This has been our first cycling holiday where we searched for sponsors. Two sponsors were very friendly by helping us with equipement that made this great cycling adventure through Australia possible: Schwalbe and ExtraWheel.
The expedition required a lot of bicycle tires: tires for our bicycles, tires for the trailers and two spare tires. This makes a total of 8 bicycle tires. We've been cycling with Schwalbe
bicycle tires on many of our cycling trips and always liked these tires. Schwalbe
agreed to support us by supplying the bicycle tires. Thank you Schwalbe
for your support!We had no flat tires during our Australian adventure!
For carrying plenty of water and the supplies for the long trip we each used a trailer. This to relieve the bicycles a little bit and spread the load on a larger surface. The ExtraWheel
trailer is an unique trailer: It rolls on a single 26" wheel, similar to the ones on the bicycles. That means one length of spokes, same tires and other parts, not mentioning traction advantages of large 26" wheel compared to tiny 16" of most other trailers. ExtraWheel
is able to handle a load of up to 30 kg and despite steel construction weights less than 5 kg, what makes it the lightest single wheel trailer on the market.