Flats are inevitable in bicycle touring and a quality pump can mean the difference between walking your bike for miles or enjoying your tour on a particular day. Even if you run high quality touring tires which greatly reduce the amount of flats all bicycle tires lose pressure with time and should be pumped up [...]
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There are many companies who produce bicycle panniers, but only a select few that produce the quality of panniers needed for extended tours. The factors you want to weigh when purchasing panniers are size, compartmentalization, weather resistance, rack attachment, and quality. The size of the panniers you need will depend on two things. How much [...]
A multifuel stove has several advantages over other stove types for extended bicycle tours. Canisters and proprietary fuels may be tough to come by in certain regions. With a quality multifuel stove there will almost always be some sort of compatible fuel source available. Depending on the stove these can include white gas, unleaded auto [...]
The Brooks saddle line is vast and includes saddles of all shapes, sizes, and designs. For a person choosing their first leather saddle this can be quite overwhelming. I am going to discuss the various designs in hopes it will help you make the perfect choice for your touring bicycle. The company markets their saddles [...]