The mud guards to a very good job on the local mud. I mostly ride on bike trails or double track (dirt roads) - no issue with mud jamming up the works as yet.Yorkshire Andy wrote:DKR wrote:
These panniers hold as much as my large ALICE ruck and a bit more. The bag on top holds the stove, FAK and bike tools. The odd pack on the handle bars hold about 4 days of food.
If pedaling all day long (common here in Alaska) you can easily burn 5K or more calories.
For fun, an LC-2 ALICE frame will fit on top of the Blackburn rack - the lot is held on with a pair of long straps.
Easy to carry a lot of stuff, very low key. Very much fun when it isn't raining....
The bicycle is sold as a Sport Comfort. Basically a 21 speed Mt bike with more upright seating. I normally run very hi pressure (90 psi) tyres and knobbies when off road.
Nice love the 7 speed chain IMO its one of the best set ups live span / reliability/ strength / mud Clarence...
I'm always snapping 9 speed chains on my mountain bike yet my town bike is running a 14 ish year old 7 speed SRAM chain
One issue with mud guards is they clog with mud depending on soil type
Again with cantilever brakes or v brakes amazingly simple reliable yet in the mud or wet clog and wet rims loose efficiency
Where as discs can offer more power and better in mud and wet but most are a pain in the arse to service in the field
As you can see, the track is mostly gravel or cobble.
Even off trail, the area is mostly scree/gravel as this is a glacial valley. Great fun for a ride in the sun.