Empowering The Bicycle Traveler

Bags/Panniers/Racks

Old Man Mountain

The Bike Touring News Store has Old Man Mountain racks! Designed and made in Santa Barbara, CA. Old Man Mountain has a rack for almost any bike including full suspension mountain bikes and fat bikes. Here's an Adventure Cyclist Story from 2004. It describes the genesis of the company, the owner's background and some of Read More

The new shipment of Frost River bike bags arrived at the Bike Touring News Store last week. Frost River may be better known for their canoe packs than for bicycle touring bags but both should be held to the same standard - "Canoe packs are built for a very specific task (hauling the stuff that Read More

Millcreek Panniers from Lone Peak

In case you aren't  familiar with Loan Peak Packs - They are a made in the USA, previously based in Salt Lake City but recently relocated to Marysville, Washington.  The craftsmanship has always been top notch and the panniers are well worth the price.  We have stocked the Mount Superior Pannier since we opened.  A Read More

Ostrich Handlebar Bag

Not precisely "handlebar" bags these Ostrich bags are supported on the platform of a front rack and secured at the top either to the handlebars or by a bracket known as a decaleur. In my opinion the advantages of this style of bag are several: -The center of gravity is lower than a bag attached Read More

Salsa and Axiom Low Rider Racks

So called "low rider" racks are popular for carrying panniers on the front of the bike. We have already gone over the Nitto Campee rack and the Nitto M-12-2 rack. Axiom makes the Journey DLX Lowrider and Salsa sells the Down Under rack. Both are made of tubular aluminum. The Salsa rack is similar to Read More