Empowering The Bicycle Traveler


A Rear Rack on the Surly ECR

I was a stumped for a little while recently when a customer asked about a rear rack for her new Surly ECR. Most standard rear racks are either not tall enough or not wide enough to clear the massive 29x3 Knard tires. I figured Channing at Old Man Mountain would have some ideas- since he Read More

Salsa Wanderlust Rear Bicycle Rack

Recently I experienced some discomfiture when I realized the Salsa Wanderlust rear rack would not fit on a Surly Long Haul Trucker. Because the top platform was so long and extended so far forward it actually came into contact with the seat stays, making it impossible to mount the rack so that the top platform Read More

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