Blackburn Bikepacking Setup
Pisgah is the perfect place to pedal to a waterfall and set up camp. This kit from Blackburn is a great way to keep all the essentials clean and dry, and keeps the gear weight off your back and on the bike.
The RXF 36 Fork is a trail fork that lives for big mountain riding. Available in 120mm, 140mm, 150mm, and 160mm travel. The RXF 36 is cross-compatible between Boost 29” and 650b+, as well as some 650b frames. Implementing TTX technology, the RXF 36 features a twin tube design, enabling parallel and separated oil flow to ensure optimal pressure at all times. Controlling the pressure levels ensures initial smoothness and staying high in travel with maintained bump absorption, traction and stability.
Santa Cruz Hightower
The Hightower allows riders to swap 29″ or 27.5+ wheels, and the geometry remains optimized thanks to a “High/Low” setting on the upper link that adjusts bottom bracket height. Other features include 135mm of VPP travel reinforced by a 148 rear axle spacing and the kind of Nomad-style linkage arrangement and swing arm design reserved for the heaviest hitters in the Santa Cruz line up. Hightower’s 67-degree head angle, longer reach and trim chain stays combine to create an altogether different class of dreadnought.