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.

Submit your Bike Touring Photos

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.

Salsa Fargo, 29er Touring

We’ve decided to start a new section of the Bike Trailer Blog to feature bikes we like. These will generally be bikes for touring, commuting and carrying cargo.

To kick this this off, I thought I’d post up this new touring machine from Salsa. The Salsa Fargo looks like a great touring bike for mixed touring, meaning tours that go from road to trail and everything in between. The 29er wheels seem like a great choice for this mixed use. And as far as mixed use goes, while the bike seems a great fit for running 29er mountain bike tires, if your route keeps you mainly on road, running 700c tires is always an option as well. For a tour that switches between long stretches of both road and off-road, bringing two sets of folding tires, would be a simple approach with this bike (and you’ll always have back up tires).

Disc brakes will provide plenty of stopping power for a loaded rig. The rear disc brakes are placed between the seat stay and chain stay for plenty of clearance for your rear bike racks.

The drop bars offer plenty of hand positioning and the bike features all the braze-ons you’ll need for racks, fenders and a plethora of water bottles (including two on the sides of the fork). This looks like a great machine for transporting bike bags or bike trailers.

Here are some more thoughts on this bike from Commute By Bike, Gnat Likes Bikes and Bike Hugger On You Tube.

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