Bikes of Bohemian Border Bash Race 2023

Bikes of Bohemian Border Bash Race 2023

4 September, 2023

André Jonsson

Name: André Jonsson

Age: 38

Cap number: 33

Location: Ottsjö, Sweden

Bike: Salsa Warbird Sram 11speed, 38/10-46 Continental Terra Speed 45mm

Key items of kit: Bags are my own hobby project called Håckren Bikebäg. Lights from Lumonite. USWE hydration bag. Wahoo navigation. Minimal bivvy sleeping system.

Olaf Flechtner

Name: Olaf Flechtner

Age: 59

Cap number: 15

Location: Braunschweig, Deutschland

Bike: Cube C:68 SLT Carbon Frame, SRAM GX Eagle AXS, DT Swiss, Schwalbe Thunder Burt tubeless, Shutter Precision Dynamo Hub, Supernova M99 DY Pro, Selle Italia Endurance

Key items of kit: Ortlieb Handelbar, Blackburn Framebag, Apidura Tube Bag, Decathlon Holster/Topeak Saddlebag

Christian Klemm

Name: Christian Klemm

Age: 47

Cap number: 3

Location: Falkensee (Brandenburg/GER)

Bike: Surly Karate Monkey SSP 30:19. Rigid on ENVE Mtn Fork Boost, DTSwiss XM481 Rims. HopePro4 SS on rear. SON Dynamo Hub in front. Vittoria Mezcal III TNT 2,25 rear/front tubeless. Brooks B17 saddle, Ritchey Carbon flatbars, SQLab inner barends, CaneCreek Ergo Control bar ends, Ergon gripps, Hope F20 flat pedals on White Industries M30 cranks. WolfTooth chainring and cog. SRAM 10Speed chain.

Key items of kit: Full kit of Revelate Designs bags. Frontlight SON Edelux II, rear Lupine Rotlicht int. B&M USB-Werk-Charger for my Garmin Edge 530. Sleepingkit is a Sea2Summit sleeping mat(Ultra Light Insulated) and a sleeping bag (Spark II), a SOL bivvy and the ground sheet from my (not brought) MSR Hubba Hubba tent, and for a better night a Sea2Summit Pillow. A mix of dry, cold and wet weather clothing, biketool, spare parts etc.

Harry Walton

Name: Harry Walton

Age: 41

Cap number: 70

Location: Cheltenham, UK

Bike: Temple Adventure Disc

Key items of kit: Tailfin, custom framebag, restrap bar bag, Parcours Alta wheelset, SON dynamo hub and lights, USE aero extensions.

Phillip Kaspersen

Name: Phillip Kaspersen

Age: 52

Cap number: 103

Location: Kristiansand, Norway

Bike: Scott Addict Gravel 10 (2022) size 58/XL with SRAM Force eTap AXS. DT Swiss GRC 1400 on Pirelli Cinturato Gravel M, 45mm for this race.

Key items of kit: Tailfin Aerorack carbon on the back, holding all of my clothes and sleeping gear. Apidura Racing top tube bag (long version) for my phone and food/snacks, and Apidura Racing frame bag (4 l version) for tools, powerbank, cables, batteries etc. Revelate Egress in front to house camera gear and other electronics. Garmin 1040 Solar for navigation and Exposure Strada SB to light up the night. I will also wear a Camelbak Chase hydration vest for extra water and food (and other bits and pieces). For sleeping outside I will use a Sea To Summit SP1 sleeping bag, a Sea To Summit Ultralight sleeping pad and probably an Outdoor Research Helium bivvy. (I might go for a SOL Escape bivvy, depending on the weather forecast.)

Rick Steffen

Name: Rick Steffen

Age: 31

Cap number: 51

Location: Mülheim an der Ruhr Deutschland

Bike: Rose Back-Road Limited Shimano GRX 810 Di2 Dt Swiss GRC 1400 Apidura Racing / Country Series Schwalbe G one allround/ bite 45mm Garmin Rally Powermeter Garmin Edge 1040

Key items of kit: Cumulus 100 UL Sleeping bag Emergency bivy Uber light Thermarest smal Lupine PIKO with 2 6,9mah Akku 10000mah Powerbank Lot of Gel and Bars

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Jona Riechmann

Name: Jona Riechmann

Age: 36

Cap number: 73

Location: Rosenheim, Germany

Bike: Bombtrack Hook Ext C with Rolf Prima Hyalite Wide Carbon Wheelset. WTB Riddler 45 tires. Gearing: 38T oval chainring with a 9-45T cassette and 170mm Aluminum cranks from Leonardi Racing. SQ Lab 614 Saddle. Navigation with Garmin Edge 530 and smartphone with Quadlock Mount as a backup.

Key items of kit: BAGS: Ortlieb Framepack RC Toptube, Seatpack 11L plus the super useful Fuel Pack. Extra Water/Food capacity gives an Evoc Hydration Vest.

GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: The awesome M99 MINI PRO B54 light from Supernova.

Julian Koschik

Name: Julian Koschik

Age: 37

Cap number: 59

Location: Leichlingen (Germnany)

Bike: I’ll ride my Storck Grix 2 Pro with 1x12 SRAM Red XPLR groupset, a 40T chainring and a 10/44 cassette, waxed chain. Zipp 303s wheels fitted with tubeless 45mm Continental Terra Speed. Three Storck carbon fibre bottlecages and two minidecks (bananaholder) by bentleycomponents on my fork

Key items of kit: Full Restrap Race kit bags, Garmin Edge 840 solar, Outdoor Research Helium Bivy, Therm-a-rest NeoAir Uberlight, Pajak Radical 1Z Sleepingbag, Cocoon Inlet + Core UL Pillow, Nitecore Carbo 20000+10000 Powerbank, Evoc Hydration Vest 1,5L, Merino arm-/leg-warmers, buff, rain jacket, vest…all by Rapha, Patagonia nano puff jacket, Oakley photochromic sunglasses, Lupine Blika mount on the helmet + SL Mono on gopro mount for riding, 2x Lezyne Femto rearlights, Nitecore Nu25 headlamp for walking parts or camping, Repairkit in my Vittoria toolbottle: Dynaplug, Lezyne Multitool + CO2 + Pump, 2x tubolito as spare, tire levers, cable tied, ducktape, brakepads, shimano cleats, squirt wax, sram spare batterie, food by Chimpanzee

Maya Christofori

Name: Maya Christofori

Age: 31

Cap number: 7

Location: Berlin

Bike: 8bar MITTE V3 Gravel

SRAM Rival 1 x 11 DT Swiss GR531 db SON Nabendynamo Supernova Frontlight Schwalbe G-ONE Bite 45mm

Key items of kit: Front Roll / long Top-Tube Bag: self-made Seat bag: Ortlieb 16l

Sleeping Bag: THERM-A-REST Questar 20F/-6C - Daunenschlafsack Sleeping Matt: Sea to Summit UltraLight Air Emergency Biwi Powerbank Timber Downhill Bell

Rain Jacket Rain Pants veloToze Silicone Cover (MTB) Arcteryx Ultralight Jacket 2 x Bib 2 x Jersey 3 x Socks 1 x long sleeve Icebreaker Base Layer 1 x Leggings 1 x arm warmers 1 x leg warmers 1 x Buff 1 x Specialized Gel Gloves

Erik Sehnal

Name: Erik Sehnal

Age: 54

Cap number: 40

Location: Baden bei Wien

Bike: Canyon Grizl

Key items of kit: G-one 45 Shimano GRX Apidura

Jörg Furnivall

Name: Jörg Furnivall

Age: 44

Cap number: 18

Location: Braunschweig, Germany

Bike: I’ll be riding a Cannondale Topstone Carbon, 2x11 Shimano GRX, with 44/28 chainring and 11-42 cassette. DT Swiss GR531 wheels with 350 hub in rear and Son28 front. A Supernova M99 dy pro shines for me in the night and my old Busch und Müller E-Werk charge all the electronics. Wahoo Element Roam for navigation and a Bolt as backup.

Key items of kit: Revelate Designs bags carry all my stuff, a 3 l bladder in the frame for water and two foodpuches in my aerobars for all the snacks. I hopefully sleep well in my MSR Hubba (fast and light), on a Thermarest Uber Pad, with a Thermarest Vesper 45 Quillt.

Melvin de Groot

Name: Melvin de Groot

Age: 30

Cap number: 19

Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands

Bike: Salsa Stormchaser - SRAM Rival XPLR, 36 front ring, 10-44 cassette. 29x2.1 Schwalbe Thunder Burts on handbuilt Carbon Duke wheels, Hope Pro4 Hubs. Redshift suspension stem and aero bars on a Fred Bar for max comfort.

Just under 20kg including water and food

Key items of kit: Apidura and Revelate Designs bags. Supernova Airstream light. Alpkit bivy, sleeping bag and mat. Patagonia micropuff and a custom INFMS x Rapha cycling kit.

Martin Moschek

Name: Martin Moschek

Age: 48

Cap number: 4

Location: Halstenbek

Bike: As with the Atlas and Silk Road Mountain Race, I’ll also rely on my Salsa Fargo Titanium in Bohemia. Shifting is with a SRAM Rival AXS 1×12. I run a 32T oval chainring at the front and a 10-52 cassette at the rear. The tires are 50mm Schwalbe G-One Ultrabite at the front and Bite at the rear. They roll on Beast XC30 rims with a DT-Swiss 240 EXP rear and a SON 28 front.

Key items of kit: I ride with a mix of Revelate, Tailfin and Gramm bags. At the front is the Pronghorn handlebar harness with Stratex packsack in M. In the frame a custom made frame bag from Gramm and on the saddle rides the Revelate Terrapin 8L Harness. For the top tube, I chose the Tailfin TopTube Flip, which has a cable channel for my kLite USB charger. I also have Revelate Food Pouches on the handlebars to carry a water bottle and food.

My equipment is always changing and adapting to the respective requirements. This time I'm not using a tent and I'm riding with the OR Helium bivy sack. For some hours of sleep I use my Cumulus Xlite 200 sleeping-bag and the TAR Uberlight.

Proven in Kyrgyzstan, I also rely on the Klite Bikepacker Ultra V2 light and the corresponding USB charger in Bohemia. It is now darker again more quickly. For the long and slow passages in the dark, I also rely on my Petzl Swift RL headlamp, which has a lot of light with 900 lumens.

Sherry Cardona

Name: Sherry Cardona

Age: 29

Cap number: 38

Location: Amsterdam

Bike: Fara F/Gravel with Shimano GRX 1X, 11-42t and Pirelli Cinturato Gravel M 45 mm tubeless tyres with Silca sealant for puncture protection paired with Hunt wheels. Redshift Shockstop PRO suspension seatpost and stem for comfort.

Key items of kit: Supernova Airstream light as main light. Bike bags: Cyclite Race Backpack, Restrap tool pouch, Fara integrated frame bag, Tailfin top tube pack. Using the Restrap Hike-a-bike strap and QUOC Gran Tourer II gravel shoes for comfort when hiking these long slippery trails. Aerobars Controltech Sirocco.

Bengt Stiller

Name: Bengt Stiller

Age: 45

Cap number: 61

Location: Germany

Bike: Liteville H3

Key items of kit: Bike‘s a Liteville H3 Hardtail with an Enve Adbenture fork. Solid Syntace c33 29“ Carbon wheelset with a SRAM Eagle AXS drivetrain on Rene Herse Fleecer Ridge Endurance. Ratio 32x50. Bags are a mix of Gramm-Tourpacking, Tailfin + Revelate, wherever it fit best.

Nicolai Wolf

Name: Nicolai Wolf

Age: 33

Cap number: 57

Location: Düsseldorf

Bike: Rose Backroad

Key items of kit: Apidura/Restrap/Agu bags - a good mixture due to the relatively small frame triangle.

Supernova B54 front light (thanks again guys!!!).

Silva Exceed 4x headlight.

Garmin Edge 1040 Solar.

Sea to Summit Spark SPII for good sleep during cold nights.

Julius Trasselli

Name: Julius Trasselli

Age: 25

Cap number: 22

Location: Heidelberg, Germany

Bike: I ride a regular Canyon Grizl AL 7 with 47mm Specialized Pathfinder tyres and a Redshift Suspension Seatpost for added comfort.

Key items of kit: In terms of electronics, I'm depending on a SON Dynamo hub with Forumslader 6 for charging and a Supernova M99 DY Pro to illuminate the path during the night. For my sleeping kit, I have a self sewn tarp, bivy and quilt combo, which will hopefully give me a good (but short) night's sleep :D


Name: Laimonas

Age: 39

Cap number: 28

Location: Lithuania

Bike: Canyon Grail

Key items of kit: Topeak bags, Lezyne bits and bobs, garmin gps and battery


Name: Helge

Age: 44

Cap number: 65

Location: Saxonia,Germany

Bike: I ride a Bombtrack Audax with GRx810, 2x11 drivetrain, 48/31 rotor chainrings and goatlinked 42 cassette. 650b Pirelli Cinturato M 45mm/ 50mm, carbon rear wheel from Anath 9th and a Dynamo SON/dtSwiss hand-built from Matze front wheel. Cane Creek eesilk seatpost, Redshift stem. The nights are illuminated by Klite and Lupine. Aerobar is from VAPcycling.

Key items of kit: Bags are from Agu, Tailfin, S2S, Apidura and custom made frame bag from Monakind. Bivy boy, stove less but coldsoking. Secrets of Senchi Design and enlight equipment. TAR sleeping mat. Garmin Edge and inReach. Israelbandage.


Name: Rufus

Age: 35

Cap number: 36

Location: New Zealand

Bike: SÜFUR Prototype:

Usually running on 29” MTB tyres I’ve swapped them out for some 40mm gravel tyres to suit the event. 1x12 GX AXS 34t x 10-50 drivetrain / SID Ultimate 120mm fork / Klite charger and light with Son dynamo hub / DIY frame bag with Tailfin top tube bag and Sea2Summit Big River dry bag under saddle.

Key items of kit: Down pants+jacket with air mattress and bivy for a sound sleep. (I would usually forgo the pants and mattress if it was warmer)

Bas Scherpenisse

Name: Bas Scherpenisse

Age: 35

Cap number: 48

Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Bike: Bombtrack audax, Duke weelset with SON dynamo, sinwave and supernova lighting, Apidura bags

Key items of kit: The lucky charm doll om my framebag

Richard Schroeder

Name: Richard Schroeder

Age: 33

Cap number: 9

Location: Ingolstadt

Bike: Scott Addict RC CX

Key items of kit: Force AXS 12-Speed 38x10-44 Apidura Frame Bag 5,6l Apidura Saddle Bag 17,5l Black Heron Toptube Bag 2x Apidura Food Pouch Lupine Piko R4 Frontlight Lezyne Strip Backlight Redshift Aerobars

Lars Hundscheid

Name: Lars Hundscheid

Age: 40

Cap number: 02

Location: Sittard (NL)

Bike: Sour Pasta Party

Key items of kit: Rigid steel mountainbike with big comfy 2.4" tires Topeak/Sea to Summit Harness with all the sleeping gear Revelate Saddle bag with some food, clothes and a bivvy bag DIY framebag with more food, tools etc Top tube bag with a powerbank and other electronics

Navigation with a garmin etrex And a K-Lite for the evening/morning hours

Hannah Ghazi-Idrissi

Name: Hannah Ghazi-Idrissi

Age: 27

Cap number: 46

Location: Innsbruck

Bike: BMC Unrestricted LT ONE

Key items of kit: Apidura Expedition Top Tube, Down Tube and Saddle Packs, a small no-name Handlebar bag. I packed everything for cold nights (air mattress, sleeping bag and bivy), for bad weather (rain jacket + pants and down jacket from Albion), few more clothes as well as patches for 384207321 punctures 🤞

Joey Belshof

Name: Joey Belshof

Age: 29

Cap number: 56

Location: Lucca

Bike: 3T Exploro RaceMax

Key items of kit: - Miss Grape bike bags (saddle bag, frame bag, top tube bag, moon bag and food pouches)

  • Sea & Summit sleeping gear (air mattress, sleeping quilt, pillow
  • Outdoor Research Helium Bivy

Oliver Lotze

Name: Oliver Lotze

Age: 45

Cap number: 11

Location: Inzell, Germany

Bike: 2021 Bombtrack Hook EXT

Key items of kit: Tailfin rear setup for spares, clothes, sleeping gear and food. Front roll for Hilleberg Akto tent. Framebags for food, batteries, water and water… Wahoo navigation. Lupine Wilma front light.

Tim von Glahn

Name: Tim von Glahn

Age: 32

Cap number: 25

Location: Siegburg, Germany

Bike: Cube Nuroad Race FE with Syntace aerobar and Schwalbe G-One Bite tires

Key items of kit: Restrap frame and top tube bag, Revelate Designs Viscacha seat bag. Dry bag in the front with Cumulus Quilt 250 and Exped Ultra R1 mat. Wahoo Elemnt Bolt v2 and Lupine Piko lights on the helmet


Name: André Scholz

Age: 47

Cap number: 69

Location: Berlin

Bike: Curve GXR Kevin Ti, 650b Duke wheels with Son dynamo hub and Mezcals 2.1 tyres, Sram „Feagle“ eTap (36t-10/50), XTR click pedals, Redshift ShockStop seat post, Curve walmer bar with Vecnum suspension stem and Redshift Aero bars (old man setup), Allygn Diamond front rack

Key items of kit: Bags: Custom Frame Bag and handle bar roll from Gramm Tourpacking, Tailfin rack and top tube bag, Apidura food pouches, 12 l dyneema dry bag from Hyberg strapped on the front rack Tech: K-lite dynamo light setup with charger, Lupine Rotlicht back light, Exposure Joystick helmet light, Garmin Edge 1040 solar and InReach Mini 2, 26800 mAh power bank, my phone Rest: Six Moon Designs Luna Solo tent, Big Agnes Zoom mat, Therm-a-Rest Quilt, shortened Robens ZigZag mat

Robert Krügel

Name: Robert Krügel

Age: 41

Cap number: 54

Location: Dresden Germany

Bike: Mason Bokeh V1, Small Size, long lovely friendship -Sram 11-Speed Force, 11-42T, Oval Chainring, Force Brakes, 180 Rotors -Beast Components MTB Stem & Beast Gravel Bar - best Bar ever for my hands. -Beast Components GR25 / DT Swiss 650b Wheelset, René Herse 650b Juniper Ridge Tires, good combo, -Ergon SR Saddle -old Shimano Road Pedals

Key items of kit: Summer Sleeping Bag Sea to Summit, Therma Rest MAdress, -MP3 Player oldshool -Lupine Light -Nitecore Power Bank 20000 -lots of Velocio Apparel Clothing, lots Merino -lots Chimpanzee BArs & Gels, some Teabags, -Fuji X100V Camera on board


Name: Uwe

Age: 45

Cap number: 27

Location: Berlin, Germany

Bike: The Focus Atlas 6.8 is equipped with the stock Shimano GRX 400 groupset (front: 46/30, rear: 11-36), a Brooks Swift leather saddle (I don't like bibs) and a DT SWISS HE 1800 wheelset with Schwalbe G-ONE Bite tires. Under Covid it was difficult to get a wheelset that fits this exotic thru axle size.

Key items of kit: In the Ortlieb Frame Pack Toptube are tools, spare parts, powerbank, charging cable and small useful things. Each 2 small water bottles are in the frame and on the fork, so I can swap them through. In the Top Tupe Bag from Focus must always be something to eat. In the Wizard Works Shazam Saddlebag (regular) is my sleeping setup (3x3m Tarp, 1x2m Tarp as a base, Thermarest NeoAir XLite sleeping mat, Thermarest Ohm sleeping bag - so I am independent and flexible). On the handlebars I have the Shazam (small) with clothes against wetness, cold and to change.

Tobias Störch

Name: Tobias Störch

Age: 33

Cap number: 14

Location: Rosenheim

Bike: Cube Nuroad C:62 SLT from 2023 equipped with Newmen SL X.R. 25 carbon wheelset and SRAM Force AXS drivetrain and brakes. Chainring changed from 40T to 36T. Saddle and seatpost from Cube exchanged with Ergon SMC and Ergon CF Allroad Pro Carbon. I added also an aerobar for the long distance rides.

Key items of kit: For the border bash I start with the Cyclite saddlebag, framebag and aerobag. The saddlebag is used for the sleeping system (Exped Synmat, Mountain Equipment Helium 600 and a small groundsheet), one down jacket and an additional cycling short and underwear. In the aerobag there is place for my rain equipment (Gore) and some additional warmers for cycling. The small frame bag is used for the Powerbank and USB cables, air pump, first-aid-kit and the sanitary bag. Tools and spare parts are in one of the bottle cages. The two pouch bags are used for food storage during the ride.

Adrian Hempel

Name: Adrian Hempel

Age: 34

Cap number: 35

Location: Jena

Bike: Ribble CGRti

SRAM etap

Key items of kit: Ortlieb Seatpack Ortlieb Toptube Ortlieb Handlebarpack Relevate-Designs Magtank Brooks Pouch Kronkorken <3

Ren Walkenhorst

Name: Ren Walkenhorst

Age: 31

Cap number: 74

Location: Oregon, USA

Bike: Allied Cycle Works ABLE.

Key items of kit: Lots of awesome bits that came together nicely on this rig but here are a few highlights… • Tailfin Aero Pack and Top Tube Bags. I can’t expresses how awesome these bags work. • Schwalbe G-One R 700x45c Great all around gravel tire for the mix of tarmac, gravel, and muddy single track. • Garmin bike computer and inReach Mini tracker. I would literally have been lost without it. • Fenix Lights Bright and easy to use • S-Works Power Mirror Saddle The most comfortable saddle I’ve used.

Kilian Simbeck

Name: Kilian Simbeck

Age: 50

Cap number: 24

Location: Berlin, Germany

Bike: Cube Nature ATB (Frame from Schlierseer-Bikeparts), Specialized Chisel Carbon Fork, Shimano XT 3x10 drivetrain harvested from old MTB, DT Swiss Wheelset, Continental RaceKing Protection. Lowcost built.

Key items of kit: Some lowcost kit items: Frontroll from waterproof rolltop bag, straps from hardware store, decathlon feeder bags, pro frame bag, Axa Blueline front lights with soldered on USB-Plug for operation with power bank. Ortlieb Saddle Bag.