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India and Neighbors
May 2010 to present

Alaska / Canada / USA
May 2008 to April 2010

New Zealand
Sept 2007 to May 2008

Australia
Sept 2006 to Sept 2007

SE Asia / China
Nov 2004 to Sept 2006

South America
June 2003 to June 2004

AZ, Mexico, and Central America
March 2002 to April 2003

How I started
The 5 years before I left


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Equipment Pages Index

Introduction
How Much to Bring and Weight
Some Advice About Advice
A Note to Perspective Sponsors and Gear Suppliers
(See more about Sponsorship)

START HERE for Touring Bikes and Commuting Bicycles
Custom Touring Bicycles and Bike Upgrade Buyers Guide
Bicycle Touring Frames 
The Steel Repair Myth.
Steel and Aluminum Derailleur Hanger Repair.
Bicycle Touring Wheels
Phil Wood: The Best Bicycle Hubs

Panniers / Bike Bags
Cargo Trailers Vs Panniers
Tires for Bike Tours..
Bicycle Touring Saddles.
Women's Specific Bike Touring Saddles
Brooks Leather Touring Bicycle Saddle Care and Conditioning
Bike Computer
Touring Handlebars, Bar Ends, Adjustable Stems, and Padded Grips.
Kickstands
Sealed Cartridge Headsets

How to prevent flat tires
Bike Route Trails and Maps

Camping
Buying Camping Equipment
Tent and Ground Cloth
Sleeping Bag
Sleeping Pad
Camp Stove
Pots and Pans
Water Filter
First Aide Kits
Solar Power for Camp

Clothing
Bike Touring Shorts

Electrical
Short-wave Radio
Computer
Internet
mp3
Bicycle touring lights

Books
Packing list
Pictures of Equipment Failures
Shopping


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Tubus AIRY Titanium Rear RackTubus AIRY Titanium Rear Rack

If light and fast bicycle touring is what you are looking for then the AIRY  rear rack is your answer.   Minimalist design, ultra light weight, and able to circle the world with a light load. 

(from vender) With the AIRY, Tubus introduces the first carrier made of titanium. With a maximum load of 30 kilos and a Tara weight of 230 grams, the AIRY breaks every record. The material titanium is extremely corrosion resistant and strong, which makes the AIRY carrier nearly indestructible. Due to its limited length, the AIRY works best with front panniers. The Airy is not compatible with the Ortlieb-Backroller-pannier.

  Tubus Bike Racks Sold at CycloCamping

 

 

Tubus Chromoly (cro-moly) Steel Racks:  The economical choice for moderately loaded bike tourist

(from vender) The heavy-duty rear rack from Tubus features tubular chromoly construction for significant fatigue resistance and load capacity. Stable and durable, this rear rack will work with just about any pannier set made. Unique mounting system makes it compatible with almost any braze-on configuration. Braze-on reflector bracket and fender stay eyelets are standard features; powder-coated finish resists corrosion.

  Tubus Bike Racks Sold at CycloCamping

 

 

Tubus NOVA LOWRIDER Front Rack Tubus Nova Stainless Steel Front Rack

This is my front rack of choice.  Stainless steel will not rust and the low-rider design improves center of gravity and bike handling which reduces riding fatigue caused by spending hours in the saddle with a high center of gravity load.  The best mounting hardware in the business insures the rack stays on the fork without problems and makes it easy to mount and use. Fits wheel sizes 26 in. or 700c and includes hardware for bikes with mid-fork braze-ons.  The best front bicycle touring rack on the market.

  Tubus Bike Racks Sold at CycloCamping

 

 

Tubus Tara Front Rack Tubus Tara Front Bike Rack

(from vender) The simple design of the Tubus Tara lowrider tubular front carrier makes it easy to use and mount. Fits wheel sizes 26 in. or 700c and includes hardware for bikes with mid-fork braze-ons.

 

  Tubus Bike Racks Sold at CycloCamping

 

Bicycle Touring Panniers and Waterproof Bike Tour Bags and Ortlieb Waterproof Panniers


The bikes below are sold online and shipped to your address.  Online bikes are a very good value but hard to find so I have rounded up my favorites.
Shop All Touring Bicycles Here

   
This is the type of bike I have done most of my traveling on.  Great for road and off road with an agile geometry and accepts wide or narrow tires.

REI brand Touring and Trekking Bikes

This is the bike I am buying next. I am tall and recently bought a mountain bike with 29er wheels and really like how it rides and would like to try this in my next touring bike.

Salsa Fargo
 

If comfort is your first priority check out these great bikes.  I have never toured this light but I know a ton of cyclist who like this style of bike.

Salsa Marrakes

 

The new breed of off road bike packing and snow bicycle. I have never owned a bike like this but I bet someday I do.

Fat Bikes

 

Seasonal - Surly bikes are not always available on line but they are a great deal. 


Surly LHT touring bicycle

 

eXTReMe Tracker

 

Bicycle Touring
Tips & Advice

- Bike Stuff
- Camping

Touring Bicycles
Panniers
Racks
Saddles
Tires
Lights

Fenders
Tools and Spares

Tents
Sleeping Bags
Camping Mattress
Camp Stove
Water Filter
Pots and Pans
First Aide Kits
Solar Power
Bike Maps
Preventing Flat Tires

Bike Computer
Cargo Trailers
Kick Stands
Pedals
Handelbars/Grips
Headsets
Commuting Bikes

Camp Shower/Toiletry Bag

Lights

Helmet
Bike Shoes
Bike Touring Shorts

Stealth/Free Camp

What I Have Learned On The Road

Dreaming of Endless Travel

Injustice of Poverty

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Cycle Touring Racks

Tents and ground cloths
Sleeping Bags
Camping Mattress Pads


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