Dirt Roads / MTB Touring, Personal setups » Setup for Tasmania Trail (Devonport to Dover) 500km


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This is my setup for up coming Tasmania Trail ride Devonport – Dover, 500kms 7 days -2 t0 14c

Bike: Specialized Camber Pro

Tyres: Maxxis Crossmarks front and back.

Frame Bags: Torpeak Large fuel tank, Deuter triangle bag.

Old converted canvas satchel as  handle bar bag for carrying my Camelpak

Rear rack: Topeak Beam rack quick release A type, with Tioga delux rack top bag 17L

Caribee -0 Nordic sleeping bag

Explore planet Earth Spartan 1 man hiking tent

Explore planet Earth  3/4 self inflating mat

Beyond Limits 50L backpack

2L Camelpak water bladder

Katadyn  hand pump water filter

Solar Monkey solar charger

Gasmate single burner with butane tripod adaptor.

4 x Butane gas cans

Aluminium fry pan

Collapsible bowl

Spork, plastic Sea to Summit knife

Leatherman wingman mulit tool

2 x 29.2 tubes

1 x 29er spare chain

5 x spare spokes

5 x Specialized self adhesive tube patches

First aid kit

1 box bandaids

Blister pads

Kathmandu travel towel

2 x Thermal long sleeve tops

2 x t-shirts

2 x baggy mountain bike shorts

2 x padded liner shorts

4 x sox

1 pair Five/Ten Spitfire shoes

1 pair wet shoes for river crossings

1 pair Torpedo7 removable legs

2 pair full finger mtb gloves

2 x beanies

Assorted Dehydrated Back country meals

500g Oats, Dehydrated mash potato.

More Chocolate than I should have.

Nikon P7800 camera

Assorted plastic bags for weather protection.

Nylon snatch straps.

Tea, coffee, powdered milk

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Comments (4)

Andy DOctober 1st, 2014 at 6:58 pm

Hi Roger, have you done this trip yet if so how did it go I’m interested in the navigation of the trail and any opinions you have regarding the trail book, hopefully it went well and you had a blast Ooroo Andy

DTBOctober 21st, 2014 at 12:32 am

Really interested in the route conditions. MIght have a go at it in a couple months.

GerardNovember 26th, 2014 at 7:28 am

Hi conifir!
I’m a design student in the Netherlands currently working in a fictional project related to bikepacks. Since it is a flat country it is very hard for me to find mtb trekking users. I would love if you could answer me some questions about your experience. If you are interested, let me know in this mail please:


Thanks a lot!
Other users than want to help are welcome as well 😉

GaryJanuary 15th, 2015 at 4:31 pm

The trail is described for horses, mtb and hikers in saying that I don’t know how you would get a horse up some of the terrain, it’s steep and loose rock. Finding the marks wasn’t to hard most of the time but there was times we had to back track once or twice. There is a lot of pushing bikes up steep tracks and we did the detour up on to the Central plateau as the stated track up on to the central plateau we think would have been worse that what we had already done. In saying this the detour on the road was long and hard. I am half way through doing a trail review and will finish it soon. In short beautiful, very had climbs and river crossings but for those who want a true adventure it was great.

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