Bikes of At Last Lost 2023

Bikes of At Last Lost 2023

31 August, 2023

If you don't know where you're going, how do you know what to pack? The 15 intrepid riders of this inaugural free-route race with unreleased checkpoints have equipped themselves to truly head into the unknown around the North of Portugal.

The race starts in the port town of Aviero and the first CP will be released a few hours before the the start. Each rider's route between the CPs is theirs to design and their bike choice will play a large part in the possible route options; they'll move faster on a road bike but a gravel or MTB will open up many shortcuts.

Follow along with the commentary on this inaugural edition here.

Ángel Moncayo

Name: Ángel Moncayo

Age: 40

Location: Toledo, Spain

Bike: Megamo Raise 2023, wheels EDP Racing 35mm, Shimano Ultegra Di2, Light Sinewave Beacon, Continental GP5000 28mm.

Key items of kit: Apidura top tube 2l with 2x10,000mAh power banks and food, Apidura frame bag with tools, leg and arm warms. And Sefal seat pack 5l with down jacket, merino t-shirt, merino socks.

Carlos Muñoz

Name: Carlos Muñoz

Age: 44

Cap number: 15

Location: Seville, Spain

Bike: She is Kalima, Ayatollah of cycling tourism.

Key items of kit: Orbea Terra Gravel with their little toasts.

Hanna Claesdotter

Name: Hanna Claesdotter

Age: 33

Location: Austria

Bike: Enigma titanium frame with SRAM Force AXS groupset (43/30 : 10-36T), carbon fork, carbon wheels with a SON dynamo hub powering B&M front and Supernova rear lights, tubeless 32mm Roubaix Pro tyres, Power Mimic saddle, Zipp Xplr bars with gel padding & Profile Design aero extensions.

Key items of kit: Bags are a mix of Ortlieb, Apidura, Cyclite, Roswheel & DIY. Sleep setup is a custom down bag and waterproof bivvy from Cumulus, inflatable Exped mat and a small Silpoly tarp with a folding carbon pole. Favourite items: Hydration vest with front flasks, Sinewave USB charger, fluffy sleep socks and a bottle of hot sauce.

Giuseppe Colucci

Name: Giuseppe Colucci

Age: 63

Location: Bologna, Italy

Bike: I will be riding a Rodeo Labs Traildonkey 3.0, rolling on Panaracer Gravelking Slick Plus TLC 700x38C tires mounted on Vision SC40 wheels. Shifting is a mix of Shimano GRX and XT with 31x48 chainrings and 11x42 cassette. Brakes are Shimano GRX and pedals Shimano XT SPD.

Key items of kit: Bags are a Rusjan waterproof frame, a Revelate Design saddle, an Apidura top tube and two Rusjan food pouches. Front lights: Exposure Strada and Petzl Actik Core helmet-mounted headlamp. Rear lights: Exposure TraceR MK2 and a Busch+Müller Secula powered by AAA batteries. A Wahoo Elemnt Roam for navigation with cell phone as a backup. Two Camelbak Podium water bottles, one 710ml and one 620ml. Tools are in a Topeak Escape L pod on the downtube. No sleeping kit, only an emergency bivvy, we (pair) will rely on Portuguese hospitality.

Orestis Kapetanopoulos

Name: Orestis Kapetanopoulos

Age: 42

Location: Athens, Greece

Bike: I’ll be riding the At Last Lost on a 2021 custom made Gravel Fidusa. The frame is built with Columbus steel tubes with a Columbus carbon fork. The wheels are DT Swiss R500 with 700X40 WTB Nano Gravel tires. Shifting is a mix of Shimano GRX, Ultegra and 105 with 46-30 chainrings and 11-42 cassette, which works great with the Wolftooth Goatlink.

Key items of kit: BAGS: Apidura 14L saddle bag, Blackburn Outpost Frame Bag Large 5,25L (or 6,95L if expanded), Topeak Fuel Tank L top tube bag. On the handlebar I have 2 Blackburn Outpost Carryall bags. As a front light I use the powerful Fenix BC30 V2.0. I have 2 Camelbak Podium 700ml water bottles on the frame and a Zefal Z Box L tool bottle on the downtube.

Frank Borst

Name: Frank Borst

Age: 33

Bike: Merida Silex 7000, FFWD Drift wheel set, Vittoria Terreno Dry 700x38 tubeless, Garmin Rally pedals and BBB Cycling Aeromax BHB 60 aerobars.

Key items of kit: Apidura Racing Long Top Tube Pack, Apidura Expedition Downtube Pack, Agu Seat-Pack Venture, Agu Tube Frametas Venture and Camelbak Chase Bike Vest.

Guillaume Grenet

Name: Guillaume Grenet

Age: 47

Cap number: 05

Location: France

Bike: Wish One Sub

Key items of kit: Miss Grape bags, Hutchinson tires and Cook n Run energy food.