Don't just take our word for it.


I dragged this bike through two river crossings, led it down muddy trails, and rode endless miles through the rain on gritty dirt roads.

This story starts in the Adirondack Mountains of northern New York at Solace Cycles HQ. Actually, it goes back further than that. It goes all the way back to 2012, when, after having raced the Tour Divide, I returned home with the dream of creating a bikepacking route through the Adirondacks.