Travelall Dropbar Bike Series
What is the Honey Travelall bike?
The Honey Travelall is the ultimate bikepacking machine. There is no more capable bike for adventure cycling. The Travelall can go more places and can handle more challenging terrain than any other bike. It's not the fastest bike that Honey makes but it is the bike that promises the most adventure per mile.
Whether you're planning a two day trip, or a two month backcountry exploration, the Travelall is always ready for more.
Why is the Honey Travelall the ideal bikepacking bike?
While there are a few fat bike bikepacking rigs on the market, the majority of options are simply repurposed fat bikes. Our experience bikepacking took us in another direction. Of course, as with all things cycling, bikepacking takes as many forms are there are bikepackers. The ideal bike for some is not ideal for others. To that end, Honey offers four distinct models with lots of kit options:
- Packmule Dropbar: Honey's 29er dropbar bikepacking machine
- Packmule Rising: Honey's 29er riserbar bikepacking machine
- Travelall Dropbar: Honey's Offtrail dropbar bikepacking fat bike 26" wheels
- Travelall Rising: Honey's Offtrail riser bar bikepacking fat bike 26" wheels
In order to put together the ideal set of bikepacking machines, we've pulled parts from numerous kit and disparate disciplines.
More Details About The Travelall:
Honey offers three ways to get a Travelall:
- Frameset Pricing: Frame, Fork, and Stem
- Complete Bike with Honey's Popular Parts Packages
- Complete Bike with a Parts Kit Tailored to Your Preferences
Our Recommended Parts Packages are what we've found to work really well - and that we can vouch for. However, we're happy to specify and source any parts you prefer.
Unique Design Features of the Travelall Dropbar
The list of new and unique aspects of the Travelall - relative to other popular packbikes - is too long for an exhaustive accounting. Here is an overview of what makes this bike special.
Honey Travelall Bike Design Features
- The Travelall is very "Parts Compatible." When we bikepack we're often in the middle of nowhere - places that might only have one small bike shop for many hours. We've found that it's really valuable to design for ease of replacement parts sourcing. We don't use through axles, press in bottom brackets, or anything else that's not commonly available in an average bike shop - in the US and abroad.
- With you at any pace. While the Travelall tire type is definitely in the fat bike category, there are fat bike tires that range from almost slick to studded tires and everything in between. The Travelall is not a speed bike by any measure, but using a narrower fat tire creates a surprisingly agile bike. If mountainous offroad riding is your type of 'packing the Travelall is more than ready.
- Component choices: Proper components and gear ratios for Bikepacking don't yet exist in a pre-packaged form. Honey has worked for about a year to come up with the right gearing, compatibility, and durability for any bikepacking trek. Low-mount disc brakes, lower than 1:1 low-end gear ratios, and dropbar brifters are a few of the details that make this bike unique. Riders often chose a one-by gear system for simplification and low maintenance.
- Honey steel fork: Our fork fits 26in 4.6" knobby tires and come every mount: two Everything Cage mounts, low rider rack mounts, and fender mounts. We also offer a carbon fork upgrade - same features, just a lot lighter than the steel. We like the steel fork for damage tolerance and the carbon fork for comfort.
- Honey steel frame: just like every Honey - custom butted size-specific Clover Honey tubing. Your right-sized Honey Travelall will be stiff enough to handle up to 80 lbs of gear with a plush ride for all day comfort.
- Honey components: Handlebar and stem are superlight 3D forged—for the highest strength and lightest weight aluminum parts possible.
- Low-mount disc brake: We designed the bike specifically with chainstay mounted disc brakes to make rear rack mounting simple and sturdy. The low-mount caliper attachment provides good clearance for the rack and any pannier or compression bag setup.
Travelall's Unique Component Features
- Clearance for 4.6 x 26" knobbies. You can even fit the biggest 26" studded tires for winter 'packing plans. No conditions will hinder your thirst for adventure.
- Designed for dropbars. As bikepacking evolves we've found that dropbars are our favorite. They're more comfortable than mountain bike style bars and they offer more position options for long days in the saddle.
- Lower than 1:1 gearing for the heaviest packing and the steepest singletrack. No matter where your campsite is, the Travelall can get you there.
One of the many aspects of bikepacking is finding the best way to pack for your terrain, weather, riding style, and how much gear you'll be packing. No two bikepacking setups are the same. The Travelall provides you too many ways to develop your ideal pack system. Here are some examples of packing system setup for bikepacking.
- Everything cages that carry 13+ lbs. The Travelall fork is specifically designed for Salsa Everything cages. One of bikepacking's favorite storage spaces, fork legs get the job done.
- Designed for rear racks. We optimized the tubeset and frame geometry for loaded 'packing offroad riding. Super tough tubing with some vertical compliance for all day rolling. Wheter you use our favorite compression bag system or a more traditional roomier pannier set up, the Travelall provides a sturdy base for the best rack and bag systems.
- Three bottle mounts. While you can certainly use a frame pack and h20 bladder - or a back pack with bladder - we find that three bottles is a great match for a lot of bikepacking trips. That's nearly 80 ounces of easily accessible of water - particularly for camp cooking and cleaning.
- Frame bag optional. If you prefer a frame pack over water bottles, you can do this - and still have room for a third bottle under the down tube. We can provide you the specs for a custom bag or some of the popular stock bags.
- Handlebar bag: One of the many benefits of a drop bar system is the opportunity to have a substantial handlebar bag.
- Feedbags: There's room for a full-sized feedbag on the handlebar, too.
- Room for a full-sized saddle bag. Whether you a fan of the stalwart Revelate seat pack, or prefer the lighter weight offering from Porcelain Rocket, you'll have plenty of room for this setup right behind you.
Travelall Bike Fit & Geometry
Our chart of Travelall geometry provides all the details you'll need to determine your ideal size. And, because we offer 12-sizes of the Travelall Dropbar, we're certain we have a size that will fit you perfectly.
- 12 sizes to fit just about anyone. We make women's and men's bike setups, too.
- 1 cm top tube length increments enable you to choose between a few frame sizes, to fine-tune your fit and comfort.
- A more upright position than a typical touring bike. This position also helps prevent lower back pain and protects your body better during 12-hours days on the trail.
- Shorter reach to help save your upper back and arms. This position also provides some natural biomechanical shock absorption.
Travelall Bike Handling & Performance
- Stable and predictable handling comes first. When you're really bikepacking for a few days - or longer - at a time, having a bike that is really predicable and easy to handle becomes a joy. We designed the Travelall with a number of geometric features that mean stable: long wheelbase, low bottom bracket, low center of gravity, high front-end, and more.
- The toughest of tubesets. Bikepacking is tough on your body, mind, spirit, and your bike. We took care of the bike's toughness; you take care of the rest.
- Excellent tracking and traction: The Honey seat stays provide improved traction and predictability on any decent and on any trail surface.
- Excellent climbing ability: The Travelall’s Clover frame tubing employs stiff chainstays for efficient power transfer to get you up the hills faster and with less effort.
- Frame size-specific tubing: this ensures the best possible handling at the lowest possible frame weight. Each tube is butted one at a time for each size of each model.
Complete Bike Weight
54.0 cm top tube Travelall Dropbar: 23 lbs., 11 ounces – for a Travelall with the recommended SRAM Force parts package. This is a really great weight for a serious bikepacking fat bike that can handle 80 lbs. of gear. Weights subject to change as component packages evolve.