Bikes Of Transpyrenees by Transibérica 2023
23 June, 2023
Transpyrenees is another race offering from the TransIberica Club. This challenging race does what it says on the tin, takes our riders across the roads of the Pyrenees.
Follow along here Transpyrenees Tracking and Commentary.
Name: Marcus Ruchti
Cap number: 101
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Bike: TREK Domane SL7 with SRAM force etap AXS groupset
Key items of kit: I am using Bontrager wheels with Schwalbe 30mm tyres and Aerothan inner tubes (I see the same advantages like tubeless), lights from Lezyne and bags from Apidura.
Clothing: Bib short, 2 jerseys, arm/leg warmers, light down jacket, rain jacket, overshoes, gloves, Bliz sunglasses etc.
Name: Jordi Rodriguez
Cap number: 56
Bike: Trek emonda slr9
Key items of kit: Geosmina
Name: Ralph Samson
Cap number: 72
Location: Quebec, Canada
Bike: I’ll be exploring the Pyrenees on a Ridley Helium SLX Disc road bike. Rolling over Forza Vardar 50 db wheels equiped with 700×25” Continental GP5000 tires (not shown here thank you photoshop). The drive train is a Sram Force eTap AXS with an extra battery to swap on the go. Cockpit is a Forza road integrated kit.
The frame bag is my trusty blackburn outpost. The top tupe bag is from Apidura and the saddle bag is made by Sahoo. Lights are a both Raveman, CR1000 in the from and CL05 at the back.
Key items of kit: I chose Lezyne left exit bottles to keep my hand on the handlebars. Power wise I went with a power bank to charge my gps, phone, sram batteries and lights. SOL escape lite bivy as my minimalistic sleep kit in between hotel stops. For navigation I will use a Garmin 530.
On the top tube bag I will carry some food tons of electrolytes and essentials. On the frame bag I carry inner tubes, spare parts, pump, patches, power bank. On the saddle bag some pieces of kit, e.g. leg/arm warmers, extra layers, and waterproof jacket.
Name: Martin Crawford
Cap number: 95
Location: Madrid, Spain
Bike: Bricoleur - Custom Steel, Ultegra 12 Speed Di2, Corima WS Black Wheels, Chris King Bits ‘n’ Bobs, Deda Finishing Kit, Brooks Saddle, Look Keo Blade Pedals
Key items of kit: Mix of bags from Rapha/Apidura, Café du Cycliste, Agu - Sleep: Sea to Summit down bag, Thermarest X - Lite, Knog Front and Rear lights.
Name: Micael Ferreira
Cap number: 244
Bike: Ice gv10 with sram rival. Combination - rear 36-10 and front 33-46. Sifters sram force Wheels - vision tc 30 carbon Tires - vittoria rubino pro graphene 2.0 tubless
Key items of kit: Saddlebag - Ortlieb 16l Top tube bag - Arca (handmade production from Portuguese gay) Frame bag - Arca (handmade production from Portuguese gay) Front bag - Arca 1.5l “” I'll adopt it as a safe kit, not considering it to be the fastest, but after my cancer, all I want is to enjoy what I love most. I'll take a light sleeping bag with me in the back suitcase, a complete set of comfortable clothes and mostly white brands, hygiene stuff and etc... I'll take a light and warm coat and some snacks in case I need it boost morale in the middle of a long climb. On the board I will take things for the rain and food. In front I carry all electronics and first aid kit.
Cap number: 90
Location: Utiel (Valencia)
Bike: Giant TCR
Key items of kit: Mochila cuadro Apidura Mochila sillín Zefal Mochila manilla Rockrider
Cap number: 86
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Bike: Specialized Tarmac SL7
Key items of kit: 🧳 Restrap 🧭 Garmin 🔦 Lezyne
Per Arne Janssen
Name: Per Arne Janssen
Cap number: 81
Location: Munich, Germany
Bike: Canyon 2017 Endurace CF SLX
Key items of kit: Ultegra 50-34 / 11-32, Zolla Wheels, 28mm Conti GP5000, Apidura Bags
Cap number: 51
Bike: I’ll ride my Basso Venta disc for Transpyrenees2023 🤌🤌 Transmission : shimano 105 R7050 in 52-36 and 11-34 Wheels : Mavic Ksyrium 30 Tyres : Pirelli Cinturato 28mm Tubeless with awesome MuC Off valves Saddle : Specalized Power Arc Others : Aerobars Deda Parabolica, and other parts from Microtech
Key items of kit: Mostly Apidura bags, 2 rear lights and 2 front lights, pleenty of food, Rapha kit, Rapha Rain Jacket, 1 bivy bag, 1 power bank and a Forclaz down jacket. Ride on!!
Name: Jérémy HALLER
Cap number: 153
Location: Strasbourg, France
Bike: I will be riding my Kona Rove NRB DL with Shimano 105/Ultegra (34-50T front and 11-32T rear) DT Swiss ER1400 Dicut wheels with Bontrager R2 Hardcase lite tires (tubetype) Fizik Argo Vento R3 saddle
Key items of kit: Apidura saddle and frame bags for sleeping kit and I guess lots of food Small and cute pouch bag handmade by my girlfriend Lezyne front and rear battery lights + 2x powerbanks since some night riding is to be expected
Name: Ivo Relveiro
Cap number: 245
Bike: Vitus Substance VR2, aluminium frame with full carbon fork, DTSwiss PRC 1100 Mon Chasseral paired with a Sram Apex 40 with 11-46 in the back and a Selle italia flite
Key items of kit: Riverside saddlebag filled with clothing (full kit, rain jacket, leg and arm warmers, polar top and bottom, toe covers, extra socks and sleeping bag; ARCA top tube and handlebar bag filled with food, eletronics (powerbank, lights and cables), hygiene, sunscreen, wallet, baby wipes, survival blanket and chamois cream; finally on the small stem bag will have more food and my cellphone
Name: MATTHEW CLARKE
Cap number: 16
Bike: Waltly titanium custom frame and Lightbicycle wheelset, combined with other new and used parts. 11-34t cassette. 46/30t subcompact oval chainrings. DIY climbing and sprint shifters.
Key items of kit: Lupine front light with powerbank, superb double capacity Di2 battery. Custom frame bag by Spoked.
Name: John Knapp
Cap number: 97
Bike: Giant Revolt with AXS wide and a low gear of 30/36. Schwalbe pro one tyres and aero bars for some brief respite between the cols. XTR pedals and Quoc GT shoes.
Key items of kit: Tailfin for the convenience and space for food. SON dynamo and Sinewave beacon for lights. Bivvie bag, uberlite mat and PHD down pullover for sleep.
Cap number: 232
Bike: BMC Roadmachine Five
Key items of kit: The thin frame bag, soft flask bottles and some beef jerky snack packs
Name: Luis Barreiro
Cap number: 023
Location: Pombal, Portugal
Bike: Focus Izalco Max Disc Red 2016
Key items of kit: A similar but refined setup from previous years,. Everything that goes is key.
Name: Silvia Perrenoud
Cap number: 002
Location: Ins, Switzerland
Bike: Cervélo Caledonia 5
Key items of kit: Apidura bags Lupine light Son hub dynamo Shimano Dura Ace
Cap number: 5
Bike: Canyon Ultimate AL 9.0 2013 with alu frame and Ultegra components - not the newest, not the lightest but sturdy and solid. Triple chainrings 53/39/30 paired with a 11-34 cassette from that came stock with my Gravel bike will hopefully make the climbing more pleasant. Conti GP 4 seasons tyres for increased puncture protection.
Key items of kit: Sleepkit consisting of an Alpkit Hunka XL bivvy, a comfy air Sea To Summit Ether XT insulated air matress and a Norrøna down jacket. Lezyne battery driven front and helmet lamps. SPD pedals and non-carbon sole MTB shoes to avoid knee pain and reduce feet numbness.
Name: Julien Duflot
Cap number: 165
Bike: Origine Axxome GTR Evo Ultra
Key items of kit: Wheels Prymahl C35 Son Deluxe hub K-lite front light Apidura Racing bags pack Syntace C3 aerobars
Name: Dave Sjogren
Cap number: 118
Location: Bend, Oregon USA
Bike: Trek Domane SLR with Dura Ace 11 speed 50/34 and Wolftooth Roadlink DM to accept XTR 11-40 cassette. Perhaps not ideal shifting but hoping the extra cogs will help me when the going gets tough. Enve G23 wheelset with new Specialized Mondo 35mm tires for extra comfort.
Key items of kit: Running Garmin Edge 1040 up front and Varia on the rear and Magicshine RN 3000 light on the bars and Exposure Joystick helmet light. Using Apidura Race Bags all around. One particularly useful item I’ve recently discovered is a mobile app called Epic Ride Weather which takes GPS routes, start day and time and predicts temperature, precipitation, cloud cover, wind direction, elevation, daylight, UV index and humidity for the entire route. Thanks to my home bike shop and team, Hutch’s in Bend, Oregon, particularly Chris and Brian for helping me collect all the gear I needed for this adventure.
Cap number: 174
Bike: RIDLEY HELIUM X 2018
Mix of SHIRAM components
Group: Sram RED ETAP AXS, brakes dura ace and crankset. Rings ROTOR oval 52x34 and cassette 11-32 Wheels: Progress Airspeed 44 and tires specialized turbo cotton 26mm with latex tube.
Key items of kit: My setup is very basic and minimalist to be able to climb lightly.
Apidura racing long top tube pack 2L, Contains: Power bank 20000 MH, some batteries, cables and many gels. Behind de seatpost, tools and 3 rear lights. On the front Garmin 1030 Plus and lezyne mega drive 1800 luemens
In the back: chase camelbak hydration vest, with many extras, jacket, gloves legs warms, thermal blanket and a lot of chewies
Name: William HATILIP
Cap number: 148
Bike: Specialized tarmac SL7
Key items of kit: Apidura racing saddle bag 7l Apidura racing frame bag 4l Tailfin top tube bag 1l Groupeset SRAM AXS Red/force XPLR ZIPP 303 firecrest Continental GP5000 AS TR 28
Name: Mathieu Chalvidal
Cap number: 240
Bike: Cervélo P2
Key items of kit: Cervélo P2 equipped with Campagnolo Chorus front/rear on 52x34 and 11x25 gears and Bontrager wheels. Bags are from Acid.
Name: Lucas Bracht
Cap number: 194
Location: Heidelberg, Germany
Bike: Canyon Ultimate CF SL 8 eTap (SRAM Force w/ Red Crankset, Zipp 404 Firecrest, Conti GP5000 S TR 28mm)
Key items of kit: Bags: Apidura Race Saddle & Frame Bag, Canyon Top-Tube Bag, Trilancer Straps, Small Plastic Bags for Internal Organization
Electronics: Lezyne 1600XXL Front Light, Knog Plus Rear Light, Garmin Edge 530, iPhone 14 Pro w/ Peak Design Mount, Dual USB-C Charger, 10k Power Bank, 3-in-1 Cable, SRAM Charger
Nutrition (a lot): Ensure Dietary Powder, Self-Made „Maurten“ Carb Mix, Ministry of Nutrition Gels & Porridge Bars, Clif Bars, Dates, Caffeine Pills
On-Bike Clothing (all MAAP): 1x Jersey, 1x Cargo Bib, 1x Base Layer, 1x Socks, 1x Vest, 1x Rain Jacket
Off-Bike Clothing: 1x T-Shirt, 1x Shorts, 1x Espandrilles, 2x Boxers
Other notable Items: Dynaplug TL Plugs, Lezyne V Pro 13 Multitool, Lake CX302 Shoes, Xenofit Chamois Cream, Spare CR2032 Battery
Name: Ed Thomas
Cap number: 215
Location: London, UK
Bike: Basso Astra, Ultegra 12-Speed Di2, FFWD Tyro carbon rims clad in GP5000 S tubeless
Key items of kit: Restrap through and through, Garmin 1030 for navigation, Sea2Summit sleep system with Alpkit bivvy, Lezyne 1300XL macro drive front light, Bontrager Flare RS rear light, 100s of podcasts
Name: Florian Scattolini
Cap number: 159
Bike: Giant TCR witch 50/34 and 11/34
Key items of kit: Unsing Michelin power cup 28". Lights is Stoot. Assos for the chamois.
Tom Le Bivic
Name: Tom Le Bivic
Cap number: 136
Bike: Planet X Hurricane Titanium
Key items of kit: Sram Rival 22
Cap number: 191
Location: El Prat de Llobregat
Bike: Alai II is a Giant TCR funny road bike... Alai means in Basque language happiness :D
Key items of kit: My secret weapon: a speaker with 1400 songs!!
Name: Vlad Alukhanov
Cap number: 145
Location: Shanghai, China
Bike: SERK A21 Dissident titanium gravel frame. 2x 48-31 Shimano GRX DI2 with 11-34 cassette. Farsport carbon wheelset with SON 28 dynamo hub running Supernova lights, Continental GP5000 tubeful 32’ tyres.
Key items of kit: Ergon SL Road pro saddle, Zipp Service Course cockpit and XTR pedals. All bags are Relevate Designs.
Name: Jorge Calcedo
Cap number: 113
Key items of kit: Saddle bag and frame bag
Name: dick ayres
Cap number: 38
Location: Madrid, spain
Bike: Belle GRaR
Key items of kit: Rusjan bags, exposure lights, lots of food
Name: Oscar Reeve
Cap number: 219
Location: Bristol, UK
Bike: Trek Edmonda ALR. My first road bike bought in 2017, lots of great memories on this. 11-40 cassette, with 50/34 up front, which should mean no grinding.
Key items of kit: 2 bibs, full bivvy sleeping setup, 20k battery bank, lezyne lights front and rear, Garmin 530 solar, headphones reserved for dark moments, chamois cream.
Name: Renaldo Gastineau
Cap number: 162
Location: Bern, Switzerland
Bike: Trek Madone 6.9 (2010) with Bontrager Aeolus 5.0 wheels. Transmissions: 5034 and 1126-28(?)
Key items of kit: I used an Ortlieb 11L saddle bag to put a warm jacket, the tools etc. and two Restrap bags: top-tube (2L) for everyday items (food, sun cream, etc.) and a bar bag (7L) to put a mattress and ultra-light sleeping bag. If I'd had time to change it before, I wouldn't have bought carbon wheels (veiled), and disc brakes would have been more comfortable given the weather. And of course, consider using an 11*32 cassette. But it was already perfect as it was.