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Project Cuben

What is Cuben Fibre? It is a non-woven laminate of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene fibre monofilaments and polyester films. Cuben for short. Developed as a sail cloth, it is a very light weight and supple fabric, and has extremely strong rip resistance. Why use it for bikepacking luggage? Making gear as light as possible is […]

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Photo Competition 2015

We’re pleased to announce our first ever photo competition! It’s time to sift through your back-catalogue of images from past bikepacking trips and send us some of your best images for a chance to win a custom frame bag. Or, if you’re feeling inspired enough, get your kit together and head out in the next few weeks to capture […]

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Rovaniemi 150

Last weekend Ian Barrington travelled to Finland to race the Rovaniemi 150 Arctic Winter Race. Here’s Ian’s report from the race: — The sky above Rovaniemi was streaked with wispy clouds on the morning of the race. At 8:30am, the sun hadn’t yet risen above the horizon to inject what little warmth it offers at this latitude. […]

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Bespoked 2015: The UK Handmade Bicycle Show

Bespoked The showcase for some of the world’s finest frame builders and a range of exquisite hand made cycling goods. As many of you will already know we pride ourselves on our quality hand made products and thus are very excited to exhibit some of our newest arrivals at Bespoked again this year. Due to […]

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Tom Cat - fitted to Jones Loop

What’s New, Pussycat?

Introducing the Tom Cat. Half the fun here at Wildcat Gear is designing and making stuff that is totally new. Not just a re-hash of something else that another company has conceived, but taking an existing design and really improving on it. Better still, to start with a blank sheet, a seed of an idea […]

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New Product: The Lioness

We’re pleased to announce the arrival of the latest product to our line-up: the Lioness. This is an add-on component to our existing Mountain Lion harness, providing a really handy place to store instantly accessible items but without getting in the way of the actual riding. You would think that the design of such an […]

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Bespoked UK Handmade Bicycle Show

After a couple of years of supplying gear to other frame builders for bicycle shows, we’ve stepped up properly this year to occupy our own small corner of the Bespoked UK Handmade Bicycle Show at the Lee Valley Olympic Velodrome in London. Armed with two awesome display stands, some super-cool banners and a lot of […]

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Gravel Grinding

Wildcat Gear and Bear Bones Bikepacking are pleased to bring the gravel grinder style event to Wales for 2014. The Wildcat Grr-avel 100 and the Two Ton ‘O Gravel offer up two varied routes on the remote gravel roads of mid-Wales. Whether you choose the 100 or 200 mile route, you’re assured of a real challenge. The […]

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Gravel Grinding – Welsh Style

Wildcat Gear and Bear Bones Bikepacking are pleased to bring the gravel grinder style event to Wales for 2014. The Wildcat Grr-avel 100 and the Two Ton ‘O Gravel offer up two varied routes on the remote gravel roads of mid-Wales. Whether you choose the 100 or 200 mile route, you’re assured of a real […]

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Frame Bags: Meet the Ocelot

The pile of frame templates in the workshop was getting out of hand. Something had to be done with them. What looked like a heap of random bits of triangular cardboard, were in fact a vast wealth of information in relation to the geometry of every frame we’ve ever made a frame bag for. So, […]

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