SAVE 50%!! The Bike Travel Complete Set

After cycling through almost 100 countries, let me present the simple books I wish I had when I started!

This is the ultimate package to assist you with bikepacking and bicycle touring. I will help you navigate through buying the best bike possible, I will then share the most important things to consider both before and during your very own bicycle trip.

These three beautiful books have been crafted to make the buying and doing process as easy as possible. By equipping you with the best information, you will make the most informed decisions that will save you so much time and money.

YOU’LL BE GETTING:

✓ Bicycle Touring in One Hour – the fastest way to learn about how to travel by bike
✓ The 2020 Bikepacking Bike Buyer’s Guide – the best bikepacking bike comparison tool that will help you make the most informed decision (updated yearly for free!)
✓ The 2020 Touring Bicycle Buyer’s Guide – a great comparison tool that will help you in your quest for finding a touring bike (updated yearly for free!)

LET ME FAST-TRACK MY EXPERIENCE TO YOU

I’ve been researching, testing and writing about bikes and travel for years. There is nothing I am more passionate about. These books are an overview of all of my knowledge condensed into a simple and easy to read format.

THE BIKE BUYER’S GUIDES WILL:

✓ Help you understand the most important characteristics of a touring and bikepacking bike
✓ Narrow down the best bikes for you
✓ Allow you to compare the sizing, steering and gear ratios of 190+ current bikes*
✓ Show you how to buy a bike in the right size – without ever seeing it
✓ Keep you annually updated with the latest bikes and technology – free of charge
✓ Make the 600+ free resources on CyclingAbout.com even more useful

*190+ bikes in the Bikepacking Buyer’s Guide, 160+ bikes in the Touring Buyer’s Guide

LEARN QUICK WITH CONCISE DIAGRAMS, GRAPHS AND TABLES

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THE ONLY BICYCLE BOOKS THAT ADDRESS:

✓ How to buy and virtually compare bikes without ever test riding them (it can be hard to find touring or bikepacking bikes in shops – especially in your size)
✓ How to virtually size your bike from any other type of bike (road, mountain, touring, hybrid)
✓ What the best touring or bikepacking bike is for different types of terrain (based on luggage weight, gear ratios, tyre widths and more)
✓ Bike Durability vs. Cost (finding the ‘sweet spot’ where you get maximum durability for your money)

WHAT’S INSIDE THE BUYER’S GUIDES?

***Please note that a large percentage of the fundamental bike information is shared across both guides, however, the chapters have been tailored around the specific use of a touring or bikepacking bike.

LEARNING ALL ABOUT BIKEPACKING BIKES
What is a Bikepacking Bike?
Frame Material and Construction
Bike Weight
Bike Positioning
Comfort – Handlebars
Comfort – Saddles
Comfort – Components
Gear Range
Gear Shifting and Parts
Pedals and Clipping In
Brakes
Wheels – Components
Wheels – Size Options
Tyres
Front Suspension
Full Suspension
Dropper Posts
Important Upgrades
Optimising Overall Weight
Mounting Luggage
Price and Value
Different Types of Bikepacking Bike
Narrowing Your Options

LEARNING ALL ABOUT TOURING BIKES
What is a Touring Bike?
Frame Material and Construction
Bike Weight
Bike Positioning
Comfort – Handlebars
Comfort – Saddles
Comfort – Components
Gear Range
Gear Shifting and Parts
Pedals and Clipping In
Brakes
Tyres
Wheel Size
Wheel Components
Suspension
Important Upgrades
Price and Value
Different Types of Touring Bike
Narrowing Your Options

bikepacking bikeCOMPARING AND SELECTING YOUR BIKE
How to Best Use This Guide
How to Size Up and Compare Bike Sizes
Advanced Sizing Factors
Comparing Steering Feel
Comparing Gear Inches

BIKEPACKING BIKE LISTINGS
50+ Gravel & All Road Bikes – with 700C Wheels
40+ Gravel & All Road Bikes – with 27.5″ Wheels
20+ Off-Road Adventure Bikes – with 29″ Wheels
30+ Off-Road Plus Bikes – with 3.0″ Tyres
20+ Full Suspension Bikes – with 2.2-3.0″ Tyres
15+ Fat Bikes – with 4.0-5.0″ Tyres

TOURING BICYCLE LISTINGS
Long Distance Touring – with Drop Handlebars
Long Distance Touring – with Flat Handlebars
Long Distance Trekking – with Flat Handlebars
Off-Road Touring – with Drop Handlebars
Off-Road Touring – with Flat Handlebars
Light Touring / Bikepacking / Gravel – with Drop Handlebars
Step-Through Touring – with Flat Handlebars

Bicycle Touring in One Hour BookWHAT’S INSIDE BICYCLE TOURING IN ONE HOUR?

Bicycle Touring in One Hour – information spanning from trip planning and preparation, right through to all of the things you need to know while you’re on the road. It is a complete guide that can remove much of the doubt that people have before the tour.

BEFORE YOUR TOUR
Different Types of Bicycle Tour
By Yourself or With Others
Trip Duration
Choosing a Destination
Cost
Fitness
Distance
Trip Planning
Choosing Your Bicycle
Carrying Your Gear
Choosing Your Gear
Choosing Your Clothing
Tools and Spare Parts
Documenting Your Trip

DURING YOUR TOUR
Getting There
Getting Around
Currency, Exchange, Credit
Language
Food and Nutrition
Security
Being Comfortable on a Bicycle Tour
Finding Your Way Around
Safety
Finding Accommodation
Finding Power
Finding The Internet
Getting Lost

WHAT FORMAT DO THE BOOKS COME IN?

These books are digital downloads. Save the interactive PDF to your computer and open in full screen for best viewing. The reason I don’t print is due to the need for these books to always be current – that’s why I offer free yearly updates. You will pay securely with Paypal or a credit card (I’ve purchased the most secure SSL certificates), then receive your email link within minutes.

THE LATEST BIKES ARE ALMOST OUT, SHOULD I WAIT TO BUY THESE BOOKS?

There is no need to wait. These books are updated yearly for free after manufacturers have confirmed their latest sizing, specification and colours. You will be notified of the 2021 update and be able to download it at no charge. Your purchase is effectively a lifetime free subscription!

WHY ARE THESE BOOKS A GREAT WAY TO LEARN ABOUT BIKE TRAVEL?

While many books attempt to tell you everything about a topic, I understand that it’s easy to get overwhelmed by huge volumes of information. My approach is to arm you with the basic framework so that you can fill in the gaps!

These books are solely designed to help you make the most informed decisions. The Bikepacking Bike Buyer’s Guide is the only bicycle book that offers a true comparison for sizing, steering, gear ratios, frame materials, tyre clearance, weight and more. The Touring Bicycle Buyer’s Guide offers the same bike comparison tools but with a focus on front and rear pannier use. Bicycle Touring in One Hour is written concisely to provides you with the essentials, free of clutter.

CHOOSE A DIFFERENT BOOK BUNDLE!

Touring Bicycle Bundle Pack – Touring Bicycle Buyer’s Guide + Bicycle Touring in One Hour (50% OFF)
Bikepacking Bike Bundle PackBikepacking Bike Buyer’s Guide + Bicycle Touring in One Hour (50% OFF)
Buyer’s Guide Bundle Pack – Bikepacking Bike Buyer’s Guide + Touring Bicycle Buyer’s Guide (50% OFF)

or find them separately…

2020 Touring Bicycle Buyer’s Guide
2020 Bikepacking Bike Buyer’s Guide
Bicycle Touring In One Hour