George’s 2017 Soma Juice 29er

George’s 2017 Soma Juice 29er

Bikepacking is something I like to coin an extreme mellow sport. And choosing the right tool for the job (Bike) can make or break your comfort & trip. Route planning, gear checking and the proper bike to use are some of the things we bikepacker’s face whether it be for short 2-3 day trips or month long extended expeditions. It’s always great to see what other riders use to carry their gear. We got George to share his rig and gear breakdown from his most recent trip to Colombia, where he rode for a 5 days bikepacking from Armenia to Bogota Colombia. George built this bke from the ground up and chose every part for a specific reason. This is what bikepacking is all about. You choose your gear based off of your specific needs, and then you forget about it. You rely on it to do the job and work for you.

Rider Notes

The bags I used to outfit the bike with are by different bag manufactures. I have my seat bag by Revelate design. Specialized Handlebar and Stabilizer Harness, Specialized Burra and Burra handlebar dry bag, 2 Anything cages mounted to the fork with hose clamps. Rogue Panda Coin purse bag, Revelate gas tank and 2 Revelate cup holder things. – George Rigas

Frameset/ Fork
2017 Soma Juice 29er, Rockshox Yari 120mm travel fork
Spank Oozy 395 wheelset
Drivetrain: Shimano XT 1×11 11-42 with Wolftooth Components oval 32t chainring, XT cranks, Crank Bros 5050 pedals
Shimano XT disc brakes
Handlebar/ Stem
Specialized bars/ Ergon GS2 grips, Diety stem
Maxxis Icon 2.3 tires Tubeless
Seat Post/ Saddle
Thompson elite post, Ergon saddle

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