Great British Divide Bike Setup
This is my bike setup for the Great British Divide, 2300km offroad event. The Travers RUSSTi EVO. Its been through a number of changes, mainly to do with bag arrangement and contents within.
Spec List - Bike
Frame: Large Travers RUSSTi EVO
Forks: Travers XC Prong
Handlebars: Travers H2 Titanium handlebars
Stem: Travers 70mm Titanium Stem
Seatpost: Travers Titanium H2 Inline 31.6
Grips: Ergon CP3
Brakes: Hope Tech 3 X2
Crank: Zwatt Powermeter
Pedals: Shimano XT
Wheels: Nextie NXT27XM41 carbon rims, Hope Tech Pro 4 Boost Rear hub, SON 28 Boost Dynamo front hub both with Sapim CX Ray Spokes and Halo Aluminium Nipples
Tyres: Maxis Icon+ 27 x 2.8 front, 27 x 2.6 rear
Gears: SRAM AXS Eagle
Cassette: Garbaruk 10-52
Chainring: Garbaruk 30t SRAM Direct Mount Boost
Saddle: Ergon SM Pro
Spec List - Kit
I have spent a lot of time on researching frame bags, sleeping bags, GPS etc this is my first long multi day trip so I am no expert although I have done quite a bit of extensive testing on everything and have done long overnight events before. You might notice a few breaks from what is now seen as a traditional bikepacking setup...namely the rack/bag as apposed to a large saddle bag, there are a couple of reasons for the choice: I always found the saddle bag would rub and was a hassle to get perfect each morning (so as not to rub) also the weight seemed to move around more and was higher. The rack bag is really solidly attached to the frame and I cant feel any movement from it, also each night I just unzip the top and pull out my sleeping bag, Bivvy, sleeping mat and pillow (yes they all fit in there) and again in the morning chuck them in and zip up and go, no readjustment. The powermeter is a bit of a luxury and isn't critical but I do find on longer riders it is much easier to control my efforts, I am in no way a slave to it and you need to ride the terrain as you find it.
Starting at the front
kLite Bikepacker Ultra MTB
kLite 'always on" Switch
Travers handlebar Extension
2 x Tioga ADV stem bags
GPS: Garmin 1030 Plus
Top Tube Bag: Alpkit Fuel Pod Slimline
Frame Bag: Bespoke 7Roads bags
Rear Rack: Topeak Tetrarack
Rear Bag: Topeak MTS
Bottle cages: Travers Carbon Cages
Bolts: Travers Titanium
Saddle Bag (with tools): A bag I have used for years and its still going strong from Axiom
Water Filter: Built into bottle from Water To Go
There will be a follow up blog on what is in each bag!
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