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Brider007
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Hey all! I am just wondering about how well my trek 820 will hold up in bikepacking. Do you think i should go easier on this bike? Or do you think the bike will hold up well? Its a 2013. Thanks!
 

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Snow Dog
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yep...depends on how and hwere you ride it, and how you maintain it...I still have my Trek 830 from 1994, and after 20+ years, it is still going as my main commuter. I did 2 ears of bike courier with that, as well as single track and off road in the 90's; commuting etc

due to it's ancient geometry, i could not imagine riding it as a bike packing bike now, plus I have my Krampus, which I bought specifically for bike packing and my other all around riding
 

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If you keep the weight of your loading to a minimum you should be fine.
You will learn as you go what stuff is and isn't needed.
I started with a basic off the rack Specialized hardtail MTB.
That led me to a custom Surly Troll build which after several long journeys I know I would build another just like it if needed.
Another vote for Surly as a fine bikepacking steed.
 
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