What’s new: Finding N+0 – This blog post outlines equipping and riding a custom titanium Pinion/Carbon Drive bicycle that was created by RollingDale Cycle. Bikerafting Lake Minnewanka – a S24O. Quick, simple, and low-cost bolt-on framebag hack. A few images from the 2022 Iohan Gueorguiev Memorial Ride. Reform Seymour Saddle long-term review. Suspension fork and dropper post care, with hidden lightweight storage. My brother’s first bikepacking trip. Summer Solstice Overnighter & 2022 Swift Campout. Generate your own route-specific weather forecasts using Windy. Loop-Bar Harness and Flexi-Roll are two new products designed to create highly stable and flexible storage on your loop-type handlebars. DIY waterproof panniers (overview YT video in link); high efficiency low-cost gas stove system (YouTube video in link); Frame bag DIY upgrades; DIY aerobars; Low-cost, high-performance LED lighting systems; Zoleo satellite communicator initial thoughts; An outline of trail-tested backcountry packing systems, particularly with a fat bike; Another instant mashed potato recipe. This one is based on bulk ingredients that greatly reduce excess packaging; A lightweight and very effective way to light a campfire.
About us: Bikepackersfoundry.com is a daughter (maker and business owner) and father (prototyping, testing and DIY) family collaboration to create, field-test, and handcraft, original ultralight bikepacking gear using high-quality materials. The site also provides ultralight DIY designs and usage ideas. This website is intended to only portray items that the authors have not seen covered elsewhere. There are no affiliate links on this website. Everything is purchased, developed, handmade, and tested with our own money!
Coming soon: backcountry trip planning tools; next generation ultra-light DIY racks and waterproof panniers; low-cost high-efficiency ultra-light cooking systems.
Products available include Loop-Bar Harness and Flexi-Roll, the SeatBag (dropper post friendly), XL StraddleBag, BikeHandle, Hidden Tool and Repair rolls, and custom Voile straps in 20″ and 32″ lengths. The Power Delivery (PD) for bikepacking blog post now includes lighting systems that incorporate PD capabilities. Bikepacking with a vintage 26’er demonstrates the versatility of our luggage.
The Store: A number of unique products are currently available. All products are designed to simplify your bikepacking system. Orders over $150, include free Xpress Post shipping within Canada; and free parcel post to many other destinations world wide.
DIY ideas: This section of the website has a variety of do-it-yourself projects focused on ultralight designs, gear hacks, and other ideas for doing more with less. Projects for you to consider include a composite rear rack and integrated pannier system (dropper-post friendly), and an ultralight handlebar harness and roll system.
Blog: Bikepacking and bike-rafting images, usage ideas (such as saving fuel), product suggestions, and ultralight gear lists.