Bikes of Three Peaks Bike Race 2023

Bikes of Three Peaks Bike Race 2023

7 July, 2023

The Three Peaks Bike Race is one for the Grimpeurs. Climbing is in its DNA and our riders have to find the perfect balance between weight and comfort. See how they went.

Follow the race here.

Fanny Bensussan

Name: Fanny Bensussan

Age: 37

Location: Paris, France

Bike: Vitus Zenium Road

Key items of kit: Miss Grape bags, DHB equipment, Northwave shoes for my feet, and Hutchinson Sector 32 for bike's feet. Sinewave front light, Shimano Ultegra, hydraulic brakes, White Industry 50/32 crankset, White Industry rear hub, Dynamo Son 28 front hub, DT Swiss RR421 rims, Sinewave front light, Thomson X2 stem, Thomson Masterpiece seatpost, Ergon ST ProWomen saddle and 3T Ultimate Performance Tbars.

Miss Grape bags. Saddle bag for sleeping gear from Sea to Summit, warm clothes and extra kit from DHB, top tube bag for toiletry, food pouch for food (obviously) and frame bag for tools. I always carry a musette, it is like a large pocket to carry more food, it becomes a pillow at night, it comes handy in any circumstances.

Fatih Eroglu

Name: Fatih Eroglu

Age: 39

Location: Lörrach, Germany

Bike: Open U.P. with Easton Parts (Wheels, Seatpost, Crank, Handlebar), SQLab saddle. Hub Dynamos from "Son". Total weight bikepacking setup: ~17kg.

Key items of kit: First time, I am using a hub dynamo to be more flexible and independent. Power charging during the day and no light issues during the night.

My sleep system is very simple: sleeping bag and sleeping pad -> find a dry place during the ride to have some rest.

My mental trick: A choclate as an reward after each achievement of a long climb.

Jimmy Ashby

Name: Jimmy Ashby

Age: 24

Location: South Australia

Bike: Curve titanium Belgie Spirit (Ultra). Curve carbon G4T rims, dynamo front hub. Shimano Ultegra Di2 drivetrain.

Key items of kit: Custom handmade bags by Treadlite Bike Bags. K-Lite Dynamo lighting system.

Tony Meyer

Name: Tony Meyer

Age: 30

Cap number: dont know yet

Location: Bremen, Germany

Bike: Canyon Inflite SL6. I've changed the rear derailler for a long cage grx, so I can now use a pretty big cassette (40-11) and I will have a 40 tooth chainring infront. Aside from changing the saddle and putting on road bike tyres everything else are the stock components.

Key items of kit: My sleeping bag. I went a trip to Denmark without it and froze every night. Never again, im looking forward to plenty of warm sleeps, hopefully! I will also take a small Vaude rucksack for quck access to a light jacket, gloves and food.

Thomas Kemetmüller

Name: Thomas Kemetmüller

Age: 39

Location: Austria

Bike: I am riding a Specialized Roubaix with Pancho Rush wheels equipped with Continental GP 5000 32mm tires. The groupset is Di2 and with some dubious cabling and junction box placement I connected aero bar shifters on the Profile Design Subsonic Race clip-on aerobars. Gearing is 11-34 in the back and 50-34 in the front.

Key items of kit: My Apidura 0.8l food pouch ensures a steady supply of Haribo is always at hand. The Apidura Racing Top Tube Pack Long houses additional snacks, whereas the Apidura Frame Bag contains all the electronics, tools and so on. The saddle bag is an Ortlieb Seat Pack 11l where i put my spare clothes and my sleeping setup: Sea to Summit Spark Zero and a Thermarest Uberlight. My main light is a Supernova M99 mini pro B54. As I am riding without a dynamo hub I bring a 20k mAh powerbank and my secondary light (Ravmen PR16000) is also an emergency powerbank. Rear light is a Garmin Varia which I also intend to use at daytime for busy roads.

Benoît Exbrayat

Name: Benoît Exbrayat

Age: 43

Location: Voiron, France.

Bike: VAN RYSEL EDR CF 105 with Shimano 105.

Key items of kit: Wheels FULCRUM RACING 700 with Michelin Power Cup 28 mm tyres. Long-Distance Triathlon Handlebar Extensions Van Rysel

Lights from K-Lamp. Bags from Restrap

Clothing: Bib short UYN, 2 jerseys UYN and socks UYN. Arm/leg warmers, light down jacket, rain jacket, overshoes, gloves, sunglasses. Inflatable Trekking Mattress - MT500 air


Name: Siegfried

Age: 28

Location: Nuremberg, Germany

Bike: Trek 1500 SLR, Shimano Ultegra groups and Mavic rim break wheels from back in the days. Replaced front wheel to use son deluxe dynamo. Vittoria n.ext tires and zip aero bars to increase bike value

Key items of kit: Apidura saddle bag and Agu frame bag. Garmin Gpsmap 64s navigation to stay win old school style

Sean Swarts

Name: Sean Swarts

Age: 34

Cap number: 67

Location: Ottawa, Canada

Bike: Salsa Colossal Steel Road bike, Shimano Ultegra 6800 Groupset 34-50, 11-34. Hayes CX Mechanical Disc Brakes. Woven Precision handbuilt carbon wheelset (local). Rene Herse Bon Jon Pass 35x700c Tires set up Tubeless. Salsa handlebar/seatpost. Zipp alloy aero bars. Shimano SPD pedals. Bontrager Flite saddle135mm. Atwater Atellier handmade frame bag and toptube bag (local). Apidura rear seat pack. Weight without bikepacking bags ~10kg.

Key items of kit: Wahoo Elemnt Roam v1. Lezyne lights front and rear. Lezyne hemlet mounted light. Lezyne frame pump. Gopro 10 black. Shimano XC3 spd shoes for walking. 7mesh cycling jersey. Sleeping kit attached to handlebars with ski straps. Bivvy bag with forclaz mt500 sleeping mat and pillow. Showers Pass yellow rain jacket.

Thomas Astecker

Name: Thomas Astecker

Age: 25

Location: Vienna

Bike: Canyon Endurance AL Rim Brake

Key items of kit: 105/Ultegra groupset, Swissside rims, 28mm GP5000 with tubes, Apidura/Cyclite bags, Lupine lights, selfmade cockpit (3D print), Garmin Edge 530, able to carry up to 4 liters of fluids

Michele Iacomino

Name: Michele Iacomino

Age: 39

Cap number: 41012

Location: Carpi

Bike: Bianchi infinito XE

Key items of kit: Shimano ultegra RD-R8000 GS 11v

Shimano Ultegra ST-R8020 2x11v, freni a disco idraulici, Shimano Ultegra ST-R8025 2x11sp leve di dimensione ridotta per taglie 47/53cm

Claire Brook

Name: Claire Brook

Age: 47

Cap number: Unknown

Location: St. Louis, USA

Bike: Mosaic GT-1 ‘Mo’.

Key items of kit: Awesome bags to fit my small frame from South City Stitchworks paired with custom rack by TW Carbon both in St. Louis, MO. Apidura top tube bag. Hope/Enve wheels with Tubeless Continental GP5000 700 x 32 tyres. Big thanks to Billy Goat Bicycles in Kirkwood, MO for the perfect bike build & generally taking care of my biking needs!

hans-werner breuer

Name: hans-werner breuer

Age: 65

Cap number: 127

Location: weil am rhein

Bike: opencycle, custom made

Key items of kit: shimano grx 1/11, son hub dynamo + edelux headlight + lupine rearlight, wahoo elemnt roam, bags from restrap, tires from pannaracer tubeless, anker powerbank 20.000 mah, lumi-con bike harvester

Jair Hoogland

Name: Jair Hoogland

Age: 38

Cap number: 140

Location: Utrecht, the Netherlands

Bike: I ride a J. Guillem Orient Dura Ace Di2 Disc Titanium Road Bike. Tyre choice: Continental 5000 GP 32mm. The bike is equipped with SON Dynamo hub and Supernova Lights.

Key items of kit: I stow my luggage in three different bags:

  • Handlebar Aero Bag of which contains mostly food.
  • Cyclyte Framebag Large which contains electronics, repair kits and some stuff for personal hygiene
  • Cyclite Saddle bag which contains extra clothes in case of bad / cold weather.

Urs Arnold Kutschera

Name: Urs Arnold Kutschera

Age: 54

Cap number: 82

Location: Liebefeld, Switzerland

Bike: Crema Rasenmäher custom build 2012 steel frame, SRAM Force derailleur, brakes, bottom bracket, Chris King ahead Set, SON hub dynamo, Edelux light, Ergon saddle, Pirelli Cinturato 700x32C tyres, ...

Key items of kit: Ortlieb bags, my poor old bivy bag and a fleece liner, eTrex Touch 35, ... and my magic key item: little Himalaya Salt stone which was with me on all my races. :)

Gerald Wolf

Name: Gerald Wolf

Age: 54

Cap number: 16

Location: Austria

Bike: Rose Backroad Limited Campagnolo Ekar 13

Key items of kit: Apidura Frame bag Ortlieb Front and Saddle bag Lupine

Sebastian Restrepo

Name: Sebastian Restrepo

Age: 33

Cap number: 221

Location: Berlin

Bike: Giant Revolt Shimano GRX Di2 48/32T and 11-40T

Key items of kit: Bags: Tailfin AeroPack, Apidura frame/top tube bag and Cyclite aero bars bag. Sleep: Therm-a-Rest mattress, Sea to Summit sleeping bag (TrI) and Cumulus bivvy. Clothes: 2 bib shorts and jersey, down jacket, arm/leg warmers, rain jacket, wind vest, gloves. Electronics: Battery pack, Garmin Edge, Lezyne macro/lite drive, phone and cables.

Katharina Winderl

Name: Katharina Winderl

Age: 29

Cap number: 154

Location: Holzkirchen

Bike: Cannondale Super X, sram force circuit and brake

Key items of kit: 2x framebag, 1x saddlebag: Sleeping bag and -mattress, (rain-)clothes, lupine frontlight, Bontrager rear light, garmin navigation, air pump, tires repair kit, reflective west, phone, powerbank lupine, charging cable, money, passport

Helge Nesse

Name: Helge Nesse

Age: 37

Cap number: 111

Location: Bergen, Norway

Bike: Bike: Trek Domane SL7 AXS Gen 4 Drivetrain: Sram Force AXS Quarq 46/33 crank, 10-36 cassette Wheels: Bontrager Aeolus Pro 37 TR Tires: Continental GP5000 S TR 28mm Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace Clip-ons: Zipp Extension Vuka Bottle cages: Chris King Titanium Computer: Wahoo Elemnt Roam 2.0

Key items of kit: Bags: Apidura Lights: Exposure Sleeping bag: Sea to Summit Spark Sp0 Sleeping Pad: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir UberLite Bivy: MSR Coffee drip: GSI Ultralight Java Powerbank: Nitecore NB10000

Christoph Fuellenbach

Name: Christoph Fuellenbach

Age: 36

Cap number: 92

Location: London // UK

Bike: Frame: Brother Cycles Stroma Wheels: Stayer 45/55 mm Groupset: Ultegra / 105 Seatpost: Tune Leichtes Stück Saddle: Specialized S-Works Power Mirror Handlebar: Tune Geweih with PRO gravel comfort tape Aerobars: Control tech Stem mount

Key items of kit: Electronics: Garmin 1040, Exposure / Lezyne lights Bags: Apidura, Restrap

Jean-Yves COUET

Name: Jean-Yves COUET

Age: 36

Cap number: 47

Location: Vienna

Bike: 2-11 Cycles

Key items of kit: Extra light setup?

Nicolau Prats Coma

Name: Nicolau Prats Coma

Age: 28

Cap number: 194

Location: Salzburg, Austria

Bike: Specialized Tarmac SL7

Key items of kit: Top tube, frame and saddle bag from Restrap. Sleeping bag and mat from Sea To Summit. Front and rear lights from Lezyne.

Ferruccio Labita

Name: Ferruccio Labita

Age: 44

Cap number: 133

Location: München

Bike: Rahmen: Storck GRIX Pro Sattel: SQLab Laufräder wählbar: DT Swiss G1600 Spline 42 Reifen: Pirelli Cinturato Velo 32x622 Schaltwerk: Shimano GRX RX812

Key items of kit: Ortlieb Seat Back (11l) Apidura Expedition Compact Frame Pack (4,5 L) Restrap Top Tube Bag (0.8l) Light - Gloworm X2-Abenteuer

Guillaume Lippens

Name: Guillaume Lippens

Age: 42

Cap number: 45

Location: Paris

Bike: Specialized diverge

Key items of kit: Seat bag and frame bas from Ortlieb, Tires Rene Herse #211cycle.


Name: Stephan

Age: 48

Cap number: 227

Location: Germany

Bike: S-Works AETHOS

Key items of kit: S-Works Aethos Base weight under 6 kg Tailfin Aeropack Profile Design Aerobar with two foodpouches and remote shifting Brooks Framebag Carbon Wheels Dura Ace 1:1 DI2 Lupine SL Litening

Christian Moricchi

Name: Christian Moricchi

Age: 61

Cap number: CH-5000

Location: Aarau

Bike: Schmolke

Key items of kit: Apidura saddlebag(17l), long top tube pack (2l), handlebar pack (9l) Evoc frame pack Igaro D2 pro (dynamo hub to USB power converter)

Luca Colonetti

Name: Luca Colonetti

Age: 49

Cap number: 62

Location: Italy

Bike: Specializer Tarmac expert disc, size 58, disk brake, dinamo wheel

Key items of kit: I mount 4 Ortlieb bags, Son dynamo that powers the front and rear light

Thomas Günsel

Name: Thomas Günsel

Age: 40

Cap number: 226

Location: Germany

Bike: Rose Reveal Di2 with 25mm carbon wheels, 28 spokes and SON dynamo, Supernova E2 Triple 2 front light, Wolfpack 28mm tires.

Key items of kit: Frame bag, top tube bag and instead of the bottle cages a small 2l saddle bag only for the sleeping bag - made by fast-n-light. Absolutely amazing quality - check out on facebook!

Vesa Härkönen

Name: Vesa Härkönen

Age: 47

Cap number: 101

Location: Helsinki, Finland

Bike: 3T Exploro Team Speed Force 1 with Zipp 303s wheels and Continental GP5000 S TR tyres (32mm). Apidura Race and Expedition series bags and Syntace C3 aerobars. Garmin 1040 Solar for navigation.

Key items of kit: Thermos bottle for cold drinks during the hot days.

Florian Geiger

Name: Florian Geiger

Age: 37

Cap number: 86

Location: Dettighofen, Germany

Bike: Specialized Diverge Expert carbon

Key items of kit: DITW; ORTLIEB; AGU; Lupine; ZIPP; Syntace C3; Ergon Sattel; GRX 2-fach;

Tyler Haab

Name: Tyler Haab

Age: 26

Cap number: 233

Location: Zurich, Switzerland

Bike: S-Works Tarmac SL7 / Size 58

Powered by Shimano's top of the range Group set DURA-ACE R9200 ( 52-36 / 11-34 )

Key Facts:

  • Zipp Service Course SL-80 40mm

  • Tarmac Stem 120mm

  • Royal Alpinist CLX II

  • S-Works Turbo T2/T5 30mm

  • S-Works Power Mirror 143

  • Lupine SL Nano AF

  • Lezyne Zecto Drive Rear

  • Garmin EDGE 1040 Solar

  • K-Edge Gopro Mount (Used as a Mount for the Front Light)

Key items of kit: I choose the lightweight option. No sleeping gear and only one boxer shorts. Don't know if this option will work, but I will try to give my best. The Apidura Racing series is the best solution for an lightweight bike packing Adventure. I used them a lot and they never disappointed.

More questions regarding my Setup? Text me on Instagram -> CARBONSTATTKONDITION

Thanks and see u in Vienna or maybe Barcelona...


Kristian Madsen

Name: Kristian Madsen

Age: 35

Cap number: 156

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Bike: Canyon Endurace carbon frame with Hunt wheels and Son dynamo hub to run front and rear light. Tubeless setup with Continental GP5000 tires.

Key items of kit: Custom made framebag from Blind Banana Bag with 3L water bladder. Apidura front bag for food and soft drinks. Vaude saddle bag with simple bivvy system and Klymit sleeping pad. Also warm jacket and raingear.

James Fox

Name: James Fox

Age: 34

Cap number: 92

Location: LONDON

Bike: Condor Super Acciaio

Key items of kit: Apidura Racing Bags Apidura Packable Bag Rapha Rain Jacket Rapha Down Jacket Rapha insulated Gilet (hi vis) Matching Team Socks 34 Rear Cassete 165mm Rotor Cranks

Laurens Boex

Name: Laurens Boex

Age: 42

Cap number: 158

Location: Rotterdam

Bike: Mason Bokeh, duke wheelset with dynamo for constant energy.

Key items of kit: Sinewave headligjt to keep the road before me illuminated. Bivy, matras and quilt in my handlebar bag (Restrap), cloths and jackets in my saddlebag (Apidura) and the rest in my framebag, snackbag and toptube thingy.

Marc Förschler

Name: Marc Förschler

Age: 35

Cap number: 165

Location: Munich

Bike: Canyon Grizl 7

Key items of kit: Supernova Airstream 2 UpSide Down Cyclite Handle Bar Aero Bag Apidura TopTube & Framebag Tailfinn AeroPack Mini Nailclipper (feel not human without it 🤷🏽‍♂️) Tons of gummy bears 👀

Franz Nawrocki

Name: Franz Nawrocki

Age: 35

Cap number: 118

Location: Germany

Bike: Canyon Endurace CF SL 50/34-11/32 gearing SON dynamo with Busch&Müller USB Charger to charge all electronics while riding Busch&Müller IQ-X headlight and line small rear light, additional Exposure Lights Link+ mk3 helmet light Garmin Edge Explore 2 Deda Parabolica Due aero bars with complete spacer kit all the way up

Key items of kit: Ortlieb Arschrakete for spare kit and complete rain kit Ortlieb handle bar roll for sleeping gear: Mountain Equipment Helium250 sleeping back, silk inlay to keep sleeping back clean, Neo Air Uberlite sleeping pad, inflatable pillow, plastic sheet from local hardware store to protect the sleeping pad from dirt an stones Ortlieb top tube bag for spare parts, tools, sun screen, tooth paste, tooth brush, etc. Topeak top tube bag and Lezyne food pouch for snacks 2x 750ml bottles in SKS slide cage holders

Moritz Kreilinger

Name: Moritz Kreilinger

Age: 29

Cap number: 192

Location: Frankfurt (Germany)

Bike: Open UP - Campagnolo Ekar - Campagnolo Shamal Carbon Wheelset

Key items of kit: Apidura and Restrap Bags

Bryan Bourauel

Name: Bryan Bourauel

Age: 26

Cap number: 24

Location: Cologne, Germany

Bike: Bike: ROSE Backroad Gravelbike GRX 810 Wheels: ROSE R-Thirty Disc LIGHT. Tyres: 30 mm Continental Grand Prix 5000 S tubeless.

Key items of kit: Front and rear bag from ortlieb and frame bag from apidura. For navigation Garmin Edge 1040 Light setup from SIGMA. Helmet: Gamechanger Abus


Name: Fritz

Age: 43

Cap number: 112

Location: Vienna

Bike: Isaac Kaon

Key items of kit: VAUDE ;-)

Remo Koch

Name: Remo Koch

Age: 32

Cap number: 78

Location: Zurich, Switzerland

Bike: Factor LS (Size 49) Shimano Ultegra DI2 12 Speed Rotor Cranks (50-34), E.Dubied Monoblock Cassette (11-32) Black Inc Thirty Wheels with Continental GP5000 28mm Tyres Darimo Seatpost, Handlebar and Stem Ceetec C1 Fiber saddle Profile Design Aerobar Brackets and 51 Speedshop Extensions

Key items of kit: Tailfin Aeropack Apidura toptube bags Cyclite Food Pouch (and Musette) No framebag due to the small frame Garmin Varia rear lights and Lezyne front lights Sleeping is planned mainly in hotels but for outside Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite NXT and small sleeping bag

Bernhard Kämmerer

Name: Bernhard Kämmerer

Age: 41

Cap number: 186

Location: Munich, Germany

Bike: Stevens Xenith, zipp 303 firecrest, Shimano Ultegra DI2 with 50/34 and 11/34

Key items of kit: Apidura bags, sea to summit sleeping bag and mattress, Rapha down jacket, wind west, rain jacket spare bib shorts.

Electronics, power bank, lupine light and GoPro for documentation of the race.


Name: Lucia

Age: 31

Cap number: 162

Location: Vienna

Bike: Ridley Gravel bike

Key items of kit: Apidura frame bags, sea to summit sleeping bag, wahoo element bolt for navigation

Gernot Stenz

Name: Gernot Stenz

Age: 55

Cap number: 120

Location: Munich

Bike: A 2022 Canyon Endurace with a SRAM Red Etap AXS group set. SON 28 front wheel powering a KLite and charger. Plus the last Toupé from my secret stash.

Key items of kit: Standard Apidura long top tube bag, the frame bag is from Bontrager. It is only 10cms tall and will allow my Elite Maxi Cincio bidons to fit. The really old Viscacha saddle bag has been retired and replaced by a new Tailfin kit.

Bartłomiej Nowak

Name: Bartłomiej Nowak

Age: 29

Cap number: 18

Location: Poland

Bike: Canyon speedMax

Key items of kit: 2 apidura bags

Martin Schürz

Name: Martin Schürz

Age: 58

Cap number: 178

Location: Vienna

Bike: Rose

Key items of kit: Bag

Malte Klassen

Name: Malte Klassen

Age: 28

Cap number: 171

Location: Freiburg, Germany

Bike: Scott Speedster 30

Key items of kit: saddle bag 9 L toptube bag 2 L frame bag 4 L water storage: 2,6 L bivy sack sleeping bag

lucky item: damp toilet paper

Clemens Hoffmann

Name: Clemens Hoffmann

Age: 26

Cap number: 99

Location: Munich

Bike: Canyon Grail

Key items of kit: Revelate saddle bag, Ortlieb frame pack, rapha snack bag

Martin Schürz

Name: Martin Schürz

Age: 58

Cap number: 178

Location: Vienna Austria

Bike: Rose

Key items of kit: Front yellow bag; back a black one; reflectors