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Using a New Sport to Refine Your Ultralight Philosophy


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    Andrew Marshall
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    @andrewsmarshall

    Locale: Tahoe basin by way of the southern Appalachians

    Companion forum thread to: Using a New Sport to Refine Your Ultralight Philosophy

    Single-speed all the way, baby.

    #3720893
    matthew k
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    @matthewkphx

    Yay @ steel frames and rigid forks!

    Wow @ single speeding up 1k climbs and singletrack!(Although it does look like you are geared quite low).

    That looks like fun and I think it’s an interesting point to consider this as new perspective on how to choose and pack backpacking gear.

    #3720908
    Andrew Marshall
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    @andrewsmarshall

    Locale: Tahoe basin by way of the southern Appalachians

    Thanks Matthew! Yeah it’s a 24 tooth cog in the back with a 32 tooth chainring in front.

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    Hanz B
    BPL Member

    @tundra-thrasher-ouch-man-2

    +1 . Just want to say you can even start with a good aluminum frame bike and crushed gravel trails – all though not as scenic. I’ve done a few trips. The guys at my bike shop were really impressed with how the UL backpacking mentality spills over. Gear wise , it was a really fun puzzle. Two things I learned randomly was that my extra long zpacks ca 2018 rain coat was a boon in down pours coving thighs and seat. I also learned that panniers can be really light and pack more efficiently then frame bags – a counter culture opinion I’m sure. 

    #3721045
    Andrew Marshall
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    @andrewsmarshall

    Locale: Tahoe basin by way of the southern Appalachians

    Cool stuff, Hanz!

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