Personal setups » Luke’s Rig and Bikepacking Setup


Here it is, my Bikepacking Setup. This is hours of tinkering with things and making things fit, but hey, it all works and was fun to put together.

I have my gear list posted just below and some pictures as well.

2011 CTR Setup


Thermal fleece pullover (In seatbag)

Patagonia Long sleeve (In back pack)

Pearl izumi jersey On

Riding shorts On

Pearl Izumi Thermal tights. On

Compression shorts for camp. (In seatbag)

Cannondale cycle hat. On

Pearl izumi gloves  On

Stocking cap (In seatbag)

spare socks (In seatbag)

Helmet On

Warm gloves (In Backpack)

Rain jacket and pants (Backpack)

Miscellaneous gear

Backup contacts and case/solution (In seatbag)

Carmax (Backpack)

Chamois (Backpack)

Sunglasses On

Bullfrog sunscreen and mosquito repellent (Backpack)


Garmin Etrex Legend and CTR databook.

Spot tracker




Relevate designs seat bag and handlebar harness

Camelbak 100oz Reservoir and Backpack.

Water bottles (2)


Frame bag(jannd)

Extra batteries

Lights for bike and Petzl headlamp.

Camping gear

Emergency bivvy bag (as primary blanket) (Harness)

Sierra Designs Bivvy75 (Harness)

Mountain Alps sleeping pad (Harness)

Ziplock bags for keeping things dry.



Katadyn Hiker water filter. (Seatbag)

5,000 cals estim

First aid (All of this is inside a small kit in my Backpack)

Small kit of the basics


Tums or pepto tablets

Matches and metal striker

Bike Repair

2 tubes and stans sealent backup (Backpack)



Chain tool

Chain links

Quick Links

Deraillur hanger (2)


Duct tape

Patch kit

Rag and small bottle of chain lube possibly.

Brake pads (1set)


Most of my food will be on the right side compartment of the frame bag while larger foods and meals will be kept in the seatbag. GU packs and Hammer Gels, with many protein bars, trailmix, bagels with nutella and much more.





Comments (6)

aaron wJuly 10th, 2011 at 8:34 am

That looks like a tight, well thought out set up. One question: How do you carry extra Stan’s sealant? If you need to add some do you go through the valve stem or just pop the bead and dump some in? Also no sleeping bag? Just sleep in your fleece, etc?

Luke W.July 10th, 2011 at 11:00 am

Thanks, I didn’t mean to put Stans sealant on there, it was more of a reminder to do before the CTR as a tuneup. Yes, no sleeping bag but i will have an Emergency bivvy that will more than likely be used as a blanket inside my Sierra Designs bivvy. The fleece is for extra warmth if needed, but if it is raining, i plan to keep riding, walking, etc to keep warm.

Chris S.July 12th, 2011 at 1:40 pm

Exciting stuff. Look forward to keeping up with everyone this year.
What backpack are you using? No stove I see…does anyone carry a stove that you know of? Got any idea of your total weight minus what you are wearing and food/water? Thanks.

Luke W.July 12th, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Thanks, and yes this is a lot of fun to put together. I am using a Camelbak Mule, with 100oz bladder. I dont carry a stove but not sure if anyone else is carrying one. On my first trial this June I guess weighed it around 35lbs, + or -. my backpack at times though weighed 20 + pounds and have since, redone some things.

erin c.February 9th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

What brand of seatbag, handlebar bag, etc are you using?

gypsyApril 24th, 2012 at 3:05 pm

I have a Revelate Designs harness and am thinking about a Flash 29er but wonder how the harness attaches with the lefty fork. Typically you have a strap going around the head tube or frame. What did you do?

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