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Keeping your bike from harm on the trail is a far more difficult process than it would seem. On the whole nature is bloody good at scuppering our fun. That means building bike protection that keep things running and moving forward takes some rather sturdy and well designed protection.

The art of creating well designed and engineered products is a far more complex and difficult than most of us ever give companies credit for. AltRider’s big chief, boss man thing, Jeremy LeBreton has put together an awesome video explaining how and why they’ve designed their new Africa Twin range the way they have.

It’s great insight into the design challenges brands like Touratech, AltRider and the numerous other brands face in the their attempts to make great products.

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