Category Archives: Pumps

Extra Parts & Accessories For Your Touring Bicycle

Extra Parts and Accories for a Touring Bicycle

 Speaking of things you might need to add to your bicycle once you purchase it, now would be a good time to talk about some of the extra parts, items and accessories you may need to purchase for your touring bicycle before you are ready to hit the road on your first big bicycle […]

Bikepacking Big Bear Lake – The Gear I Carried With Me

big bear lake bikepacking trip

Here’s a detailed breakdown of each and every item I carried with me on my recent bikepacking trip in the mountains above Big Bear Lake in Southern California. Feel free to use this bikepacking gear list as a template for your own bikepacking adventures.

South America Bike Tour Packing List

South America bike tour packing list

I recently published the complete packing list for my bike tour in Europe this past summer (2016), but I’m in South America now and I’ve packed a little differently for this particular journey. Much of my gear has stayed the same, but there are some major differences between my Europe bike tour packing list and […]

RoadAir Go Pump It! – Bicycle Hand Pump Review

I get sent free bike pumps all the time… and this is the third bike pump I’ve reviewed in recent months. The first two being the Axiom EnforceAir Pro Road Bike Pump and the G4Free Mini Bike Pump – both of which are designed to function like mini floor pumps. The RoadAir Go Pump It! […]

The G4Free Mini Bike Pump

The G4Free Mini Bike Pump was sent to me for the purpose of this review and after several months of testing the pump, I can tell you that it is on par with similar bike pumps of the same design and price-point. The G4Free Mini Bike Pump comes complete with: 2 Ball Needles A Bicycle […]

Bicycle Touring Gear – My 2015 Packing List

It’s 2015… and this is my 15th year in a row of bicycle touring all around the world. Last year I cycled across 14 countries in Asia, Europe, and North America… and now I’m back in Europe for another epic year of bicycle touring. Because I’m so frequently asked about the gear, clothing, and equipment […]

Cheap Bicycle Touring Gear – How To Gear Up For Less Than $2,000

Gearing up for a self-supported bicycle tour doesn’t have to cost a lot money. If you are like most people, you already own a number of the items you need to conduct a multi-day bicycle tour of almost any type. And those items that you don’t already possess can be purchased inexpensively if you know […]

Packing For A Bicycle Tour: Everything You Need To Know

bicycle panniers on a touring bike

You want to travel the world by bike, but you’re unsure about WHAT to pack… and HOW exactly you should pack it all on your bicycle. In this article I will demonstrate to you how I pack my current touring bicycle (a Co-Motion Pangea), my four Ortlieb panniers and my single Ortlieb handlebar bag. Inside […]

What To Pack For A Year-Long Bicycle Tour

I’m traveling for a year. Yes, a year! And I’m doing it on my bicycle. It’s called long-distance bicycle touring… and traveling this way requires that you carry just about everything you need on your bicycle with you: clothes, food, toiletries and more! Your bicycle is essentially your home on the road. Because I’m traveling […]

Axiom EnforceAir Pro Road Bike Pump

The EnforceAir Pro Road bike pump from Axiom is a long, miniature pump that doubles as a floor pump when in use. In its stored position (shown below) the EnforceAir Pro Road measures approximately 13 inches (33.5 cm) long and has a weight of 5.8 ounces (166 grams). If you were simply to look at […]

Your Complete Bicycle Touring Gear Checklist

In response to my recent post on the 10 Important Items You Should Have, But Might Not Think Of Bringing On Your Bike Tour, reader, Jim Dirlam sent me a checklist that he created to help bicycle travelers pack for their upcoming bicycle touring adventures. The bicycle touring gear checklist is incredibly detailed and […]