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Mini bouldering pad for cycle touring?
rudi
23/12/2013
8:40:52 PM
I'm looking for a compact bouldering pad that I can fold up small enough to strap on a rear rack for cycle touring: eg, multi-day Grampians bouldering circuits by bike. Happy to concede landing area for compactness.

Something with folded dimensions of around 60cm (length) x 45cm (width) x 30cm (height) would be doable, could maybe go slightly longer. That means a triple folded pad.

Anyone know of anything like this on the market? I haven't looked around the climbing stores yet. Other option is to make it myself using an old pad.

pezz
23/12/2013
9:40:49 PM
organic briefcase pad
http://www.bigjohn.com.au/gear/bouldering/pads/briefcase.html

arniearms
24/12/2013
9:11:12 PM
Was also thinking of this for bike bouldering, easy circuits & difficult access.

Here is another option bigger but thinner.

Revolution - Spot Pad
http://www.bigjohn.com.au/gear/bouldering/pads/spot-pad-1432.html

Having never seen the spot or brief case I've been holding off till I see them to determine portability vs protection. And if I will get use from this type of mini pad.

Superstu
6/01/2014
1:22:34 PM
I have been working on a new concept product that you might be interested in.

It's designed for cyclists who also like to boulder.

I call them cyclomuiras. These fully SPD-compatible climbing shoes let you cruise the highways, backroads and dirt tracks with ease and efficiency but also double as a stealth-rubber uber-sticky hard-core bouldering boot for a genuine bouldering workout. For the serious cycle-touring climber. Patent pending. Accepting pre-orders now.





Eduardo Slabofvic
6/01/2014
1:42:40 PM
How about a blow up "whoopee cushion" bouldering mat, that makes an appropriate sound when ever you land on it.

climbau
6/01/2014
2:52:36 PM
Re: CycloMiura
Are these for those cycloboulderers with a constant toe-in problem?
:-)

spiinal
6/01/2014
6:57:22 PM
Looks good Stu.
I've tried bouldering in my MTB shoes a couple of times whilst out on a ride and it certainly makes things much harder.
Dr Nick
6/01/2014
9:42:20 PM
Ow. Just ow. I've done the overhang at Lindfield wearing SPD shoes, helmet, camelback and gloves. That was interesting on the rounded holds near the top. But I'd take reps of that over a soft soled slipper and cleat combination any day.

Duang Daunk
7/01/2014
1:05:05 PM
On 6/01/2014 climbau wrote:
>Re: CycloMiura
>Are these for those cycloboulderers with a constant toe-in problem?
>:-)
>
Nope, it looks like they are for one of those Idrawhatever weekend exercises.
patto
7/01/2014
10:01:35 PM
http://www.bcf.com.au/online-store/products/Coleman-Flocked-Air-Bed-Double.aspx?pid=300195#Cross
kieranl
7/01/2014
10:11:38 PM
On 7/01/2014 patto wrote:
> http://www.bcf.com.au/online-store/products/Coleman-Flocked-Air-Bed-Double.aspx?pid=300195#Cross

and anything from BCF comes with a built-in stubby holder
Paul
8/01/2014
9:57:11 AM
How about one of these bike trailers, http://www.biketrailershop.com/bob-ibex-bike-cargo-trailer-p-1365.html and just take a normal size bouldering pad. I have one and they are a lot easier to ride with than a bike rack because the weight is lower down making the bike more stable.
rudi
22/01/2014
10:42:22 AM
That Organic briefcase pad looks like the winner. Pretty much spot on my envisaged folded dimensions. If it folds in half neatly I reckon I could even get two stacked on the rear pannier - or, if cycling with a buddy we could carry one each.

Paul - not all that keen on a trailer - seems like it would be awful on the off-road sections. My tourer is MTB capable, and some tracks can be pretty sandy and rough. I keep my panniers pretty light, and a pad won't add much weight at all just bulk.

And the cyclomuira looks rad - reckon you could kick the cleat into ice, for winter cyclo-mixed-climbing adventures?

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