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Marie-Pierre Savard has been an adventure bike enthusiast for over 10 years. It all started with a first extreme solo trip to Central Asia and since then, her way to think outside the box guides the choice of her small and big adventures!
In August 2020, she was the first cyclist to join Gatineau to Percé on the QuebecBikepackingTraverse. She is also the instigator of Les Fines Garnottes, a women’s gravel and adventure bike collective.
Even with her experience in more than a dozen countries, Marie-Pierre remains calm, open-minded and down-to-earth, which makes her a reference in the world of women’s bikepacking.
Taïga EXPAll Terrain Bikes2023-03-28: The Taiga EXP with the 'Gevenalle GX' group is out of stock! Thanks for your orders! We just added an option with Rival shifters and Ratio Technology kit to use the 1x12 Eagle derailleur. Some bikes still available! *** It’s time to reserve your 2023 Taïga EXP. Use the promo code taigaexp during the transaction in order to complete your 50% deposit for the reservation. Deliveries are scheduled to begin mid April 2023. Contact us for any questions. *** *Please refer to the component list for 2023 specifications. Selected as one of the best off-road touring bikes by the renowned blog Cyling About, the Taïga EXP is the dropbar version of the Taïga mountain bike. This makes it ideal for long-distance off-road tours and mixed terrain bikepacking expeditions. It was also the bike that led Cory Ostertag to first place at the 2022 BC Epic, and the same bike that helped Marie-Pierre Savard and Cory Ostertag set new record times (FKT) at the 2022 Log Driver's Waltz for women and men respectively. The Reynolds 725 frame is packed with useful features: adjustable rear sliding dropouts, seat stay opening for use with belt, compatible with 100mm suspension fork, compatible with dropper seat post. The carbon fork has internal cable routing for dynamo hub usage, and all the necessary mounts for your equipment. A true 'mullet' setup with Gevenalle GX or Rival+Ratio Technology shifters controlling a 12-speed SRAM Eagle mountain drivetrain. Hunt XC Wide MTB wheels fitted with WTB Trail Boss 29"x2.25" tires are fast and comfortable. The Ritchey Beacon 52cm wide handlebar gives enough space for a bulky handlebar bag, while providing excellent stability when the terrain is more demanding. *Frameset comes with wheel axles, headset installed, seatpost collar and frame protectors. *Rohloff option comes with the black Speedhub 500/14 A12 DB PM, 180mm rear rotor, the shifter and all the hardware for the hub installation. Option with Rohbox system and SRAM Rival shifters available.1,649$ – 3,949$ (CAD)