Still stoked on our recent bike camping trip in Sweden, I thought I’d do a break down of each our setups. Anton’s 2016 Kona Sutra LTD was perfect for the mix of asphalt, gravel, and forest trails. This was the first time our adventure rigs were out on a real tour, putting our gear to the test.
Double fork leg mounts allowed for Salsa Anything Cages with a 5L drybag on each side. This is a seriously sturdy alternative to panniers, also increasing clearance for rocks and deep ruts. They are only about half the capacity of a typical front load pannier, so some pretty minimal gear choices is a must. Anton was packing extra clothes and his air mattress in his anything cages.
The frame bag and seat pack are from the rad people over at Restrap who hand make quality stuff in the UK. Tent poles and pegs along with some gadgets and other things were in the frame bag, while sleeping bag and down jacket were in the bag under the seat.
Tomas at Garla Cycles made a small batch of lightweight front racks, perfect for the wald 137. This combo was home to stuff like cooking equipment, snacks, first aid kit, and whatever else fit under the bungee net. Long live the bungee net.
Other than Kona’s killer take on a stock build with 46cm drop bars, Race Face cranks and Sram 1x drive train, Anton has added a Cambium C17 and Thomson post and stem to top it off.
When Anton’s Sutra is not in full adventure guise, the #rackandbasketlyfe is still strong serving as his functional commuter around Copenhagen, or a drop bar mtb with 29×2.1 WTB Nano tires.