Paolo chose Surly Long-Haul Trucker Touring Bike with 26″ rims because steel construction bikes are designed to carry heavy loads.
Tubus Cargo Rear Racks and Tara Low-Rider Front Rack . This steel rack is hard to beet when it comes to durability and reliability.
Altura panniers have extra small pockets inside for small things which tend to get lost easily in the depts of the panniers.
Ortlieb Handlebar Bag. This waterproof bag is great for carrying our camera and other small things to which we need easy access.
Pinar chose Czech made frame Fort and rides everywhere with it since 2007. She uses Schwalbe Marathon tires.
Both rear and front panniers are from Vaude. They are waterproof and very durable. We both carryOrtlieb dry bags.