I’m excited to announce my annual replace of the Touring & Bikepacking Bike Purchaser’s Guides is now full. The most recent variations now characteristic greater than 290 completely different bikes every, which is able to assist you to seek out the most effective bikepacking bikes of the 12 months.
I’ve spent the final month researching the most recent touring and bikepacking bikes, calculating varied measurements, observing the most recent tendencies, contacting bike producers (for extra data), and updating all of the terminology and normal recommendation in my guides.
I’ll be sharing all of my favorite bikes within the coming months – keep tuned for that.
Bike-On-Bike Comparability Instrument
A big proportion of my time has really been spent inputting the most recent body geometry numbers of each bike in my books into the web site Bike Insights.
For those who haven’t seen this nifty net software earlier than, it means that you can visualise the dimensions variations between any two bikes present in my guides. It’s significantly helpful when figuring out the most effective bike dimension for you, as producers don’t have a standardised method of sizing them.
For instance, use this hyperlink to see the 63cm Bianchi Impulso gravel bike overlayed on the 56cm Kona Sutra. Given the sizing title, you’d suppose they’d be 3-4 sizes aside, however they really measure up virtually identically when it comes to body size and handlebar peak.
Whereas the sizing discrepancies aren’t at all times this stark, Bike Insights is a helpful method of checking you’re getting the right-sized bike.
One other helpful method to make use of Bike Insights is to borrow, rent, take a look at or get professionally fitted to a motorcycle that (1) feels good when it comes to dimension, and (2) is listed within the Bike Insights database. You possibly can then use this bike as a dimension benchmark for evaluating any of the bikes in my guides.
Accessing The Replace
Those that have already bought one in all my purchaser’s guides may have simply acquired an electronic mail with the most recent editions hooked up. For those who can’t discover the e-mail, there’s a likelihood your electronic mail service has filtered it to the ‘junk’ folder. The e-mail was despatched on the twelfth of January, 2023.
Alternatively, you may search your electronic mail system in your unique “Gumroad” receipt. That may take you to the portal with the most recent guide(s), together with the customer’s guides from earlier years. Failing that, please get in touch with me utilizing a personal message on Fb or Instagram – or through electronic mail (please word: I’m at present biking by way of the Center East and don’t at all times have an web connection).
For those who’re a brand new buyer, superior! My guides will train you the whole lot about bikepacking or touring bikes, earlier than permitting you to match over 290 bikes behind the books. These guides are up to date yearly – without spending a dime – so you may at all times carry on high of the most recent bikes and data.
You will get the Bikepacking Bike Purchaser’s Information HERE.
You will get the Touring Bicycle Purchaser’s Information HERE.