SAVE 50%!! The Touring and Bikepacking Bike Buyer’s Guide Bundle

SAVE TIME RESEARCHING ABOUT TOURING & BIKEPACKING BIKES

There are literally hundreds of current bikes suitable for touring and 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 two beautiful books that will save you so much time and money.

FIND THE BEST TOURING OR BIKEPACKING BIKE FOR YOU

These books will help narrow down the best bike for your purposes. After reading these books you’ll be able to make an informed decision that will result in the highest performing, best fitting, longest lasting and most comfortable bike possible. The best part – free yearly updates, meaning these books will never go out of date!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! These buyer’s guides are an overview of all of my knowledge condensed into two simple and easy to read books.

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

THE TOURING BICYCLE BUYER’S GUIDE WILL:

✓ Help you understand the most important characteristics of a touring bike
✓ Narrow down the best touring bikes for you
✓ Allow you to compare the sizing, steering and gear ratios of 160+ current touring bikes
✓ Keep you annually updated with the latest bikes and technology – free of charge

LEARN QUICK WITH CONCISE DIAGRAMS, GRAPHS AND TABLES

bikepacking bikeTHE ONLY BICYCLE BOOKS THAT ADDRESS:

✓ How to buy and virtually compare bikes without ever test riding them (it can be hard to find touring and 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 THESE BUYER’S GUIDES?

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

*24 subject areas in The Touring Bicycle Buyer’s Guide

bikepacking bikeLEARNING ALL ABOUT BIKEPACKING BIKES

***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.

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
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

 

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

COMPARING AND SELECTING YOUR TOURING 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

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

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, 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

COMPARE THE BEST TOURING BIKE BRANDS SIDE-BY-SIDE

All City, Aventon, Bergamont, Bianchi, Bombtrack, Bottcher, Breezer, Brodie, Brother Cycles, Cannondale, Canyon, Chumba, Cinelli, Co-Motion, Condor, Contoura, Co-Op Cycles, Cube, Dawes, Devinci, Diamondback, Fairdale, Finna, Fuji, Fyxation, Genesis, Ghost, Giant, Gudereit, Idworx, Jamis, Jones, Kalkhoff, Kestral, KHS, Kross, KOGA, Kona, Marin, Masi, Maxx, MEC, Merida, Mongoose, Niner, Norco, Ocoee, Panorama, Pelego, Polygon, Pure Cycles, Quantor, Radon, Raleigh, Rawland, Ribble, Ridgeback, Rose, Salsa, Santos, Shand, Simplon, Sonder, SPA Cycles, Specialized, Stanforth, Stevens, Surly, Tout Terrain, Trek, Trenga, Tumbleweed, Van Nicholas, Velotraum, Victoria, Vivente, VSF and Winora.

 

WHAT FORMAT DO THESE BOOKS COME IN?

The Touring Bicycle Buyer’s Guide and Bikepacking Bike Buyer’s Guide are digital downloads. Save the interactive PDFs to your computer and open in full screen for best viewing. I don’t print these books because of the need for these guides 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 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 updates and be able to download them at no charge. Your purchase is effectively a lifetime free subscription!

WHY ARE THESE BOOKS A GREAT WAY TO LEARN ABOUT BIKES?

These books are solely designed to help you make an informed decision about your next touring or bikepacking bike. They are the only bicycle books that offer a true comparison for sizing, steering, gear ratios, frame materials, tyre clearance, weight and more.

OTHER BUNDLE PACKS WITH DISCOUNTED PRICING

Complete Bike Travel SetBikepacking Bike Buyer’s Guide + Touring Bicycle Buyer’s Guide (50% OFF) + Bicycle Touring in One Hour (50% OFF)
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Touring Bundle PackTouring Bicycle Buyer’s Guide + Bicycle Touring in One Hour (50% OFF)

or find them separately…

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