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Bear Bones 200

Bear Bones 200

This is the first of a short series of reports that look back at some bike packing events that have taken place in this country and abroad, where our gear was used. We're always interested on how our gear holds up in the toughest conditions.This year was the first year that the Bear Bones 200 event took place. A 200 km individual time trial through some very challenging terrain in Mid Wales. With over 6000m of ascent and a wide variety of terrain, it was going to take good preparation and selection of kit as well as fitness to complete the...

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Update: November

It's been a busy few months at Wildcat HQ. A steady flow of frame bag orders have been keeping us quite busy lately, which is good in many ways but at the expense of finalising the Lioness front pouch and the Tiger seat system. The cold dark winter evenings will surely lend themselves to getting these things sorted, so the patient amongst you will see some progress on this soon. Here's a quick round up of other news:Mountain Lion harnesses are in stock again, with a few small tweaks that include a new logo and a ballistic nylon patch for...

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Update: July

We've been a bit behind on the website lately, so here's a few things to bring you up to date.Boring stuff first: we're having some building work done at Wildcat Gear HQ. While the builders do their thing, we've had to relocate out into the wilds of Wales. It's so remote that we're without landline and broadband and even beyond the reach of a mobile signal. If you need to contact us, either generally or for an order there may be a delay of a couple of days for us to respond.Now for the more exciting stuff: we prototyped a...

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Welsh Ride Thing

Welsh Ride Thing

This is where it all began.My husband, Ian, did the Welsh Ride Thing last year and asked me if I could make a frame bag for his bike. We tried a couple of pre-prototypes to get the shape right, before making one out of ordinary cordura. The first design was a little rough (to my eye) and the fabric turned out not to be durable enough, but it did the job of keeping all his gear together on the bike. It attracted a bit of interest at the event too, and the seed was sewn that there was demand for...

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Prototypes

In between our recent frame bag orders, we've been working on prototypes for a handlebar harness and a top tube pack.The handlebar harness has been out for testing in the rockiest of trails in the Brecon Beacons, and so far it has held up beautifully. The design offers very little movement of the contents once strapped to the bike and no adjustment was required to the tension straps during testing. Best of all is that it has very little interference with the frame, so won't polish your head tube to a high sheen or restrict the steering.Top tube packs are...

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