Bikes of Kromvojoj 2023

Bikes of Kromvojoj 2023

10 May, 2023

Take a look at riders' packing lists for this 1,400km route through Catalunya and into the Spanish Pyrenees. Self-described as an antidote to modern life, see how each rider interprets this for their own journey and equips themselves accordingly.

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Stephen Rew

Name: Stephen Rew

Age: 66

Location: France

Bike: Specialized Roubaix

Key items of kit: Tailfin and aerobars

Ricardo De Miguel lostao

Name: Ricardo De Miguel lostao

Age: 42

Location: Zaragoza, Spain

Bike: MMR Grip 2021 with Shimano GRX 40t chainring and cassette 11-42t. Hutchinson Override 700x38.

Key items of kit: As I am a person who likes to be warm I'll carry a Goretex Rapha jacket, and a down jacket for the cold nights in the Pyrenees. In May the weather in the mountains is unpredictable! This is my first bikepacking route with disc brakes not to suffer in the downhills. We'll see how it works.

Alex Lorenzo

Name: Alex Lorenzo

Age: 34

Location: Vinaixa, Catalunya

Bike: Bianchi Oltre XR3

Key items of kit: Knife, fork, spoon, air pods, my goddaughter's teddy bear, gps, sunglasses, rain gear, bivi bag, etc. repair tools, cable ties, american tape etc.

Jaume Vila Sibila

Name: Jaume Vila Sibila

Age: 57

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Bike: Specialized, Diverge, Rodes Mavic, Grup transmisió SRAM Apex 1 x 11,

Key items of kit: Llum davantera, Brooks 100 lumens, llum darrera Bontrager, Garmin 1030 Plus, Bossa darrera Ortlieb QR, Bossa quadre Apidura, Bossa devantera Brooks, Sac de dormir i matalàs Sea to summit.

Christopher Jackson

Name: Christopher Jackson

Age: 37

Location: UK

Bike: Pinarello Paris

Key items of kit: Haribo

JuanMa Pérez Álvarez

Name: JuanMa Pérez Álvarez

Age: 46

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Bike: Canyon Endurace CF SL 8 Shimano Di2 12-speed, 11-34T x 52/36t. DT Swiss Endurance LN wheels and Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons 30mm tires.

Key items of kit: Restrap bags. Front lights: Ravemen FR160 + DPV 1000 lumens and rear light: Vairok VK-Q5.

Aida de Heras

Name: Aida de Heras

Age: 35

Location: Bristol, UK

Bike: Canyon Endurace CF SL 8 Ultegra Disc. GoodYear Vector tyres.

Key items of kit: Apidura top tube race bag, Alpkit Big Papa saddle bag, Knog Blinder rear light, CatEye volt 700 front light, Selle SMP pro saddle, Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt v2 and LizardSkins bar tape.

Valentin Robe

Name: Valentin Robe

Age: 31

Location: Toulouse, France

Bike: My trustworthy 2-11 cyles MR4, steel frame with Zipp carbon wheels mounted with René Herse Bon Jon Pass extralight in 35mm for full confort and speed. Zipp aero bars to relax on flat roads.

Key items of kit: Custom made Whathappenedoutdoors half-framebag, top tube bag, food pouch. Agu saddle bag to store sleeping items.

Victoria Andrés

Name: Victoria Andrés

Age: 41

Location: Valencia, Spain

Bike: Specialized Tarmac SL5 with Shimano Ultegra and Fulcrum Racing Zero wheels.

Key items of kit: GES Anboto front bag, Blackburn Outpost Frame bag, Columbus saddle bag, Bontrager front and rear lights, Ferrino light sleeping bag and Sea to Summit ultralight mat. My lucky item are my gloves.

Martynas Simkus

Name: Martynas Simkus

Age: 34

Location: Klaipėda, Lithuania

Bike: Canyon Aeroad SLX SRAM AXS 48/35 x 10-36 and DT Swiss 1400 wheels.

Key items of kit: Garmin 1030+ & Radar, Ortlieb bags and 2x Canyon 800 front lights.

Mia Guardiet

Name: Mia Guardiet

Age: 49

Location: Vilafranca del Penedes, Spain

Bike: Specialized Roubaix

Key items of kit: ruedas a la carta frasen con cubietra tubeless Vittoria Corsa 30mm con muse, platos ovalados absoluteBLACK sub-compact 46/30, bolsas Topeak y Specialized Burra Burra, pedales con potenciometro favero assioma duo.

Pep Cabanes

Name: Pep Cabanes

Age: 50

Location: Les Masies de Voltregà, Spain

Bike: BMC Team Machine SLR, Wheels DT Swiss ER1400 Dicut, Tires Continental GrandPrix 4 Seasons 28mm, Groupset Shimano Ultegra 11s 52-38/11-32.

Key items of kit: Front light Supernova Airstrem 2 light rearAirstrem Tail Light 2, front pack Ortlieb 7l, rear pack Apidura expedition 9l, frame pack Apidura racing long top tub 2L.

Bruno Wicht

Name: Bruno Wicht

Age: 26

Location: Switzerland

Bike: Custom steel bike designed by Ricca cycles in Lausanne. Hunt carbon wheels with dynamo in the front wheel. Shimano Ultegra Di2 12 speed, 34/50 in front and 11-34t in the back.

Key items of kit: I will have a Zefal saddle bag of 16L and a Topeak front bag of 5L (not in the picture). Moreover I will use Assioma duo pedals to keep track of my power. A Son front light and Sinewave box for charging my electronic stuff. Garmin Edge 830.

Nahu Pas

Name: Nahu Pas

Age: 38

Location: Ariège Pyrenees, France

Bike: Factor LS

Key items of kit: Roue avant dynamo MaKadamm gravax 31 made in Toulouse. Groupe Campagnolo Ekar.