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Offline MiraVelo

Gear Advice for Great Divide
« on: July 25, 2006, 11:49:00 pm »

  Would it be ok to use a Bob Ibex trailer on the Great Divide route or would it be easier with panniers?

  Could I get away with using lowrider front panniers if mounted to a Novara Safari or are they a no no on this particular route?  


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Gear Advice for Great Divide
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2006, 10:55:02 am »
Have you picked up Mike McCoy's book "Cycling the Great Divide" yet? (Available from the Adventure Cycling store on the website.) A lot of your questions can be answered in the first part of the book. McCoy say that a full suspension bike with a BoB trailer (either model, I'm sure) is becoming the "rig of choice" for the GDR. A lot of people report very good results with Old Man Mountain front and rear racks on FS bikes. I prefer a hardtail with rear panniers, and add the BoB for longer trips.

Get the book...it will make your planning a lot easier.

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