Bicycle Touring

Bicycle Touring

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As a bicycle tourer, I know what is important to buy when you are going on a tour. I've researched these items and used them for a very long time, I want to help other cyclists with my experience!
Ortlieb Back Pannier

Ortlieb Back Pannier

    Ortlieb is a very old pannier maker, they make extremely sturdy panniers, simple, great colors for high visibility when riding on the side of the road. These are strong, light and long lasting!
    Ortlieb Front Panniers

    Ortlieb Front Panniers

    • by Dror
    • 5 months ago
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      Same as the back panniers, these are light weight, smaller in size (front Pannier are always smaller) water proof, and extremely durable. Highly recommended brand. a Front pannier, allows you to divide the weight properly between the front and back for an improved balance and safety feeling.
      Rear rack

      Rear rack

        This is a really heavy duty rack, and works well with the panniers. Sturdy rack is very useful and I would not cheap out one, you don't want it to break during the tour!
        Brooks Saddle/Seat

        Brooks Saddle/Seat

          This is my favorite seat. Brooks is an excellent brand, the beauty about this seat is that once the leather breaks in, it molds to the form of your bum and it is the most comfortable seat in the market for those long hauls. Highly recommended. I like this model because of the springs, giving extra cushion. Normally touring bicycles do not have shocks and this is a good substitute.
          Front Rack

          Front Rack

          • by Dror
          • 5 months ago
          • 0 orders
            This would fit perfectly with the front pannier for those longer trips one would need both front and back panniers.
            Pannier Covers

            Pannier Covers

            • by Dror
            • 5 months ago
            • 0 orders
              I like using pannier covers for extra rain and water protection. The truth is the gotlieb panniers are water proof and would do just fine, but when it rains hard, and I have my iphone and camera in the bags I like to add on cover. This is a definitely needed item if your panniers are not completely water proof.
              Helmet

              Helmet

              • by Dror
              • 5 months ago
              • 0 orders
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              This helmet is light and comfortable. When it comes to helmet, I would suggest going to the store for a fitting, and only then order it online.
              Brooks Saddle for Women

              Brooks Saddle for Women

              • by Dror
              • 5 months ago
              • 0 orders
                Women's saddles are a bit wider in the back and shorter, to fit better their physic. Same recommendation as the male version of this seat, once the leather breaks in, it doesn't get any more comfortable than this seat, my wife's has this one and just loves it. This is a must for any tourer or an avid cyclist who wants that extra comfort without losing power or looks of your bicycle.
                Handle bar Mirror

                Handle bar Mirror

                • by Dror
                • 5 months ago
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                I swear by my mirror. When you are spending 6-10 hours a day on the bicycle, turning your head all the time gets difficult and tiring. This mirror saves some of those turns, and adds on a lot of safety to your trip. Another big reason of having one, is when you tour with other cyclists and want to make sure your friend is still behind you, holding the pace.
                Fenders

                Fenders

                  These fenders are great, to protect from water splashing, and from water running down into your shoes on a rainy ride. Touring gets you on your bicycle in many different weather types. Often you would start with a short sleeve shirt and end up with a rain coat and pants,
                  Cycling Rain Coat

                  Cycling Rain Coat

                    This rain coat has an added piece in the back, and protects better than a regular rain coat from water entering your pants, and wetting your saddle.
                    Cycling Gloves

                    Cycling Gloves

                      I like open ended gloves because they allow you to do a lot of things without taking them off. The extra padding on these make them useful on those long rides, and protect you from some of the shock and pressure on your hands.
                      Portable Pump

                      Portable Pump

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                      Extremely important to have a small pump with you at all times, when touring. Some work on your wheels will probably take place most long rides, there is always a hidden nail or glass, lost of air for other reasons, so this one is a must.
                      Shimano Touring Shoes

                      Shimano Touring Shoes

                      • by Dror
                      • 5 months ago
                      • 0 orders
                        I like these shoes alot because they are versatile, you can actually walk a bit with them, they are much more flexible then your standard road bike shoes and yet provide much more power and ease for those long cycling days.
                        SPD Shimano Pedal

                        SPD Shimano Pedal

                        • by Dror
                        • 5 months ago
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                        This is my favorite pedal for a touring bicycle. Usually I use my touring bikes also in the city and this pedal allows me to use regular shoes for cycling. When I am going for a longer ride, and using my cycling shoes, I can use them with this pedal. So offers all the versatility one needs!
                        Extra Tube

                        Extra Tube

                        • by Dror
                        • 5 months ago
                        • 0 orders
                          On every tour, I like to have at least one extra tube for a quick change, in case of a flat tire. Wouldn't bother with a fix unless you have to on the road.
                          Tire Levers

                          Tire Levers

                          • by Dror
                          • 5 months ago
                          • 0 orders
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                          These are really good to have, they are light, don't damage the tire or the tube and easy to use. A pack of 3 should do the job when you want a quick tube exchange or even when you are gluing the tube.
                          Patch Kit

                          Patch Kit

                          • by Dror
                          • 5 months ago
                          • 2 orders
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                          This is a simple patch kit, handy to have in case you don't want to replace the full tube. Comes with glue and a little sand paper to flatten the area.
                          Multi Tool

                          Multi Tool

                          • by Dror
                          • 5 months ago
                          • 0 orders
                            This small multi tool is really handy, on every ride, to tighten screws or fix a height or position of the handlebar, seat post, etc. Highly recommended!
                            Cycling Shorts - Bib

                            Cycling Shorts - Bib

                            • by Dror
                            • 5 months ago
                            • 0 orders
                              Cycling shorts provide good cushion and support for your bum, while also provides an aerodynamic pants, very clean and no lose ends, I like the bib because it is loose on the waist line. I wear it without the top part and allow that to just hang out in my back.
                              Cycling Jersey

                              Cycling Jersey

                              • by Dror
                              • 5 months ago
                              • 0 orders
                                A cycling jersey is great because it breaths well, when sweating, light weight. I like to get bright colors for good visibility from vehicles.
                                Cycling Shorts

                                Cycling Shorts

                                • by Dror
                                • 5 months ago
                                • 0 orders
                                  For those who prefer the normal short type, these work great, good cushion for support and good materials used. Great Value.

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