How To: Build The Perfect Expedition Bike (Part 2)

(Just got here? Head over to Part 1 first.) In Part 1 I went through some of the frame and suspension fork options available today for building up an expedition-worthy bike that will serve you well for long treks in remoter parts of the world. In Part 2 I’ll look at…

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High-Tech or Low-Tech?

There’s a balance to be struck between taking too many and too few techy gadgets on an expedition. I’m a bit schizophrenic in this area. I’d like to say I’m a natural Ludditenaturally frugal — last year I hitched home from Armenia with only a knife, phone and poncho —…

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How To: Build The Perfect Expedition Bike (Part 1)

I decided I wanted to ride an expedition bike. Not a touring bike. If I’d envisaged spending my days on nice asphalt roads, I’d have got one of these, built for road touring’s balance of comfort, speed and luggage-carrying ability. Bikes like this, with a Brooks* and a couple of…

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