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April 19, 2015, 4:37 p.m. -  YVR

#!markdown Bikepacking is about efficiency and simplicity. The opposite of this niche Frankenbike - too many seals, bushings and pivot points to worry about for true bike packing - suspension is overkill when you're running 25+ lbs heavy with gear as speeds are much slower. Rigid hardtails (and singlespeeds) are the preferred setup for Tour Divide (2700 self-supported miles) - not messing around with leaking shocks and odd tire sizes in 'off-the-grid places'. Granted, does have a cool paint job.

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