Until recent times bikepacking has lived in a somewhat small corner of the cycling world. It has evolved over the years from the grand touring rigs of solar panel laden bob trailers or as little as the humble backpack to become something more conforming to the bike, functional and minimal favored by the mountain biker, gravel grinder or adventure road cyclist alike. As the word is spreading and with the "find and seek" temperament of our generation ever growing, bikepacking is becoming more main stream and recognised as a cycling past time than ever before.
There are many different brands out there and most notable and best recognised globally would have to be the superbly crafted bags of locals Kedan & Kath Griffin from BIKE BAG DUDE.The quality of their bags are second to none and we have had the pleasure of using some for quite some time of which look and perform as good today as the day we got them. Kedan & Kath pride themselves in making bags which are unique to every bike, waterproof and tough as nails. Taking measurements from your frame ensures the perfect fit to reduce the chances of bag sag, flap or damage. Available in every colour of the rainbow too you can get a set of bags to suit every occasion.
This year Specialized has launched an attempt to hit into the market with their own breed of bikepacking equipment, the Burra Burra bike range which takes inspiration from across the scene and applies a more cookie cutter approach to their fitment.
We are excited to have some of these bags to try. Josh & Aaron will be posting more from their overland adventures in the coming weeks. Bringing out a few different volume sizes, at first glance they look tough and don't fit too badly to the bikes we aim to travel with but time will tell how they perform in the real world.
All bags are now available with some available to check out in store already. Ask any of our staff about pricing and availability.
The available options are as follows:
Burra Burra Stabilizer Seat Pack
Burra Burra Frame pack
Burra Burra Dry Pack
Burra Burra Handle Bar Stabalizer
Burra Burra Stuffpack
Burra Burra Stuff Cage
Burra Burra Pizza Bag