Oct
21

Giant Loop Review: Pronghorn Straps on Cycle World’s Baja Surf Adventure

Cycle World magazine’s Jeff Allen and Sean Klinger recently loaded their adventure bikes – a KTM 1190 Adventure R and a BMW 1200 GS Adventure – with surf boards and went on Baja run, dubbed “Baja 500 Surf & Turf” in the November 2014 issue. They used Giant Loop’s Pronghorn Straps to secure the surf … Continue reading »

Sep
10

Giant Loop Fitment: BMW F650 Funduro and GL Saddlebags, Tank Bags

Local jewelery designer John Paul recently sold his ’70s vintage BMW R90, and he came by the shop with his first dual sport motorcycle, a 1999 BMW F650 Funduro (pre-GS)! He wanted to see which of the Giant Loop Saddlebags and Tank Bags best fit his bike. After fitting the MoJavi Saddlebag, Coyote Saddlebag and … Continue reading »

Sep
03

Giant Loop Event: Rally In The Gorge Gnarly Dual Sport Ride

Had a blast leading the Giant Loop Gnarly Dual Sport ride, at Rally in the Gorge, last weekend. It included a section of old wagon trail called the Suicide Grade. It wasn’t that suicidal but I had to wonder, when the rain caught up to us and changed things! The route was, well, gnarly. Pretty challenging … Continue reading »

Aug
18

Giant Loop Rider: Swamp’s Continental Divide Tour on BMW G650 X-Challenge

Swamp is a serious adventurer who’s ridden all over the Americas on dual sport bikes. Here’s the intro his latest “Mexico to Canada: Solo on the Continental Divide” with the Coyote Saddlebag, Zigzag Handlebar Bag and Pronghorn Straps: “After having one of my motorcycles confiscated by a band of illiterate, Ecuadorian customs officials in early … Continue reading »

Jul
14

Giant Loop Riders: Heavyweights Ride The WABDR, Washington’s Back-country Discovery Route

The guys riding big bikes on the WABDR had a time of it, last weekend. Here are pics from their ride, thanks to our friends and advrider.com inmates SOP-Dirtrider, Cyclops, Konflict and Motostay’s Tad Haas for sharing their fun.    

Jun
27

Giant Loop Review: ADVMOTO Magazine Article About A Trick BMW F800GSA, Belonging To The Man Behind Baja Rally

ADVMOTO Magazine has a big article where Scotty Bloom, producer of the Baja Rally, wrote about the “Ultimate Riding Machine”, a BMW F800GSA setup with a long list of off road must haves! He had this to say about Giant Loop’s packing system: “The Giant Loop Siskiyou soft luggage solution has a few benefits over … Continue reading »

May
09

Giant Loop Rider: Jack Broomall Riding The Cannon Ball Centennial Ride

Giant Loop Rider Jack Broomall is taking part in the historic Cannon Ball Centennial, following the original route taken by Erwin Baker, the original “Cannon Ball”. He is riding a BMW F800GS with Fandango Tank Bag and Tillamook Dry Bag. Jack has ridden cross country a few times before, most notably on his vintage Hodaka, … Continue reading »

Apr
25

Giant Loop Rider: Dirt Bike Coach Bob Rides AZ On His BMW 1200GS Adventure, With Great Basin Saddlebag

Rob Rickert, owner of Off Road Adventure Academy and Dirt Bike School in Sacramento, took a trip to AZ a couple weeks ago and rode around the Wickenberg area. His BMW R1200GSA was loaded with a Great Basin Saddlebag for the trip. He took a bunch of pics and shared them with us, so I … Continue reading »

Apr
17

Giant Loop Event: Adventure Girl, Tracy Jeffries, To Lead Ladies Group On Giant Loop’s Summer Lake Hot Springs Ride

I met Tracy at a RawHyde event in 2012 and learned that there is an appetite for DIRT in all of us. Some, like Tracy, just express it better than the rest. Tracy has devoted her motorcycling skill development and riding experiences to honing her ability to roost dirt and ride big adventure bikes with … Continue reading »

Apr
09

Giant Loop Review: BMW Owners News Includes Siskiyou Panniers In April’s Soft Luggage Round-up

Thanks BMW Owners News, for including Giant Loop’s Siskiyou Panniers in the April issue’s soft luggage roundup! Here is a key point made in the review: “The Siskiyou Panniers are narrow and ride high enough to not catch on rocks, trees or bushes, when the trail gets tight. Since they are so narrow, it is easy to … Continue reading »

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