Bikes of HOPE 1000 2022

Bikes of HOPE 1000 2022

11 June, 2022

Willi Felix (Race Organiser)

Name: Willi Felix

Age: 61

Location: Bettwiesen, Switzerland

Bike: HOPE HB130 FS with Hope Brakes, Hope BB, Hope Cranks, Hope Rearhub, SP Dynamo-Hub, SRAM 1 x 12 Drivetrain, TUFO Tubular Tyres XC5, Joes no Flat Sealant, FOX Suspension.

Key items of kit: AcePac Bags, Sinewave Charger and Light, Navad GPS Device.

Michael Braun

Name: Michael Braun

Age: 38

Location: Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Bike: MDE Slider Al, SLX/Xtr 1x12 drivetrain, Mavic XC1025 Rims/DT Swiss 350 Hubs/Schwalbe Racing Ralph, Ray, Formular Cura Brakes, Rock Shox Reba Rl,.....

Key items of kit: Bags: DIY Handelbar and Seatbag, Restrap Framebag, Acepac Feedbag. Sleepkit: DIY Primaloft quilt and foam mattress. Light: Lupine Piko and Silva Explore. Clothing: Dynafit Alpine 2.5l Jacket, Vaude Drop shorts, Maloja longsleeve, Scott Insuloft Superlight. Navigation: Garmin eTrex.

Gary Sarwin

Name: Gary Sarwin

Age: 25

Location: Zurich, Switzerland

Bike: Cannondale Scalpel

Key items of kit: A custom self-sewn bag from an old broken jacket that Patagonia kindly provided for the race!

Rayan Midouche

Name: Rayan Midouche

Age: 25

Location: Nancy (54), France

Bike: Bike 11.6kg / Sauvage Laforet (Titanium frame, French brand but build in Taiwan), Fox34 120mm FIT4, Rim25mm DT Swiss M1700 with Tubless tires Hutchinson Kraken 2.30 front and Skeleton Hardskin 2.15 rear. Brake formula Cura, rotor 180/180 and Galfer E-bike pads. Drivetain 30t oval absoluteblack / sunrace11-50 (11s). ISSi triple pedals. Saddle SQlab612active. Flat Bar 8bar bikepacking (740mm 15°backsweep) with a Loop (alu, 520g... is drawback, yes). ESI Xtra chunky + Spirgrips

Key items of kit: Frame bag Xpac byKasybag (UK handmade): P3RS, pot, alcohol, dryfood, snack, tools, 3 cables (typeC/micro, micro, C-C), 3 slots charger (QC3.0 and PD), paper maps, firstaidkit, flask 600mL with a KATADYN befree. Toptube Kasybag: powerbank QTShine 27KmAh, cash, PQ, pomade... DownTube 1 bottle 950mL with 1 TPU Straps buckle alu. (like VOILE) MYOG rear harnest with a 7L restrap race bag: night clothes, xtra warm and rain stuff. Front Topeak harnest with a 8L STS dry bag: STS Ultralight Insulated Air Sleeping Mat, bivy SOL escape, footprint/rescue blanket, primaloft jacket). At the top shandow for extra caring (food for sure...) On the flatbar: -Phone POCOX3 (fix with Zefal Zbike). fast one hand access for pictures or mapping with bigger screen and better map background than Garmin device. -Garmin530 (eco mode, with .gpx of the event inside, for sure) -Spot gen3 tracker 1 fidlock 590mL (X adaptator decathlon (ref8385631) put on the stem. -1 foodpoutch alixpress (snacks) Light on the Helmet : Stoots Kiska 2 (+1 xtra batteries). Rear on the bike "OXFORD Ultratorch Slimline R50 " (15e) 45H max autonomy. One backup "D4 CLIP500" for bivouac (30lum withe or red blinker) Stuff 6.500kg (without water (500-2L) and food (300g->2kg)). Max weight 22kg. Last one item: A cinelli cap with smiley and heart. // Good ride to everyone. Peace.

Frank Seidel

Name: Frank Seidel

Age: 55

Location: Bonn

Bike: Salsa Fargo

Andrew Turner

Name: Andrew Turner

Age: 55

Location: Bishop's Stortford, UK

Bike: Curve GXR, custom built with sliding dropout to run singlespeed. Wolftooth 30T chainring paired to 18T cog. SRAM hydraulic brakes, and my favourite saddle: the Selle Anatomica X2. Maxxis Ikon tyres. SON dynamo powering kLite lights and battery charger.

Key items of kit: Tailfin aeropack with small panniers. Oveja Negra frame bag, and Apidura handlebar bag and accessory pocket.

Pete James

Name: Pete James

Age: 55

Location: Toulouse, France

Bike: Cube Access SL

Key items of kit: Inov8 waterproof, PHD sleeping bag, Superstar wheels with Stans rims. Decathlon frame bags and Salomon backpack.

Andy Styger

Name: Andy Styger

Age: 39

Location: Steinen, Germany

Bike: Orbea OIZ Jg 2020

Key items of kit: Pro Discover saddleback 9L, Revelate Designs Gastank 1.3L, Revelate Designs Feedbag and Revelate Designs downtube pack.

Tobias Loeffel

Name: Tobias Loeffel

Age: 37

Location: Zurich, Switzerland

Bike: Santa Cruz Chameleon 2022. Front: Maxxis Dissector 29x2.4, Back: Maxxis Rekon 29x2.4. 1x12 SRAM GX Eagle 32T front and 10/50T back

Key items of kit: All packs are Apidura: Racing Saddle Pack (7L), Racing Long Top Tube Pack (2L) and 2 Backcountry Food Pouches (1.2L). Wahoo Elemnt Bolt for navigation and iPhone with QuadLock Mount as backup. Anker power bank 20000mAh. Light sleeping system with an Origin Outdoors ultralite bivy and a silk sleeping bag.

Laurent Reuche

Name: Laurent Reuche

Age: 47

Location: Les Brenets, Switzerland

Bike: Cannondale FSI 2014, Shimano XT/XTR with Mavic Crossmax wheels, Vittoria Barzo front tyre and Mezcal rear. Fork is a Lefty.

Key items of kit: Frame bag: Apidura 4L + 1L. Handlebar bag: Ortlieb 15L + 3.5L. Light: Bontrager Ion Pro RT + Flare RT. Sleep bag: Therm-a-Rest Hyperion. Sleeping mat: Exped.

Sven Ghyselinck

Name: Sven Ghyselinck

Age: 52

Location: Belgium

Bike: Specialized S-Works Epic 2021, SRAM components and Roval wheels.

Key items of kit: Shirt: Decca custom-Made. Bib: IMP sports custom-Made. Special coatings on shirts from Devan Chemicals ( moov&cool (tested at Olympics in Tokyo for thermoregulation/cooling) and Bi-Ome NTL (natural antimicrobial for odour control).

Pablo Wünsch Blanco

Name: Pablo Wünsch Blanco

Age: 52

Location: Basel, Swizterland

Bike: Frame: ARC8 Evolve hardtail (XL) finished in purple-blue chameleon. Fork: Fox 32 Stepcast 100mm. Wheelset: DT Swiss XRC 1501. Tyres: Continentental Race King Protection 2.20. Handelbar: ARC8 / Fasserwerk ROCKSTOCK. Grips: Ergon GA3. Innenbarends: SQ Lab 411R. Seatpost: NewMen. Saddle: Selle San Marco Aspide Supercomfort Wide. Groupset: Shimano XT x12 32/51 (most likely 30 for HOPE 1000).

Key items of kit: Some of the kit is new, but some items have been with me for a long time, we have done plenty of absurd two wheel adventures together and they are absolute indispensable: Among them the Selle San Marco Aspide Supercomfort saddles, my trusty Garmin eTrex 20, a beat up Decathlon down jacket, a film-canister filled with Sudocream, that 2017 Restrap saddle harness, my photo camera and of course a luxurious titanium Spork.

Michael Rollason

Name: Michael Rollason

Age: 26

Location: Bristol, UK

Bike: Scott Scale 960 2015. 2x, 11-36T

Key items of kit: Alpkit Exorail with an old Alpkit Koala seatpack which I've found super secure. Apidura Race bags, and I've strapped my front drybag to some old bar-ends for easy access, definitely wont fall off. Might still decide on some aero bars. Not tubeless because wheels are expensive. Tan walls because tan walls. I will probably use my Osprey Seral bumbag for layer stashing. Using a bivvy unless really cold.

Markus Hager

Name: Markus Hager

Age: 53

Cap number: 608

Location: Oberammergau, Germany

Bike: "Scrane" bike: Own Brand from one of the best bike fitters in Germany (Juergen Schulz). Drivetrain is SRAM 1x12. Tyres are Wolfpack speed 2.4 front/ Wolfpack race 2.25 rear.

Key items of kit: Bags: SKS Germany / Zefal. Sunny Leaf 5W solarpanel in top of the front bag. Special ceramic grease from "".

Nick Van Berckelaer

Name: Nick Van Berckelaer

Age: 32

Location: Zürich (Switzerland)

Bike: I'll be racing a titanium 2009 Bulls Tirone. It runs on 26" wheels with Tune hubs, Continental Race King 2.2", 9x3 speed XT and a Rockshox 100mm suspension fork. The cockpit is built up with a carbon handlebar, Ergon cork grips and SQLab Innerbarends that give me extra hand positions with some aero benefits.

Key items of kit: I'm using a mix of bags with plenty of room to store food that I will subsequently not eat because I feel like having pizza :) As for sleeping I'm bringing a light Decathlon pad and sleeping bag. Lastly, I'm counting on my Wahoo Bolt for navigation, a range of podcasts and playlists to get me over the long climbs and a large battery pack to keep it all powered.

Pius Gloor

Name: Pius Gloor

Age: 57

Location: Steinhuserberg / Switzerland

Bike: I will ride on a Litespeed Unicoi Titanium Fully (2021) with Rockshox SID 100mm fork. The Unicoi’s proprietary Uni-Strut dual spring construction delivers 45mm of rear travel. Just enough suspension to keep the rear tire firmly on the ground—and me in total control. Thanks to the Unicoi's frame design, I could mount a Revelate 6 l frame bag.

For this year I mounted a DT SWISS D232 Dropper Seatpost, this mechanical, Upside Down modell allows the rear seat bag to be mounted and gives control for the downhills therefore.

The Spirgrips Innerbarends give extra comfort on the long, steep climps.

Shifting is done with SRAM GX Eagle Group with 10-52 cassette and XO Crankset with 30T Chainring. 29" wheels from my local Bikeshop Tandem Schweiz with DT SWISS XR391 (25mm) and Pirelli Scorpion XC RC 2.2" tires ideal for long gravel roads and dryer conditions (guessing it will be hot, with the occasional thunderstorm).

Key items of kit: I use a mix of Revelate Designs and Ortlieb bag combo. There’s a Revelate Ranger 6L frame bag, two Mountain Feedbag on the handlebar and one Mag Tank on the top tube. The saddle bag is a 11L Ortlieb Seat Pack and I have a 9L Ortlieb Handlebar Pack on front.

Electronics and Navigation: I'll have one 10'000 mAh Powerbank for the "oh sh*t" moments. For navigation, I'll be using the long lasting (48 hours) Lezyne Mega XL GPS, (OsmAnd on my phone as backup).

Sleep System: MSR e-Bivy, Sea to Summit Ultra Light sleeping mat and I sleep in down pants and jacket.

But the key item I have with me, is the GoPro 10 camera.

Christoph Schuetz

Name: Christoph Schuetz

Age: 38

Location: Solothurn, Switzerland

Bike: Canyon Exceed CF SL 8.0 Race Team. Maxxis IKON tyres. Garmin Rally Pedals.

Key items of kit: Ortlieb bags, Revelate Designs frame bag, Sigma Buster 2000 and Exposure Light Headlamp HT1000.

Christian Reber

Name: Christian Reber

Age: 38

Location: Solothurn, Switzerland

Bike: Trek 1120. Custom build around a stock 1120 frame, equipped with Shimano XT drivetrain, Magura trail brakes, hand built wheels with a dynamo hub from SP on Schwalbe Wicked Will 2.4 tires. A Sinewave Cycles Beacon charges a Goalzero Venture 35.

Key items of kit: The sleeping system contents a SeaToSummit Spark sleepingbag, EXPED mat and a bivy from Ortofox.

Luca Bernasconi

Name: Luca Bernasconi

Age: 29

Location: Windisch, Switzerland

Bike: For my first HOPE 1000 I‘m riding a brand new Bombtrack EXT-C with less than 20km on the clock. My old Bombtrack had a crack close to the BB, so I got a brand new frame on warranty just 4 days before the start. For a drivetrain I‘m riding the SRAM AXS Rival levers paired with a SRAM GX Eagle AXS derailleur and a 10-50t cassette. Down to another warranty problem it‘s also brand new. The drivetrain is completed with a Ingrid crank and a 40t Chainring. I‘m riding a Hunt 42 Limitless wheelset with WTB Venture 50mm tubeless tires.

Key items of kit: Attached to the handelbar I have a Mori Mono bag filled with some small parts like tire patches, chainlink, breakpads and so on. In my Rapha framebag i have spare tubes, food and a powerbank. My saddlebag is also from Rapha and it‘s where I’m keeping my rainjacket, leg warmers and co. I have two Wahoo Element Roam for the navigation, mine and one from my little brother as a backup. At night I have a Black Diamond Icon 700 headlamp for the uphills and a Lezyne Multi Drive 1000 for the downhills.

Guy Bowden

Name: Guy Bowden

Age: 43

Location: Morzine, France

Bike: Norco Optic C1

Key items of kit: Rockbros bar bag containing millet sleeping bag, Nemo pad, Outdoor Research Helium bivvy. Oveja negra seatpack with spare clothes. Alpkit top tube bag for snacks. Revelate designs down tube bag for first aid kit, battery etc. Wolftooth tool bag for tools and spares. Camelbak chase 8 pack for more water and bits.

Juan Angel Cardenas

Name: Juan Angel Cardenas

Age: 34

Location: From Villavicencio, Colombia.

Bike: Specialized Epic frame, groupset Shimano SLX- Cassette 11-52, chainring 32T, pedals Shimano XTR, fork RockShox REBA100mm, tyres Maxxis Aspen 29x2,25, saddle Ergon SR men Pro, Grips Ergon GA3, seatpost Specialized Alu, stem Specialized 70mm -3 degrees, handlebar Specialized 740mm 10mm rise.

Key items of kit: Camping gear. My ultra lightweight Ukrainian hammock is my lucky and lovely item. Emergercy bivy and a Sea to Summit Spark Sp2 sleeping bag.

Bags: indestructible Ortlieb saddle bag with a lot bocadillos inside! Apidura handlebar and a sweet top tube bag from Specialized/Fjällräven.

Marcin Faryna

Name: Marcin Faryna

Age: 35

Location: Fallanden, Switzerland

Bike: Bike base: Giant XTC Advanced+ 1 2018. Crankset: Rotor 2InPower + Q-ring 32t. Dropper: Kind Shock E 30i Integra. Tyres: Schwalbe Rocket Ron 27.5+/3.0 (front), Schwalbe Rocket Ron 27.5+/2.6 (back).

Key items of kit: Bike computer: Hammerhead Karoo 2. TopPeak BackLoader Saddle bag - 10L. TopPeak DP Mount (to mount the BackLoader to the dropper post). Giant Scout Bikepacking Handlebar Bag - 7L. Canyon LOAD Top Tube Bag - 0.4L.

Tanja Baumann

Name: Tanja Baumann

Age: 28

Location: Zurich, Switzerland

Bike: Superior Modo Team XF29, 100mm suspension (front and rear), Shimano XTR groupset retrofitted with dropper post (RockShox reverb).

Key items of kit: Apidura Handlebar Bag, Apidura Foodpouch (2x) and Apidura Toptube bag.

Michael Benci

Name: Michael Benci

Age: 35

Location: St. Gallen, Switzerland

Bike: Specialized Epic Evo 2021

Key items of kit: Bits and bobs