Thinking about the best way to load up your bike and pedal off into the sunset? These 6 types of bikepacking setups offer inspiration and some helpful starting points.

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Classic

A classic soft bag bikepacking setup is a great place to start. It's streamlined and lightweight, can handle any terrain, and won't let you overpack too horribly. It can require some trial and error, but once you get it dialed the possibilities are endless.

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Scrappy

If the price of bikepacking bags makes your eyes water, you can get surprisingly far with a scrappy budget-friendly. Strap a dry bag to a rear rack, or perhaps throw things in a backpack, and off you go! You can perfect your gear once you've covered some miles.

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Long Hauler

When you're traversing entire countries or continents, bikepacking bags alone don't cut it. For longer and more varied trips consider adding a rack, more accessory bags, and some burly fork cages.

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Ultra Racer

The opposite of the long-hauler, the ultra racer packs as light as humanly possible (and sometimes lighter). If you're not sleeping, you don't need camping gear anyway...

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