Ride the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route

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Image by Ed Jenne/Adventure Cycling Association

From 1995 to 1997, Adventure Cycling Association mapped the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, the longest off-pavement mountain-bike route in the world spanning 2,774 miles from Canada to Mexico along the spine of the Rocky Mountains.

Now, Adventure Cycling and Co-Motion Cycles, in association with Revelate Designs and Old Man Mountain, present highlights from the route and gear suggestions for cyclists wishing to tackle the entire Great Divide, or a short section.

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Co-Motion Cycles Product Recommendations

Co-Motion Cycles Pangea

Pangea

26” wheels, off-road tourer

There’s no place on Earth the Pangea won't go. Take it to Timbuktu or Texas, with or without all your touring gear, and let it show you what it can do.

  • 26" wheels for touring on dirt, gravel, and rugged terrain
  • Super-tough exclusive Reynolds 725 steel tubing
  • Proven Co-Motion touring geometry
  • Rack + fender mounts, three bottle mounts
  • Dual disc brakes and hand built Veloctiy Aeroheat/DT Swiss 540 wheels
Co-Motion Cycles Klatch

Klatch

Explore, Travel, Cyclocross

At Co-Motion HQ, Klatch time is the daily 1:30 espresso break, when you can count on some bragging about the previous day’s epic ride. Our new gravel-racer Klatch is the bike you will brag about at your next social gathering of bike nerds.

  • 700c wheels with room for 40mm off-road tires
  • Light and tough exclusive Reynolds 853 steel tubing
  • Comfortable, all-day endurance geometry
  • Rear rack mounts, three bottle mounts
  • Tapered headtube with ENVE tapered carbon CX disc fork
  • Dual discs, hydro-ready cable routing
Co-Motion Cycles

Divide

Explore, Touring, Travel

Master your continent’s most remote paths with the Divide. No Pavement? No problem. Divide and conquer.

  • 29er wheel format rolls over anything
  • Rugged and tough exclusive Reynolds 725 steel tubing
  • Proven Co-Motion touring geometry
  • Rack + fender mounts, three bottle mounts
  • Dual discs and hand built Velocity Cliffhanger/DT Swiss 540 wheels
Co-Motion Cycles JAVA

JAVA

Explore, Travel together on a tandem!

Find out what’s out there beyond the asphalt grid when you take a Java into the wilder parts of the globe. This great-fitting tandem with big tires can also perform a more civilized role with a more conventionallysized 700x32mm or larger tire.

  • This 29”-wheeled Java can take on the toughest terrain in all conditions
  • Rack and fender mounts standard
  • Co-Motion exclusive zonally-butted steel tubing
  • Dual disc brakes and Shimano Ultegra Kit
  • Hand built Velocity Cliffhanger/DT Swiss 540 wheels

Revelate Designs Product Recommendations

You can purchase Revelate products from Cyclosource.
 

Revelate Designs Frame Bags

Frame Bags: Full or Partial

Frame bags are a core component of your carrying setup and used mainly to carry food along the route.

Revelate Designs Viscacha

Seat Bag: Viscacha

The Viscacha has been proven 100s of times over on the Great Divide. It's the best place to store clothing where you can easily access its contents and adjust volume as necessary.

Revelate Designs Sweetroll with Large Pocket

Handlebar Bags: Sweetroll with large pocket

Handlebars are the best place for your sleeping system. The Sweetroll is lighter than many alternatives. If carrying a tent, you may have to upsize to the Harness for larger diameter loads. The front pocket is a great place for snacks, maps, and electronics.

Revelate Designs Cockpit Bags

Cockpit Bags

Mix and match our three varieties of cockpit bags.