• I remember when I first heard the phrase "bikepacking", it was usually aimed for MTBer who want to go off the trail for more than a day, basically a cross between touring and backpacking so to speak.

    You carry pretty much everything in the bicycles, as close as possible to keep the bike from feeling side heavy, weighty steering, etc.

    I only realised recently that such set-up were used for roadie, especially those who had a lightweight road bike but want to tour without making the bike go squirrely with all the rack and panniers, Jay Petervery set-up for the RAAM is one example;

    The question is - why aren't we're considering such set-up more for our road/fixed wheel bicycle? it make even more sense than a pannier/rack.


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