Author Topic: new to bike touring  (Read 3172 times)

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Offline mudfreek

new to bike touring
« on: June 23, 2013, 09:36:23 am »
hey guys im new to the forum and cycle touring and im planing a trip next may/june across the northern tiereast to west
 i would like to get some feedback 
i will be purchacing a surly LHT disk with surly F/R racks  with ortlieb bags
i know the bike will be heavy and i am wondering as to the bags are they the best choice or should i look for something better i want water proof
 reason i am choosing the LHT is the disk brakes and the racks due to the strength
gear will be msr dragon fly stove sierra clip flashlight cd tent and north face synthetic sleeping bag i own the camping gear
any feed back would be awesome

Offline dkoloko

Re: new to bike touring
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2013, 10:00:43 am »
All Ortlieb bags are waterproof. The roll tops can be dunked, the others keep out rain but can't be dunked.

Surly racks lack triangulation.

Sierra Clip Flashlight is a very old design. If that is what you have, go for it. If buying new, I'd consider other designs.

Offline mudfreek

Re: new to bike touring
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2013, 10:37:20 am »
thanks for the reply as for the tent ive had it about 10 or 12 yrs used maybe 6 times