The 2020 Bikepacking Bike Buyer’s Guide Will Help You Buy The Best Bikepacking Bike!

The 2020 Bikepacking Bike Buyer’s Guide Will Help You Buy The Best Bikepacking Bike!

SAVE TIME RESEARCHING ABOUT BIKEPACKING BIKES

There are literally hundreds of current bikes suitable for bikepacking, which is both wonderful for consumers but often quite confusing. I want to make that process easy for you, so I’ve pieced together a beautiful book that will save you so much time and money.

FIND THE BEST BIKEPACKING BIKE FOR YOU

This book will help narrow down the best bikepacking bike for your purposes. After reading this book you’ll be able to make an informed decision that will result in the highest performing, best fitting, longest lasting and most comfortable bikepacking bike possible. The best part – free yearly updates, meaning this book will never go out of date!

LET ME FAST-TRACK MY EXPERIENCE TO YOU

I’ve been researching, testing and writing about touring and bikepacking bikes for years. There is nothing I am more passionate about! The Bikepacking Bike Buyer’s Guide is an overview of all of my knowledge condensed into a simple and easy to read book.

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 190+ 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

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THE ONLY BICYCLE 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 THIS BUYER’S GUIDE?

28 subject areas are waiting, including information about the key bikepacking bike characteristics, how to narrow down the best bikes for you, how to compare bikepacking bikes, and how to get the right size bikepacking bike without ever testing it. I’ve created chapter summaries to help you remember the key information.

bikepacking bikeLEARNING 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

COMPARING AND SELECTING YOUR BIKEPACKING BIKE

How to Best Use This Guide
How to Size Up and Compare Bike Sizes
Advanced Sizing Factors
Comparing Steering Feel
Comparing Gear Inches

BIKE LISTINGS

50+ Gravel & All Road Bikes – with 700C Wheels
50+ 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
20+ Fat Bikes – with 4.0-5.0″ Tyres

COMPARE 100 OF THE BEST BIKEPACKING BIKE BRANDS SIDE-BY-SIDE

3T, 9:Zero:7, Accent, All City, Aventon, Bearclaw, Bergamont, Bianchi, Bombtrack, Breadwinner, Breezer, Brodie, Brother, Cannondale, Canyon, Chumba, Cinelli, Co-Motion, Co-Op Cycles, Curve, Diamondback, Fairdale, Fairlight, Fatback, Fat Chance, Felt, Finna, Fuji, Fyxation, Garneau, Genesis, Ghost, Giant, GT, Holdsworth, Ibis, Jamis, JGuillem, Jones, Kestral, KHS, Knolly, KOGA, Kona, Litespeed, Look, Marin, Masi, Mason, MEC, Merida, Mongoose, Moots, Niner, Norco, Nordest, Nukeproof, On-One, Otso, Panorama, Pelago, Pinnacle, Pivot, Polygon, Pure Cycles, Raleigh, Rawland, Remot, Ribble, Ridgeback, Rocky Mountain, Rondo, Rose, Salsa, Santa Cruz, Santos, Saracen, Scott, Shand, Sonder, Sour, Specialized, Stanforth, Sven Cycles, Surly, Temple, Thesis, Tifosi, Tout Terrain, Trek, Tumbleweed, The Light Blue, Veloheld, Velotraum, Viathon, Vitus, Vivelo, Why Cycles, Wilier, Yeti

WHAT FORMAT DOES THE BOOK COME IN?

The Bikepacking Bike Buyer’s Guide is a digital download. Save the interactive PDF to your computer and open in full screen for best viewing. I don’t print this book because of the need for this guide to be current. You will pay securely with Paypal or a credit card (I’ve purchased the most secure SSL certificates), and then get an email link to the most current version.

THE LATEST BIKES ARE ALMOST OUT, SHOULD I WAIT TO BUY THIS BOOK?

There is no need to wait. This book is 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 (usually in November). Your purchase is effectively a lifetime free subscription!

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I ALREADY HAVE A BIKEPACKING BIKE. WILL THIS BOOK STILL HELP ME?

Absolutely. Bikes and technology are constantly evolving, and this book will keep you on top of the latest and greatest in bikepacking. It will also give you a great introduction into the in-depth content I write for this website.

WHY IS THIS BOOK A GREAT WAY TO LEARN ABOUT BIKEPACKING BIKES?

This book is solely designed to help you make an informed decision about your next bikepacking bike. It is the only bicycle book that offers a true comparison for sizing, steering, gear ratios, frame materials, weight, tyre clearance and more.