After years of using backpacks to carry their bike-camping gear, OMM realized there had to be a more efficient and ergonomic solution. They wanted something that would allow them to ride trails and carry bikes over rivers, locked gates and rocks. Panniers and racks were the obvious answer. But they soon realized there were no racks compatible with mountain bikes with suspension and no frame eyelets. No one considered this type of bicycle as a viable option for touring and bike-camping. So instead of buying new bikes they made their own racks, and “Cold Springs Carriers” was born.