3 Essential Bikepacking Maintenance Hacks

Published on May 14th 2018

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Bikepacking puts a heavy demand on your bike, with long hours in the saddle while heavily laden, often on rough or unpaved roads. Coupled with this you're unable to take all the tools you'd normally have at home. That's where Josh Ibbett's bikepacking maintenance hacks come in handy! Subscribe: http://gcntech.co/subscribetogcntech The GCN Shop: http://gcntech.co/3z In association with 3T When you're out in the wilderness, a long way from any good bike shops, its a really good idea to be able to fix just about any problem you might have on your bike. Doing this is a matter of maintenance to make sure you don't have any major problems in the first place, preparation to make sure you've got the tools you'll need, and some ingenuity to be able to bodge together anything you've not been able to bring tools, or spares for. Josh is a master at this, so make sure you have a look at all his maintenance hacks. Don't forget to let us know if you've got any bike packing maintenance hacks you think we should know. If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link 👍http://gcntech.co/40 Watch more on GCN Tech... Roadside Maintenance http://gcntech.co/roadsidemaintenance 📹 Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto / http://www.bettiniphoto.net/ Music: Xixx - Twelve Brought to you by the world’s biggest cycling channel, the Global Cycling Network (GCN), GCN Tech goes deeper into the bikes, kit and technology stories that matter. GCN Tech is utterly obsessed with seeking out and showcasing the best in bikes, tech, products and upgrades. Everywhere. Every week. From news and rumours, first ride exclusives, how-tos, the weekly GCN Tech Show, pro bikes, set-up tips and more, we geek out over the tiny details that can make the big differences to you. With years of racing and industry expertise, we also bring you instructive maintenance videos to hone your mechanical skills, as well as behind the scenes factory tours and in-depth analysis of kit chosen by the pro peloton to keep your finger on the pulse of cycling’s latest technological innovations. Engage with us every week on the channel and across social media – we’re here to answer every question you’ve got on cycling tech. Facebook - http://gcntech.co/gcntechfb Instagram - http://gcntech.co/gcntechinsta Twitter - http://gcntech.co/gcntechtwee