I'm doing a 3 day trip in late June. The stock seat is fine for me on long trips but my knees start to ache after an hour or two in the saddle. As a point of comparison I'm 5'11" with a 32inch inseam.
1) What are my options wrt lowering my rearsets (pegs)? Speedy's kit looks like a quality product but is near $100 by the time shipping and taxes get paid. Are there any other cheaper options worth looking at?
2) What should I take with me or make sure I have? This is my first multi day trip on the bike.
About the speedy lowering peg kit, it's not cheao, in both sense of the word
I don't know if their's something else out their, but I stand on those peg, weight north of 300# and have all the confidence that they will hold
It's all up to you, but those bracket are well tought, well executed and to me are worth the $100
Further more, they didn't cost that much to get to me (in montreal at that time) and since it was a gift from Speedy to me, no fee at the border
As you can figure out, I like them alot and they also made a huge difference for my knee (6'2")
Of course it's up to you, but it's a well spend $100
My 2 cents