The nights are drawing in, im sure you are all aware....and with that darkness, illuminating the way is super important, and there are so many variations to consider.
We have on test a huge range of lighting systems to help light up the trails, tarmac or path home, and we are asking YOU to help out.
We are reaching out to the awesome community of people out there to help with 'The Big Light Test' during the winter months ahead.
On offer are two options, one from @lezyneofficial and another by @Niteriderlights if you are interested in receiving a light, sharing your thoughts on the lights and the night rides you get upto for a gear review, we would love to hear from you.
Let us know in the comments below or even tag someone who you think should get involved and we will reach out to the lucky recipient over the weekend ahead.
In the meantime happy Friday, enjoy the weekend ahead and wrap up warm!
#ADVNTR #gravel #bikepacking #mtb #thebiglighttest #lighting #lezyne #niterider #grouptest #gearreview...
Bespoked - 2021.
If you havent yet had a chance to dive in and read into the what, how and who of some of the UKs best bespoke frame builders, slide on over to the ADVNTR.CC site.
Not only did @lovecrossedcx provide a wonderful foreword to the piece but also in edition one we spoke 3d printing with Rob @quirkcycles, chatted about a F*#k tonne of tyre clearances with Pi of @clandestine.cc and then touched on celebrating the Artisans of frame building with Chris of @lordcyles
Pop a brew on, or crack open a tinny, sit back and read what they each had to say about their creations and the world of cycling.
Who else caught a glimpse of their amazing builds while at the show?
Hot off the press and not a shiver in sight, out testing some winter gear, in some fairly suitable conditions finally.
@drummondphoto getting on with some smart layering systems from @alturacycling
Some tidy looking kit both on and off bike, and now featuring some well placed @polartecfabric to ensure the right areas are kept warm while others breathe.
First of many tests in the woods with the wet months ahead.
- On test here
Long Sleeve DWR Trail jersey.
Ft. Polartec lined chest panel for wind protection
Cave Trail Softshell Hoodie.
Ft. Polartec lined throughout including snug fit hood.
Tier Waterproof Trail Trousers.
Ft. Neat Ankle cuffs and tapered legs to avoid chain rub .
Full review underway, and first impression are preeeetty good.
Stay warm and ride safe out there,
We have a raft of great winter kit on test atm, and will be sharing our thoughts on a range of kit over the next few weeks.
#ADVNTR #gravel #bikepacking #mtb #waterproof #altura #bigtest #winterishere #mountainbiking #polartec...
Bespoked 2021 took place back in October and saw a huge raft of bike builders bring with them some beautifully finished bicycles.
From full supsension trail slayers, beautifully elegant road tourers and thick tyred drop bar adventure builds.
We compiled a selection of makers of both bags and bikes and spoke to some about not only their creations but also their process of making and where they draw inspiration from.
In this first edition you can read about
Hit the Link in Bio for the full report
#ADVNTR #gravel #bikepacking #mtb #bespoked #builders #custom #steelisreal #handmade #bicycle #frambuilders #bagmakers...
The new Mini Cage from @tailfincycling is a diminutive CNC machined cargo mount designed to be as compact as possible, while remaining as secure and practical as it can be.
Ideal for stowing bottles, and tool kits that maybe don't justify throwing on full cages on the forks or downtube.
They claim it to be a rattle free and durable option, and it looks the part too, what do you think?
Is this the low key storage option that you didnt realise you needed?
Let us know.
Specs and prices in Link in Bio
#ADVNTR #gravel #bikepacking #mtb #tailfin #minicage...
A Tale of Two Divides -
We sat down with two riders who have spent a fair few hours on their bikes this last year to find out about their upsets, setups and occurences while they each took on two very different 'divides' this year.
@greatbritishdivide winner @chris_6210 and fourth place finisher of the @bikepackinghungary #hungariandivide @marcusnicolson
"..it turns out badgers can really shift when they need to. Two of us were neck and neck in the dark with me just repeatedly screaming" - Chris Hinds
Swing on over to the site via the Link in Bio to read what else they had to say.
#ADVNTR #gravel #bikepacking #mtb #racing #endurance #taleoftwodivides
📷@greatbritishdivide & @bikepackinghungary...
@apidura have released the latest addition to their Racing line of products -
Introducing the Racing Hydration Vest, a 2L roll top bladder with a bounty of mesh and zip pockets, along with magnetic hose clip could this be a gravel and endurance fountain of hydration wonder?
Being a recent convert to hydration packs due to often getting frustrated with grotty bottle caps and reduced cage options while running bags on trips and races are hydration vests and backpacks the better option?
What do you think? Let us know in the comments.
Also hit up the site to learn more about it via the Link in Bio.
#bikepacking #gravel #endurance #racing #apidura #hydration...
Bikepacking isn't all chunky treads and shred sleds, all bikes are capable of being adventure enabling, sunset gazing machines of exploration.
Whether thats on quiet country lanes, remote cliffside trails or hidden gravel in the Dales.
All bikes can do it, just some do certain things better, some can be mules for weeks worth of food and a pile of maps, others are perfectly at home with just a bivvy and no plan, while others are in their element on the rocks and roots that wind through ancient forests.
Whatever your bike, if it brings a smile to your face and you go at your own pace thats sounds pretty great to us.
This 1987 Revell Romany is a rigged up and ready to go tourer that makes use of @velo_orange fenders and front rack and is here for no other reason than to share a third brown bike on the feed... Because why not.
@orbea have released an updated iteration of the gravel line of their bikes, the Terra.
With a whole new approach to geometry and the addition of longer forks the intentions is to create a more stable and responsive ride. We are excited to see if the numbers on paper stand up to some real world testing.
Each model in the range features internal cable routing that keeps the bike looking clean and clutter free both around the bars and the downtube area, perfect for the easy attachment of bags, bits and bells.
Hit the link in bio to get some more info on this rather tidy looking carbon number.
#ADVNTR #gravel #bikepacking #mtb #newbike #release #orbeaterra...
Back in October the @theservicecourse store in Wilmslow hosted their first event since opening their doors - The Gravel Bonanza AKA "Off-Piste in the Peaks"
A beautiful 100km route in amongst the beautiful landscapes the Peaks are known for.
The ride was in partnership with @wahoofitnessofficial @komoot @outdoorprovisions and @trackbrewingco and £5 of the entry fee went straight back to the Peak District Foundation.
RIders from the day shared a little bit about their experience from the event over on the site.
"I signed up for this event alone, but reached the finish point with some new friends – I love how the friendly community works here. Another highlight was the view of the city of Manchester from the top of the Peak District."
Muhammad Fahmi Ismadi
To hear more about the event and to see the route head to the Link in Bio.
📷@theservicecourse / @mattttomlinson
#ADVNTR #gravel #bikepacking #mtb #theservicecourse #gravelbonanza #offpisteinthepeaks...
@Ortlieb_waterpoof have twinned the ease of the lowrider pannier with the gram chasing ethos behind the modern fork bag only they've done away with the lowrider rack.
The new Fork Pack makes for quick and easy attachment and removal by way of the Quick-Lock S system.
A 3kg limit with the weight kept low and less straps to deal with than other systems, @lloydjwright offers his first impressions as he pops it on his flatbar @fairlightcycles, which you can read all bout via the Link in Bio.
#ADVNTR #gravel #bikepacking #mtb #gearreview #luggage #ortlieb #...
Loaded up and ready to go!
Currently on test the @bombtrackbicycleco Beyond 2 has been a go to all terrain tourer and load lugger for many riders across the world.
With oodles of features out of the box like Dynamo lighting, 50mm x 700c tyres and triple cage mounts on the forks and downtube it seems like it addresses most things a keen adventurer would consider before setting out on a long 'Ol trip.
@Drummondphoto is no stranger to loading up his bikes and so will be seeing just how the Beyond 2 handles over the next few soggy months to come.
Updates to come along soon with his first impressions to boot!
#ADVNTR #gravel #bikepacking #mtb #bikereview #bombtrack #beyond2 #offroadtouring...
Chapter 2 Bikes of New Zealand produce a roster of slick looking, high end carbon framesets, all in some pretty special colourways.
The latest release to get a limited edition facelift is their gravel focused AO, in this Earth Tones (Rangipo) edition.
As you can see there are some pretty special looking decals on the downtube and plenty of points to mount cages for water bottles or fork bags too.
We have a more in depth look into the bike via the Link in Bio.
#ADVNTR #gravel #bikepacking #mtb #newbike #chapterbikes #AO #rangipo #adventure
"Be sure to read our transparency Statement on the article to understand our relationship with Chapter 2 Bikes."...
Last Week @Tailfincycling announced another product looking to get you loaded up and ready to roll well away from the beaten track, this time in the form of their Suspension Fork Mount or (SFM)
This refined and simple solution will make it possible to attach a cargo cage or water bottle cage to the lower legs of a suspension fork and in a way that just wont budge and better yet not destroy that nice paint job!
No more jubilee clips, and rolls and rolls of duct tape here, we have more information over on the Link in Bio, and coming up next week we will be bolting on a few sets for review, so look out for our first impressions to see just how secure and durable they are.
#ADVNTR #gravel #bikepacking #mtb #newgear #forkmounts #tailfin #loadedupandeverywheretogo...
With the lines now blurring between the seasons and some confusion about appropriate temperatures and conditions for late October, it seems fitting to celebrate some of the flame red hues that Autumn warms our souls with.
📷 taken by @drummondphoto while riding through Kent @brothercycles Big'Un