When the Co-Motion Pangea came into my life back in February, the snow was knee deep. As the calendar flips to August, I find myself putting the finishing touches on the Bicycle Times #7 print review that chronicles my five-month relationship with this fine adventure touring steed. And quite the happy relationship it has been.
I’ve managed to rack up countless miles commuting, grocery hauling and joy-riding atop the Pangea. But the idea behind Pangea is loaded touring over rough roads. To that end, my testing included a multi-day "bikepacking" trip with several co-workers, which Justin Steiner documented in this Dirt Rag blog (I’ve reused several of his photos here).
Even with my front/rear panniers loaded with three days worth of camping gear, the Pangea felt solid and handled precisely when I bombed over washed-out snowmobile trails, not to mention occasional singletrack. I rode confidently over rough terrain that would have produced much sketchier results, were I riding a normal-duty touring bike. I don’t want to spill all the beans here, so I’ll simply suggest that you keep your eyes peeled for my full review in BT #7, which is coming soon to subscribers’ mailboxes and newsstands.
For more information on the Pangea’s tech and specs, check out my previous blog. Co-Motion is online at www.co-motion.com.