Bikes of the Capitals by PedAlma 2023

Bikes of the Capitals by PedAlma 2023

21 July, 2023

The Bikes Of the 2023 Capitals by PedAlma, a race between the four Catalan Capitals with the clock ticking. Follow the race here.

David Campbell

Name: David Campbell

Age: 64

Location: Thunder Bay Ontario Canada

Bike: Landyachtz Steel Monster

Key items of kit: Custom Build Raceface wheels hubs and cranks 1x11…. 34/46 Pedalcell for power Gemini Lights SRAM components Revelate, landyachtz and Roadrunner bags Favourite piece of gear my Brook Saddle

Timothy Kirkus

Name: Timothy Kirkus

Age: 57

Location: Spain

Bike: Canyon. Grand Canyon SLX

Key items of kit: XTR/Rival 1 x 11 Lauf forks Sixth Element Wheels Apidura + Evoc bags MTB Batteries lights Norrona waterproofs

Conor McKenzie

Name: Conor McKenzie

Age: 27

Location: Oxford, United Kingdom

Bike: Specialized Diverge Pro Carbon (SRAM Force Eagle eTAP)

Key items of kit: • Garmin 1040 Solar • Apidura top tube pack • Apidura saddle pack • Apidura hydration vest • Exposure Strada front light • Exposure Blaze rear light

Guillaume Durr

Name: Guillaume Durr

Age: 43

Location: Jardin, France

Bike: For the Capitals, I will ride my Salsa Cutthroat V2. Custom built with Enve MTN fork, Force brifter and brakes, Eagle 12v transmission with Ratio Technology kit, 32 teeth chainring, Ritchey Beacon 46 cm handlebar. I've paired my 25 mm inner width Newmen MTB wheels with Conti Race King 2.2. Safy and comfy is my credo and I feel ready to tackle the worst parts in the Pyrenees !

Key items of kit: My favorite piece of kit is my Rogue Panda full frame bag. I'll carry water in it with a 3l bladder. Sleeping kit and clothes will go in my Ortlieb 11l seat bag. I'll use Battery powered lights with individual li-ion cells + 10 000 mah power bank. Garmin GPS. Plan to need at least one big stop in an hotel to recharge everything from li-ion cells to body cells. Sleep setup is composed of Borah bivy, inflatable sleeping pad. Depending on the weather forecast, I will either opt for a full sleeping bag or a small puffy jacket and a liner.

Jordi Rodriguez

Name: Jordi Rodriguez

Age: 44

Location: Barcelona

Bike: Ridley Kanzo adventure

Key items of kit: Campagnolo levante tires Kenda booster 40mm wheels Geosmina bags

Daniel Fernández Raventós

Name: Daniel Fernández Raventós

Age: 31

Location: Piera, Barcelona

Bike: Bergamont Grandurance 6, Al. GRX 2x10 groupset with 30-46 and upgraded 11-42 cassette. Roval terra wheels with 42mm S-Works Pathfinder tyres.

Key items of kit: Ortlieb saddle and front fork bags - Akin top tube bag - 3x0.75L bottles (in the photo lacks one) - Garmin 340 solar - magicshine front and rear lights - 20000 Anker power bank - sea to summit mat - Mammut Grevling bivy

Emilio Rodriguez Rodriguez

Name: Emilio Rodriguez Rodriguez

Age: 51

Location: Sabero (León

Bike: Giant Revolt, GRX 810 2x11

Key items of kit: I will carry practically the same configuration as for Badlands 2021, apidura saddle and frame bags as well as a small handlebar bag, dynamo hub for light and gps charging. The most important change is the 45 tires instead of 40 wide and tubeless.

Jon Kepa Gerrikagoitia

Name: Jon Kepa Gerrikagoitia

Age: 52

Location: Bilbao

Bike: Scott Speedster 20

Key items of kit: Alloy frame, dt swiss GR1600 wheels with hutchinson touareg 40mm tyres. 30x46 + 11x34 gears. Hammerhead karoo 2 GPS (spare GPS garmin 520), Cateye volt 800 light with spare battery and 24k powerbank. Topeak 10LSaddle bag, framebag 2,5L, small bag in the handlebar.

Ian MacNab

Name: Ian MacNab

Age: 67

Location: Hebden Bridge, UK.

Bike: On-One Pick'n'flick Ti Cross frame, DIY build with carbon forks and wheels.

Key items of kit: Tyres - Hutchinson Touareg 40mm tubeless. Gearing - 11 speed 36 x10-42. Bags - DIY frame bag with 3L bladder, feed bags by Revelate and Restrap, and Revelate rear bag. Sleeping system - bivvy bag. Lighting - Exposure Revo dynamo, Joystick on helmet, and Cateye rear Orbs. Navigation - Wahoo Bolt + spare. Clothing - a mix of Pactimo and Endura.


Name: Marc

Age: 55

Cap number: 56

Location: Valladolid

Bike: Marca: METTA Modelo: BASK

Key items of kit: Cuadro full carbon Frenos: Ultegra Cambio: 11v Di2 grx 11-46 Plato: 36d Llantas: Mavic allroad Cubiertas: Hutchinson touareg 40y45 mm Bolsas cuadro y top tube: Apidura 2 y 4L Bolsa trasera: Tailfin aero-pack Carbon 20L Bolsa manillar: Riverside 3.5L Acoples: Deda parabolica 1

Juan Rodriguez

Name: Juan Rodriguez

Age: 35

Location: Bogota, Colombia

Bike: Scarab Paramo (Steel frame) Custon made in Colombia

Key items of kit: Drivetrain: SRAM Mullet (Rival / GX) Chainring 38T Cassette 10 - 50 Wheels: Enve AG25 Tires: Maxxis Rambler 700X45C Bags: Seat bag EVOC / Frame bag Orucase / Top tube EVOC / handlebar bag Orucase

Alfonso Bea Lazaro

Name: Alfonso Bea Lazaro

Age: 29

Location: Zaragoza

Bike: Megamo Jakar

Key items of kit: Transmisión Sram Alex 11v 11-42 . Plato delantero de 40D . Cubiertas 700x40 Pirelli Cinturato H con mousse . Bolsa trasera y delantera Columbus. Luces 2 focos delanteros de 1500 y 1100 lúmenes se la marca Blackburn y dos luces trasera de cateye de 250 lúmenes .

Josep Serra Mateu

Name: Josep Serra Mateu

Age: 58

Cap number: 31

Location: Barcelona

Bike: Giant Revolt 1 2021

Key items of kit: Apidura expedition frame bag 5,3l Apidura long top tube pack 2l 2x Apidura food pouch 0,8l Restrap racer aero bar bag 7l Salomon advanced skin 12l (hydration bag 1,5l) Son 28 dynamo hub + Igaro D2 + wahoo elmnt bolt, aero bars, Maxxis Rambler 29x40mm, tubeless + vittoria air liner

Jesse Yates

Name: Jesse Yates

Age: 26

Location: GBR

Bike: Reilly T47 Gravel Bike

Key items of kit: Strada wheels, SN-VIATE BB, REILLY T47 Frame, 4iiii power crank. Restrap Bike Bags,


Name: Valerio

Age: 32

Cap number: 13244

Location: Riaydh

Bike: - Locomotive Blue Train steel frame

  • Locomotive steel Piston Fork
  • Wheels DT Swiss 446D with hubs DT Swiss 370
  • Tyres Goodyear Connector 700x40 mm 60 Tpi black&brown
  • Seatpost Kaha Eng.
  • Steering Cane Creek 40
  • Stem DEDA ZERO100 TEAM 70°
  • Seaddle Brooks Cambium Carved
  • Chain Drive Shimano 105 2x11 with 46-30 GRX & 11-42
  • Mechanic Disk Brakes Tektro / TRP con disks 160+160 mm
  • Pedals Shimano PDM 520
  • Aerobar Trimax Clip On

Key items of kit: Panniers:

  • Apidura Expedition Frame pack
  • Apidura Expedition Saddle Pack 14 L
  • Apidura Expedition Top Tube Pack Bolt -On
  • Apidura Racing Aeropack


  • Sleeping bag Ferrino Lightec SSQ 950
  • Gps Garmin edge 830
  • Camel bag Evadict 500
  • Shoes Fizik Ergolace X2


Name: Sam

Age: 44

Cap number: 32

Location: Belgium




Name: Ugo MAHIN

Age: 31

Cap number: 34

Location: Lyon, FRANCE

Bike: Lauf Seigla

Key items of kit: • Parts : Pirelli Cinturato RC 40 c, Sram AXS Mullet, 38 T Oval Chainring, 9-52 Cassette • Accessories : Ortlieb saddlebag for sleeping gears and spare clothes, Ortlieb frame bag for foods, electronic and mechanic stuff, Apidura Race top tube bag for all goods needed with a quick access, and a little handlebar bag from AGU for carrying food like or beverage that I will buy on the road, 2x 750ml Bottle. • Electronics : MagicShine Monteer 8000 V2, Quadlock stem support for phone, Nitecore Carbo 2x 10000mah powerbank, GPS Garmin 1040 Solar

Tor H Fodnesbergene

Name: Tor H Fodnesbergene

Age: 38

Cap number: 9

Location: Fagernes, Norway

Bike: Cannondale Topstone Carbon 5

Key items of kit: Shimano GRX wheels 2x in front with 11-40 casette Garmin Edge 1040 Solar Ortlieb bags Lupine Piko hedlamp with mount-kit

Andres Arias

Name: Andres Arias

Age: 37

Cap number: 22

Location: Santiago, Chile

Bike: Cannondale Topstone 3 2021

Key items of kit: Sram rival axs eagle 46T front cassette 10-52 Tires Challenge Getaway 700x40c

Johan erlandsson

Name: Johan erlandsson

Age: 54

Cap number: 1a

Location: Norway

Bike: Ghost fire roadrage 2019

Key items of kit: Son hub, rene herse Oracle ridge and dt swiss 350 rear hub. Low gearing 42x10 rear and 26x38 rotor oval rings in front. Grx gearing with an xtr ftont derailleur. Easton sl carbon cranks. And a note from my fantastic wife <3. Thanks pedalma team for making yjis happen.

Gert-Jan Staelens

Name: Gert-Jan Staelens

Age: 36

Cap number: 20

Bike: Salsa Cutthroat custom by Falco coffee & cycling, with flat bar + aero-bars. 1x11 Shimano XT with 38T front and11-46 cassette. Hope Wheels with Schwalbe Overland 50mm,

Key items of kit: Son DynamoHub to power the kLite Gravel Light and kLite USB-charger.