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Bikepacking - going beyond...
Most bikepacking bikes are designed to use wider tires than traditional mountain bikes. Common tire sizes used on bikepacking bikes range from 29"x2.4" to 27.5x3.0", depending on the frame and wheel size.
Cross Country upto 29x2.4 inch
The Karapoti geometry is where 29er mountain biking evolved and settled down into long distance race scene. This is a tried and tested 29er geometry designed for 80-100mm suspension forks. Rotational weight on XC tyres have got better and thats why the Karapoti fits from 2.0 to 2.4" tyres. This geometry might look old - however it works as it has evolved over time.
Also available with a Pinion Gearbox
Backpacking Plus upto 29x3.0 inch
The Otepoti geometry was developed around big tyres and longer suspension than the Karapoti. It has a longer reach and lower bottom bracket for stability. Plus tyres means more grip and less need for suspension. Like the Karapoti the Otepoti can be run with drop bars or flat bars.
Back Country Trail upto 27.5x3.0 inch
The concept behind the Mokihinui was to have a design that works with 2 tyre formats...
Plus sized 27.5x3.0" tyres for grip and 29x2.4" for speed. This geometry was developed around the dropper post and Pinion Gearbox, however we do a derailleur, single speed version as well for riding around the trails with your friends.
This frame is versatile enough to run a 130mm fork with 29er wheels or a 150mm fork with 27.5 wheels.