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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Carousel Design Works

Welcome to Carousel Design Works.

Purveyors of fine gear for ultralight bikepacking, endurance racing, winter riding, and lightweight touring. Innovators of lightweight rack-less packing systems for bicycle exploration, and the first name in custom bike bags.

Why go rack-less? It’s all about reducing weight, eliminating mechanical complexity, and making the riding fun. Equip a bike with our ultralight packs and a lightweight backcountry kit and it opens a door to a whole new world of riding possibilities. No heavy racks and bulky panniers to get in the way, and no trailer to tow like an anchor, means you can quit acting like a pack mule and actually enjoy the ride!

Look around. Carousel Design Works gear has become the choice of some of the finest self supported endurance athletes, clandestine backcountry trail ninjas, and discerning bike geeks around the globe. Whether you want to explore high alpine terrain, scorch Great Divide Route, or you simply make touring more fun by carrying less, Carousel Design Works can help you make it happen!

Hi, my name’s Jeff. All the gear you find here is borne from my desire to be able to explore on a bicycle as unencumbered as possible while enjoying the ride. This gear is handcrafted in my small shop, nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains between Yosemite and Lake Tahoe. CDW gear is meticulously crafted to demanding standards then continually tested and refined by myself, and a collective of some great riders who are as nuts about bikepacking as I am. The equipment offered by CDW represents the continuing evolution of the lightweight touring system I’ve developed. A system that I felt so excited about, I couldn’t help but want to share it with others.

So take a look around. Maybe you’ll find something you like. Then get out and start exploring your world. We are all just passengers on this great carousel of life, so make the most of it and ENJOY THE RIDE!

Happy Trails!

Jeff Boatman


Anonymous said...

Jeff does great work. And I'd compare it to getting a tattoo. Or Lay's potato chips: you can't 'do' just one. I bought a simple 'gas tank' from Jeff and now I want full Carousel Design bag kits for all my bikes.

Oh, very nice guy, too.

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