E589 – Bike Draft 2021

A man taking a selfie centered in the frame on a dirt path in green woods. He's wearing a black shirt and hat and smiling. Behind him, his bike is leaning and covered with panniers and other equipment.Armando, Aaron, and Joan are joined by Tim Mooney of Pedalshift for a new round of Bike Draft, a sportsball-inspired draft game where we each attempt to assemble a bicycle for touring. Who wins the game? That’s up to you to decide! Let us know via the episode post or stories (while it lasts) on Instagram, on Twitter, or via email. Here’s what we ended up with (don’t read this if you don’t want spoilers!): 

Armando – Salsa Fargo

  1. Spare tubes
  2. Water filter
  3. Masterlink
  4. Backpack
  5. Front headlight
  6. Puffy jacket
  7. iPhone

Joan – Surly Disc Trucker

  1. Rear rack
  2. Ortleib panniers
  3. Fenders
  4. Warm Showers account
  5. Rain cape
  6. Water bottle
  7. Bike map of UK

Tim – Brompton

  1. Ortleib O bag
  2. Camping hammock
  3. Schwalbe marathon plus tires
  4. Showers Pass rain gear
  5. Self heating MREs
  6. Bike multitool
  7. Camelback

Aaron – Pugsly

  1. Frame pump
  2. Front rack
  3. Tubeless tires
  4. Caradice double flap
  5. 3-person tent
  6. Swiss army knife
  7. Compass

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