Bikes of Transpyrenees (TransIbérica)

Bikes of Transpyrenees (TransIbérica)

28 June, 2024

David Cubillos Capdevila

Age: 51

Cap number: 37

Location: Benicasim

Bike: Giant Revolt Advance


Tobias Teufl

Age: 41

Cap number: 173

Location: Austria Tyrol

Bike: Ritchey Road Logic (rim, Sally's Marcarons), Thomson parts, White Industries t11/Son 28 on Mavic Open Pro Continental 4 season 28mm, Brooks Cambium c13, Campagnolo Chorus / Rotor Vegast 46/30 - 11-32, waxed chain...

Key items of kit: Supernova E3 lights powered from Schmidts Son28, Busch&Müller E-werk, Edge 530 (Spare Garmin Etrex 32) , Restrap Race Frame bag l, Top Tube long, Race Saddlebag and Race bar bag, Stem bag DIY, 2L bottles 1 foldable bootle, Sleep system Alpkit bivi, Mammut down sleeping bag, exped ultralight mat ... Ricoh GRD CCD (old but gold)

Aitor Salgado Adeva

Age: 43

Cap number: 4

Location: Nulles (Tarragona)

Bike: Giant TCR advanced Pro 0

Sram forces axs group

Shimano ultegra rotors 140mm

Vitoria rubino 28c

Key items of kit: Decathlon framebag

Apidura 0.5l top tube bag

Canyon saddle bag 5l

Guillem Gibert

Age: 52

Cap number: 69

Location: Girona

Bike: Belle

Key items of kit: Bolsa trasera, central.


Age: 42

Cap number: 96

Location: Tudela

Bike: Scott Adcitt 20 toda de fabrica

Key items of kit: Mis bolsas son de Geosmina, de manillar, de cuadro y de sillin de 11l. Es mi primera carrera de larga distancia asi que improvisare pero espero dormir todo los dias mas o menos horas

Michael Wykes

Age: 32

Cap number: 119

Location: Surrey, UK

Bike: Specialized Tarmac SL7, Strada PAD 45 ULTRA Wheelset, Ultegra Di2, 50:34 Chainrings & 11-34t Cassette.

Key items of kit: Exposure front & rear lights, Rapha Explore down jacket, Apidura saddle bag, Top tube bag for snacks & powerbanks.

Juanjo Vargas

Age: 54

Cap number: 97

Location: Frigiliana-Málaga-Spain

Bike: I’ll ride transpyrenees with my 2018 Cannondale synapse carbon disc with a mix of shimano 105/Ultegra, 50/34 crankset and a “transpy-special” 11-36 cassette and xpedo spd pedals to wear my mtb/gravel shoes so I’ll be more confortable while walking out the bike.

Key items of kit: Apidura 7l seat bag with a spare bib/jersey kit and rain/cold gear. On the top tube there are tools, electronics, food and other small personal ítems. Camelbak chase vest for hydration, more food and warmers/vest for cols descents.

Sergi Carbo

Age: 38

Cap number: 1

Location: Puigdalber (Barcelona)

Bike: Factor O2 Vam, grupo sram red axs, ruedas tubeless black inc.

Key items of kit: Bolsas bikepacking Newboler. 2 luces traseras bontrager. Una luz delantera. Manta térmica, saco de dormir térmico,


Age: 45

Cap number: 157

Location: LYON

Bike: GIRS RnR / Firecrest 303 / GRX 810 custom

Key items of kit: Mostly Restrap /Apidura bags Custom 31x42 GRXtended transmission for Pyrenees No dynamo, No Electronic shifters Front Bag content should enable to bivy down to 8°C/no rain Also Brooks B17 special Leather/Ti/Cu saddle for comfort Lucky "not any chance stickers" & 30mm GP5000 S TR

David Palmer

Age: 41

Cap number: 40

Location: Sheffield, UK

Bike: Bike: Canyon Endurace Al 6.0 Groupset: Shimano Tiagra Wheels: Handbuilt Borg31 All Weather Bags: Absolute mish mash of random bags picked up over the years

Key items of kit: klymit Inertia O Zone inflatable sleep mat with integrated pillow for added comfort under the stars. Library of downloaded music for when the going gets really tough. Wet wipes and toothbrush/toothpaste to help try and feel a little more normal along the way.

Dedecker Irvin

Age: 43

Cap number: 46

Location: Clermont Ferrand (France)

Bike: Specialized Tarmac SL6 SWORKS SRAM Red AXS (50x37-10x33) CADEX AR35 with Michelin PRO? Set Apidura

Key items of kit: Specialized Tarmac SL6 SWORKS SRAM Red AXS (50x37-10x33) CADEX AR35 with Michelin PRO? Set Apidura

Sergei Haukka

Age: 34

Cap number: 158

Location: Helsinki, Finland

Bike: S-Works Tarmac SL7 Peter Sagan Limited Edition

  • Wheels: Roval CLX64
  • Tyres: Continental gp5000 AS TR Creme + MucOff Milk
  • Saddle Specialized Elaston Power
  • Handlebar Roval Rapide 38mm + extra thick custom soft pading + LizardSkin 3.2
  • Dura-ace 52-36 front, SunRace 11-36 rearcassette
  • Rear derailleur: Ultegra long cage
  • Brakes: Hope RX4+ with 160mm Shimano brakediscs
  • Lights: Front: Supernova Airstream 2 and Bontrager Ion 100 on Rear
  • GPS: Garmin 1040
  • Rigs: framebag and mini saddle bag: custom tailor made by Bikepacking Finland
  • Frame and fork fully protected with PaintProtectionFilm by Restyling Point
  • Inside bags everything for rain and Pyrenees weather + Sponser UltraCompetition 600g petrol for body + 10000mah powerbank

Key items of kit: - Maap Atmos jacket

  • Assos GTO C2 bibs
  • CHAMOIS BUTT'R S Anti-Chafe-Creme Ultra Balm
  • Sponser electrolytes, isotonic and Recovery drink
  • photo on my son and wife
  • written declaration for my inner kid Sergei: we can do it

IG: @sergeihaukka

Melanie Müller-Reichert

Age: 43

Cap number: 306

Location: Germany


Key items of kit: Cyclite Bags Supernova M99DY Haribo and Katjes Teampartner Martin Reichert (not shown)

Martin Reichert

Age: 52

Cap number: 305

Location: Kaiserstuhl, GERMANY

Bike: GIANT Propel

Key items of kit: SRAM Force 33/46 11/36 Supernova M99 DY Pro SON28 Dynamo Lupine Rotlicht / Garmin Radar Apidura Top Tube Bag Apidura Framebag Cyclite Handle Bar Aero Bag with Bladder


Age: 51

Cap number: 31

Location: Luxembourg


Key items of kit: Several bags on the frame.


Age: 49

Cap number: 9001

Location: Burgos (Spain)

Bike: Cube Agree C62 (2019) - Ultegra mecánico - Ruedas Vision 45 Desarrollo: 50x33 // 11-36

Key items of kit: Bolsas; Topeak, Apidura y Rapha

Christian Ott

Age: 57

Cap number: 336

Location: Freiburg, Germany

Bike: My Fairlight Strael in beautiful "iridescent plum" color, with a mix of SRAM Rival/Force AXS and a new 10-36 cassette. 32mm Pirelli tires on unlabeled DTswiss carbon wheels.

Key items of kit: Mix of bags: Tailfin aeropack, Apidura, Restrap. Minimal sleep kit: First time with no sleeping bag at all, just a bivi bag and a mat. We hope to find hotels for the nights :-) Full SON setup with dynamo, Edulux front+rear light and Sinewave Revolution charger. I will also bring my new Gloworm helmet light with remote control and a 10K powerbank. Wahoo Bolt. Rab down jacket, long gloves, rain pants and a buff to stay warm. Evoc Hydration vest.

Lucía Fernández García

Age: 41

Cap number: 105

Location: Oviedo (Asturias), Spain

Bike: Ribble Gran Fondo, carbon frame, Shimano 105 groupset, 50-34 crankset and 11-34 cassette, Campagnolo Zonda wheels, Continental GP5000 25 mm tyres.

Key items of kit: Apidura Expedition Saddle Pack 14L for clothing and sleeping kit (consisting of a bivvy bag combined with a sleeping pad and a down jacket).

Rapha Top Tube Pack 1L for tools and a headlamp.

Cordel 2.5L Bar Bag to keep electronics, powerbank, hygiene, food and other gear handy.

Apidura packable backpack that expands to 13L attached at the head tube, for resupply between longer distances if needed.

Lights: Lezyne Macro Drive 1100XL front light, Lezyne Zecto Drive 200+ rear light and Fenix HM65R-T 1500 headlamp.

Navigation: Garmin Edge 540 Solar

David Sebastian Lopez Restrepo

Age: 39

Cap number: 42

Location: Copenhagen

Bike: Felt F85

Frame: 7005 aluminium Fork: Carbon, aluminium steerer Gears: Shimano 105 50/34, 11-36 Front derailleur Shimano 105 Back derailleur: Shimano GRX400 Cranks: FSA Brakes: Shimano 105 Wheels: Mavic CXP22

Key items of kit: Frame and sit bag: Restrap Handlebar bag Apidura Light: Blackburn Dayblazer 1100 Headlight: Black Diamond Spot-R Sleeping mat: Rocktrail Survival Emergency Blanquet

Cesar Soria Serrano

Age: 46

Cap number: 356

Location: Aranda de Duero (Burgos)

Bike: Megamo West: bicicleta de gravel con grupo Sram Rival/GX monoplato de 44 dientes y casette KCNC 9-52 ruedas Visión 35 +cubiertas Continental GP 700x30. Potenciómetro Quark componentes Ritchey y pedales spd con calas de montaña

Key items of kit: Bolsas Restrap, Agu y Columbus, iluminación Olight RN2000, GPS Garmin 1030 plus

Iban Riu

Age: 37

Cap number: 326

Location: Santa Coloma de Farners

Bike: Specialized Crux with GRX di2 48/31 front and 11/32 rear. Zipp 303s wheelset paired with Continental Gp 5000 30c.

Key items of kit: Apidura large top Tube, Apidura frame bag, Ortlieb seat bag. Soonfire front light, Eltin rear light. Rain clothes, some food, essential tools and personal equipment.

Xavier Burgos

Age: 49

Cap number: 186

Location: Manresa

Bike: BMC SLR Roadmachine

Key items of kit: Group set: Sram red AXS 12s 48/35 and 10/36 Wheels: DT-SWISS 1400 ARC Aerobars: Deda Parabolica 2 Ligths: Supernova and Magicshine Bags: Geosmina Components

Jason Wyatt

Age: 54

Cap number: 81

Location: Jersey, Channel Islands

Bike: Sonder Colibri, Ti, with 105 11sp mechanical group, Hunt alloy rear, self-built SP Dyno/DT swiss alloy front. Groupset deviations for TP24: Senix gravel 46/30 chainset and HG 11-34 cassette to get me up the climbs! I've gone over to TPU tubes which saves a lot of weight. And a bell. I have a bell.

Key items of kit: Mix of bags from Topeak and Restrap, with a drybag under the aero bars for sleeping gear. I really like the zefal tool pod in the 3rd bottle position. It's going to be WET so there'll be mudguards going on ahead of setting out for this race. Luxury item: a little portable radio that doubles as a BT speaker (85g), for podcasts on the climbs.

Giuseppe Labriola

Age: 46

Cap number: 63

Location: Catania

Bike: Tarmac Specialized

Key items of kit: Saddle bag and handlebar bag. Sleeping bag and inflatable mattress for the night

Kornel Martinger

Age: 31.5

Cap number: 104

Location: Poland

Bike: Cipollini Bond

Key items of kit: Hi! My name is Kornel and I come from the south of Poland, where we have quite nice Carpathian mountains.

I spend a lot of time in nature, I love mountain hiking and road biking. I have been to the Matterhorn, Dufourspitze, Mont Blanc and many other peaks in Europę. I spent the last two years on the Costa Blanca, living in Calpe and working in the Polish bicycle rental company

My Cipollini carbon bike is on a Shimano Ultegra R8000 groupset and has rim brakes. The bike has carbon wheels with a 50mm profile and TUFO Hi Composite Carbon tubular wheels.


  • back 5L Geosmina with clothes and a wheel repair kit + lotion and a pump
  • on frame Restrap 1,5L with food
  • in frame Zefal 1,2L with food

I don't sleep, I think about driving non-stop with small breaks for naps :)

Thank you and see you soon :)


Age: 40

Cap number: 127

Location: ZARAGOZA


Key items of kit: APIDURA and ORTLIEB BAGS


Age: 37

Cap number: 59

Location: FRANCE


Key items of kit: Bags : APIDURA Light : Dynamo system

Santy Mozos

Age: 46

Cap number: 317

Location: San Martin de Valdeiglesias ( Madrid )

Bike: Angel Cycle Works Pro Gravel

Key items of kit: ENVE 2.3 SES Wheels Continental GP 5000 S TR 30/32 mm Front ring 40 theets Rear 10/52 Front light Bontrager Rear light Bontrager Tailfin Bag

Arnaud Freyburger

Age: 47

Cap number: 335

Location: Ingolstadt, Germany

Bike: I will ride a Sauvage bike (a small French company) with a titanium frame and carbon adventure fork. Shimano GRX mechanical groupset 2x11 with a SRAM 11-36 cassette to tackle the steepest climbs. Wheels with DUKE aluminium rims for reliability and a SON dynamo hub up front to power my BuM front and rear lights.

Key items of kit: It is not the lightest option but I will use my Tailfin at the rear for its stability (we will ride on rough roads for sure) and to be able to store some more food if needed. Race proven Miss Grape frame bags, just the right size for me. I will take my Busch & Müller front and rear lights (dynamo powered) and my helmet light from K-Lamp France. My sleep system will be minimalistic, with just a bivvy.

Greg Clarke

Age: 32

Cap number: 68

Location: Dublin, Ireland

Bike: Mason Definition 56

Perfect aluminium rig for the job. Quite light but reliable and comfy.

Zipp 303s, Shimano Ultegra di2 12s, 50-34 x 11-34. Schwalbe Pro One tubeless 32c, Supernova light,

Key items of kit: Trying to take a bit less on this trip due to the shorter length and the ridiculous amount of climbing. Have opted to even leave my beloved aero bars at home. I hope I don’t regret this. I’m using tried and tested Revelate bags and also an Apidura top tube bag, (not pictured).

Running a pretty light sleep set up with some thermals, a puffer jacket and an emergency foil bivvy. Not sure how much that will be used but I anticipate the Pyrenees will have the final say in that matter.

Diego Villas Alcala

Age: 59

Cap number: 318

Location: Colmenar Viejo ( Madrid)

Bike: Sarto

Key items of kit: Sram Red 11v ENVE Wheels

Caroline Thorne

Age: 28

Cap number: 316

Location: Lausanne, Switzerland

Bike: I'll be riding my one and only crusty road bike, a Cannondale CAAD3 R900 from the late nineties <3 Aluminum frame with DT Swiss Spline P1800 wheels, and a gnarly mullet drivetrain: Shimano 600 front derailleur, GRX 46-30 crankset, 105 11 speed rear derailleur and a SLX 11-40 cassette (with a WolfTooth Road link) for smooth granny gearing. Left shifter is a friction Dura-Ace shifter, allowing to compensate for the GRX's 2.5mm offset. Works like a charm, don't trust what forums say. The Ultegra brake calipers almost slightly brushing against the Continental GP 5000 28mm tires. Tire clearance will have to wait another time.

Key items of kit: Small frames, (relatively) big problems. Bags are generally hard to fit so I ended up compromising on water, who needs to hydrate anyways.

  • Apidura Explorer 17L saddle bag for sleeping kit and clothes.
  • Tailfin 3.8L frame bag for electronic devices, hygiene kit and repair kit.
  • Tailfin 1.1L top tube bag for candy, sunglasses, mini Swiss army knife and musette.
  • Blue Lug and Btwin food pouches (or drinks).

For lights and other electronic devices:

  • Wahoo Elmnt Bolt V2
  • Knog PWR 1000lmn front light (not recommended)
  • Knog Blinder rear light
  • A bunch of Knog Plus lights just in case

Aude Samonini

Age: 27

Cap number: 315

Location: Lausanne

Bike: Cannondale SuperSix EVO SE mounted with a SRAM Force 1 by 12 speeds drivetrain (40T x 10-50T), SRAM Force breaks, DT Swiss wheels with a SON dynamo Hub kindly lent by a friend (cc Antoine merciii) and 32mm Continental Grand Prix 5000 Tubeless tires.

Key items of kit: Two borrowed Apidura food pouches on the front of the handlebar (cimer Dasan) that will be carefully refilled with feta cheese and cereal bars along the road. One Apidura long toptube bag (2L) containing daily items such as toothpaste, suncream, wet wipes, power bank…etc And the Apidura Expedition saddlebag (17L) containing my sleeping kit (an ultralight inflatable mat from Vincent, and a decently warm sleeping bag), warm merino baselayer, insulated gilet, rain vest, an extra pair of socks, small gloves, buff, legs and arms warmers, emergency pharmacy and repair kit.

Garmin Edge 830 for navigation, Sinevawe beacon front light paired with a supernova rear light (merci Dasan again!!)

Per Arne Janssen

Age: 55

Cap number: 139

Location: Munich, Germany

Bike: Canyon Endurace CF SLX 2018

Key items of kit: Zolla Rims, Conti GP 5000, Shimano Ultegra 50-34 / 32-11, Apidura Bags

Manuel Villalobos

Age: 41

Cap number: 109

Location: Madrid

Bike: Frame Felt VR - Rest of the bike 100% custom. For TP I will use 50-33 and 11-34. Big slopes rule the race! Progress wheels and GP5000 s TR. Still with ultegra mechanic!

Key items of kit: Cordel and Apidura bags. Sleep kit? No this time. Rain kit ready for the show!

Mark Gilmour

Age: 48

Cap number: 348

Location: Romsey, UK

Bike: S-Works Roubaix SL4, Ultegra, 11-32, 50/34 with Mavic Cosmic SLR40 wheels.

Key items of kit: Bags are by Brooks England with their Scape bikepacking range, Seat Pack, Bar bag and Top Tube bag, (undecided whether to take a stem bag at the moment). Lighting by Exposure with the MaxxD and Joystick and I will be carrying Veloforte Nutrition, (electrolytes, natural energy gels & bars). Taking minimal sleeping kit as intend to B&B it or sleep little... :)

Federico Merlo

Age: 56

Cap number: 08015

Location: barcelona

Bike: Cicli Barco XCR steel custom frame

Key items of kit: Frasen wheelworks carbon wheels with rene herse 35mm Jon Bon pass Restrap bags with a custom frame bag

Sean Donevan

Age: 63

Cap number: 347

Location: USA

Bike: Cervélo R5

Key items of kit: SRAM Force AXS groupset, 46/33 cranks and 10/33 cassette. Zipp 303s wheels with Conti TR 28 mm tires. Bags by Revelate and Restrap. Lights by Fénix. Wahoo Bolt computer.


Age: 44

Cap number: 146

Location: Conil de la Frontera

Bike: Specialized SL5

Key items of kit: Shimano ultegra di2 Bielas dura ace 52-36 Casete 11-32 Porta bidones de salida lateral specialized Luz frontal Supernova Airstream Luz trasera cateye ViZ450 Bolsa Apidura Racing saddle pack 7 l Bolsa Apidura Racing frame pack 4 l Bidones camelbak podium 710 ml

Tjeerd Bos

Age: 39

Cap number: 172

Location: Joure, The Netherlands

Bike: Canyon Aeroad

Key items of kit: Tailfin bag Apidura bag

Oleksandr Kozlov

Age: 35

Cap number: 132

Location: Berlin

Bike: ROSE Reveal 06 - 2023

Key items of kit: SRAM Red eTap AXS, Brooks Cambium Saddle C13, Fidlock Bottles, Garmin Varia Radar


Age: 44

Cap number: 146

Location: Conil de la Frontera (SPAIN)

Bike: Specialized Tarmac SL5

Key items of kit: Ruedas ROVAL CLX 40 Transmisión Shimano Ultegra Di2 Casete 11-32 Platos Shimano Dura ace 52-36 Luz frontal Supernova Airstream Luz trasera Cateye ViZ 450 Bolsa trasera Apidura Racing 7 L Bolsa de cuadro Apidura Raing 4 L Bidones Camelbak podium 710 mL


Age: 40

Cap number: 121

Location: Seva

Bike: Cannondale Synapse hi-mod

Key items of kit: Sram red, hollowgram, tailfin

Thomas Buch Lund

Age: 46

Cap number: 71

Location: Barcelona

Bike: S Works SL6 2018

Key items of kit: Helmet

Montse Galceran Mestres

Age: 46

Cap number: 124

Location: Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain)

Bike: Bike: Ridley Fenix Fenix SLIC Gear: Classified Powershift + Shimano Ulterga Di2 50x11-34 Wheels: Classified Powershift R35

Key items of kit: Bikepacking bags: Ortileb (Saddle-bag) & Apidura (top tube pack) & Rapha (handlebar pack)

Valentin Belissen

Age: 34

Cap number: 178

Location: Verrières-le-Buisson, France

Bike: Scott CR1

Key items of kit: Ortlieb saddlebag and handlebar bag, Alpkit frame bag, Restrap frame bag, Zefal pouches, SON dynamo. Lots of food!


Age: 51

Cap number: 41

Location: Tremp (Pallars Jiussà. Enduro paradise)

Bike: Specialized Diverge 2024

Key items of kit: SRAM 1x12 DT Swiss road wheels Specialized tubeless 700x25 Seat bag Newboler Saddle bag Newboler waterproof Frame bag Geosmina waterproof Handle bag Evoc

Benjamin Schneider

Age: 43

Cap number: 23

Location: Emmendingen, Germany

Bike: Giant TCR Advanced Disc Shimano Ultegra Di2 2x11, chainset: 48-33, cassette 11-36t. Wheels: SLR One, tyres: Continental Grand Prix 5000s with tubes. Saddle: SQlab 612R and Bottle Cage: Cube Sidecage.

Key items of kit: Bags: Apidura Race Saddle bag 7l and top tube bags. Front lights: Supernova & Cateye for helmet, rear light: Supernova. Powerbank: Anker 10000mAh. Navigation: Garmin Edge 830. Bivac bag: Mountain Equipment. Rain jacket: Triple2. Short rain short: Gore. Down vest: Mountain Equipment.

Amanda Wishart

Age: 37

Cap number: 327

Location: Calderdale

Bike: Planet X Tempest with Quarq power meter, Ere Tenaci wheels, Vittoria Corsa Pro tyres, Hope RX4+ calipers and a Specialized Mimic saddle.

Key items of kit: Apidura Expedition Frame Pack with 3litre bladder - most important piece of kit for me. It carries a decent amount of stuff on top of the 3 litres of fluids. Apidura Backcountry Food Pouch - Fits two packets of Oreos so I can alternate between original and golden flavour. Tailfin Aeropack - Has bungee mods for easy/quick access but also because I think the original straps need a redesign. Tailfin Top Tube bag. Exposure Diablo & Tracers front and back. Garmin 1040 Forks have my Frontier300 sticker on to remind me that I’m strong and I can do big days… Brian - Marmot mascot that has been on all my bikepacking trips. He originated on the Col du Galibier. He is not a hamster.

Rhys Wainwright

Age: 33

Cap number: 326

Location: Calderdale, Yorkshire, UK

Bike: Kinesis Tripster gravel frame because titanium is the best. LightBicycle/Hope Pro 5 wheels shod with 32mm Conti GP5000 for speed and comfort. USE seatpost, stem and aero bars. Specialized Phenom saddle, Roval Terra 40cm bars.

SRAM AXS drivetrain with Shimano 12s cassette and YBN rainbow chain 🌈 Hope RX4 brakes; there’s no such thing as too much braking power.

Key items of kit: A 40t chainring and 10-51 cassette is going to be crucial for this one. Apidura Expedition frame bag with 3L bladder makes carrying enough fluid for long stints easy. Exposure MaxxD front light to set the night on fire, Blaze at the back to keep me safe. Tailfin full of stuff to keep me warm, dry, charged, hydrated, lubed and inflated.

Adrian Merino Menendez

Age: 42

Cap number: 2

Location: Leioa

Bike: Merida Scultura Rival Edition

Key items of kit: Topeak saddle bag, Lifeline top tube, GFR handlebar bag

Oscar Brun Urzaiz

Age: 43

Cap number: 134

Location: Zizur Mayor

Bike: Scott Addict

Key items of kit: Geosmina saddle bag 5 litros Top tube bag 1 litro

Karim Nour Helgstrand

Age: 39

Cap number: 98

Location: Cairo

Bike: Cannondale super six, geared up for some climbing, 50/36 with a 32 cassette, running on Arkane wheels on 30mm Conti tires

Key items of kit: Key item is my saddle from ginger (@ride.ginger) thing is an absolute game changer. Kit supported from amazing Q36.5, bags a mixture of restrap and apidur, Supernova lights (big up to supernova for sorting me with a replacement light in 24h) for night riding and bolt2 for safe navigation. Bikes been serviced by Ivan and Antonio at ESC Girona.

Jesus Noriega

Age: 52

Cap number: 85

Location: Madrid

Bike: I’ll ride a Canyon Endurace CF SLX 9. Tested in long road journeys of more than 300k and also some gravel races of 200k. For this adventure I’ll use the DT100 Swiss wheels with 28” at the front and 32” at the back. I’ll take the risk to use the standard set of Rotor ALDHU24 52/36 crankset, but maybe a 50/32 could be a better choice.

Key items of kit: I’m using Revelate Designs bags for more than 10 years. I trust on them since a long time, when no one else produce this king of seat and frame bags. I’m also using a small Geosmina bag attached to the frame for the electronics and two small bags, attached to the handlebar, for food. My light set is based on a powerful Lupine light and a big battery of 7,2mh.


Age: 35

Cap number: 6

Location: Cáceres

Bike: Specialized diverge. Grupo Shimano grx, bielas rotor 2inpower con plato q rings 52-36, cassette sram 11-36. Pedales Shimano xtr. Rueda delantera dt swiss con buje dinamo SP. Rueda trasera drwheel perfil 45. Cubiertas Sworks mondo 32mm

Key items of kit: Bolsas Restrap. Bolsa sillín ropa de repuesto y abrigo. Bolsa superior comida. Bolsa de cuadro powerbank con cables y repuestos. Luz delantera dinamo Busch+müller IQ-XS. Luz trasera dinamo Busch+müller. Luz de repuesto delantera lezyne 1300 xl. Luz trasera de repuesto lezyne strip pro 300


Age: 30

Cap number: 314

Location: Belgium (Antwerp)

Bike: Gazelle Colto titanium (2002). Shimano 105 all the way. 34/50 - 11-34.

Key items of kit: Aside of the special frame there are specific for this bike, handmade bags of Atelier F!ks. Defenitely the eyecatcher! The bags (saddle, frame and toptube) are partly made from organic cotton fabric and in a color scheme in tune of the bike.

Corneel Nyckees

Age: 25

Cap number: 313

Location: Antwerp, Belgium

Bike: Gazelle Colto (Titanium, 2001)

My brother and I both will participate in the Transpyrenees with somewhat retro titanium road bikes. Both our bikes are Gazelle Coltos, which somewhat makes them siblings too, but they are equipped with very different parts and kit.

My bike mainly runs on a Campagnolo Centaur groupset, but my rear cassette is an 11-36 Sunrace one(Shimano compatible), as Campy doesn't produce or recommends cassettes bigger than 11-32. Furthermore, I drive 28mm Continental Grand Prix 5000 AS tyres on a set of DT Swiss PR 1400 rim brake wheels.

Key items of kit: The main stars in my setup are the custom frame, top tube and saddlebag made by Atelier F!ks. Besides that, I love my Brooks Cambium saddle, my sleeping bag and sleeping pad from Bach. I hope my worn out slippers will give my feet some good care while not cycling.

Yves Wyckmans

Age: 55

Cap number: 321

Location: Basel, Switzerland

Bike: Same set up as Basajaun 2024, only this time with 32mm tires for road

Key items of kit: 30x40 gear for those climbs that seem to never end