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Cleaveland Mountaineering is a Colorado-based designer and manufacturer of high-quality, inovative products for bikepacking adventures. Our motto is “Better Suffering through Engineering.”

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Garage Sale, etc.

(Garage Sale items at end of post)Since 2010, I have been pedaling with a "midfoot" position, that is, the pedal axle is underneath the center of my arch. I began doing this because of a calf overtraining issue, but now it has become habit. Last year I heard of an...

Inevitable…

I think there's some corollary to the Clausius Statement of the Second Law of Thermodynamics, that goes something like this:"Every bearded nerdy bike mechanic type, left long enough in a closed system, will eventually ride a Surly."It was inevitable....This one I...

In stock now

In stock now, for next day shipping.Everything bags, black. Quantity 5. Can come with hose clamp mount.Orange cuben fiber bar bag harness - designed for no pouch, this is just a very light harness to strap a dry bag to your bars. You provide the dry bag.This is a one...

Himalayas!

Last fall a few Cleaveland Mountaineering bags had the privilege of touring the Himalayas in northern India. Jon Muellner and David McCulloch rode about 800 miles and 70,000 feet of up and down (rough numbers), getting off the beaten path. They say the bags worked...

A tale of two frame bags…

Yesterday I made probably the heaviest, and definitely the lightest frame bags I've ever made.Both are from fabrics I don't use much, but from very familiar patterns.The first is for a Surly ECR, and is made from #8 cotton duck fabric in olive green, with mil-spec...

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For years I made my own equipment for backpacking, trail running, and rock climbing, so when I took up bikepacking, making my own equipment was a logical step. This grew into a successful custom bikepacking side business, making frame bags and other equipment. With a growing family and a full time engineering job, I’ve cut back to only my favorite stock products. As sales quantities allow, I will outsource sewing locally to allow me to focus more on customer service and marketing.

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