Bikes of The Ardennes Monster 2023
18 July, 2023
Name: Nicolas Lindert
Bike: Trek Emonda SL 6
Key items of kit: Picture was taken 1,5 weeks ago at Race Across Czechia.
Stefan Van Gijsel
Name: Stefan Van Gijsel
Location: Kallo, Belgium
Bike: Time ADHX, Sram Red-XX1 drivetrain, Beast Components RX45 wheels, Panaracer Gravelking+ Tires, Deda Gera Handlebars, Deda Superbox Stem, Deda Superlegerro Seatpost.
Key items of kit: Miss Grape Bag Kit, Supernova head and rear light on Son Dynamo Hub, Exposure Helmet Light, Bryton S800 GPS, Arva Escape Bivvy.
Name: kim christiansen
Cap number: ??
Location: Odense, Denmark
Bike: Scot Addict gravel 20 Rival AXS XPLR 40-10/44 Rubber: Challenge Strada Bianca 36's set up tubeless
Key items of kit: Topeak seat pack with bivy back, silk liner, down vest and and extra pair of bibs and maybe some other bits... Brooks top tube back w/ external battery for my Magishine MJ902 light & some snacks :-D Brooks half frame pack: snacks, gloves vest, rain jacket and battery pack and cables Rapha handlebar bag: miscellaneous stuff Fabric tool keg under the downtube: repair kit
Name: Julio Greff
Cap number: 16
Location: Arnhem, The Netherlands
Bike: My trusty 3T Strada, with a 42T chainring and 10-44 cassette to tackle the super steep climbs. Hunt 8387 Aerodynamicist wheels with 28mm Conti GP5000 tubeless tyres. Aerocoach Ascalon aerobars.
Key items of kit: Tailfin Aeropack and Top Tube Pack full of food, and more than 3 liters of water carrying capacity to get through the night and Belgian National Day. Dangly shark keychain for good luck.
Name: Matthieu Carette
Cap number: 4
Location: Genval Belgium
Bike: BMC unrestricted
Key items of kit: Apidura top tube bag and feame bag, and topeak saddle bag. 1x Sram drive train with 40t chainring and 10-46 cassette.
Berten De Meyer
Name: Berten De Meyer
Location: Wuustwezel, Belgium
Bike: Trek Domane Gen4 with Bontrager wheels. Groupset is Force AXS with 46-33 front chainrings and 10-36 cassette.
Key items of kit: Wahoo element roam. Ortlieb saddle bag (clothes and sleep stuff) and frame bag (tools, electronics). Apidura top tube bag (food). Also an orange bag between the aero extensions (food) that kind of matches with the orange details of the ortlieb bags.
Name: Kimps Gerry
Bike: Trek Checkpoint
Key items of kit: Drinken
Name: Stefano Semenzato
Cap number: 50
Bike: Scott Addict RC 15
Key items of kit: Apidura bikepacks.
Name: Michel Bultinck
Bike: Origine Graxx II, Shimano 105-GRX mix, DFORCE 33mm Strong - DT Swiss 240 Garmin Edge 1040 Solar - Rally XC100 and Profile Design Aerobars.
Key items of kit: Supernova B54 front light (battery), Axa juno rear light, Tailfin Aeropack, Apidura race top tube + frame-bag. SOL Escape Bivy.
Name: Cédric Dufey
Cap number: 21
Location: Evelette, Belgium
Bike: Cannondale Supersix Evo HiMod 2023
Key items of kit: Top tube bag Geosmina, Seat tube bag Pro Gravel 10L and Backpack Scott Trail Ultra Light.
Name: Kimps Gerry
Cap number: 19
Location: Tongeren, Belgium
Bike: Trek Checkpoint SL7
Key items of kit: 3Action Sportnutritions, Bioracer Cyclingkit, Lake Cycling Shoes, Stealth Wheels, Restrap Bags, Basil Bags, Garmin Edge 1040 Solar, Vredestein Senso All Weather Tyres.
Name: Durk Vos
Cap number: 45
Location: Assen, The Netherlands
Bike: Canyon Grizl CF SL 7.
Key items of kit: Frame and saddlebag are from Topeak. Top tubebag from canyon x apidura for some small stuff. Sleeping setup LCAD bivy, Laco bivaksack and forclaz air sleepingmat. Last parts are a downjacket and Rab hardshell. Lezyne 1300xxl in front.
Name: Eric Devos
Cap number: 46
Bike: Open U.P, equiped with a Shimano GRX groupset modified with Garbaruk components, chainring 38 and 11-50 cassette.
Key items of kit: Bags are a mixed up of Revelate Design & Miss Grape. GPS unit is a Hammerhead Karoo 2.
Name: Alexandre Buche
Cap number: 14
Location: Theux, Belgium
Bike: Cannondale SuperX 2020 with Shimano GRX Di2 52-36 x 11-34. Scope 55mm carbon road wheels. Tailfin race rack to have enough space!
Key items of kit: My Fizik saddle was probably designed specifically for my butt; I've never experienced any discomfort with it! To enhance the cushioning, I added some gels under my handlebar tape, and it works great! My setup prioritizes both aerodynamics and comfort, making it the perfect combination.
Name: Willem Jans
Cap number: 26
Location: Hasselt, Belgium
Bike: Canyon Endurace CF SL (2020)
Key items of kit: Apidura race top tube bag, Agu frame bag and Vaude race saddle bag.