Bikes of Race Through Poland 2021
22 September, 2021
Name: Jair Hoogland
Age: 37 years old
Location: Utrecht, the Netherlands
Cap number: 32
Bike: I'm riding my 2018 Canyon Ultimate CF SL Disc 8.0. It has a Di2 groupset with a 36/52 chainring and 11/32 cassette, 11 speed. DT Swiss wheels and H36 cockpit. I ride without aerobars.
Key items of kit: I've 4 bikepacking bags attached to my bike. First of all a Cyclite Saddle Bag mainly for clothes. An Ortlieb Frame Bag for stuff like tools and electronics, extra space I've left here I stuff up with food. Than a Cyclite Top Tub Bag for more food and an Revelate Mountain Feedbag for even more food. Other than that two liter bidon, one for water, one for sport drinks. I'm not using a bivy but I go to hotels.
Roman Jagodziński's Colnago CLX
Name: Roman Jagodziński
Locations: Kraków, Poland
Cap number: 33
Bike: Colnago CLX Road bike with Campagnolo Record/Chorus 11s groupset Fulcrum Wind 40mm wheels and Deda parabolica TTbars.
Key items of kit: Apidura bags full of food and little spares :) Plus sleeping bag from AuraPoland, Therm-a-Rest mattress and NRC foil combined with few warm clothes inside seat tube bag. Garmin Edge 830 navigation combined with external garmin battery. Small multitool and additional power bank for lights - Knog Pwr and phone. Bike and bags are about 11,5kgs.
Mariusz Cukierski's Cipollini Bond
Name: Mariusz Cukierski
Location: Kraków, Poland
Cap number: 27
Bike: Cipollini Bond equipped in Campagnolo Record EPS groupset and Campagnolo Bora One Tubular. I decided to use tubulars, because it protects me from snakebite puncture, this is more in case of a puncture, it is possible to repair faster than a tubed tyre. In the rear derailleur I use Ceramicspeed Speed oversized pulley wheels, which allow me to use 34 teeth cassettes.
For the crankset, I changed the round chainring to Osymetric 50/34 teeth. These oval chainrings help me on the uphills. The chain is lubricated by AbsoluteBlack Graphen Lube. This lube allows me to ride more than 1200 km without extra lubrication during the race, regardless of the weather conditions.
The Aero Extension is Vision Methron 4D Flat M.A.S
Key items of kit: Apidura bags. The seat bag holds a set of full waterproofs and warm clothes. The top tube bag carries extra food, backup light and power bank.
Arno Burgi's Focus Isalco
Name: Arno Burgi
Location: Dresden, Saxony, Germany
Bike: Focus Isalco Max 1.0 - SRAM Red with a P2M Powermeter 52/33 - 11-32, Giant Carbon wheels with 28 Conti GP5000, Newman Seatpost and stem, Tune handlebar and bottle cages, Trek Aelos saddle, Profile aerobar, Shimano XTR pedals.
Key items of kit: I´m using a Tailfin Carbon AeroPack and a Apidura Racing Top Tube 2 L, also a Ortlieb seaddle bag for my spare parts. A Lupine Piko front light and a Rotlicht back light. Power comes from two Lupine powerbanks. To navigation a Wahoo Element Roam and for the drinks two one liter Elite Fly bottles.
I´m wearing a Assos Mille Bip short, a La Passione Adventure cargo jersey and socks, For cold weather a Vaude downjacket and soft shell gloves from The Heat Company.
If it´s raining I´m using a GORE Shake-dry Jacket and Vaude fluid pants II with Endura overshoes. My bedroom is a Mountain Equipment Helium Solo Sleeping bag, a Bihadora sleeping mad and a emergency Bivvy. For longer distances I´m using a Fly Creek HV UL1 tent.
Jesko von Werthern's Specialized Roubaix
Name: Jesko von Werthern
Cap number: 79
Location: oringinally Germany, now located in the Netherlands
Bike: I'm riding my trusty Specialized Roubaix that carried me across Europe on TCRn07. 32mm Continental GP 5000 on DTSwiss R470 rims for the rough roads. 50/34 chainrings with 11-34t cassette for the steep climbs. SON dynamo hub powering B+M Lumotec lights for the long nights. 3T aerobars with 30mm spacers for the numb hands.
Key items of kit: Sea to Summit Spark 1 sleeping bag. Velocio bib, socks and jersey. Gore baselayer and rain jacket. Shimano MTB shoes. Apidura bags. All the snacks.
Anna Małecka's Canyon Endurance
Name: Anna Małecka
Location: Wrocław, Poland
Cap number: 54
Bike: Canyon Endurace WMN CF, just kinda road+ road bike with Ultegra 11s speed (50/34 crankset, cassette 11-34) and Vittoria 30mm tires on Reynolds wheels.
Key items of kit: I'm riding with 3 bags - Apidura Expedition saddlepack 9l, Batu Bicycle Bags: handlebar bag ~2,5l + feed bag ~1,2l. Clothes are just standard short summer set up (cause we gonna have some sun!) with autumn accessories as arm/leg warmers, buff, gillet and light wind jacket. I'm carrying an emergency rain set as well: Rapha rain jacket, Endura overshoes and gloves. For emergency sleep/night stop I have a NRC rescue bag, I'm not taking a sleeping bag, because more likely I'll use hotels and motels. Rest of equipment is just a standard repair kit, lights (KNOG, Mactronic and Petzl), cables, minimalistic set of toiletries, small towel, food and of course 2x0,7l bottles. To navigate I'll use Wahoo Bolt, which hopefully won't let me get lost.
Tomek Rozmiarek's Canyon Ultimate
Name: Tomek Rozmiarek
Location: Poland, Poznań
Cap number: 6
Bike: Canyon Ultimate CF. SON Delux dynamo hub, Busch & Muller Lumotec lamp.
Key items of kit: Bags are Topeak backloader are Topeak Fuel Tank. Garmin Edge 820, tools, food, two 1l bottles, warmers and jacket.
Rafal Wanat's Trek Domane
Name: Rafal Wanat
Locations: Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland
Cap number: 80
Bike: Trek Domane SL 2021 with 50/30 and 32-11 Shimano Ultegra Di2 Groupset, Bontrager Aeolus Pro 3V wheels and Profile Design TT bars.
Key items of kit: All the stuff I need I carry in an Apidura Race Series saddle bag and Top Tube Large bag. The most important things in my equipment are the Convoy S12 + front flashlight, the Garmin Edge 830 bike computer and 1L water bottles from Zefal. All, bike and bags are about 11,5kgs.
Karol Kamyczek's Cannondale Topstone
Name: Karol Kamyczek
Location: Poznan, Poland
Cap number: 39
Bike: Cannondale Topstone frameset, GRX/105 Shimano groupset, 46-30 crank / 11-42 cassette, Hydraulic shimano 105 brakes, Dandy Horse wheels, Panaracer 38mm slick tubeless tyres, Profile Design 50a aerobars.
Key items of kit: Son Dynamo paired with a Sinewave Cycles and a Busch&Muller light, 2l water bladder, 2 small food pouches, 2 Apidura Expedition bags: saddle bag packed with clothes, and a framebag full of snacks and painkillers :)
Thomas Chateau's Fairlight Secan
Name: Thomas Chateau
Age: 45 years
Location: Le Mans / Paris (France)
Cap Number: 22
Bike: My bike is a FAIRLIGHT Secan 2 : for 7 years, inspired by the French rider Patrick Miette (TCR & SRMN veteran), I've been riding a black GENESIS Croix de Fer. After 50,000km, I wanted to experience something new. I was however embarrassed as my valiant and loyal "CdF" led me twice till Meteora through Europe, climbed some volcanoes in Italy, explored All Points North in England. I couldn't just turn the page, so I chose his "brother", also designed by Dom Thomas since he quitted Genesis to found Fairlight Cycles. I was embarrassed not to choose a French brand but Fairlight seduced me. My new Secan 2 is still black, with customized Reynolds 853 tubing and more gravel oriented geometry, built with light Fairlight fork and Chris King headset, full Shimano GRX800 groupset with 48/31×11/34 drivetrain and hydro brakes, Hope Wheels, long-time tested and approved accessories: Challenge Strada Bianca 30mm tires with latex tubes, Deda Parabolica prolongateurs, Lizard Skin tape with Wolftooth bar end plugs, Brooks C17 AllWeather Carver, excellent sold-out A600 spd pedals, stainless King cages. Fairlight nicely customised the front wheel with a SON28 dynamo hub (perfect for slow speed) and internal cabling for SON Edelux lights. I just added a super efficient IGARO D2 usb converter thanks to a coaxial connection, a Garmin Edge 1000 and a Supernova Airstream 2 kit as front & rear lights backup, and some reflective stickers
Key items of kit: I chose HELMUT EQUIPEMENT handmade bags because they are perfectly designed by Rodolphe Pasciuto, efficient, resistant and so beautiful (just see pictures by the brand ambassador Matthieu Lifschitz, TCR and 3PBR veteran). The 10l "Werewolf" saddle bag (in light and durable Xpac VX21 with a Carradice Bagman fixation) offers best accessibility and perfect protection for my clothes (Rapha or PEdALED baselayers, jersey, warmers, merino collar, Enlightenment Equipment Climashield Apex jacket, BlackYak DZO GORE-TEX rain jacket, Dissent 133 gloves...). The HELMUT EQUIPMENT frame bag, also totally waterproof thanks to Xpac VX21, is for papers, electronics, phone, small things, tools... Decorated bottles are also from HELMUT. The bar bag isn't from HELMUT because their new prototype wasn't ready, so I use my very old Apidura/Rapha bar bag for my entire "randonneur" sleeping system (Pajak "Radical X' sleeping bag, Sea to Summit silk/cotton liner, Sea To Summit ultralight mat, Outdoor Research "Helium" bivy) that I protect with a Sea to Summit 70D dry bag. Last accessory is a small Sea to Summit "18l Ultra Sil Nano DayPack" that I occasionally use for carrying some extra food.
Radek Rogoz' Trek Madone
Name: Radek Rogoz
Location: Łoziska Poland
Cap number: 106
Bike: Trek Madone Speed Disc with Shimano Ultegra
Ian MacNab's On-One Pickenflick
Name: Ian MacNab
Location: Hebden Bridge, England
Cap number: 53
Bike: On-One Pickenflick cyclocross frame, DIY custom build. Hunt rear, Hope dynamo front. Rotor 3D 165mm, 1 x 11s (42 x 11-46). Panaracer GravelKing slicks, 32mm for comfort on road and to manage off-road sections.
Key items of kit: GORE-TEX bivy bag, OMM Mountain Raid PA (½ bag), Therma-a-Rest NeoAir Xlite matress. Garmin eTrex 20 plus a spare eTrex 20. Front Exposure Lights Revo & Joystick, rear Cateye orbs x 2. Front Restrap Aero on tribars, rear Defiant, DIY frame bag, and accessory bags from Revelate. For day riding - Pactimo cargo bibs and long sleeve top and Galibier Izoard insulated gilet. For night riding - Endura Pro SL insulated Jacket and Pactimo alpine tights. Accessories - cap, balaclava, gloves, spare socks. Waterproofs – Mountain Equipment GORE-TEX Jacket, waterproof shorts, shell over-gloves.
Paul Niehoff's Canyon Endurance SLX
Name: Paul Niehoff
Location: Dresden, Germany
Cap number: 61
Your bike: Canyon Endurace SLX 2018 Shimano Dura Ace group with 50/34 chainrings and 11/32 cassette, DT Swiss ERC 1400 Wheels with Continental GP4000 28 mm tyres and tubes.
Your key items of kit: Garmin Edge 830, Apidura Expedition saddle pack for clothes and sleeping bag, frame pack for food and smaller stuff, Supernova M99 front light, 2x1 L bottles, Sea to Summit Spark 1 sleeping bag and ultralight sleeping mat,
Krzysztof Wolański's Merckx Mourenx 69
Name: Krzysztof Wolański
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Cap number: 3
Your bike: Merckx Mourenx 69, 40 tooth cassette, SON dynamo hub and Supernova front light.
Your key items of kit: Bivy bag, sleeping bag, mat and a lot of warm clothes :)
Krzysztof Skowroński's Rondo HVRT CF0
Name: Krzysztof Skowroński
Location: Katowice, Polska
Cap number: 72
Your bike: 2021 Rondo HVRT CF0, full Shimano Dura-Ace drivetrain with bigger (11-34) cassette and smaller (34T) chainring, Rondo x HUNT carbon aero wheelset with Panaracer GravelKing 32mm tyres.
Your key items of kit: The bags are the mix of polish brand Baby Legs, Apidura Racing series and noname roll bag. Clothes from Isadore Apparel, sleeping bag and the air mattress have their place in saddle bag. Key elements are the Patagonia Nano Air hoody for those chilly mornings, Quechua ultralight backpack for the shopping and Chupa Chups for cheering myself up.
Aleš Vaníček's Dolan GXT
Name: Aleš Vaníček
Location: Zacler, Czech Republic
Cap number: 77
Your bike: Dolan GXT Titanium with Shimano Ultegra (50-34, 11-34), wheels Sting ASD38 carbon, tyres Continental GP 5000 and saddle is Selle SMP 209.
Your key items of kit: Sport Arsenal saddle bag and frame bag, Apidura top tube bag, light Recon HL 1100 and Garmin Edge 530.
Krystian Jakubek's Merida Silex
Name: Krystian Jakubek
Location: Wrocław, Poland
Cap number: 02
Your bike: Just a plain Merida Silex 7000, upgraded with sexy Reynolds carbon wheels and a 11-36t aluminium cassette.