What’s new: Fatbiking winter Ride Report, more pushing than riding. Bikerafting update March 2023. Bighorn Dam bikepacking route. DIY Ice Probe for fatbiking. First Winter overnighter of 2023. Finding N+0 – March 4, 2023 update incorporates Version 4 RacklessPannier notes. 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. Zoleo satellite communicator initial thoughts and first year review. 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. 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: Bikepackers Foundry 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! We financially support Bikepacking Roots, Friends of Kananaskis, CAMBA and other trails-focused organizations, and Rocky Mountain Adaptive Sports. In March 2023 we started supporting Escape Collective.
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: New routes, RWGPS Ride Reports, unpaid and unsolicited product reviews, interesting images, usage ideas/gear hacks (such as saving fuel), and ultralight gear lists.
If you’re looking for cold-weather gear and riding inspiration check out Coldbike.