These mudguards are the best we've come across. They are incredibly light and durable, being a hard plastic. Once set up well, they hold incredibly well and don't wobble around much on even the roughest roads. Highly recommended.
Supernova E3 Pro Dynamo Headlight 130g
The Supernova lights illuminate our way. They are incredibly bright - the brightest dynamo light we've used so far at over 350 lumens. They hold 5mins of standby light; great for reading maps or setting up camp. It is hard to believe that a hub dynamo can do this!
Tubus Tara Front Rack 510g
The Tara rack is light and incredibly stiff and stable. It's lowrider design keep the bags really low. It folds flat which is great for travel. It's made of steel - I am not worried about it breaking. I like having the stabiliser bar over the front wheel, a feature not seen on the Tubus Duo rack. Steer clear from the Tubus Ergo rack - I've seen some failures.
These are the cross levers you will have to use with V-brakes, as they share the same pull ratio as the calliper!
Mavic XM719 Rims (2) 920g
The A719 is a welded, eyeleted touring rim from Mavic. It is the stronger V-brake rims about, so that is why we choose it for our touring tandem. If we were to buy new rims we would choose Rigida Andra 30s.