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
Jack The Bike Rack Review. The simplicity and durability of @jackthebikerack impressed us from the off and it seems as though everyone else has been thoroughly blown away by it to.
As of this post their kickstarter campaign is well above their target.....
.... 3500% above their target 🤯.
A testament to the product that has been developed and how easy it is to get rolling without the faff of tools and bolts.
Its at home on drop, bar or flat bar and has been a genuine joy to test, and right now there is under 40 hours to pledge and get one for yourself.
The Justifiably popular ADVNTR Earthwell Roaster Loop Flask is back in stock!
335ml of insulated goodness that will sit nicely in most bottle cages is here again!
.. with temperatures slowly slowly inching lower we recommended embracing the changing seasons and enjoy a warm beverage out on the trail.
Durable - Leak free - BPA free.
Hit the link in bio to head on over to the shop and pick up yours before they run out again.
#ADVNTR #gravel #bikepacking #mtb #hotdrinks #winterwarmer #flask #insulatedbottle...
Well Well Well.
This weekend was a delight, @brothercycles hosted their 'BIg'Un' event and a whole bunch of wonderful people joined up to ride bikes, eat cake, hummus, crisps, and tortillas both on the trails and the pavement outside village stores where the opportunities arose.
The route planned on @komoot was an absolute treat; filled to the brim with excellent bridleways, choppy singletrack and gravel paths through stunning woodland.
The sunset was tremendous and as the sun dipped below the horizon the torches came on and a few more mechanicals cropped up but spirits were not dampened as #teamlanternrouge kept on trucking through to the end!
Thanks for the pizza! The campfire! and the memories!
Looking forward to the next one!
Brilliant to ride with
#brothercycles #groupride #lanternrouge #kentdowns #thebigun #gravelisgreat #komootadventure
Its all about perspective - Womens Tour of Britain
Whilst not gravel, and adventure focused its important to garner an insight from all facets of cycling and just a few weeks ago the UCI Womens Tour of Britain started and finished in Southend-On-Sea
Just a stones throw from @Drummondphoto
"I was able to setup just by the QOM segment along the 4th stage of this years Womens Tour Of Britain, next up would be the finish to talk with both the crowd and riders to understand how important events like this are and the ways they inspire others to pick up a bike and start their own journey"
Click the link in Bio to read what he found out and some photos with inspired riders who are already on their journey to discover the wider world on two wheels.
Thanks to @emmhop11 @mel.on.sea and @phoebemartin1811
#cycling #womenstourofbritain #itsallaboutperspective #bikepacking #racing #interview....
Just last month @chrome_industries released the 'Pedal Series' line of shoes in collaboration with
@panaracer_world a household name when it comes to tyres and the rubber that goes into making them.
We now have on test a pair of the Kursk Pro's, and first impressions are pretty good, they are a great looking shoe to throw on with shorts, or jeans or even some utilitarian chinos perhaps.
Aside from looks though, the Kursk Pros are on the heavier end of the scales, but they aren't here to set KOMS or be 'Aero' - so no love lost there.
They do feel robust and along with some smart design features like the reflective cord intertwined within the laces they tick alot of boxes.
Easy to walk about in even with a supportive foot plate coined the ‘Chrome Power Plate’ a stiffening layer made of nylon designed to help transfer power to the pedal while on two wheels.
@drummondphoto is putting them to use over the weekend while attending @bespokeduk to see just how comfy they are while keeping count of his steps of course.
Updates in the stories starting tomorrow!
In the mean time - Happy Friday!
#ADVNTR #gravel #bikepacking #mtb #geartest #newshoes #spd #chromeindustries #panaracer #kurskpro...