We first met Dasha and Jakub when they came by the shop over a year ago with some questions… What did we think about bike touring from New Zealand to Czech Republic on electric bikes? While we’re huge proponents of EBikes for all kinds of reasons, we thought that a tour of that magnitude in […]
We often get questions about how to go about rigging up a dynamo, light and USB charging system for bikepacking and adventuring, so we put together this little graphic to help make things clearer: Cache batteries An important part of the equation is some kind of cache/buffer battery. This sits between the USB charger and any […]
Bombtrack Bikes New Zealand We’re very excited to be high performing adventure bike brand Bombtrack Bikes New Zealand exclusive South Island dealer. Bombtrack has a strong pedigree in steel bikes that are built to take a hammering while delivering a fine ride to anywhere you wish to take them. From the moment Bombtrack was started, the brand has stuck to […]
Restrap Bikepacking bags are made by Restrap under the moniker #carryeverything. Restrap is a relatively young company based in the UK, where they hand make their bags in small batches at their workshop in Leeds. They are dedicated bike adventure nuts, so their bags are the result of lots of riding, abusing, testing and refining. A big part of bikepacking […]
I’ve wanted to add a dynamo lighting and charging setup to my bikepacking bike for a while. I love the idea of a light that never needs batteries and a phone that never runs out of charge. For long distance and/or remote touring a dynamo setup really comes into its own, adding extra autonomy to your escape pod.