Bicycle Setups

Nice gas tank bag! What’s inside? – Video

A video this month, sharing what I chuck in my gas tank bag before a big ride. Call for comment Did I miss anything out? What do you put in your gas tank bag? Matt Maynard is a British cyclist, writer, photographer and environmentalist. He is based in Santiago, Chile. Find more of his adventures on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and at…

The search for the perfect touring bike

It has taken me thirteen previous posts before I got round to writing this one. So far I’ve mainly described some of the rides I’ve been lucky enough to take through the wilds of Patagonia, the smoking volcanoes of the Atacama Desert or the bear country of the Great Divide. The bike itself has been…

Pimp my Patagonia Bikepack

Last month I wrote about my bikepacking expectations. We were about to head down towards Chilean Patagonia on our retro-fitted 1980s Thorn touring tandem. In the weeks building up to the trip I had done away with the bulky Ortlieb panniers and kitted it out with slicker, lighter-weight, snugger fit and generally far more fancy…

Tandem Bikepacking Expectations

For a long time it seemed that boiled-down living couldn’t get much simpler. Anytime I wanted to travel, all I had to do was clamp those brightly coloured, slightly unwieldy, boxes onto the side of my bicycle and I was away. I bought my shiny red panniers in 201o. Today they have dust and holes…

Tandem Living

The deal was quick. Cash in hand. I picked up the second-hand tandem from a carpark on the London ring road in the summer of 2012. It was an oppressively warm afternoon by English standards, the break rubber toasting against the rims as I rolled the machine down to the railway station. Getting a tandem…

Revelate Designs 2016 Products

The best is about to get even better! Revelate Designs has really pushed the bikepacking industry to where it is today. For 2016 they are coming out with some exciting new products as well as some great updates to your old favorites. New zippers, RF welded seams, pressure release valves and thermally heated hydration packs…

Ortlieb Closeouts vs 2016 Products

At the Hub we believe if you are going on a tour or have a daily commute and you have one choice of a pannier, you choose Ortlieb! Ortlieb makes some of the most user friendly and durable bags in the world. We have a huge selection from Touring Panniers to Bike Packing Bags we…

Apidura 2016 Product Line

At Interbike last September, Josh stopped by the Apidura booth to talk with James about some exciting new additions to their bike packing line. We are excited to get the new items in stock, the Apidura line has been a nice addition and has been selling well. [Video Transcription] Hi James, show me the new…

Ortlieb 2016 Product Updates

Josh and Ian go over the new products and product updates for Ortlieb’s 2016 line. Take some time to check out some exciting new products as well as some product updates from Ortlieb. Ian explains in depth what has changed for 2016 as well as feature changes for existing item. [Video Transcription] Hi, Ian Strakal…

Giant Saddle Bag Shootout!

If you have done any bike packing, chances are you have a seat bag. Josh goes over the various brands and sizes we carry in this comprehensive large seat bag shootout! [Video Transcription] Hey, I am Josh with Campfire Cycling. Today I am doing a giant bike saddle bag shootout. I will be showing off…

Ortlieb's Ultimate Man Purse

This week I was inspired to talk about my beloved handlebar bag, the Ortlieb Ultimate 6 Pro-M. The thing I’m discovering about doing these videos, is doing them impromptu like this, I’m not sure what ridiculous things are going to come out of my mouth. Video Transcription: Hi I’m Josh Lipton with Campfire Cycling and…

The Zombie Apocalypse Bike

I’m working on the prototype of an idea to start doing a weekly video post here. It’ll just be top-of-mind stuff related to Campfire Cycling be it new products, ruminations or interesting projects like this bike that we’ve got featured in our new showroom. As I get started the videos may be a bit rough….