Bikes Of... GranGuanche Audax Road 2024

Bikes Of... GranGuanche Audax Road 2024

28 January, 2024

Linda Farczadi

Name: Linda Farczadi

Age: 37

Cap number: 33

Location: Lausanne, Switzerland

Bike: My ride is an Open Min.D – a pure distillation of performance and minimalist design.

The drivetrain is a Shimano Dura-Ace setup – every shift is a crisp, clean note in the symphony of my rides. Clad in Continental GP5000 tires, 30mm thick, my wheels strike a perfect balance between resilience and agility.

When the sun dips below the horizon, my Exposure lights emerge as beacons, guiding me through the dimming light.

Aerobars provide a haven from headwinds, a blend of comfort and efficiency when the miles stretch out ahead.

Key items of kit: Visibility triangle from Blue Log Tokyo purchased at the end of the Japanese Odyssey.

Manuel Feldbaumer

Name: Manuel Feldbaumer

Age: 28

Cap number: 34

Location: Graz, Austria

Bike: Canyon Endurace

Key items of kit: Trying to go as minimalistic as I can with Apidura bags in combination with sideway bottle cages for my small S frame. Running a Sram Force groupset with a slightly bigger 36 cogs cassette at the back for the love of climbing. Two lights (Bontrager & Supernova Airstream) to bright up the misty island night(s).

Lisa Pacher

Name: Lisa Pacher

Age: 27

Cap number: 79

Location: Rosenheim, Germany

Bike: I'll ride my Focus Paralane in XS with 25mm tires, Shimano 105 and disc brakes.

Key items of kit: I'll go with the Restrap Saddle Bag 7l and Top Tube Bag 1,5l as well as the Apidura Frame bag 1l. And maybe this was the hardest part...finding good fitting bags that have enough space for an extra small Bike. So for sleeping I only bring my Sea to Summit Tr 1 and hope the ground is comfy enough for a couple of hours sleep ;-)

Navigation: Wahoo Element Bolt Good Mood: JBL Wave Flex For the food: Apidura Musette Warmth: GORE Leg warmers, Castelli Polartec Jacket, Gloves, a thin vest for windy days Charging: Anker 20000mAh Powercore And for Sure I also bring spare tubes, a small pump and all that stuff I hopefully won't need :-) It's my first time to participate in such an event so please let the wind blow in the right direction and the gummy bear pouch be always full :)

Bastian Schlaak

Name: Bastian Schlaak

Age: 42

Cap number: 58

Location: Cologne, Germany

Bike: FARA A/R frames with Shimano Ultra Di2, 12x (11-34). Campagnolo Chorus sub compact crankset (48-32). Wheels are Nextie ARX 39 with DT240 hubs.

Key items of kit: Lupine lights, FARA frame bag, Syntace Aerobars, 3D printed snack box between aerobars, light sleeping bag (down) and mat.

Tom Walters

Name: Tom Walters

Age: 32

Cap number: 93

Location: Loughborough

Bike: Orro Venturi STC SRAM Force 48/35, cassette 10-33. Fulcrum Airbeat 400 wheels, GP5000 clinchers 28mm, Tubulito inner tubes. Favero Assioma uno power pedal. Waxed chain ✅

Key items of kit: Restrap race saddle bag; Rab Down Jacket; Shakedry; arm and leg warmers. No sleep system, hoping to stay in hotels 🤞 Apidura frame bag. Mechanical bits, 20,000mAh power bank, cables, toiletries. Restrap top tube bag. SIS beta fuel and cliff bars. Garmin edge 530 and varia. Lezyne strip drive spare rear light. Lezyne macro drive front light.

Timo Stein

Name: Timo Stein

Age: 32

Cap number: #92

Location: Rosenheim, Germany

Bike: I’m riding my Cube Attain SL. It’s built with a Shimano 105 groupset, a 50x34 tooth chainring on the front and a 11-34 cassette on the rear. The tires are 28mm wide.

Key items of kit: All the bags come from Restrap‘s race series. Because of the small frame, I have attached the Woho saddle-bag stabilizer with two additional bottle cages so that I can carry enough water.

With regard to electronics, I bring a Wahoo Elemnt Bolt v2, a mix of rechargeable lights, a 20,000 mAh powerbank, a dual-port charger and a bunch of cables.

For some hours of good night‘s sleep I bring my Sea to Summit Traveller I sleeping bag and my Sea to Summit Ultralight Mat.

Juris Skrebels

Name: Juris Skrebels

Age: 43

Cap number: 31

Location: Riga, Latvia

Bike: Scott Addict RC10 Sram Red AXS 12 speed groupset, 46/33t front, 10-33t rear, Conti Grand Prix 5000 S TR 30 mm tubeless tyres, stock Syncros Capital 1.0 wheels, Assioma Favero PM pedals. Lights: Garmin Varia UT800 at the front, Bontrager Flare at the rear, spare Petzl Swift RL headlamp. Two 600 ml drinking bottles

Key items of kit: Bags: Apidura Expedition 5,0 L Tall bag (inside: insulated longsleeve jersey, rain jacket, leg warmers, arm warmers, shoe covers, long gloves, hat, 20000 mAh powerbank, charging wires, compact handpump) Under the seat Ortlieb lightweight waterproof sack, attached with Voile strap (inside: down jacket, toolkit)

Clara Dezcallar Camino

Name: Clara Dezcallar Camino

Age: 25

Cap number: #16

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Bike: Orbea Orca. Front wheel: Vittoria Zaffiro Back wheel: Pirelli P7 Shimano 105

Key items of kit: All Bags: Geosmina Gps: Wahoo Front light: Eltin Back light: Giant Record

Marius Schada

Name: Marius Schada

Age: 30

Cap number: 36

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland

Bike: Specialized Aethos “Schweinchen”

Key items of kit: Force/Rival Remix AXS Group

Thomas Lier

Name: Thomas Lier

Age: 29

Cap number: 130

Location: Utrecht

Bike: Bianchi Oltre XR3

Key items of kit: Frame and sadle bag (food, clothes and repair kit) Lights Garmin Drinking bottles (and a good spirit)

Laurent van de Mortel

Name: Laurent van de Mortel

Age: 24

Cap number: 114

Location: Amsterdam

Bike: Canyon endurace cf al

Key items of kit: Ortlieb frame back, saddle bag, carrie gere bottle holder and Hunt carbon wheels

Wojciech Filipek

Name: Wojciech Filipek

Age: 38

Cap number: 94

Location: Poland

Bike: Time ADHX with Ultegra Di2 50/34 + 11-34 12s casette and Campagnolo Bora WTO 45 wheels.

Key items of kit: Ortlieb bags with some extra clothes for freezing temperatures - nothing crazy. Lezyne Pro115 front light and an old Knog rear light.

Raf Frans

Name: Raf Frans

Age: 39

Cap number: 45

Location: Antwerp, Belgium

Bike: BMC Timemachine Road (year 2019)

Key items of kit: Ultegra DI2 (11sp), 52-36, 11-32 Wheels: DT SWISS ARC 1400 DICUT Tailfin rear rack and bag Restrap top tube bag Gloworm X2 adventure front light, fits perfect under the HideMyBell and garmin. Selle Italia Watt saddle Vittoria Corsa N.EXT tyres (28mm) A load of etixx GEL/BARS/... :)

Michael Unterreiner

Name: Michael Unterreiner

Age: 27

Cap number: 118

Location: Germany

Bike: Basso Astra

Key items of kit: Apidura saddle bag Rockbros frame bag Oru case burrito bag

Emilio Corrochano

Name: Emilio Corrochano

Age: 36

Cap number: 64

Location: ibiza - Spain

Bike: Cannondale Synapse disc 2021, sram force hydro 11-34, Rotor in power crank set 52-36 @frasen_wheelwork carbon set whit Son dinamo hub, Vittoria Corsa 30mm

Key items of kit: Apidura racing set: -Saddle 5L -Long tube pack -Frame pack 2.4L -Racing hydration vest

I just bring only a Bivy bag and rapha explorer done jacket for sleep, my gear it's very minimal and essential

Lights system: Son dynamo hub and synewave cycles lights 100% autonomy, and two decathlon rear lights.

My main goal is to finish on Wednesday, although if everything goes well I may finish on Tuesday, it will depend how I get to Tenerife.

Jonas Tulipe

Name: Jonas Tulipe

Age: 36

Cap number: 72

Location: Vevey, Switzerland

Bike: Orbea Orca M20iLTD

Key items of kit: Tulipe’s spirit

Christopher Hall

Name: Christopher Hall

Age: 34

Cap number: 70

Location: Peak District

Bike: Argon 18 Krypton Pro

Key items of kit: All of my bikepacking bags come from Tailfin. Wheels and finishing kit parts from Enve and a Shimano Dura Ace groupset. Who said endurance bikes had to be boring? I’m taking this one proper chilled. A great opportunity to get some good kms in the legs and enjoy some warm weather.


Name: Boscardin

Age: 35

Cap number: 14

Location: Swiss

Bike: Specialized Tarmac

Key items of kit: - First "Ultra"

  • Saddle bag Apidura 7L
  • Backpack Evoc 1.5

Jochen Böhringer

Name: Jochen Böhringer

Age: 44

Cap number: 26

Location: Germany, Tamm


Key items of kit: SRAM Red eTap AXS Groupset Bags: Apidura Nutrition: Sponser Navigation: Wahoo Light: Lupine Piko Kit: tools, spare parts, food, warm & rain clothes, no sleeping equipment - sleep is overrated for this distance ;)

Philippe Béchet

Name: Philippe Béchet

Age: 39

Cap number: 43

Location: Lausanne

Bike: My Open Min.D, resplendent with its Zipp 303 Firecrest wheels and Shimano Dura-Ace 12-speed, is top-notch, no doubt. But let's face it, sometimes I wonder if this stellar setup is overcompensating for my less-than-stellar legs and my knack for bad luck. It's like bringing a race car to a go-kart track – the equipment's ready to go, but the driver? Maybe not so much. The bike's all set for glory, and then there's me.

Key items of kit: Visibility triangle from Blue Lug in Tokyo, photochromic glasses 3D printed in Switzerland by Ileve district.

Adam Kolarski

Name: Adam Kolarski

Age: 40

Cap number: 10

Location: Tenerife, Canarias, Spain

Bike: Basso Palta 2 Shimano GRX 1x12 42/10-51 Pirelli P Zero 32mm

Key items of kit: Bags: 'Batu' Bicycles Bags Lights: Convoy S2++ Lucky item: overtanned legs ;)

Kamil Redestowicz

Name: Kamil Redestowicz

Age: 40

Cap number: 75

Location: Tenerife, Spain

Bike: Argon 18 Gallium, Campagnolo Chorus groupset, Campagnolo Shamal wheels.

Key items of kit: Ortlieb seatbag holding a rescue bivvy, minimal, and dawn jacket, Oveja negra snack pack with gels and bars, handlebar bag with rain jacket, powerbank, charger and cables.

Raphael Schröder

Name: Raphael Schröder

Age: 26

Cap number: 46

Location: Berlin

Bike: Fuji SL 1.1

Key items of kit: Tailfin, Handcrafted Toptube Bag, Tubeless 30mm, Magicshine Lights, Garmin 840

Julie von Grünigen

Name: Julie von Grünigen

Age: 29

Cap number: 29

Location: Bern

Bike: Cervélo, Soloist, SRAM Force

Key items of kit: Tailfin, Agu frame bag, Exposure backlight, Magic shine front light


Name: Alma

Age: 35

Cap number: 54

Location: Switzerland

Bike: BMC SLR Assioma Duo Selle Fizik Vento Argo R1

Key items of kit: Front bag: legs and arms warmers; rain jacket, puffy jacket, overshoes, gloves. Frame bag: bars, gels, salt, magnesium, wallet and electronics Back bag: mechanical (2 tiers, 2capsules, minultiuses, piles for sram)

Rachel Nolan

Name: Rachel Nolan

Age: 38

Cap number: 44

Location: Ireland

Bike: Van Nicolas Ventus Spinergy wheels Infinity seat

Key items of kit: Apidura kit Fenix lights

Lourens Bloem

Name: Lourens Bloem

Cap number: 115

Bike: Eddy Merckx Lavaredo 68 Disc Ultegra 2020

Key items of kit: Bike

André Klein

Name: André Klein

Age: 45

Cap number: 56

Location: Germany

Bike: 17 years old Carbon Alu

Key items of kit: Lupine Piko Light, 28 Continental Tires, Rim Brakes, too much food

Mathias Mücke

Name: Mathias Mücke

Age: 32

Cap number: 85

Bike: Canyon Endurace CF SL 8.0 2020

Key items of kit: Not sure what’s the most important item of my kit. Time will tell… ;)

Marcus Göde

Name: Marcus Göde

Age: 39

Cap number: 82

Location: Bremen, Germany

Bike: Ultimate CF SLX 8 Force AXS, SRAM Force AXS 12s, Zipp 303 Firecrest Force Launch Edition XDR

Key items of kit: AGU and Waterfly Bags, Garmin 840, Towild lights, Anker Power Banks, credit card and tooth brush for the nights nasal spray and diclo pills

Rob Heerdink

Name: Rob Heerdink

Age: 57

Cap number: 115

Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands

Bike: Canyon Endurace CF 7

Key items of kit: Agu saddle and frame bag. No name top tube bag. Too much cycling clothing. Swimming shorts, hawaii shirt and flipflops to take full advantage of the party pace. Food.