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Gear & Reviews

I’m starting my tour with a clean slate in terms of cycling gear, as almost all my kit will be purchased from new. This is an excellent opportunity to list the kit I’ll be using, the reasons for choosing it, and then go on to write about how it all performs from day to day.
I’ll list the kit here with hyperlinks to the ones I’ve had chance to review and then update those review pages as we go.

The Bike & Tools
Bike: Surley Disc Trucker, 52cm (after crashing on the Pamir Highway, this was replaced by Surly)
Bike: Surly Ogre (replacement for the Disc Trucker)
Racks: Tubus Duo Front & Tubus Logo Rear
Front Dynamo: Supernova Infinity 8 including Tout Terrain The Plug II Hub Charging Device
Front Light: Supernova E3 Pro 2
Rear Light: Supernova E3 Tail Light (rack mounted)
Panniers: Ortlieb Front Roller Plus & Ortlieb Back Roller Plus
Bar Bag: Ortlieb Ultimate 5 Plus with map case
Saddle: Brooks Swift
Pedals: Shimano PD-A530
Bike Buddy bottle cage (to carry fuel bottle)
Topeak Mountain Morph Pump
Crank Brothers Multi 19 Multitool

Camping Stuff
Tent: Vaude Hogan Ultralight Argon
Sleeping Bag: Alpkit Skyehigh 800 4 season
Sleeping Mat: Exped Downmat Ultralite 7 (medium)
Sleeping Bag Liner: Scottish Silkworm Micro 140 Ultralight
Thermarest Pillow
Stove: Primus Omnifuel
Texsport Black Ice Pan Set
MSR Mini Ex Water Filter
MSR Ultralite Towel Large
Exped Fold Bag 4 pack
Ortlieb 5 Ltr Folding Bowl

Berghaus Paclite II Goretex Jacket
Berghaus Paclite Goretex Overtrousers
Berghaus Mount Asgard Hybrid Jacket
Endura Hummvee Shorts
Endura MT500 Long-Sleeved Jersey
North Face Paramount Peak Convertible Pants
North Face 100 Glacier Fleece Top
North Face Hyactive Long Sleeve Baselayer
Helly Hansen Warm Merino Wool Baselayer Top & Pants
Ron Hill Bikesters
Pacsafe Secure Travel Belt
Sealskin Waterproof Trekking Socks
Berghaus Glacier Short Gaiter
Shimano MT91 boots

Macbook Air 11 inch
G-Form Extreme Sleeve
Buffalo 320 Gb External Drive
Nikon D300 DSLR
Tamron 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 Zoom Lens
Nikon MH-18a Charger
Nikon EN-EL3E Battery x 2
Voltaic Fuse 10w Solar Laptop Charger (finally fell apart beyond repair after 2 years constant use)
Power Monkey Solar Charger (replacement for Voltaic)

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