Dirt Roads / MTB Touring, Personal setups » DiDa’s Dirt Road setupby DiDaDunlop
Above is my dirt road setup.
Bike : On-One Pompino XL with XT hubs, mavic 719 rims, DX brakes
On the front is my little tent a Eureka Spitfire SUL. Attached to the bars using a custom mount
The framepack is a standard jandd framepack. It contains alle the bike stuff and my lights.
The rear rack is a Nitto. On it is a waterproofbag which contains:
Sleeping bag (go lite ultralight)
Matress: Short therm a rest
Spare set of cycle clothing and camp clothing
Toiletries and first aid
As a backpack I used a haglofs 12 litre backpack. In the backpack I carried:
kitchenstuffs: Pepsicanstove and snowpeak cookset
foodstuffs (enough for about 3 days)
This year I hitched a ride from holland to Gotenborg (Sweden) from there I rode back to holland in about 8 days. My goal was a much dirt road as possible and that goal was achieved. Lots of lonely backroads and nice views. No mechanicals and on average 180 Kilometers a day. My gearing was 42/ 16-18-20. So the chaintool saw lots of use because I had to shorten en lengthen the chain according to my gearing needs. In Sweden I mostly used the 42/20 and all the way through germany and holland it was the 42/18.
I also have a Salsa EL Mariachi with new (recieved october 2009) epic frame and seatbags. Gonna give that a nice testride in the spring and report on that one when it’s done.