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You ride more when the bike fits you just right!

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Thursday Creative Night

Come on by every Thursday night for various creative activities

Adventure Field Log

TCO leather backpack

Premium hand made backpacks

Chris and Jules have been busy making leather and canvas backpacks. They recently went to Wyoming for bag making and are now creating custom and standard backpacks using top grain leather. The brown backpack is on display at the Outpost while the blue one has been sold. Quotes can be requested in person or via inquiry. Prices for handmade leather backpacks start at $600-$800 depending on the leather. Every bag is unique, so please share your specific preferences.

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Bicycle loaded with gear ready for bikepacking

Bikepacking 101. Three methods to get you started

Bikepacking is a fun way to escape for a long trip or just for an overnight with your gear on your bike. We like to go on adventures frequently and do a lot of short trips for just one or two nights from the bike shop. There is not a right way or a wrong to go bikepacking because everyone and every bike are different. Every place to go is different, meals are different for all of us and how we get to the trails or roads is different.

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Bikepacking in Mount Wilson

My First Bikepacking Experience - Mount Wilson and the Mount Lowe Trail

By Maxwell Lehrich. The hour I touched down in Los Angeles California, was the same hour I would be preparing for what would soon be my first bikepacking trip. I arrived at Topanga Outpost, we immediately looked through Chris' checklist of packing supplies, we packed food to cook, cooking supplies, basic toiletries, tents/hammocks, as well as some other camping essentials, but most importantly, water, lots of it.

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What's Happening

We are a Surly's Destination Shop

We are one of Surly's oldest stocking dealers in So Cal and US. We love Surly because they love everything creative, think outside the box and are quirky in their own way. We also love Surly for believing and delivering these core values in their products - reliability, utility and versatility. At TCO, all bike purchase comes with a professional fitting for the best frame fit and comfort. Visit our Surly page.

Topanga Creek Outpost main entrance

Who we are and what we do

Topanga Creek Outpost has been in business since 1999. We constantly evolve to keep up with the times and even expanded into the leather goods business to pursue our creative endeavors. But we have never wavered from our ethos - provide products that carry intrinsic good value and quality that's not based on price or hype, but rather longevity and durability. Learn more about who we are.

The latest Surly Karate Monkey in Peach Salmon Sunday and Surly Krampus in Nose Drip Curry

Make an appointment for your bike customization

If you have a dream bike in mind to build from the frame up, or simply want to swap out the handlebar to something more comfortable, we can work with you to tailor the bike to fit your needs. With over two decades of experience working with various frame manufacturers and quality components, we will ensure your next bike creation is made with high degree of aesthetics and functions. Make an appointment or visit our Custom Builds page for more info.

Topanga Canyon in wild flower bloom

PCH entrance is now open

Earlier in March a landslide has shut down the southern portion of Topanga Canyon Boulevard near PCH. The good news is PCH entrance has now reopened months and months ahead of schedule. The canyon is just beyond beautiful right now after all the rain we had. Wild flowers are about to be in full bloom so come up the canyon for a visit. More info about the canyon reopening.

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