Colombia Bike Rig

Colombia Bike Rig

The Colombia bike rig. This was a serious setup. And one of my more important rigs to focus on as this was an international bikepacking trip and resources may be slim. For this one in particular, we’ll be riding for 17 days so I needed to make sure everything was tight. I custom build a set of wheels specifically for this trip and others to follow. It was my first set of MTB wheels built by hand and I was excited to put them to the test. The gear for extended trips is also extremely important. I took time rounding this up and usually start a couple weeks before departure. This setup for my bike derived from past trip experienced knowing what works and what doesn’t. One of the things I would have changed for this trip would be riding disc brakes instead of rim. I learned the hard way. If you haven’t seen the film for the trip I will leave a link to it at the end for you to watch. You will see what happens.

Chime in with a comment below if you have questions about this setup. Would love to know what some of you pack for extended international trips.

Frame
Surly Long Haul Trucker 56cm
Fork/ Headset
Surly Long Haul Trucker, 4130 CroMo
Crankset/ Bottom Bracket
Shimano Deora
Pedals
Shimano XT M8000
Drivetrain/ Cog/ Chainring/ Chain
Shimano Deore, Shimano 32/11-42 Cassette 11spd
Derailleurs/Shifters
Shimano XT (front) Shimano XT Long Cage (rear) 11spd
Handlebars/Stem
Shimano Koyak MTV Crossbar
Saddle/Seatpost
Thomson Masterpiece, Specialized Toupe
Brakes
Shimano V-Brakes
Front Wheel/Hub/Tire
(Custom) Mavic A719, 32h rims, Shimano XT M8000 32h hubs, Sapim spokes, WTB Riddler 700c/40 front/rear tire
Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
(Custom) Mavic A719, 32h rims, Shimano XT M8000 32h hubs, Sapim spokes, WTB Riddler 700c/40 front/rear tire 
Accessories
Outfitted with Revelate Designs bags to hold gear for 17 days.

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Dwayne Burgess (Manual Pedal)

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