Bikes of Race Around Rwanda

Bikes of Race Around Rwanda

22 February, 2022

A race through the Land of a Thousand Hills demands a light and minimalist set up that will hold up against the weather curve balls the riders could face, with some unpaved roads thrown in to shake up the riding.

Geoffrey Kiprotich Langat

Name: Geoffrey Kiprotich Langat

Age: 33

Location: Iten, Kenya

Bike: Factor gravel bike with SRAM eTap AXS groupset, Wahoo ELEMNT Roam and Wahoo Bolt, integrated Black Inc handlebar, BBB saddle bag, PEdALED frame bag, BBB pedals, Black Inc tubeless gravel rims, Goodyear tires and a Fizik gravel designed saddle.

Key items of kit: Team Amani kit and POC helmet.

India Landy

Name: India Landy

Cap number: 37

Location: London, UK

Bike: Fairlight Secan, Hunt wheels with Panaracer Gravel King tyres.

Key items of kit: Bikepacks are Restrap custom and I may add another pack tomorrow morning...

Vincent Szusta

Name: Vincent Szusta

Age: 43

Location: Lille, France / Rwanda

Bike: Salsa Cutthroat 2018 size L, SRAM rival Gear with Hope E4 break, Redshift stem with shock absorber, DT Swiss 1501 wheels, René Herse tyres Oracle Ridge 700x48mm and an Infinity saddle.

Key items of kit: Salsa frame bag, Revelate Designs Terrapin 8L saddle bag, bottles x 2 on fork , Sinewave Beacon front light with powerbank charged by Deluxe son hub on front wheel, bush and Muller micro rear light. This is a very comfy set up :)

Dominik Bokstaller

Name: Dominik Bokstaller

Age: 39

Location: Switzerland

Bike: Tour de Suisse "Gravel" - #incakewetrust edition

  • Sram Force XPLR (10-44T)
  • Ingrid Crankset (42T) / C-Bear Bottom-Bracket
  • HUNT Limitless Wheelset - Schwalbe G-One R 45mm tyres
  • BEAST Components Gravelbar, stem & seatpost
  • Saddle SQlab 612 Ergowave

Key items of kit: - Ortlieb saddlebag & Framebag

  • Foodpouch full of swiss "Appenzeller-Biberli"
  • reflective Safety-Cake

Rich Rothwell

Name: Rich Rothwell

Age: 51

Location: Morpeth, England

Bike: I'll be riding my Lauf Tru Grit with Hunt Carbon All Road wheels and WTB Byways in 44m. Groupset is SRAM Rival with a Shimano XT 11/40 cassette and a 38t Hope chainring. Rear mech has been upgraded with Mt Zoom alloy / ceramic jockey wheels that shift super smooth. Mt Zoom bolts also securely hold my King Ti cages. Saddle is a cheap and cheerful Bontrager Montrose... but it's very comfortable!

Key items of kit: Bags from Spoked UK; custom frame bag, bolt on top tube bag, and bar bag. I'll be using an Exposure Lights Six Pack and a Blaze on the rear. Sleep system will be the clothes I'm wearing. No lucky items but hopefully a series of decent decisions.

Simon Geiser

Name: Simon Geiser

Age: 27

Location: Bern, Switzerland

Bike: Arc8 Eero

  • Shimano GRX 800 Di2 (40T)
  • Garbaruk Derailleur Cage & Casette (10-50T)
  • DISCO Wheelset - Continental Terra Speed 40mm
  • Fizik Arione R1 Saddle
  • Profile Design Supersonic Ergo 35c Aerobar

Key items of kit: - PACKS Custom Aerobar Bag

  • PACKS Custom Frame Bag
  • Apidura Racing Top Tube Bag
  • Apidura Racing Saddle Pack (5l)
  • Exposure Race MK15 Front Light
  • Exposure Joystick MK15 Helmet Light
  • Knog Blinder Mob V Mr. Chips Rear Light

Boru McCullagh

Name: Boru McCullagh

Age: 23

Cap number: 09

Location: London, UK

Bike: Canyon Grail CF SL

Key items of kit: Hunt Wheels, Wahoo, Apidura frame bag, Wizard Works bag, Exposure lights, Shimano GRX 810

Bruno Devinck

Name: Bruno Devinck

Age: 47

Cap number: 36

Location: Kigali, Rwanda

Bike: Fara R Gravel

Key items of kit: Miss Grape Bags

Justinas Leveika

Name: Justinas Leveika

Age: 32

Cap number: 27

Location: Lithuanian living in Norway

Bike: Trek Checkpoint SL7

Key items of kit: I will be trying propper saddle bag for the first time, been using dry bag until now. But as it's a 40% gravel race with big chances of rain, I need my kit and bags to stay in place and preferably dry too 😊

Frédéric Morhain

Name: Frédéric Morhain

Age: 29

Cap number: 17

Location: France

Bike: Genesis Croix de Fer 30 2018 and tyres are Continental Terra Trail 40mm.

Key items of kit: Mosquito repellent, because they love me more than I love them. My Opinel pocket knife that makes me feel like a Junior Woodchuck.

Josh Ibbett

Name: Josh Ibbett

Age: 34

Cap number: 25

Location: Cambridge, UK

Bike: Mason Bokeh, Lauf fork. I've got snazzy Hunt wheels, fancy custom Tailfin packs and Shimano GRX.

Key items of kit: Tyres are Rene Herse 44mm Snoqualmie Pass.