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Cage Packs and Cargo Straps. The story behind designing the perfect system

“A system is a group of interacting or interrelated elements that act according to a set of rules to form a unified whole.” Rhubarb and custard, salt and pepper, cheese and pickle, Tom and Jerry, Laurel and Hardy; are there any more iconic pairings in life? We have our iconic pairings in the bikepacking world, and right at the top of the list are cargo cages and dry bags. It’s common knowledge that this pairing is one of the most…

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Do Pannier Bags have any place in ‘modern’ bikepacking?

According to the ‘rules’ of bikepacking, pannier bags have no place on a modern setup. But why is that? Is it a fair assumption that you should never consider this form of load-carrying if you are planning on riding on anything other than tarmac? Common opinion is that pannier bags are simply not ‘cool’ and their popularity has waned. For many they are intrinsically linked with the old world image of bicycle touring alongside the Dawes Galaxy, SPD sandals and…

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european divide

What is the European Divide Trail and why should it be on your bucket list?

The EDT is the brain child of Andy Cox @doubletrackfanatic, British cycling nomad and Tailfin product tester extraordinaire. Andy is no stranger to long distance riding having spent the last few years (barring lockdown) constantly travelling the lost lanes and dirt roads of Europe, building up an almost encyclopaedic knowledge of one of the most complex and interesting continents in the world. During the countless hours of riding Andy has experienced over his 65,000 kilometre and counting journey the inspiration…

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