First Pass at Bikepacking Gear

Based on a number of discussion threads, certain budgetary constraints, and what I’ve got on hand, here is quick summary of the first bikepacking bike and some of the associated gear.


  • Niner EMD medium, Al frame (had it on hand)
  • Niner RDO carbon fork
  • SRAM BB7 Mechanical brakes and Speed Dial levers
  • SRAM 2 x 10 X7
  • Niner stem + 3T Xida Pro Flat Handlebar – 640mm x 3.5 Deg
  • Velocity Blunt 35 rims laced to DMR hubs
  • Continental Race King Protection 2.1 tires with Stans
  • WTB Rocket V saddle
  • Profile design aerobars (mixture of stuff on hand)
  • Ergon GP3 grips with bar ends (large)

Equipment (still in flux)

  • J Pak Snak Pak Gas Tank bag
  • Relevate Designs Terrapin seat bag + small Ranger frame bag
  • Big Agnes Q-Core SL sleeping pad (long)
  • Mountain Hardware ????? 32 deg down bag
  • Tarptent Contrail tent
  • Garmin 705

Clothing (even more in flux)

  • Go-Lite Wenatchee PrimaLoft® ONE Synthetic Jacket
  • Mountain Hardware Pac-Lite Gore-Tex Rain Jacket
  • [rain pants]
  • various base layers
  • socks


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