After cycling through over 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. I will help you navigate through buying the best bikepacking bike possible, I will then share the most important things to consider both before and during your very own bicycle trip.
These two beautiful books have been crafted to make the buying and doing process as easy as possible. By equipping you with the best information, you’ll make the most informed decisions that 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 2023 Bikepacking Bike Buyer’s Guide – the best bikepacking bike comparison tool that will help you make the most informed decision (updated yearly for free!)
HOW TO BUY
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LET ME FAST-TRACK MY EXPERIENCE TO YOU
I’ve been researching, testing and writing about bikepacking 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 BIKEPACKING BIKE BUYER’S GUIDE WILL:
✓ Help you understand the most important characteristics of a bikepacking bike
✓ Narrow down the best bikepacking bikes for you
✓ Allow you to compare the sizing, steering and gear ratios of 290+ current adventure/bikepacking bikes
✓ Show you how to buy a bikepacking 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
LEARN QUICK WITH CONCISE DIAGRAMS, GRAPHS AND TABLES
THE ONLY BIKEPACKING BOOK THAT ADDRESSES:
✓ How to buy and virtually compare bikepacking bikes without ever test riding them (it can be hard to find bikepacking bikes in shops – especially in your size)
✓ How to virtually size your bikepacking bike from any other type of bike (road, mountain, touring, hybrid)
✓ What the best 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 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
Choosing a Destination
Choosing Your Bicycle
Carrying Your Gear
Choosing Your Gear
Choosing Your Clothing
Tools and Spare Parts
Documenting Your Trip
DURING YOUR TOUR
Currency, Exchange, Credit
Food and Nutrition
Being Comfortable on a Bicycle Tour
Finding Your Way Around
Finding The Internet
WHAT’S INSIDE THE BIKEPACKING BIKE BUYER’S GUIDE?
LEARNING ALL ABOUT BIKEPACKING BIKES
What is a Bikepacking Bike?
Frame Material and Construction
Comfort – Handlebars
Comfort – Saddles
Comfort – Components
Gear Shifting and Parts
Pedals and Clipping In
Wheels – Components
Wheels – Size Options
Optimising Overall Weight
Price and Value
Different Types of Bikepacking Bike
Narrowing Your Options
COMPARING AND SELECTING YOUR BIKEPACKING BIKE
How to Best Use This Guide
How to Size Up and Compare Bike Sizes
Bike-On-Bike Comparison Tool
Advanced Sizing Factors
Comparing Steering Feel
Comparing Gear Inches
100+ Gravel & All Road Bikes – with 700C Wheels
35+ Gravel & All Road Bikes – with 27.5″ Wheels
30+ Gravel & All Road Bikes – with Flat Handlebars
50+ Off-Road Bikes – with 2.5″ to 3.0″ Tyres
20+ Off-Road Bikes – with 29″ Wheels
20+ Full Suspension Bikes – with 2.2-3.0″ Tyres
20+ Fat Bikes – with 4.0-5.0″ Tyres
COMPARE 145 OF THE BEST BIKEPACKING BIKE BRANDS SIDE-BY-SIDE
3T, 8Bar, Accent, All City, Author, Avaghon, Bassi, Basso, Bearclaw, Bergamont, Berria, Bianchi, Blackheart, BMC, Boardman, Bombtrack, Bottcher, Breadwinner, Breezer, Brodie, Brother, Cannondale, Canyon, Carver, Centurion, Cervelo, Commencal, Cinelli, Co-Motion, Conway, Co-Op Cycles, Corvus, Cotic, Cresta, Cube, Curve, Devinci, Diamondback, Esker, Evil, Fairlight, Fara, Felt, Fezzari, FiftyOne, Finna, Focus, Forme, Fuji, Fustle, Fyxation, Genesis, Ghost, Giant, GT, Holdsworth, Hudski, Ibis, Intec, Jamis, JGuillem, Jones, KHS, Kinesis, Knolly, KOGA, Kona, KTM, Landyachtz, Lapierre, Litespeed, Look, Lynskey, Marin, Masi, Mason, Maxx, Merida, MMR, Mongoose, Moots, Mosaic, MTB Cycletech, Nicolai, Niner, Norco, NS, Nukeproof, Obed, Octane One, On-One, Orbea, Orro, Otso, Panorama, Pelago, Pivot, Planet X, Polygon, Poseidon, Priority, Pure Cycles, Ragley, Reeb, Ribble, Ridley, Riverside, Rock Machine, Rocky Mountain, Rondo, Rose, Salsa, Santa Cruz, Santos, Scott, Shand, Sonder, Specialized, Standert, Stanforth, State Bicycle Co, Stevens, Sven Cycles, Surly, Temple, The Light Blue, Tifosi, Titus, Tout Terrain, Transition, Triban, Trek, Tumbleweed, TwinSix, Vaast, Veloheld, Velotraum, Vielo, Vitus, VSF, Why Cycles, Whyte, Wilier, Yeti, YT
BIKE-ON-BIKE COMPARISON TOOL
You will now find EVERY bikepacking bike in this book on the website Bike Insights. Using this online frame comparison tool, you can quickly visualise differences in sizing and frame geometry to make sure you are picking the best-sized bike.
WHAT FORMAT DO THE BOOKS COME IN?
These books are digital downloads. Save the interactive PDF to your computer and open it in full screen for the 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 2024 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. Bicycle Touring in One Hour is written concisely to provide you with the essentials, free of clutter.
GET MY OTHER BOOKS FOR HALF PRICE!
Complete Bike Travel Set – Bikepacking Bike Buyer’s Guide + Touring Bicycle Buyers Guide (50% OFF) + Bicycle Touring in One Hour (50% OFF)
Bike Buyer’s Bundle Pack – Bikepacking Bike Buyer’s Guide + Touring Bicycle Buyer’s Guide (50% OFF)
Touring Bicycle Bundle Pack – Touring Bicycle Buyer’s Guide + Bicycle Touring in One Hour (50% OFF)
or find them separately…
Touring Bicycle Buyer’s Guide
Bikepacking Bike Buyer’s Guide
Bicycle Touring In One Hour