Backpacking is a whole new type of fun, adventure, and freedom for travelers besides reaping all the health benefits of exercise that comes with it. The best part is it is a low-budget way of doing what you love. Some backpackers go tramping in the forests sleeping in tents and on the beach and hitchhike their way around the world on a bicycle. And there are those who backpack with roller-bag suitcases, sleep in hotels and rent a car to get around a country.
Bikepacking in its purest form explores off-pavement roads and trails, which makes a mountain bike an ideal choice for many riders. Six Three Zero has a great range of mountain bikes and hybrid bikes for sale. But there’s no one bike right for bikepacking; bikepackers use everything from touring bikes to full-suspension rigs on their explorations. Finding the best bike for your bikepack adventures often requires balancing your priorities and accepting certain tradeoffs.
Bikepacking is a self-supported style of lightly-loaded bicycle touring. Bikepackers typically ride on dirt roads in remote places. A typical bikepacking set-up includes a frame bag, handlebar roll, seat pack and backpack. Bikepackers ride on wide tires and usually have suspension on their bicycles. Over the last few years, bikepacking has become such a hit that almost all bike manufacturers now produce at least one ‘adventure bike’ or ‘bikepacking rig’, or includes the word in their marketing spiel for bikes that might fit the bill.
Here are some of the tips to choose a bike for your bikepacking adventure:
Consider the terrain that you’ll be riding your bike on.
Choose suspension or rigid.
Consider a bike that comes with easy gears.
Select a bike with larger wheels and tires as they provide a faster, smoother ride, but be aware that they are also heavier.
Consider frame material from chrome steel, carbon, aluminum and titanium.
You can custom make your bike for your backpacking trips at Six Three Zero with their unique Customizer feature. You can also select from their best mens bicycles for sale at an affordable sale that comes with a lifetime warranty with free shipping.
You can also shop for the best bike for women at Six Three Zero and check out their mountain bikes while you’re at it. With models like the EVRYjourney Women’s 24″ Three Speed Step-Through Touring and more, you’ll definitely find a new bike that works for you.
Bikepacking is a one-way ticket to adventure, and proof that you don’t need a five-star hotel room to create some of the sweetest and unforgettable memories you’ll never forget.