Bikes of Across Andes 2022

Bikes of Across Andes 2022

22 November, 2022

Across Andes is back for its third edition and is an excellent way for us Europeans to close out our dotwatching calendar. Over 1,000km of riding in the high mountains of the Chilean Andes and its gravel roads demand for meticulous packing and an acute understanding of the upcoming challenges.

The race organiser's preference for a figure of eight route allows riders to experience the high and arid landscapes further north early on and later delight in the many contrasts of the southern loop: from the lush hillsides of the Villarrica National park for CP2 at Huila Huila to the flat coastal section before a final 300km run in to the finish.

Follow along with our commentary by veteran DotWatcher Peta McSharry here.

Constans Olivares

Name: Constans Olivares

Age: 33

Cap number: 061

Location: Chile

Bike: Canyon Grizl CF SL 7 WMN

Key items of kit: Los bolsos del marco y de manillar son plasmo, el bolso de asiento es choike, ambos de fabricación nacional.

En los bolsos llevo los elementos obligatorios, además saco de dormir y comida. En las aerobarras llevo siempre un pequeño parlante para los momentos en que me da sueño o la energía está baja.

Andrés San Martín T.

Name: Andrés San Martín T.

Age: 33

Cap number: 13

Location: Correntoso, Región de Los Lagos, Chile.

Bike: Se llama "Yulimar Rojas"; una Specialized Diverge Carbon Comp 2021 talla 52 con GRX 810 biplato 48-31T y piñón Deore XT 11-40. Ruedas DTSwiss G540 y neumáticos Pathfinder Pro 700x38c en tubeless. Sillín Specialized Power Mirror. Aerobarras Profile Design Sonic Ergo 4525a con alzadores. Un porta-caramagiola para 500ml y pedales de MTB para zapatillas con las que pueda caminar.

Key items of kit: El equipamiento de bolsos es en configuración "aero" privilegiando la alineación al eje del cuadro. El seatpack es un Ortlieb 16.5L donde llevaré toda la ropa de cambio, frío, lluvia e implementos para hacer vivac. El framebag es un Apidura Racing 4L; de los pocos del mercado que entra en el cuadro. En este irá el kit de herramientas, botiquín, comida y algo de electrónica. El toptube es un Choike TT bag de 1,2L donde llevaré comida, cargador externo, cables y pastillas de sal, además de unas cuantas cosas varias. Como punto clave llevo una mochila de hidratación de 2l la cual me ha resuelto varios problemas muy importantes de equipamiento y des-hidratación en los entrenamientos y brevets, sumando así 2,5l totales. En navegación usaré un GPS Wahoo Elemnt Roam.

Fabio Pereira

Name: Fabio Pereira

Age: 42

Cap number: 110

Location: São Paulo, Brazil

Bike: Niner RLT 9 Alloy Frame, ProShock 50mm Front Suspension, Shimano Tiagra (RS405) 2x10s Hydraulic Brake/Shifter Levers, Praxis Works Alba Crank with 46/30T Chainrings, Shimano Ultegra RX Rear Derailleur with 11/40T Cassette, 650x47c Vittoria Terreno Dry Tires with Front Dynamo Hub, Brooks C17 Cambium All Weather Saddle and Shimano XT Clipless Pedals.

Key items of kit: Stanley Coffee & Prep (because nobody lives without a cup of coffee!). A mismatch of bags: Handmade Saddlebag from Aresta Equipamentos, Frame and Tank bags from Deuter, and a Chinese bottle bag from RhinoWalk. Garmin eTrex 30 GPS Unit and aerobar.

Ulrich "uba" Bartholmoes

Name: Ulrich "uba" Bartholmoes

Age: 36

Cap number: 41

Location: Girona, Spain

Bike: I'm racing on a BMC URS01 – a custom build 2022 setup with Lightweight Pfadfinder EVO Rims powered by Rotor Inspider Aldhu Carbon Crank with Powermeter and 38 + 52-10 SRAM RED eTap AXS / Eagle groupset. Everything runs on ceramic bearings by Kogel – the bottom bracket as well as the wheels. For this race I will go with some Hutchinson Touareg 40mm tubeless tires. To light up the night I swear on Supernova Lights. Without luggage my bike has less than 7kg – it helps me to love climbing a lot 😊

Key items of kit: I use a minimalistic and also super lightweight Apidura Racing Series kit for my luggage with clothes by Velocio in the saddle bag, food and spare parts in the Top-Tube- and Framepack. My focus is on the lowest possible weight, good durability and, above all, reliability. All components, from the Kogel ceramic bearing to the Hutchinson tires, have been tested for many thousands of kilometres and will for sure serve me well in the Andes.

Simon Tello Herrera

Name: Simon Tello Herrera

Age: 35

Cap number: 66

Location: Quilpue, Chile

Bike: MTB Btwin Rockrider 560 XL, alloy

Key items of kit: Ropa, alimentos, 3 botellas, cargadores, kits de reparación.

Luiz Pires

Name: Luiz Pires

Age: 44

Location: São Paulo, Brasil

Bike: 3T Exploro 2018, 3T discus plus c25 650b + WTB Venture 650x47, Rotor Vegast 36T + Shimano Deore XT Di2 + cassette Sunrace 11-50t.

Key items of kit: Northpack and Estrela Negra bags.

Hugh O’Gorman

Name: Hugh O’Gorman

Age: 39

Cap number: 98

Location: Brooklyn, NY, USA

Bike: My bike is a Gravel Monster frame by Horse Cycles in Brooklyn. It is built up with Sram Force 22 group and Zipp 303s wheels. Tires will be Schwalbe G-Ones.

Key items of kit: Apidura bags with the usual kit inside. Top 3 items are a pink cam strap by austere manufacturing, a packable backpack and an old leatherman.

Emilio Jofré

Name: Emilio Jofré

Age: 45

Cap number: 141

Location: Curacaví, Chile

Bike: Kona Libre CR. Hope RD40 wheels on Schwalbe G-One 700x40c. Galfer rotors and pads, Orange Seal and Tubolight. Fast and safe for a tough frame. Redshift ShockStop stem and post. Syntace aerobars and Lizard Skins double tape. Ultra comfort setup.

Key items of kit: Restrap for all the bags.

Carlos Navarro

Name: Carlos Navarro

Age: 48

Cap number: 30

Location: Arica, Chile

Bike: Orbea Terra 20 año 2021

Key items of kit: Choike

Jose Miguel Muñoz (Josemi)

Name: Jose Miguel Muñoz (Josemi)

Age: 40

Cap number: 47

Location: Scl

Bike: Specialized Diverge Pro, GRX 1x Di2 (42 x 11-50t), Roval Terra CL wheels with Schwalbe G-one Bite (front) and All Round (rear) 40m tyres.

Key items of kit: Apidura aerobag, top tube bag and mud frame bag. Choike gravel seatbag. Lights: front light Magicshine RN3000 and Garmin Varía in the back. Sleep: Sol emergency bivvy, Sea to Summit Reactor liner and long underwear. Hydration: Camelbak Chase with tools and pump. Lucky item Stan's darts (to never leave the framebag).

Nicolás Raposo

Name: Nicolás Raposo

Age: 34

Cap number: 91

Location: Las Condes, Chile

Bike: Canyon Inflite

Key items of kit: Bolsos de fabricación artesanal.

Guillermo Cordero

Name: Guillermo Cordero

Age: 47

Cap number: 156

Location: Lerma, Mexico

Bike: Mosaic GT 1 AR, Rims are Roval CLX Terra, Shimano GRX 800 Groupset. Seat Selle SMP Well and aerobars are Profile Design Sonic Ergo 45 AR.

Key items of kit: Exposure Lights, Garmin Edge 1040 Solar, Restrap bags, Garmin Inreach Mini 2 and USWE Hydration Pack MTB Hydro 8L.

Bittor Muruaga Ilardia

Name: Bittor Muruaga Ilardia

Age: 49

Cap number: 157

Location: Mexico

Bike: S-Works Epic 2021

Key items of kit: Bolsos Geosmina , neumáticos S Works Pathfinder, Plato SRAM 38, Corona 10-50 SRAM AXS, Aerobarras Profile Design.

Juliana Veterano

Name: Juliana Veterano

Age: 47

Cap number: 134

Location: Dubai

Bike: Giant Revolt Advanced Pro 0, Farsport wheels with Pirelli 45mm tires.

Key items of kit: Restrap bike bags and Giant lights.

Juan Pablo Rosende

Name: Juan Pablo Rosende

Age: 26

Cap number: 52

Location: Villarrica, Chile

Bike: Cannondale Topstone, Shimano GRX 2x11, 11-42T, Panaracer GravelKing SK+ 38c tires. Choike (Chilean bags) and Apidura bags.

Key items of kit: Medical kit and bicycle tools, Garmin Edge 830, Gobik and Specialized clothing. Food and electrolytes. I will stay in cabins and hostels.

Simón Tello Herrera

Name: Simón Tello Herrera

Age: 35

Cap number: 72

Location: Quilpué, Chile

Bike: Btwin Rockrider 560 aluminium size XL, Rockshox Coil fork with remote lockout. Drivetrain 2x10, Crown 38-28t, Pinion 11-36t. Deore XT brakes, Schwalbe G-Onebite 700 x40c tires.

Key items of kit: Seatbag, toptube bag and framebag by Plasmo, bottle with Tools. Magichsine RN3000 and Allty 1000 lights. GPS IGS630 by IGPSport.

Sebastian Pizarro Cristi

Name: Sebastian Pizarro Cristi

Age: 43

Cap number: 24

Location: Santiago, Chile

Bike: I built up my Merida Silex 7000 Carbon Fibre (2020) with a mix of Shimano GRX components, a 11-40 Cassette, and Shimano pedals. I ride the Mavic allroad (tubeless) wheels, with Pathfinder Pro tires 700X38 (image without tires). I also use a Lizard Skins bar tape of 4.6mm.

Key items of kit: Apidura frame bag, Apidura top tube bag and a Lifeline seat bag. Plus, two little bottle cages onto my bar for food and/or water (Decathlon Store). Garmin Edge 530 is my ciclocomputer.

Felipe Mura

Name: Felipe Mura

Age: 29

Cap number: 78

Location: Coquimbo, Chile

Bike: Cannondale Topstone Carbon with Shimano Ultegra RX, ruedas DT Swiss, neumáticos Schwalbe G-One Allround 700x40.

Key items of kit: bolsos Choike y Zefal

Mailen Parodi

Name: Mailen Parodi

Age: 32

Cap number: 001

Location: Chile

Bike: Canyon Grizl size extra small, Shimano GRX 815 Di2, crankset 31/48 - cassette 11/40t. Wheels DT Swiss G1800 - 650b. Tires WBT Venture 650b x 47m. Garmin Rally pedals. Aerobars Profile Design AR. Specialized Power with mirror saddle.

Key items of kit: All my bags are Choike (Chilean brand). Seat bag Gravel X-Pac fabric 12,5l. Custom framebag X-Pac fabric 3,6l. Toptube X-Pac 1,2l. Bottles Elite 950ml and 550ml.

Cesar Pupo

Name: Cesar Pupo

Age: 37

Cap number: 142

Location: São Paulo, Brazil

Bike: Bike Ceepo Rindo, Shimano XT Deore Di2 1x11, chainring 36t / Cassette 11-46t. Hydraulic Brakes Shimano 105. Wheels Zipp 303s Carbon. Tires Maxxis Rambler 700x45c tubeless. Saddle is a Specialized Power Arc Expert.

Key items of kit: Bags: Seat bag micro Choike, Framebag custom full Choike, TTBag Choike and Stembag Afora.

Lucky items: Capybara keychain and baby shoes.

Lights: Rion backlights, Rion helmet light and Towild front light.

Christian Riveros

Name: Christian Riveros

Age: 50

Cap number: 100

Location: Santiago, Chile

Bike: Scott Addict Gravel 2022, Groupset Shimano GRX and 105, cassette 11/42t and crankset 50/34t. Roval Terra C carbón wheels. Redshift stem and FSA k-wing AGX handlebar.

Key items of kit: Apidura Race bags, Garmin Edge 530, Choike bottles bags and Serfas lights E-Lume 600 & 300.

Paulo Sérgio de Souza

Name: Paulo Sérgio de Souza

Age: 41

Cap number: 35

Location: Brasil

Bike: Sense versa 2019 and groupset Shimano Claris 16vel.

Key items of kit: 3 alforjes, 3 breteles, 2 camisas, 2 camisa segunda pele, manga longa, 1 colete corta vento, 1 manta térmica, 1 jaqueta impermeável, 2 Power Bank, Alimentos and Ferramentas.

Diego de Amesti

Name: Diego de Amesti

Age: 24

Cap number: 98

Location: Santiago, Chile

Bike: Bicicleta de Cross Country Merida, Big Nine, Ruedas Fulclrum 29" Neumáticos Pathfinder 700x42c, and transmisión Sram 1x12, 34-50t cassette.

Key items of kit: Iré con bolsitos Choike atados al marco, donde llevaré ropa y alimento, las herramientas irán en el estuche detrás del sillín. Dos botellas de bebestible en el cuadro y una mochila camelback, con 1 litro adicional de agua. Mi "sleep system" lo iré acomodando según evolucione la carrera. Pero en principio, tengo una cabaña reservada en el km 330 y otra en el 690. Desayunaré, almorzaré y cenaré cada día y con toda la calma, en distintos locales a lo largo del camino. Llevo municiones tipo geles, proteínas, fruta, etc para ir tragando a deshora. Con todas las ganas de disfrutar a fondo y de aportar a la competencia. Iré cruzando los dedos para que mi rodilla no me falle. Saludos, nos vemos!

Joaquín López Álvarez

Name: Joaquín López Álvarez

Age: 32

Cap number: 67

Location: Santiago, Chile

Bike: Frame: Kanzo Speed, 30T-24T, Fork: Forza Oryx Disc, TA 12x100mm, hidden fender mounts. Disc brakes, groupset is Shimano GRX600 2x11. Cranks: Shimano GRX 600, 172.5m, 46/30t. Rear Derailleur: Shimano GRX 810, Medium Cage (34T). Cage: Shimano 105 R7000, 11-32t. Submit: Forza Stratos, Compact, 420mm (cc), Gloss Black. Saddle Tile: Forza Stratos, 100mm, Gloss Black. Seat: Specialized Power Comp, 155mm. Tires: Specialized Pathfinder Sport reflect tire black 700 x 42m.

Key items of kit: Seat bag Choike 14l, frame bag Choike 3.1l. Camelbak 2l. Lights: Magicshine Ray 1600 and Bontrager 800.

Javiera Garrido

Name: Javiera Garrido

Age: 34

Cap number: 04

Location: Santiago, Chile

Bike: Cannondale Topstone 2

Key items of kit: Seatbag micro, aerobag, steambag y top tube bag. Full Choike bags 🫶🏻

Tomas Baeza | The Good

Name: Tomas Baeza | The Good

Age: 35

Cap number: 99

Location: Santiago, Chile

Bike: Specialized Diverge, GRX Di2, Hunt Superdura dynamo and Specialized tire Rhombus 700x42m. Garmin Rally Xc pedals.

Key items of kit: Apidura bags, Son lights. A lot of food and water! Garmin Edge 830.

Diego Ortiz

Name: Diego Ortiz

Age: 32

Cap number: 148

Location: Viña Del Mar. Chile

Bike: Specialized Diverge STR

Key items of kit: 4 bags, 2 lights, power naps and enjoy the experience.

Cristián Ugalde

Name: Cristián Ugalde

Age: 36

Cap number: 019

Location: Santiago, Chile

Bike: Mendiz G10 GRX 800 (2x11). Ruedas Mavic All Road y Neumáticos Schwalbe G-One Ultrabite 700x38 Tubeless con Tannus Armour Gravel

Key items of kit: Ropa: BioRacer, Zapatillas: Specialized Recon 2.0, Casco: Kask Protone, SeatBag: Blackburn, Framebag y TT Bag: Choike. Liner: Sea To Summit Thermolite Reactor. Garmin Edge 830. Luces: Garmin Varía UT800, Magicshine Allty 600, Magicshine Seemee 60.

Dulce Sánchez

Name: Dulce Sánchez

Age: 32

Cap number: 162

Location: Puerto Varas, Chile

Bike: Specialized Diverge Expert 2021, Shimano GRX 810 Di2 and Neumáticos Pathfinder tubeless 38m.

Key items of kit: Allienhead de Choike, TTBag y Comegrava (bolso delantero) de Plasmo and Bolsa Swat dentro de marco.

Sebastián Cerón Luna

Name: Sebastián Cerón Luna

Age: 32

Cap number: 006

Location: San Felipe, V Región de Valparaíso, Chile

Bike: Obed Boundary with Shimano GRX 400 (2x10s) front 46/30t and rear 11-40t. Wheelset is Sun Charger Comp 700c and tyres Pirelli Cinturato Gravel M 700x45m. Suspensión is Redshift Shockstop suspension system (stem + seatpost). Saddle is Specialized Power Comp and aerobars are Deda Parabolica Uno.

Key items of kit: PLASMO ( bikepacking bags: Nicho 14L seatbag, custom size framebag and Templo XL 1,5L toptube bag. Lights are Gaciron from Aliexpress (front, rear and helmet), and in a bag Fenix HM65R-T Rechargeable headlamp. Garmin Edge 830. Sleep System: Life Bivy emergency sleeping bag and thermal bivvy.

The rest that I have stored in bags is a change of clothes, hygiene items and warm clothes, mainly in addition to food.

Miguel Diaz Araya

Name: Miguel Diaz Araya

Age: 32

Cap number: 110

Location: Santiago , Chile

Bike: Specialized Diverge 2019, 2 x 11 ( 50/36 x 11-42) Shimano Ultegra y XTR. Roval C38 wheels with Pathfinder 38mm.

Rodrigo Carrasco

Name: Rodrigo Carrasco

Age: 34

Cap number: 64

Location: Concepción, Chile

Bike: Trek Checkpoint ALR4 bike without modification, Shimano GRX 46/30 x 11-34t. Tyres are Challenge gravel grinder 42c tubeless.

Key items of kit: All dry bags are Choike from Chile. Seat bag adjustable capacity from 6 to 16 litres. Top tube 1.2 litres. Handlebar aero bag 6.1 litres with lateral handmade bags 1.2 litres.

Marcelo Vaccari

Name: Marcelo Vaccari

Age: 50

Cap number: 033

Location: São Gabriel, RS, Brasil

Bike: Trek Checkpoint SLR 2022, 48-31 Crank, 11-40t cassette, Shimano GRX Groupset, Schwalbe G-One R 45mm tires, Shimano Pro Discover 30 flare handlebars, Garmin Edge 1030+ computer, 8L Ortlieb Saddle Bag, Apidura Top Tube Bag, Afora Handlebar Pouches, 2.5L Bontrager Frame Bag, 3X 550ml water bottles.

Key items of kit: Front Lights, rear lights, helmet lights, food, water filter, rain jacket, jacket, spare bibs, body care products, pain killers, emergency kit, mandatory equipment, spare parts, tools.

Paola Martínez

Name: Paola Martínez

Age: 54

Cap number: 12

Location: Santiago, Chile

Bike: Usaré una bicicleta de gravel, Canyon Grizl CF SLX 8 Di2, Con una transmisión Shimano GRX Di2 RX815 11x2, ruedas de carbono DT Swiss GRC 1400 , cubiertas Schwalbe G-One Bite de 50 mm. Mi bicicletas es talla 2XS, ruedas 650b, llevaré unas aerobarras Profile Desing.

Key items of kit: Llevaré un Seatbag, Frame pack, downtube pack marca Apidura, en los cuales llevare un recambio de ropa para la noche.Para el frío del sur de Chile llevaré una chaqueta Gobik, un cortavientos Patagonia , guantes largos. Para dormir un Saco Vivac SOL Escape Bivvy. Para la Navegación llevaré un Garmin Edge 1030 con batería Garmin charge. Iluminación delantera Powerbank Knog, Linterna frontal Fenix y una luz frontal Petzl y trasera blinder road r70 Knog.

Eric Zepeda

Name: Eric Zepeda

Age: 33

Cap number: 57

Location: Santiago de Chile

Bike: KTM SCARP 29”, 1x12 cassette 10-52, crankset carbon 172.5, chain ring rotor oval 32T, Saddle Shimano Stealth, wheels DT Swiss, Hub 240, Shock Fox Kashima, Fork Fox Kashima, Brakes Shimano XTR, Rotor XT, Rear Derailleur Sram GX, Aerobar Decathlon.

Key items of kit: Seat Bag, Front Bag, Top Tube (pair), 2x bottles 750cc, 2x frontal lights, 2x rear lights.

Well, my rest strategy will be to try to reach each control point and sleep in each one of them.

My diet will be sandwiches, protein bars and the odd snack.

Lito Ruiz

Name: Lito Ruiz

Age: 50

Cap number: 56

Location: Rojas, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Bike: KTM mtb 29er.

Manuel Suarez

Name: Manuel Suarez

Age: 43

Cap number: 38

Location: Bariloche Argentina

Bike: Specialized Diverge Expert 2019, SRAM Force 1x11, E Thirteen cassette 9-46t. Crankset Race Face 32t. Wheels Roval C38.

Key items of kit: Halawa bags, Apidura race frame bag, Specialized Flux 1200 light, Petzl Swift RL light, Garmin Edge 530, Power bank Anker 20,000mAh, iPhone 13 Pro and Black Rock bivvy bag.

Erika Alvarado Zapata

Name: Erika Alvarado Zapata

Age: 43

Cap number: 86

Location: Santiago de Chile

Bike: Bicicleta de gravel modelo Advantage devote 2 marca Liv grupo shimano 105 11/42 volante RFX 48/32 neumáticos maxxis rambler 40/700 frenos de disco

Key items of kit: Llevo un seatback trasero marca choike, 2 bolsos en el marco central y un bolso delantero todos marca choike, sistema de iluminación delantera magic shane 2600 límenes , iluminación trasera marca knog, iluminación frontal casco Petzl.

Tomás Aylwin Ríos

Name: Tomás Aylwin Ríos

Age: 34

Location: Santiago, Chile

Bike: Specialized Diverge Sport 2021 with Rhombus Pro 700x42c tyres.

Key items of kit: Apidura seat bag and frame bag.

Marcelo Shizuo Torii

Name: Marcelo Shizuo Torii

Age: 44

Cap number: 58

Location: Maringá, Paraná/Brasil

Bike: My bike is a Cannondale Topstone Carbon 5, groupset Shimano GRX 2x11, crank 46/30t and cassette 11-42. Tyres WTB tubeless and tyres Bontrager GR1 Team Issue 700×40mm.

Key items of kit: Saddlebag Northpak 18L, top tube bag. Northpak 3,6L, frame bag AGU 3L. Navigation Garmin Edge 1030 Plus, front light Lezyne XL 1300, rear light Knog. Videos Go Pro Hero 9, bottles total 1800ml.

Giorgio Nattero

Name: Giorgio Nattero

Age: 45

Cap number: 149

Location: Olmue, Chile

Bike: Specialized Diverge Comp Carbon 2022 with DT Swiss GRC 1400 wheelset and SRAM Rival eTap AXS group. Crankbrothers Eggbeater pedals and Canyon seatpost.

Key items of kit: Topeak Seat and frame bag. Deda aerobars and Lizardskin Double bar tape.

Jose Antonio Ruiz Aguilera


Age: 54

Cap number: 56

Location: Santiago, Chile (Spanish nationality)

Bike: Specialized Rockhopper Pro 29'

Key items of kit: BACK BAG (CANNADOLE) Cannadole back pack, Btwin toptube bag, Sylva front light and Btwin rear light.

Andrea De Silvestris

Name: Andrea De Silvestris

Age: 36

Cap number: 39

Location: Guatemala

Bike: BMC URS size M and Shimano Grx di2 & XTR Di2. Garbaruk casette 10-46t. Dura Ace 4iiii dual crankset and chainring Wolftooth 40t. Aerobars Vision TFE PRO. Fizik Argo Adaptive R1.

Key items of kit: Bags and lights by Lezyne.

Juan Sanguineti

Name: Juan Sanguineti

Age: 28

Cap number: 059

Location: CDMX/Argentina

Bike: 2014 Niner Fresh Mint RLT9. The drivetrain is a mix of Shimano GRX, Ultegra RX and 105. 50/34t in the front 11-34t in the rear. GRX hydraulic brakes with 160mm rotors and an exotic PM to Flat mount adapter. The wheels are a pair of Alexrims VXD7 with 700x38c Specialized Sawtooth 2Bliss tires. The confort is providen by a 155mm Specialized Power saddle.

Key items of kit: The bag team is formed by an Indigeno 🇦🇷 frontbag, a battered MNSTxBelico 🇲🇽 half-framebag and an 11lts M-Wave saddle bag. But I'll keep an eye in Choike's works. Anti mosquito hammock will be my home when i need to pretend to rest.

Jaime Alamos

Name: Jaime Alamos

Age: 28

Cap number: 158

Location: Chile

Bike: Kona Major Jake

Key items of kit: Choike & Ortlieb bikepacks.

Nicolas Gatica

Name: Nicolas Gatica

Age: 32

Cap number: 025

Location: Pucón, Región de la Araucanía, Chile

Bike: Niner RLT 9, SRAM Apex (1x11) 36t x 11-46t. Tires Schwalbe G-One Bite 700x45c. Aerobars: model Aptonia from decathlon.

Key items of kit: Bags: All Choike Bags (seatbag, toptube bag and custom framebag). Lights: Generics (Chinese probably). Sleep System: Emergency Bivy + Liner. Navigation: Garmin Edge 530.

In bags I will carry mainly food, change of clothes, clothes for cold weather and spare parts.

Antonio Di Battista

Name: Antonio Di Battista

Age: 28

Cap number: 111

Location: Santiago, chile

Bike: Giant revolt, neumáticos Pathfinder 38 con tubolight y transmisión Shimano GRX-810 2x11 ( 48/31 - 11-34) con potenciometro 4ii. Potencia Redshift con 20mm de recorrido y aerobarras.

Key items of kit: Seatbag Choike de 6L y dos frame bags, debido al espacio no pude poner botellas de agua en el marco por lo que va abajo e iré con camel back. Dos linternas fénix BC26R de 1600w (casco y bicicleta).

Esteban Ramirez De Arellano

Name: Esteban Ramirez De Arellano

Age: 37

Cap number: 163


Bike: GIANT Revolt Advanced 0. Neumáticos Schwalbe G One Bite 700x40 Tubeless. Aerobarras profile design. Pedales Crankbrothers Candy. Sillín WTB Bolt.

Key items of kit: Allienhead y TTBag de Choike. Bolso de manillar Comegrava de Plasmo. Dos carmagnolas y una botella de botiquín. Luces Giant Recon delantera y trasera. Parlante portatil JBL camuflado. Siempre algo naranjo o fluor de cábala.

Nicolás Raposo

Name: Nicolás Raposo

Age: 34

Cap number: 91

Location: Santiago, Chile

Bike: Canyon Inflite M. Saddle Selle San Marco superconfort, grupo Shimano Ultegra 2x11 con volante 50-34t con potenciometro xcadey y piñón XTR 11-40, aerobars profile design carbono, pedales XTR, ruedas Zipp 303s con neumáticos Schwalbe Allround trasero y Vite delantero ambas 40c, tubeless con protección armour interna, bolsos modificados para aerobars y modificado trasero para menos vibración.

Jorge Huerta

Name: Jorge Huerta

Age: 32

Cap number: 85

Location: Santiago, chile

Bike: Ns bike Rag Plus II

Key items of kit: Seatbag alien head (Choike), framebag custom (Choike), Ttbag (Choike), stembag jumbo (Choike). Powerbank 10,000 mAh Samsung, powerbank 20000 mAh anker. Navegación gps igpsport 620. Luces bontracker one 855 delantera, bontracker BT1-235T.

Nestor Sevlever

Name: Nestor Sevlever

Age: 48

Cap number: 65

Location: San Lorenzo, Argentina

Bike: Specialized Diverge Comp 2020, llantas Roval, cubiertas Pathfinder 42, bolsos Roswheel de bikepacking, Profile Designs T2 aerobars.

Key items of kit: 2 caramañolas, mochila hidratación Fox Oasis 6l, herramientas, vivac Cacique, Termarest, colchoneta autoinflable Northland, inflador, Garmin 530, reloj Garmin 245, luces delanteras 800L usb, traseras USB, Powerbank y cargador de pared Anker.

Andres Arias

Name: Andres Arias

Age: 37

Cap number: 109

Location: Santiago, Chile

Bike: Cannondale Topstone3 2021 alloy frame and carbon fork. Shimano Sora GS 9s. Crankset Shimano GRX 46/30t and rear cogs Sunrace 11-40. Rims RD 2.0. Wheels Challenge Getaway 700x40c tubeless. Saddle Specialized Power mimic saddle.

Key items of kit: Woho saddle bag, Woho small frame bag, Woho front top tube, Rockbross back top tube, Rockbross front white lights and Rockbross back red light.

Sleep system: ride as far as I can without sleeping, and when I need to sleep, rest on a bus stop or a safe place, just with a emergency blanket.

Sebastián Miranda Escamilla

Name: Sebastián Miranda Escamilla

Age: 32

Cap number: 45

Location: Mexico City, Mexico

Bike: Mi bici es una Cervélo Áspero con un mix de 2x shimano GRX + platos ovalados @symmetricenergyofficial relación 50/34 con 11-40, ruedas Mavic All road con llantas Michelin power gravel40cc

Key items of kit: Sport Nutrition, Ns nutrir sport, Swer drink, titanium drink and vitamins.

Martin Gildemeister

Name: Martin Gildemeister

Age: 35

Cap number: 17

Location: Chile

Bike: Cannondale Topstone Carbon Ultegra RX2 and Schwalbe G-One all-round tires 40-622 tyres.

Key items of kit: Ortlieb Seatpack, cockpit pack & frame pack by Andesgear. Garmin Edge 1030 Plus, Varia Lights.

Andrés Molina

Name: Andrés Molina

Age: 41

Cap number: 132

Location: Santiago, Chile

Bike: Scott Addict Gravel 20 (2020). Shimano GRX 810 groupset (crankset 48-31T and cassette XT 11-42T). Powermeter 4iii. Hunt Superdura Dynamo wheels. Schwalbe G-One Ultrabite 40c tires.

Key items of kit: Apidura Expediton Series, Woho Stabilizer. 3x Camelback bottles. Exposure lights (Revo Dynamo and RedEye).

Wisley Matarezio

Name: Wisley Matarezio

Age: 44

Cap number: 143

Location: São Paulo, Brazil

Bike: Trek Checkpoint Al 3, groupset GRX 2x11s, wheels are Bontrager Paradign AL. Tyres Panaracer SK 43 mm tubeless and carbon handlebar.

Key items of kit: Framebag handmade, liters? Seatbag Rhino 10l, front light 800 lumen + 350 lm (usb). Rear lights 100lm + 50lm (battery), Pump Decathlon 160 psi, Pedal Crankbrothers and lucky item is an Origami Elephant.

Diego de Amesti

Name: Diego de Amesti

Age: 24

Cap number: 98

Location: Santiago, Chile

Bike: Bicicleta Merida, Big Nine Team, Ruedas Fulcrum 29", Neumáticos Pathfinder 700x42c tubeless and transmisión SRAM 1x12, 34-50t.

Key items of kit: 12 litros de espacio en los bolsitos Choike. Dos botellas + camelback, tres litros de espacio para bebestibles. Garmin Fenix 7. Uniforme de cambio por si caen gotas el martes. Mucho rock n' roll 🤘.

Alexis Garcia

Name: Alexis Garcia

Age: 30

Cap number: 42

Location: Panguipulli, Chile

Bike: Voy con la marca española Mendiz, en su modelo de mtb la X21, la que tiene transmisión 1x12 con un piñón 11-50 y la corona de 32 fue reemplazada por una 38. Muy rica su geometría y sumado a la suspensión, me atrevo a montar los siguientes neumaticos: adelante Flinntrige pro 700x35c gct 120TPI y atrás Booster Pro 700x37c GCT/RHP 120TPI, ambos de la marca Taiwanesa KENDA.

La mantención paso todo por un amigo de DH, que tiene su taller en Panguipulli, el Nacho Celis aplico todo su talento para dejar la nave a tope.

Key items of kit: Los elementos clave pasan por el equipo solicitado y alimentarse de manera inteligente.

Pedro Rojas Bernabé

Name: Pedro Rojas Bernabé

Age: 38

Cap number: 036

Location: Viña del Mar, Chile

Bike: I built my own bike with a titanium Sonder Camino Ti frame set, Shimano GRX groupset 1x11 with Wolf Tooth GoatLink 11 to fit a Deore XT 11-46T Cassette. Ritchey WCS stem, Mini Sliver Clip-On and VentureMax Comp (44cm) handlebar with extra thick Orange Wolf Tooth Supple Bar Tape. Thomson Elite seatpost with Brooks Cambium C15 saddle and Wolf Tooth clamp. DT Swiss GR1600 spline wheelset with Shimano XTR 160 mm rotor, Tubolight wheel protector and Schwalbe G-One Bite 700x40c Tires (different on img)

Key items of kit: Apidura and AlpKit bags to hold my clothes, sleep system, food, electronics and tools. Two AlpKit bottles + Official Across Andes Bottle to to meet the required 1.5 liters. One of the key items is the Helium bivy bag, I would like to wild camp as posible and enjoy the route. My Opinel Nº08 always with me for adventures. The Garmin 1030 for navigation. Bike tools and spares for solve a wide range of problems and food to survive one or two days. 1000 + 300 lumen front lights and two tail lights. Finally a medical kit that I don’t plan to use.

María Teresa Suazo Ortega

Name: María Teresa Suazo Ortega

Age: 37

Cap number: 69

Location: Chile

Bike: Ridley Kanzo Aluminio, grupo Shimano GRX600, volante y bielas FSA Omega 48/32T, frenos disco hidráulicos Shimano BR-Rx400, Piñon Shimano SLX / CS-M7000 / 11 vel. 11-40, manubrio FORZA Stratos E2, Asiento Specialized Mimic, Ruedas Shimano RS171 DB, Neumáticos Pirelli Cinturato Gravel H 700x45

Key items of kit: Seatbag Choike Gravel (12,5L), TTbag Choike (1,2L), Framebag custom Neyún taller (4L), Bolso Manillar Neyún (4L)

Marcos Catoni

Name: Marcos Catoni

Age: 49

Cap number: 114

Location: Chile

Bike: Canyon Grail CF ruedas DT Swiss GRC 1600 SPLINE carbono p-40 / Transmisión SRAM Rival AXS.

Key items of kit: Bolsos Apidura, Ciclocomputador, luces y pedales con potenciómetro Garmin, Neumáticos Schwalbe G-One Bite Tubuless.

Pamela Suazo

Name: Pamela Suazo

Age: 40

Cap number: 68

Location: Chile

Bike: LIV Devote Advanced 2, talla S. Shimano GRX Groupset 2x11, cassette shimano 105 11x34. Neumáticos Pirelli Cinturato gravel H 700x45.

Key items of kit: Seatbag y TTBag Choike. Bolso manillar y framebag customizado Neyun. Garmin Edge 830. Luces Bontracker, Knog y Magicshine.

Mauro Diaz

Name: Mauro Diaz

Age: 56

Cap number: 11

Location: Chile

Bike: Mi bicicleta, es un gigante de la segunda avanzada y como he dicho antes, equipada con dos piernas y un corazón, algo raído con el tiempo, pero con alegría incólume que les encanta pedalear ....

Key items of kit: Los bolsos, estos van llenos de alegría, emoción, algo de ansiedad y mucha esperanza e ilusión de cruzar la meta...

Felipe Rodriguez

Name: Felipe Rodriguez

Age: 47

Cap number: 101

Location: Santiago, Chile

Bike: Scott Addict gravel 2022, Shimano GRX xt11-40, Neumaticos Pirelli Cinturato gravel H 45 con inserto TuboLight en ambas ruedas, Barras Aero Profile Design con extensor de 70mm, Bolsos Apidura de 17 y 2 Lts y Choique en barra aero de 6 Lts, pedales Crank Broathers Candy. Garmin Explore 2.

Key items of kit: Ir lo mas comodo y eficiente en peso posible.

Daniel Diaz Riveros

Name: Daniel Diaz Riveros

Age: 30

Cap number: 10

Location: Santiago

Bike: Canyon Inflite

Key items of kit: Recta Bags!

Hugo Pino

Name: Hugo Pino

Age: 27

Cap number: 072

Location: Santiago. Chile

Bike: Chapter 2 AO. Sram force x1 1x11. 38 x 11/42. FFWD wheels 38mm. Zipp cockpit

Key items of kit: Bolsos choike. 3 botellas de 750ml. Saco de dormir

José Gonzalez

Name: José Gonzalez

Age: 35

Cap number: 073

Location: Santiago

Bike: Canyon Grizl Al GRX 2x11

Key items of kit: Plasmo custom framebag Plasmo Nicho seatbag @its.notrue

Yasna Tapia Espinoza

Name: Yasna Tapia Espinoza

Age: 33

Cap number: 09

Location: Santiago, Chile

Bike: Specialized diverge, grx 2 x 11/40 10V

Key items of kit: Seatbag choike, ttbag rhinobag

Cristóbal Mardini

Name: Cristóbal Mardini

Age: 44

Cap number: 007

Location: Santiago, Chile

Bike: Scott Addict gravel 20

Key items of kit: *Bike: Scott Addict Gravel 20 @bikeonscott *Gear: Shimano GRX 810 2x11 (48/31-11/42) @shimanogravel *Chain: Shimano *Wheels: Fulcrum Rapid Red 5 DB 650B @fulcrum_wheels *Tires: Schwalbe G-One Ultra Bite 700x40 @schwalbetires_cl *Brakes: Shimano GRX 810 /@shimanogravel *Seatposts: Cane Creek eeSilk+ @canecreekusa *Tee: Redshift Shockstop @redshiftsports *Pedals: Giant @giantbicycles @giantbicycleschile *Bike packing: @choikebags @vaudesports @proyecto_cauxo *Navigation: Garmin Edge 530 @garmincycling *Mechanics: @bikefixchile

Andrés Tagle

Name: Andrés Tagle

Age: 36

Location: Chile

Bike: Cannondale Supersix Evo CX

Key items of kit: Transmisión sram force wide, volante 43-30, piñón 10-36. Ruedas Roval c38.

María José Fuentes

Name: María José Fuentes

Age: 39

Cap number: 8

Location: Santiago de Chile

Bike: Cannondale SuperX SRAM Force 1 STANS No Tubes Grail HUBS DTSWISS 350 Maxxis Rambler TR Exo 700 x 38

Key items of kit: Seat bag Woho 13 lts Front top tube Apidura Handlebar Bag Harness Topeak w/ dry bag Woho Lights Gaciron My lucky item: Bandana w/ flowers embroidery designed and made by myself and two pins from my friends.

Camilo Valles

Name: Camilo Valles

Age: 36

Cap number: 044

Location: Santiago, Chile

Bike: Felt Fx, Ruedas Roval Terra C, Neumáticos Panareacer Gravelking SK+ 38c, Transmisión SRAM Force mecánico, Piñon 50t and Plato 38t. Pata Sram X01 12v, Pedales Garmin Rally, GPS Garmin 1040 solar, Aerobarras Control Tech Sirocco, Luz Magicshine 800 x2, Luz trasera Varia Garmin.

Key items of kit: Minimalista. Top tube bag Apidura, frame bag Chioke and seatpack Rhinowalk. Lo justo y necesario, compacto y aero. La transmisión fui cuidadosamente pensada. USWE hidratacion back bag. La alimentación tradicional pueblo a pueblo.

Fernando Aguilera Biciados

Name: Fernando Aguilera Biciados

Age: 35

Cap number: 84

Location: Antofagasta, Chile

Bike: Polygon Bend R5, Shimano GRX Monoplato 38T x 11-42T. Panaracer Gravelking EXT 700x38

Key items of kit: Navegación: Garmin Edge Explorer 2 and Forerunner 745. Rhino Bags, Magic Shine lights.

Josefina Salazar

Name: Josefina Salazar

Age: 28

Cap number: 159

Location: Santiago de Chile

Bike: Cannyon CFSL 8 with SRAM eTap.

Key items of kit: Choike bags.

Felipe Paredes

Name: Felipe Paredes

Age: 31

Cap number: 79

Location: Guatemala

Bike: Trek Checkpoint SL7 with Sram Force / Sram XX1.

Key items of kit: Apidura Bags. Lezyne lights.

Renzo Corsini

Name: Renzo Corsini

Age: 38

Cap number: 155

Location: Temuco

Bike: Felt FX 2021. Wheels Reynolds AR41. Shimano Ultegra 8000/XT8000 Di2 with 38t x 11-46t. Prologo Dimension saddle,

Key items of kit: Apidura Top tube, Frame bag and Seat bag.

Luis Figueroa

Name: Luis Figueroa

Age: 54

Cap number: 066

Location: Arica, Chile

Bike: Marca state, aluminio 6061 horquilla carbono, 11v 11-42, monoplato 42,

Key items of kit: Bolsos choike

Pablo Domínguez

Name: Pablo Domínguez

Age: 37

Cap number: 03

Location: Santiago de Chile

Bike: BMC URS 01, SRAM FORCE with 38T chainring and X01 EAGLE AXS derailleur with EAGLE 10-52T cassette. CRD carbon wheels with WTB Resolute 700x42c.

Key items of kit: Apidura Racing Series seatbag, framebag and toptube, with Rapha handlebag. Wahoo Element Roam and a set of multiple Knog lights.

Lucelia Castillejos Alvarez

Name: Lucelia Castillejos Alvarez

Age: 34

Cap number: 46

Location: Mexico

Bike: Mi bici es una Liv Devote Advance, Relación 1x12 plato 36, Ruedas Giant Cxr2 y Neumáticos 700x45c. Potenciometro Quarq.

Key items of kit: Bolsas de bikepacking giant, 70% de lo que llevo es comida. Llevo 3 ánforas, 2 con líquido y una más con polvo isotonico

Jorge Madrid Canivilo

Name: Jorge Madrid Canivilo

Age: 50

Cap number: 028

Location: Viña del Mar, Chile

Bike: GIANT REVOLT ADVANCED 0 Frame: Advanced-Grade Composite Wheel System: Giant CXR 2 Carbon Disc Components: Shimano GRX RX. Apidura bikepacking set.

Key items of kit: GPS Garmin Edge 520 Tools set Light for nights

Vinicius Resende Fernandes De Freitas

Name: Vinicius Resende Fernandes De Freitas

Age: 44

Cap number: 112

Location: Brazil

Bike: Specialized Diverge Expert

Key items of kit: Seat Bag Apidura and Top Tube Bag Apidura