Precision Crafted, Adventure Proven
We’ve come a long way since we were founded in 2013, setting countless industry firsts and winning endless races through our Precision Crafted approach to technical bikepacking equipment. Take a look at the milestones that we have culminated since we launched our first bikepacking bags.
After finding existing gear lacking for her own bikepacking needs at the Tour Divide, Tori Fahey launches Apidura to create high quality, technically advanced bikepacking gear. This need-driven, product-led approach will come to define the company.
Backcountry Series Launches
After a year of testing, failing, learning and even more testing, the first products are ready; the Backcountry Series is born.
First Race Wins
Mike Hall and Juliana Buhring win the inaugural Trans Am Bike Race, a non-stop 6,800 km race across the USA, with both choosing to use the newly launched Backcountry packs.
The Transcontinental Race
Apidura begins its support of Mike Hall’s Transcontinental Race, a 4,000 km race across Europe with no fixed route. The relationship between Apidura and the Transcontinental Race remains central to the brand today.
Expedition Series Launches
Apidura creates the world’s first fully waterproof bikepacking packs. The culmination of a hard journey that involved designing a whole new fabric as well as bringing welded construction to bike luggage.
Collaboration with Rapha
Apidura teams up with the market-leading UK clothing brand, Rapha, to produce a limited series of packs and reach a whole new audience of road cyclists.
Mike Hall Sets More Records
As a now well-established friend of Apidura, Mike Hall sets a still unbeaten record on the Tour Divide using Apidura packs, including prototypes that would go on to influence future designs.
So Does Kristof Allegaert
On the road, Kristof wins his record third Transcontinental Race, again using Apidura packs. He also begins to directly influence design decisions for this emerging style of racing.
Kasja Tylen Sets the Year Record
Kasja beats the 78-year-old standing Guinness World Record for the number of miles cycled in one year by a woman, riding 52,025.09 km over the year, using Expedition packs.
Jenny Graham breaks the Round-the-World Record
Jenny Graham sets the Guinness World Record for the fastest self-supported circumnavigation of the world by bike, using Expedition packs and completing her ride in just 124 days.
Racing Series Launches
The world’s first race-specific bikepacking range. Designed working closely with Kristof Allegaert and again requiring the creation of a completely new material to meet the demanding requirements of ultra-distance racers.
Ian Walker Sets the Fastest Crossing of Europe Record
Dr Ian Walker rides from the Northernmost point of Europe to the Southernmost point in just 16 days, 20 hours and 59 minutes, setting a new world record for the fastest bicycle crossing of Europe.
Fiona Kolbinger Wins the Transcontinental Race
Relative ‘unknown’ Fiona Kolbinger becomes the first woman to win the Transcontinental Race outright, using the Apidura Racing Series. The Racing Series will be seen on the podium of almost every other self-supported ultra-distance road race this year.
Repairs Program Expands
Apidura brings it’s long-standing repairs program to stores and race finishes, offering free drop off and repair on any gear that needs it.
Collaboration with Marin
Apidura developed a bespoke, bolted-on full frame pack, with two new unique openings and a built-in hydration bladder for the Marin Pine Mountain E. The development of the product lead to changes in our backcountry series and new products including the frame bladder.
First Parallels event takes place
When the world was dealing with restrictions and limits we launched Parallels as a way to replicate an ultra-race by challenging riders to cycle as far as possible in a 24-hour period over the solstice weekend.
City Series Launches
Taking everything learned from creating the world’s most technically advanced bikepacking kit and breaking records over nearly a decade, Apidura launches its first non-bikepacking bags, designed for seamlessly navigating city life.
Apidura collaborated with Canyon, who shares our values of simplicity and precision, to design packs for the Canyon Grizl. Drawing upon a complementary mix of Racing and Backcountry Series features the packs are designed to be lightweight and rugged enough to tackle anything from the hour-long spin before work to a 200-mile gravel race.
Packables Series Launched
Working closely with our riders, Bjorn Lenhard and Fiona Kolbinger, during development we launched our first on-body product with our Packables. Designed for adding flexible storage to longer rides. Packables are ultralight, waterproof and versatile on-body bags for carrying bulkier loads in comfort.
Collaboration with MAAP
Apidura teams up with the clothing brand, MAAP, to challenged ourselves to combine the features of a full bikepacking setup into just three packs, equipping gravel cyclists and the bikepacking curious with a minimal setup that can cater for everything from a spin round the block to a weekend away.
Racing Hydration Vest released
Apidura releases, the Racing Hydration Vest, designed for long mixed terrain rides and races where extra water capacity and quick access to food and supplies is essential. The vest soon becomes a favorite for a number of athletes including Ulrich Bartholmoes, who takes a number of podiums wearing the vest.
Revive is launched
We launched Revive, our way of reducing waste by returning purpose to idle packs through making repaired, refurbished and sample products available for purchase. The longer a product is kept in use, the lower the impact of the materials and resources that went into creating it.
First independently developed hard good is released
Our first independently developed hard good, the innovation lab bottle cage adapter making it possible to lower or raise bottle cages by 55mm and converts standard two-bolt mounts into three-bolt mounts, allowing for larger cages and greater carrying capacity.
Award winning frame hydration bladder released
Apidura launches the first bikepacking-specific frame bag hydration bladder, it makes efficient use of space, so you don’t need to compromise between carrying water and other essentials. The design goes on to win Bikpacking.com Gear of the Year 2022 award.
The worlds fastest gravel bike with Ridley
Collaborating with Ridley Bikes, Apidura releases the world’s first aerodynamically optimised bikepacking packs that make the bike faster. The Aero Pack System is an evolutionary step towards the next generation of bikepacking equipment that will inform future products and drive continuous incremental improvements across our ranges.
The TCR Tapestry shares stories from TCRNo8
Managing the TCR finish line, we’ve spent years hearing stories from within the race as riders unburden their highs and lows to the volunteers, riders and family at the control point. We’ve created the Transcontinental Race Tapestry to share those stories for the first time, told through racers’ videos, photos and audio recordings and laid out across the race route.
We become a B-Corp Certified Business
Apidura qualified as a B Corp, reflecting our ongoing commitment to balance people, planet and profit. B Corp UK certification highlights and quantifies our efforts to champion considered purchases with products that are Built to Last and rejecting manufactured obsolescence.