- Credit card bike tour/weekend…curious.
I used a Carradice SQR tour for a weekend away.
Carried lightweight walking trousers, t shirt, fleece and a pair of very light Teva trainers. It’s good to get out of your cycling gear on an evening and it also allows you to rinse everything out for fresh kit the next day.
Those bags are 16 litres so you can get everything you need in. Also they’re small enough to stop you packing unnecessary kit.
No doubt you could manage with less kit but I do like some comfort!Posted 4 years agojamesoSubscriber
I’ve done week long tours in the Alps on a std race bike and a light 18l rucsac, ~10-12lbs of kit inc light cotton trousers, a shirt and flip-flops and a book for the evenings. Ideal for France / Europe where there’s B+Bs in easy reach every day. Before that I used a racpack on a seatpost rack, similar content but I’d use a bar roll and small frame bag / seat pack now. If you stick to around 10lbs you hardly notice it after a few days.Posted 4 years ago
Best advice for light packing I heard – set up for a long or remote day ride, add something to sleep in (or a change of clothes for CC touring) and just go. The only other things you need are food and water etc that you buy as you go. Grand Raid Pyrenees looks great.
being a lot more stable
I never noticed any movement from my SQR. It was absolutely rock solid.
It does put the weight a bit higher up than panniers would and this caught me out a couple of times. when stopped, the bike tipped and was stopped by a painful chainring/calf muscle interface!Posted 4 years ago
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