Bikes of Transibérica 2023
20 August, 2023
Name: Julio Greff
Cap number: 23
Location: Arnhem, The Netherlands
Bike: My trusty 3T Strada, with a 42T chainring and 10-44 cassette to tackle the long climbs, and Hunt 8387 Aerodynamicist wheels with 28mm Conti GP5000 tubeless tyres to tackle the flats. 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 survive the heat. Dangly shark keychain for good luck.
Name: Damien Laguide
Cap number: 30
Bike: BH RX Team with Ultegra DI2 groupset (46-34 and 11-32), Wilier NDR 38 wheels Witherspoon Hutchinson sector 32mm.
Key items of kit: Restrap top tube and Wilier for the other bag. Garmin 1040 solar. No dynamo, Just power bank.
Name: Sergio Cristancho
Cap number: 22
Bike: Scarab Páramo ultra. (Name : Rocinante II) (there was a Rocinante before the 2nd) Custom made Steel frame. Reynolds and Columbus tubes. GRX shimano 810. Wheels Astral alloy 25 mm inner rim with. Tyres Schwalbe speed 38 mm. Fork Enve Carbon. Steem saddle handlebar PRO.
Key items of kit: Is a custom tailored made bike frame paint gearing... Looking for the one bike that do it all... And lots of longer distances in a comfortable and elegant way. Scarab is a Colombian brand and key to choose them is their passion and talent to make nimble and comfortable bikes, also in my journeys I like to make heads turn and get the question abou my frame and my equipment... Bags, clothing, food, I try to stay local and show the world what we do and how we do it. I don't have sponsorship but I have good friends that have small brands and business and that's reflected on my bike the hand made tailor made things here and there small but then huge lot of impact with minimun extra expenses and close to retro tech kinda steem punk but almost B/W noir vision. Looks good feels good trust me.
Name: Julien Silverston
Cap number: 41
Location: Malaga, Spain
Bike: Good old vintage titanium Quintana Roo Santos from 2005 updated from TT to road bike, 11sp Ultegra 11/34, Campagnolo Zonda wheels, with Continental GP5000 28mm. Named Uli for Ulysses, a Rotor 2powerin powers him with Qring 50/34; he always finds his road home from Paris to Medellin and Malaga, now to Bilbao.
Key items of kit: Topeak Backloader 10L for the extra layers, extra kit and repair tools. Restrap frame bag for care kit and electrics stuff. Restrap top tube to keep the food and sun protector. Front lights are Lezyne Macrodrive 1800XL and Moon Rigel. Two Moon shield-X as rear lights. Decathlon areobar. Extra kit: a pair of sandals to push in the track, a stabilizer for extra bottles and a swimsuit if I'm lucky or cross sirens.
Name: Simon Romaine
Cap number: 007
Location: Plymouth, UK
Bike: Mason Resolution "Vela"
Key items of kit: No idea yet. Only picked the bike up last week. In two weeks time I'll let you know which bits turned out to be useful. Probably the dynamo, but hoping the 1x drivetrain works well. The bluetooth speaker will likely be a lifesaver.
Emilio Castro Crecente
Name: Emilio Castro Crecente
Cap number: 13
Location: Tenerife, Canarias
Bike: Cuadro Orbea Terra
Key items of kit: Grupo Shimano Ultegra/105 Desarrollo 52/34 x 11/32 Ruedas Zipp 303s con Pirelli Cintuauto Velo TLR 32 Bolsas RhinoWalk
Name: Michael Weibrecht
Cap number: 32
Bike: Cervélo Caledonia-5, SRAM Red Groupset, Zipp Wheels
Key items of kit: Apidura Bags, Gloworm & Lupine Frontlights, Garmin & Buechel Backlights, No Dynamo (Powerbank)
Name: Johannes Schützenhofer
Cap number: 55
Bike: I am riding the BMC Roadmachine X with Shimano Ultegra Di2. 12speed and a set of Apidura Bags. The gearing is 50/34-11/34 - so some teeths for the fast flat but still enough reserves for the nasty climbs in Castile & the Basque country. 32mm tyres for all the comfort.
Key items of kit: 3 key items:
- A down puffy jacket for the high climbs and as a replacement of a sleeping bag.
- The Supernova M99 Dynamo- enough light to fight the darkest night without the need for recharging.
- And my silver-titan Keego Bottels - squeezeable metal bottles which won’t get rancid after riding for days in the heat without washing.
Jarco de Jong
Name: Jarco de Jong
Cap number: 71
Location: The Netherlands
Bike: Giant TCR Advanced 2, Shimano 105 with 36/52 in front and a 11-36 cassette. DT swiss wheels with Son28 dynamo hub in front, and DT Swiss 350 hub in the back. Continental Grand Prix 4-season 28mm tires. Aero bars to alternate positions on the bike. The bike shouldn’t be the problem, now I just have to put in the effort ;)
Key items of kit: Agu frame bag and Topeak Backloader including a Topeak Wishbone to prevent the backloader from swaying, and to bring extra water. Bivvy bag, air matress and liner as sleeping system. Garmin 830 for navigation. Xand 1200 front light and Xand 120 backlight during the night.
Name: Rishi Fox
Cap number: 5
Bike: Trek Domane SL6 ASX Gen4
Key items of kit: Apidura 9L expedition pack, Apidura bolt on top tube pack, Apidura aerobar pack, Apidura 0.8L backcountry feed pouches x 2, Exposure Strada Mk6, Exposure Joystick Mk15, luxury item - spare set of gloves.
Name: Devin Solleveld
Cap number: 070
Bike: Sophie is a Koga Kimera Road, alu bike with an 105 groupset, mixed with some original Ultegra parts. She's fitted with a DT Swiss P1800 rear wheel, a DT Swiss R460 front wheel, and Victoria zaffiro pro 25mm tires. She's also equipped with a Son28 dynamo hub, Sinewave revolution usb converter, Profile design 35A aero bars and a Garmin edge 830.
Key items of kit: Sophie is carrying an Ortlieb 16.5l seatpack, two 0.65l Alpkit deluge tube bags, a Xand 1500/120 light set, an Alpkit hunka xl bivvy bag, and a sea to summit ultralight insulated xl sleeping pad.
Name: Piotr Baranowski
Cap number: 45
Location: Rybnik, Poland
Bike: Trek Domane SL7 eTap 2021
Key items of kit: Apidura Saddle Racing bag, 2x Apidura food puches, Apidura frame bag with 3l water tank, Apidura Top Tube bag, Apidura Aerobag at the front, 2x water bottles rack mounted behind the saddle
Name: Gosia Szwaracka
Cap number: 17
Location: Gdańsk, Poland
Bike: Rondo Ruut AL 1 2X with Shimano GRX RX400 groupset (46/30, 11-42) + Aptonia aerobar, No Limited Sprint 38 disc SL wheels & Pirelli Cinturato Velo 700x28c tyres, Specialized Power Comp saddle
Key items of kit: Ortlieb & Jack Pack bags, Navi: Garmin 64sx & Wahoo Element Bolt, Front lghts: Lumintop & Giant Recon HL 800, Back lights: Bontrager & Prox + a few more, Sleeping set: Cummulus xlite 300 sleeping bag + Fjord Nansen Trekker NG mat, 4x 750 ml water bottle, a lot of UV and chamois cream :)
Name: Pawel Pieczka
Cap number: 4
Location: BIELSKO BIAŁA
Bike: SUPERIOR X ROAD TEAM ISSUE
Key items of kit: - Bags GEOSMINA
- 3 WATER BOTTLES
Name: Steven Geelen
Cap number: 48
Location: Kontich, Belgium
Bike: Jaegher adventure bike custom built by Secteur Pavé, Enve adventure fork, Eagle Access xx1 for the steeper sections of the climbs. SON Dynamo and Edelux II lamp. 30 mm Schwalbe One Plus tires. Brooks saddle, Ritchey gravel handle bars and Profile Design Airstryke II aero bars.
Key items of kit: Alpkit bivvy Pedal Ed saddle and frame bag Drybag for sleeping kit Rapha gravel shoes, Rab rain trousers and jacket.
Name: Thomas Weber
Cap number: 38
Bike: Votec VR with SRAM Red components. Four shifters to allow shifting in all positions while eating / riding.
3D printed lamp holder which is also the holder for phone and the hub for the onboard electricity
Key items of kit: 1. Three generations of Apidura bags 2. First generation of my lamp holder and the electricity hub.
Name: Michael Mayer
Cap number: 40
Location: Tübingen, Germany
Bike: Cannondale CAAD13 Ultegra, 11-34 Casette, Hunt 34 Aero Wide Disc SL, Bontrager Hilo Comp Saddle, Assioma Duo Pedals, Pink Lizard Skins Bar Tape
Key items of kit: A repurposed frame bag under the saddle for a light setup with very minimalistic sleeping gear (Emergency Blankets and a Sea to Summit Neck Pillow), cheap frame bag that will hopefully survive, Two Powerbanks, Some Jellys, some Bars, some Maurten Powder for when the going gets tough and an extra Fidlock Bottle at the bottom bracket because it is going to be a hoooot week. And for the nights a strong sigma helmet light fused to the ProStandard GrillMount so I can look around corners on descents. My lucky item are 5€ clear lense glasses from the hardware store.