Bikes of Gravel del Fuego 2024

Bikes of Gravel del Fuego 2024

13 April, 2024

Riders at Gravel del Fuego are packing for the southernmost bikepacking race where no race has ever gone before. Packing enough for a relatively fast race with extremely limited resupply will be an art. This 1,000km route on a mix of good gravel and asphalt

Riders have been allowed drop bags at the CP5 which for most simply includes food and inner tubes. Resupply is few and far between but riders are well aware of this. Additionally, there are no bike shops en route so a bag drop will also allow for some mid-race bike maintenance. The route shouldn’t be too hard on the bikes, providing it’s dry.

Follow along with our commentary from our Contributing Editor, Beccy Waters, as she reports from the last control point.

Biel Rechach

Age: 47

Location: Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Bike: Canyon Grail CF SL7 with Shimano GRX. DT Swiss wheels and

Key items of kit: HED accessories

Rodrigo Carazo

Age: 46

Location: Costa Rica

Bike: 3T Enduro Ultra Crankbrothers Edition, 3T Torno Crankset and SRAM Mullet Transmission. Redshift Shockstop Pro Suspension Stem. Look Carbon Ti Pedals. Vittoria Barzo Tires. Crank Brothers Synthesis Carbon Wheelset.

Key items of kit: Apidura Expedition bags.

Andrés Molina

Age: 42

Location: Chile

Bike: Scott Addict Gravel 20, Shimano GRX 810 Groupset, Hunt Superdura Dynamo Disc Wheelset, Goodyear Connector Ultimate 700x40c tyres.

Key items of kit: Apidura Expedition & Backcountry Series, Revo Dynamo & RedEyeMK2 Exposure Light. 3 x Camelbak bottles.

Andres Arias

Age: 38

Cap number: 27

Location: Santiago, Chile

Bike: Ibis Hakka, SRAM rival AXS GX, 42T 10-52t, tires Challenge Gravel Grinder 42c on Fulcrum wheels.

Key items of kit: Halawa seatbag, toptube and frame Bag.

Diego Tremque

Age: 36

Cap number: 44

Location: Chile

Bike: Delihea gravel with custom paint job (I did it)

Key items of kit: Handmade bags from Choike bags in Chile.

Gabriel Bahamonde

Age: 34

Cap number: 039

Location: Punta Arenas

Bike: Giant Revolt Advanced 3

Francisca Aqueveque

Age: 36

Cap number: 8

Location: Puerto Natales

Bike: Scott Speedster 40 Gravel

Key items of kit: Seatbag Rinowalk, Frontbag Plasmo, Top tube Plasmo. Hostal sleep system. White light street a luca y a mil. Red light Bontrager.

Valentina Cerda

Age: 31

Cap number: 7

Location: Santiago, Chile

Bike: Liv Devote 1 Azul con negro

Key items of kit: Seat bag Rhinowalk, top tube Plasmo, frontbag Ayün, caramagiola, luz delantera bontracker, luz trasera bontracker.


Age: 34

Cap number: 19

Location: Chile

Bike: Marineitor 3000

Key items of kit: Choike bags y MSR