Mike and I decided we wanted to build our own touring bikes for a couple of reasons:


1. we both love to mountain bike and wanted a bike that would suit our needs for both touring and fun trails we would encounter on our journey; and


2. we figured if we built them ourselves we would both be familiar with the components if anything were to fail on us during our trip, therefore gaining a better understanding of how our bikes worked.


In addition, we spent a lot of time researching bike parts and additional gear. This page is designed to give you some insight on what equipment we are using, why we are using it and to provide feedback on how it is performing as our journey unravels.

On these pages you will find a list of all the gear we are packing, as our trip progresses we will update you with how our gear is performing including reviews, revisions and adaptations.