AZT

Discussion in 'Bikepacking' started by mike, Jun 11, 2017.

  1. doublewide

    doublewide MTB Addict

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    With that logic we should all be on road tires.....
     
  2. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Are they available in Minion DHF tread pattern yet?
     
  3. kioti

    kioti MTB Addict

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
  4. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
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  5. pperrelle

    pperrelle Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Tustin
    Name:
    Paul
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley V3, Ibis Tranny
    I am liking the 2.6 Rekons. Not too heavy and a pretty good roller.
     
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  6. kioti

    kioti MTB Addict

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    I like the idea of fast and light touring but know nothing of the AZT's logistics aka distance between water sources, food resupply opps, etc. But since @Runs with Scissors assures me there's no battery in his downtube, I'd consider an XTC for the AZT, and put that space to use for water storage. Just sayin'. :whistling::thumbsup::cool:
    xtc_composite_29er_0_angle.jpg
     
  7. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
  8. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Highball Al SS

    I think @mike is getting a good discount on the GG Hardtail above.
     
  9. mike

    mike MTB Addict

    Location:
    Front Range CO now, later TBD
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Let's face it, any bike that won't break, fits well and rides comfortably can be a bikepacker on almost any route. I've seen skinny road tires to 4-5" tires on the same route. On long routes there is going to be a lot everything, so no real way to avoid a compromise at some point. Pick your shortcomings...

    Hah, J...all I had to do was take a merciless beating on my Czar, voila! :unsure: But sure, GG wants BAMFs on GGs. :geek:
     
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  10. kioti

    kioti MTB Addict

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    No question. I'm only saying what I'd do or options I'd consider (or in this case imagine). Ironically, my road tours were generally ultra-light and involved "guerrilla" tactics, as in sleeping behind trees or in deep grass along Highway 1, or in barns or fields in Europa. I haven't done any bikepacking, but would opt for minimal gear and overall efficiency.

    Go @mike!
     
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  11. rossage

    rossage MTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    I would think a shuttle-type ride where we leave one vehicle at the start and ride one or two days to the shuttle vehicle, that was staged earlier, might be workable.
     
  12. mike

    mike MTB Addict

    Location:
    Front Range CO now, later TBD
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Getting pretty jacked up checking out the great nav materials the AZT Foundation has put together – bike-specific app, hi-res digital maps suitable for letter-size printing, bike data book. Really a class act. Definitely happy to be a member and support their exemplary work :thumbsup:

    I see the 800-mile ride as a bunch of rides linked at re-supply points. "Ride" lengths in miles (not counting off-route mileage, which there will be a lot of) look roughly like this...

    50
    60
    75
    82
    53
    80
    37
    32
    72
    27
    104
    124
    37
    37
    26

    I can't imagine there won't be resupply opportunities that I have not considered or don't show up on the app.

    To me a hundreds-mile ride is like climbing El Cap...too much distance to comprehend it at once. It gets broken down and then you can comprehend it. At that point it gets a little daunting. Which is the point, no? :eek::cool::thumbsup:
     
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  13. rossage

    rossage MTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Cool. So now, you got to figure out which days would put a small crew on your track for a 2 night, 3 day, run between supply/shuttle stops.
     
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