Introducing MCA Handlebar System

MCA.  Sorta like Mission Control, but easier. MCA is our new minimalist handlebar system, and will replace Mission Control, as our sole handlebar offering.  Why?  Because it’s better. This new system is easier to use, accepts any commercial drybag in the 5-15L range (not included), is lighter, and works with drop bars.  What else is there? MCA consists of a simple series of nylon webbing straps mounted to a rubberized fabric ‘plate’, mostly to keep everything organized and tidy.  The drybag loads from the front, so that you no longer have to fight with drop bar...

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Introducing Micro Panniers

Micro panniers.  Little, light, absolutely killer. These panniers are intended as an auxiliary to our other gear systems to add more volume for longer, more adventurous tours, or to stand-alone as a svelte commuter setup. They feature a unique wrap-around hook & loop rack attachment, with the ability to adapt to most of the most popular racks on the market, including fatbike-specific racks.  *NOT for low-rider racks.* An universal daisy chain lower attachment secures the bottom edges of the panniers to keep them flop-free. Features include :    500D  & 1000D Cordura main...

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Introducing Mr. Fusion

After over a year in design, testing and production, it FINALLY lives! Mr. Fusion is our new modular, user-friendly, and stupidly-stable seat system.     The heart of the system lies in the integration of a lightweight support hoop, and a dedicated seatpost clamp.  This support hoop system creates an incredibly solid connection to the bike, and reduces all sway in the pack, even when loaded with the most massive of loads.   The support hoops and clamps are all custom manufactured for Porcelain Rocket by our friends at Hunter Cycles in California. The pack insert is derived from...

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Canning Stock Route : Part 1 – So, Now What?

So, now what? I’m home, well-fed, comfortable in clothes that don’t smell as though they’ve spent a month in the sewer, I enjoy endless coffee, my favourite microbrews, and bask in the company of friends and my little family.   As warm and wonderful as these things are, and as much as they were so desperately missed on the CSR, I just hate when things are over.  Two years of planning, dreaming and actually happening all come to an end far too quickly.  I’ve got the post-adventure blues, and I know this one will take some time to sink in… “All good...

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Canning Stock Route : Part 2 – Statistics, Logistics

Continuing where we left off, Part 2 will be a bit of the nitty-gritty about the Canning Stock Route as a whole, and the logistics that went into making our traverse possible.  A lot of the info here may well be repeated by Tom on his own blog, but I suppose it is always worth having multiple perspectives on these sorts of things… It is certainly worth noting that, before Tom mentioned the CSR to me almost 2 years ago now, I’d never heard of the route.  So this was all his idea, and as I reminded him on a few occasions during the expedition, his fault.  In all fairness to him,...

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