Thanks to Ian Smith at Hyperbolt Australia, we’re saving heaps of weight on the nuts and bolts of our PAC2 design. We are using 7000 series ‘aircraft grade’ aluminium nuts, bolts and washers – just as strong as mild steel bolts but 60% lighter! The perfect companion to our carbon fibre rims and aluminium PAC frame.
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What it's all about
In July 2005, two young Aussies Chris Bray and Clark Carter plunged inside the Arctic Circle to travel unsupported across Victoria Island, the world's ninth largest and largely unexplored island. After 58 days of hauling, paddling and dragging 250kgs of gear behind them in their home-made aluminium kayaks with fold-down wheels, they were only 1/3 the way across! It was such an incredible adventure though - including wolves, polar bears, artefacts, blizzards and unseen landscapes - that they vowed to return. After two years of prep, The iiNet 1000 Hour Day Expedition set of in 2008, and finished what they started.