When curiosity takes you further afield you need a frame that's up to the task. The Kathmandu combines stability, strength and comfort thanks to a double butted frame that removes weight from areas where it's safe to do so, and adds material where it's needed for safety. Internally routed cables keep your gear shifts silky smooth for longer, reducing maintenance and contributing to the frame's sleek looks. Speaking of which, we completely redesigned our famous IC luggage carrier for 2018, integrating its structure even more seamlessly into the frame and improving its function, versatility and ease of use at the same time. There is no lighter, stiffer or stronger luggage rack, period.