Using a New Sport to Refine Your Ultralight Philosophy
Jul 2, 2021 at 9:00 am #3720800
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Single-speed all the way, baby.Jul 2, 2021 at 5:59 pm #3720893matthew kModerator
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.Jul 2, 2021 at 7:20 pm #3720908
Thanks Matthew! Yeah it’s a 24 tooth cog in the back with a 32 tooth chainring in front.Jul 4, 2021 at 6:55 am #3720975Hanz BBPL Member
+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.Jul 5, 2021 at 11:01 am #3721045
Cool stuff, Hanz!
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