Ultralight bicycle touring
Tips for reducing weight and volume on a cycling journey
Here's an ultralight cycling setup that could get you right across the world: The picture was taken in august 2006 at 4200 m altitude...
For the impatient ones, here is a summary of my current cycling set-up. I have an entry-level road bike (weighing a bit less than 10 kg), wh...
Big things first
A common mistake that we all make as newcomers to ultralight cycling is to start with cutting the handle of a tooth brush. The prospective u...
Carriers / Containers
Panniers are by far the most common bicycle carrier. But, I don't use them, and if you are serious about weight saving, they are the fir...
Other material tips
Books . No books! Paper is extremely heavy with respect to its usefulness. Read your tourist guide before the trip and leave it at home. Th...
And some non-material tips
Money . How much do you spend on a tour? Do you spend much more if you tour in a ultralight style? It seems that touring cyclists – particu...
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