Is it an adventure bike....?

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Re: Is it an adventure bike....?

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:13 pm

I came across the this blog while researching what bikepacking is all about.
I imagine that could be really confusing ... there you are with notions of lightweight travel and google turns that up :wink:
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Re: Is it an adventure bike....?

Post by ZeroDarkBivi » Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:33 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
I came across the this blog while researching what bikepacking is all about.
I imagine that could be really confusing ... there you are with notions of lightweight travel and google turns that up :wink:

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Re: Is it an adventure bike....?

Post by ZeroDarkBivi » Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:36 pm

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Bearbonesnorm wrote:
I came across the this blog while researching what bikepacking is all about.
I imagine that could be really confusing ... there you are with notions of lightweight travel and google turns that up :wink:
Surely this was in the 'what not to do' section? I honestly cannot believe that bike has ever gone further than the field at the bottom of the garden. Lack of mud is a giveaway, and unless the rider in an Olympian, they couldn't move all that crap very far.

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Re: Is it an adventure bike....?

Post by ScotRoutes » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:05 pm

It looks fast. It's got TT bars for an aero tuck.

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Re: Is it an adventure bike....?

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:24 pm

It looks fast. It's got TT bars for an aero tuck.
Good eyes there Colin - I never spotted them buried beneath everything else.
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Re: Is it an adventure bike....?

Post by Steezysix » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:48 pm

I follow the guy on Instagram, to be fair he seems to live off his bike year round, is currently travelling around Scandinavia. Probably does more miles than anyone on here and if his setup works for him, what's the problem?

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Re: Is it an adventure bike....?

Post by ScotRoutes » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:58 pm

Steezysix wrote:I follow the guy on Instagram, to be fair he seems to live off his bike year round, is currently travelling around Scandinavia. Probably does more miles than anyone on here and if his setup works for him, what's the problem?
If it works, fine. I'm just frankly amazed that it's possible to propel that along.

Having said that, I see hundreds of LEJOG/JOGLE bikes every year and I also wonder how some of them ever make it.

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Re: Is it an adventure bike....?

Post by RIP » Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:32 pm

That bike just looks blinking sinister to me. Stick a couple of rocket launchers either side and it would be well at home in a war zone. Or a James Bond film. A bit like that sinisterised railway locomotive which hauls Sean Bean's HQ train in "Goldeneye". Which, in a quirk of digression, my mate Dave owns. He's not very sinister himself though I have to say, in case his lawyers are BBBers.
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Re: Is it an adventure bike....?

Post by MuddyPete » Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:24 pm

RIP wrote:That bike just looks blinking sinister to me. Stick a couple of rocket launchers either side and it would be well at home in a war zone. Or a James Bond film. A bit like that sinisterised railway locomotive which hauls Sean Bean's HQ train in "Goldeneye". Which, in a quirk of digression, my mate Dave owns...
Very smooth Reg, very smooth... :lol:
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Re: Is it an adventure bike....?

Post by RIP » Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:44 pm

Go on then, it's a quiet moment... dangerously off-top though, so enough already :wink:

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Re: Is it an adventure bike....?

Post by ZeroDarkBivi » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:03 pm

I hate the way the term Adventure Bike has been exploited to market drop bar versions of what we rode 30 years ago. So here is a different interpretation:

https://www.mbr.co.uk/news/dan-milner-yeti-sb5-381702

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Re: Is it an adventure bike....?

Post by mechanicaldope » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:31 pm

The thing which puts me off drop bars with hydro brakes is the price. £125 an end for tiagra... Phew...

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Re: Is it an adventure bike....?

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:52 pm

Let's be honest, taken in its true context, 'adventure' has absolutely nothing to do with any style of bike. You don't have an adventure because you're riding X or Y. Sadly, the word has being corrupted beyond recognition in an attempt to pander to peoples vanity. I ride this, lifting me above the mundain and making me an adveturer ... all the folk on fb and 'insta' will look at me afresh from now on.

Riding a Raleigh Chopper or a butchers bike is much more likely to result in adventure ... whether you put drops on it or not :wink:
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Re: Is it an adventure bike....?

Post by middleagedmadness » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:54 pm

Or for us shorter people a tomahawk ,my first bike

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Re: Is it an adventure bike....?

Post by Oli.vert » Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:57 pm

On my way into the house the other day with my chosen ride (basically a posh 80's mtb with drops) a new neighbour said "Oh - is that a touring bike?"

It was easiest to just say yes.

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