The Expedition Bikes
Both bikes were assembled for a previous cycling trip across Tibet. The basic configuration of the bikes was not changed for the Mountain & Bike expedition except for a few small details. For example we exchanged the back wheel rims (never again with Mavic!) and we mounted the offroad tires Schwalbe 'Smart Sam'. In addition, a climbing sling was mounted at frame below the seat to allow for efficient pushing and pulling of the bike in muddy terrain. This certainly turned out to be a very useful addition!
Andy's Bike: "Westwind"
'Westwind' with BOB-Ibex
Waltraud's Bike: "Dark Snowcloud"
'Dark Snowcloud' with Extrawheel trailer
Bikes and Trailers:
The bikes were chosen and built to suit the rough conditions of the roadless sections of the tour. Our motto was "No Compromises". more…
To be able to transport lots of food and the mountaineering gear, we used single-wheel bike trailers. more…