CHOOSING A BIKE for your cycle trail adventure

BIKEPACKING IS a great way to explore the country, but the longer you spend in the saddle, the more important your bike choice becomes.

Your bike, especially the handlebar grips and saddle, need to be chosen and set up to suit one person only: you. This isn’t to say you need to buy an expensive bike for the Great Rides. A common hard-tail mountain bike can usually be modified to suit.


The first and most important decision to make when choosing a bike is frame size. When standing astride the

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