Epic Tours:

From weekend trips to round-the-world adventures, epic is in the mind of the beholder.

Bike touring is a wonderful and enriching way to explore the world. It yields such interesting photos and stories.

We're not afraid to say it: bike touring makes you a better person.

And this is where we say it.

Read about those adventures and the gear that makes it possible -- the gear we have on, BikeTrailerShop.com and BikeBagShop.com.

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When we send a bike rack or pannier off to a customer it's always with the hope that it is going somewhere amazing -- epic.

But the accessories we sell can't take their own photos (yet). So we need you to send us photos from your bike tours to exotic locations. Send us anything from that shot of you and your bike at the top of the summit to that shot of your perfect rack and bag setup. Submit your bike touring photos here and we'll let you know when we publish them.

Rudi’s Techno-BOB Trailer Wonder

We were really impressed to see these photos of Rudi’s  very impressive bike touring setup.  This is a very interesting example of utilizing the products together that we represent through 3 of our 4 specialty shops, BikeTrailerShop.com, BikeBagShop.com and BikeTechShop.com.

Greetings from Berlin, Germany.  I have mounted a solar panel on my B.O.B. Ibex. Since I do a lot of camping and carry some electronics with me (GPS, phone, mp3-player, sometimes due to my job a laptop), there’s always the need to charge some batteries.

The rear two boxes carry two 7.2 Ah accumulators which serve as a buffer, a solar charger and the rest of the electronics like step-up/step-down converters for the different voltages I need.

The unregulated 12V outlet is also capable of charging the system via an onboard AC/DC converter in case I find an A/C outlet somewhere.

In addition I have replaced the rear hub with a SON hub dynamo which constantly feeds into the system as well (and takes care of the rear light via a sensor).

The panel can be raised for better efficiency. The most difficult part of the construction was the mounting of the solar panel itself. The Ibex has a suspension, so the rear wheel moves in relation to the trailer. I constructed a rail guide with two rollers which convert the “vertical” movement into a horizontal sliding movement (you can see that on the second picture underneath the panel).

The third picture shows the first field testing near the Elbe river in Northern Germany. System is working fine :-) Hope you like it.

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