29+ for bikepacking

29+ Articles and Reviews

When Surly released the Krampus in 2012, they invented a new type of bike, the ‘plus bike’… more specifically, 29+. Typically this means a 29er with tires that are 2.75″ width and above, such as the Knard 29×3. 29+ bikes are great for bkepacking because beefier tires allow for the exploration of a variety of terrain such as rocky roads, sandy areas, and even slightly snowy conditions. Also the bump squelching 3″ tires offer suspension characteristics which ease the jarring effects of dirt tracks and allow for longer days in the saddle. Here are related posts and stories. Also, click here for our full list of bikepacking bikes.