Eurobike 2014: What Happened When Brooks And Ortlieb Got Together And Made Panniers

In what is sure to be a ludicrously hipster-pleasing move, Brooks of England and Ortlieb of Germany have got together once again and significantly expanded their range of insanely expensive expedition-grade panniers and bags for 2015. Sold under the Brooks brand but advertised as being made in Germany, the existing Land’s…

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Eurobike 2014: Will The Pinion P1.18 Be Rohloff’s First Serious Competitor?

One of the more curious component developments at Eurobike this year of interest to touring gear nerds was the Pinion internal gearing system. Pinion — or so I was told by one of the bike manufacturers who’ve incorporated the system into new bike models this year — was developed by a…

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Eurobike 2014: Introducing KTM’s Award-Winning Life Lontano P18 World Touring Bike

This is the first in a series of posts I’ll be making this week (and this week only) that’ll be sure please all the touring gear nerds out there. It’s based on a thorough scouring of the world’s biggest bicycle industry tradeshow, Eurobike, in search of anything and everything related…

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What Happens When A Non-Cyclist Spends 3½ Years Travelling The World By Bicycle

When I tell people I rode a bicycle 15,000-odd miles across Europe, Africa and the Middle East for fun, but that I’m not a cyclist, I get some funny looks. I try to explain that it wasn’t thunderous thigh-muscles I wanted but visceral life experience, fresh out of university with a…

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Save More Money & Have More Fun By WWOOFing Around The World By Bicycle

Today’s guest post is by 28-year-old Erwin Zantinga, a Dutch bicycle traveller who has spent the last six years Working Worldwide On Organic Farms (WWOOFing). Given its obvious relevance to the #freeLEJOG experiment, I asked him if he’d be interested in giving us an introduction to this now well-established world of casual outdoor…

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