Ok, the 3.8" tyres have gone from the rear of the Mundo for now. After a few weeks trying out the first set up, I soon realised that the benefits of wide rubber on the rear were out weighed by the lack of gear range when hauling loads
Winter is nearly here, so I have fitted a Duro Leopard 26x3" tyre to the rear of the bike. With the spacing mods I previously did, there is loads of room to run this tyre & have a full gear range.
While I was at it, I fitted a Megarange 34t freewheel - truckin' made easy!
This project will return full fat at some point, but it will require a gear hub & for now, that is not possible due to the gear range issue.
I also enjoy the simple stock drivetrain, easy to maintain & cheap for replacement parts. What's not to like on a bike that will be used 365 days a year?
It looks skinny in there, but that is still 70mm wide!
Front end now sporting rack & pogies
The Duro tyre on the rear is perfect for this bike. Very tough tyre, difficult to puncture & well suited to carrying large loads.
First real offroad ride was fantastic. It rides like a much lighter bike & unloaded, you soon forget about how much bike you are hauling.
Pretty much sorted for a winter of bikepacking. Winter camping means bulkier gear, so this is the perfect tool for the job.
Another chapter of riding has opened with this bike. I can see some interesting trips in 2013....