Bikes of Race Through Poland No6

Bikes of Race Through Poland No6

24 May, 2024

Piotr Gdowski

Age: 27

Cap number: 31

Location: Wrocław

Bike: Loca, customized: VYTYV carbon wheels, Ultegra groupset (RIP Sora Triple), Profile Design aerobars.

Key items of kit: Apidura bags, garmin edge 530, Mactronic head and rear light.

Thomas Horre

Age: 58

Location: Gdansk, Poland

Bike: Mason, Aspect

Key items of kit: The Mason Aspect fits perfectly to my body. I changed from the Sram Force group only the cassette to the xplr 10-44. Chainring 36. A sleeping back, a mat and warm a jacket as well as winter gloves are part of my “Defense” against possible bad climate conditions…..


Age: 35

Cap number: 6

Location: Dresden

Bike: Open U.P size L Duke Rims with Son Hub Dynamo + DT Swiss 350, 35mm Continental GP5000 AS, Brooks Saddle, Garmin 1040 for navigation

Key items of kit: Apidura Bags which will be mainly loaded with calories and spare tubes, Supernova lights, Sinewave revolution to keep things charged, no sleeping kit

Stefan Sirkiä

Age: 49

Cap number: 59

Location: Helsinki, Finland

Bike: Trek Domane SL6 Gen4 2024. SRAM Rival eTap AXS 12s 30mm Carbon Wheelset with SON Dynamo Hub and Pirelli 30mm tires
SON Edelux II Dynamolight with USB-Werk charger

Key items of kit: Restrap 14L saddle Bag, Apidura 3L frame pack, Apidura top tube pack, Apidura downtube-pack. SeaToSummit Sp0 sleeping bag with Thermarest sleeping mat and OR Helium Bivy for sleeping. Wahoo Elemnt Bolt v2 for navigation.

Bolesław Kowalski

Age: 32

Cap number: 220a

Location: Warsaw

Bike: Singular Peregrine with Cinq touring fork. Ultegra 2x11, 46/30 front, 11-34 rear. SON dynamo setup, custom front rack by @pilisiecki, custom lightbicycle WR38 wheels in combination with RH Snoqualmie Pass 44c extralight tires.

Key items of kit: set of @babylegs bags, stem mounted aerobars with 40mm spacers.

Paddy Dunne

Age: 62

Cap number: 60

Bike: Curve Belgie Navvy Édition

Key items of kit: Barry’s Tea A couple of Tunnocks Dark Chocolate Wafers Exposure Joysticks

Jędrzej Gąsiorowski

Age: 43

Cap number: 7

Location: Łomianki, Poland

Bike: Comapred to last year, I’ve made a serious bike upgrade. This time I’m planning to enjoy the ride on Rose X-Lite Six on Shimano Ultegra Di2 groupset (AbsoluteBlack oval 50-34 chainrings and 11-34 casette). It comes on Rose RC-Forty/Fifty Disc wheelset with 28mm tubeless tires. But hey, all in all it’s still just a bike!

Key items of kit: I will take a set of three Apidura Expedition bags: 17 l saddle pack, 4,5 l frame pack and 1 l top tube pack. That should provide enough room for all the equipment: tools, spares, warm clothes, food, sleeping bag or whatever else comes to my mind to take...

Thomas Schlatter

Age: 29

Cap number: 41

Location: Bern, Switzerland

Bike: Bike: BMC Roadmachine FOUR with SRAM AXS Rival; Tire: Tubeless Continental GP5000 AS 32 mm; Saddle: Infinity Bike Seat; Aerobars: Profile Design; Stem: Vecnum freeQUENCE

Key items of kit: Bags: Seat bag and top tube bag from Apidura, Frame bag from Restrap; Light: SON 28 dynamo with Supernova M99 light and USB-charger Igaro D2

Morten Kjærsgaard

Age: 62

Cap number: 79

Location: Denmark

Bike: Focus Izalco Ergoridr

Key items of kit: Apidura, Son hub, B&M front light. Brooks B17.

Fleur Cornelissen

Age: 27

Cap number: 46

Location: Nijmegen

Bike: Model: Canyon Lite, Shimano 105 Wheels: Gravel 32mm

Key items of kit: Bags: one frame bag, one small upper frame bag, one saddlebag Sleep system: nights at locations (hostels/hotel) Lights: two lights at the front and two tail lights

Tobias Stark

Age: 39

Cap number: #55

Location: Dresden

Bike: Frame: Bombtrack Tempest C Wheels: Pacenti Forza-C 30 mm with Dt Swiss 350 Hubs Group set: Sram Force22 Saddle: Brooks Cambrium C15 carved Aerobars: Zipp Vuka

Key items of kit: Saddle Pack 7L , Frame Pack 4L and Long Top Tube Pack 2L of Apidura Racing Series Bike computer: Wahoo Roam Light: Lupine SL AF

Carolyn O'Dwyer

Age: 30

Cap number: 71

Location: Glasgow, Scotland

Bike: Sonder Camino Al with goatlink and dinnerplate cassette. Short-arse 150 mm cranks and talismanic René Herse Switchback Hill tyres: 650b x 48 mm, mudguards for pizzazz and aerodynamics.

Key items of kit: Homebrew framebag and snack control centre. Stickers by me, Bicyclepubes and Mythical State. Embroidered nut allergy warning patch by my talented flatmate Delia. Bar end mirror by B&M.

Marek Skýva

Cap number: 81

Location: Somorja, Felvidék

Bike: Old lugged carbon Look 585, compact Record 10, 11-29

Key items of kit: Short stem, narrow tyres, new rain jacket and cleat covers for 4x4 terrain


Age: 32

Cap number: 43

Location: Warsaw, Poland

Bike: True Love Cycles Roadkill

Key items of kit: DandyHorse Pulsar wheels, SRAM Force Etap AXS, Restrap bags

Clemens Groß

Age: 31

Cap number: 18

Location: Berlin, Germany

Bike: Trek Domane AL 2 disc, 105 R7000/Ultegra R8000 mix, Novatec R5 wheelset with SONdelux, Pirelli Cinturato 32-622 TLR

Key items of kit: Supernova M99 DY Pro front light, Pro Discover bags, Edge 1040 Solar

Dmytro Neporozhnii

Age: 38

Cap number: 22

Location: Krakow

Bike: Kellys Soot 50

Key items of kit: Shimano GRX RX400 groupset, 11-34T, Giant bags set (saddle, handlebar roll), JackPack Pletwal framebag, Tufo Speedero 36-622 tyres.

Krzysztof Bujak

Age: 38

Cap number: 17

Location: Opole

Bike: Mason Definition.Sram Force/Rival AXS  46-33t + 10-36t. CarbonBeam 30 mm wheels with Panaracer GravelKing Slick 32 mm

Key items of kit: Dynamo Son Deluxe, Lights: Supernova / B&M IQ-X, Prox and Headlamp Mactronic. B USB Charger. PRO Missile aero bar. Bags: Apidura/Restrap. Navi/GPS: Garmin EDGE 540 and Garmin Fenix 7x, Infinity Saddle

Michal Orchulski

Age: 43

Cap number: 228b

Location: Lodz, Poland

Bike: Canyon Endurance CF7; Shimano 105 R7000 52/36, 11-34; Continental GP 4 season 700x32

Key items of kit: Lights: Mactronic noise XTR04; Mactronic scream 3.1; 2xMactronic walle. Bags: Topeak backloader 10l; Rhinowal; Deuter small bag; B-twin. Navi: Garmin Edge 530

Simon Epperlein

Age: 29

Cap number: 226a

Location: Dresden, Germany

Bike: Van Rysel Ultra RCR CF

Key items of kit: Bike: Van Rysel Groupset: Shimano Dura Ace Handlebar: Deda Trentacinque, Parabolica Uno

Frame bag: Ride and Get lost Top Tube Bag: Urban Case Saddle Bag: Rhinowalk Lights: MagicShine


Age: 37

Cap number: #228

Location: Łódź, Poland

Bike: Bianchi C2C Via Nirone, probably 2008, some base alu rims, FSA crank set 50x34, other part of group set full Campagnolo Veloce 10s with cassette 13x29

Key items of kit: front bag and top frame bag, topeak backloader bag, front light Convoy S2/Mactronic Scream and rear light Wall-e/Bontrager Flare

Justyna Jarczok

Age: 21

Cap number: #48

Location: Wrocław

Bike: Trek Emonda SLR 6 AXS. With SRAM Rival AXS and power meter, 48/35, DUB, 172,5mm. Also SRAM XG-1250, 10-36, 12 speed. Size 54, colour dark prismatic.

Key items of kit: - tires Pirelli P Zero Race 4S TLR SpeedCore 28''/ 700c/ 30mm

  • wheels Zipp 404 Firecrest CL Disc: 58mm, 28" / 700c
  • Bontrager Aeolus Elite 250mm x 145mm saddle
  • Hammerhead Karoo 2
  • Apidura Racing Long Top Tube Pack 2L - Ortlieb Seat-Pack 11L
  • bottles Fidlock 2x 800ml
  • aerobars from Aptonia/ Van Rysel
  • rain jacket JMP GRAVEL RAIN
  • down jacket Specialized Packable - Down
  • clother from Pas Normal Studios Escapism collection
  • helmet Trek Velocis Mips
  • glasses Rudy Project SPINSHIELD AIR
  • shoes MTB NORTHWAVE Extreme XC 2
  • safety lock from Hiplok
  • lights 2x Bontrager/ Knog/ Petzl

Thomas Achtner

Age: 48

Cap number: #50

Location: Leipzig, Germany

Bike: Cervelo Caledonia Ultegra mechanical

Key items of kit: *Drybag under Areobar for food, hygiene equipment, bike repair items *Top tube bag for food and small items *Small down tube bag for sun creme toilette paper and head lamp *Big saddle bag with sleeping mat, sleeping bag and spare clothes and rain clothes