advantages and disadvantages of bicycle touring on a recumbent bike. Hopefully, it helps you decide whether or not this style of touring is for you. In the second half of …

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Moosetreks Bikepacking Frame Bag Review

I bought the Moosetreks Full Frame Bag on Amazon in preparation for my first bicycle tour in Washington State. Before making this purchase, I inspected several high-end frame bags from cottage bikepacking bag manufacturers. At $100-$200, they just seemed overpriced for what they are. I ended buying the Moosetreks frame bag for about 1/4 of …

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How to Convert an Old Mountain Bike Into a Touring Bike

When I first started getting interested in bicycle touring, the one thing holding me back from taking my first tour was the high initial cost of a touring bike and gear. I was hesitant to spend thousands of dollars on a bike and panniers not even knowing if I’d enjoy it. After some research, I …

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The Best Folding Bike for Touring: My Pros and Cons List

Lately, I have begun experimenting with folding bike touring. I took a short tour on a Dahon and test rode a Brompton and a Bike Friday. I put together this list of pros and cons of touring with a folding bike to help you decide whether or not folding bike touring is for you. For an …

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Drop Bars Vs Flat Bars: My Pros and Cons List

When it comes to bicycle handlebars, you have two main choices. This list outlines all of the pros and cons of drop bars vs flat bars to help you decide which style to go with for your next bike. I’ll also outline a few other popular handlebar options and accessories.  I also made this short …

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How to Carry a Laptop While Bicycle Touring or Bikepacking

When I first started bicycle touring, I knew that I needed to travel with my laptop but wasn’t sure how best to go about packing it. It’s an expensive, bulky, and relatively fragile piece of equipment, after all. I ended up experimenting with a few different methods to find the best solution. In this guide, …

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The Ideal Bikepacking or Bicycle Touring Tool Kit and Spare Parts List

Whether you’re setting off on an overnighter or a 5-year expedition around the world, you need to pack some tools and spares while bicycle touring or bikepacking. Exactly what you need to pack depends on where in the world you’re touring, for how long, and what type of bicycle you ride. In this guide, I …

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