Loco Libre 30° quilt with homemade bivy. Custom frame bag with map pocket. GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: Black Diamond bipod bivy for shelter with Seat to Summit Micro MCII down sleeping bag and pillow. View The Classics, The Bikepacking Journal is our printed collection of inspiring writing and beautiful photography.Find details here alongside a growing collection of web exclusive features... Have one to share? I’m running an oval absolute black 26 chainring and slx 11-46. Fenix BC21r lights x2. GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: Shelter: Outdoor Research Molecule bivy. Maxxis Rekon+ 27.5 x 2.8’s, TRP Spyke brakes and a Sinewave Beacon light. GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: I really like my Bedrock Bags BOT specific bag with the BOT because the BOT is so useful for carrying water and/or gear and tucks away down low on the frame next to the chainring. I’ve got a Spank Vibrocore 180 bar trimmed to 140mm with Ergon GS3 grips. Sleeping Bag: REI Igneo. Learn More, We have ~100 routes on our worldwide bikepacking routes map. GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: Prototype kLite front light, personally designed prototype charging electronics packed into a gutted Garmin external battery pod. Learn More, As important as it is to have a reliable bike and pack as light as you can, choosing the right route is perhaps the key to your enjoyment. GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: For sleeping, I’ll use a custom Borah Gear eVent bivvy bag, a Cumulus 150 quilt and a Klymit Inertia X-lite sleeping pad. THE BIKE: I’ll be riding an Advocate Cycles (now Esker cycles) Hayduke, steel frame, hardtail with fall line dropper post 27.5 x 2.6 maxxis vegan tires. For a recap of last year’s event check out the 2017 Colorado Trail Race listing. Etrex 30x GPS. The Bedrock Bags SPOT holder is also a great way to carry the SPOT tracker on the bike. GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: Favorite piece of gear: MLD Bivy. I’m also planning to use their Joey downtube bag to store extra food, and an Inov8 race vest for water and overflow storage on my back. GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: SQ Lab Innerbarends – don’t know how I managed without them. Good luck out there, and enjoy the ride! It’s well known that the goal for 2012 is to travel ALL of the Colorado Trail – the 500+ miles on the bike and the 146.9 (+) Wilderness miles on foot. For a shelter I will be using a Big Agnes Fly Creek UL1. By Derek Murrow. 2020 - 2021 Trail Races held in Colorado The calendar regroups all kinds of activities (Running, Walking, Nordic Walking, Vertical Races, Obstacle races, Dog runs, Multiday events ...). My sleep system is a SOL emergency bivey with down pants and jacket for warmth. The whole charging system is very efficient and uses a custom designed cache battery that switches between the bike in daylight and the helmet light at night. Three Nightrider 850 lights will be turning night into daylight. The CTR is a monster! THE BIKE: I’ll be pedaling a 2019 Salsa Horsethief down the Colorado Trail. No ground pad. THE BIKE: Modified titanium Salsa Mukluk single speed fat bike Navigation: eTrex 30x; iPhone. I averaged 15 miles a day for the 33 days I hiked, my longest day was a true marathon at 26.2 miles, and I took two detours along the way to summit Mount Massive (14,421’) and San Luis Peak (14,014’). My chain breaker tool hides inside the stem cap. Oveja Negra XL Snack pack and a Snack Pack Small in the Wack Pack colorway. BAGS: Revelate bags, all 5 of them Sleeping pad: none. BAGS: Long story: Savannah Bigboy is Dine, of the Edgewater Clan. Navigation is done using a Garmin etrex 20x if I lose the trail. In preparation for CTR this year, I decided design and fabricate my 4th generation of Dyneema Composite Fabric (DCF, aka Cuben Fiber) race packs. BAGS: Wildcat harness holding Relevate Saltyroll, PodSac seat pack, BikeBags framebag (holds 1.5tr bladder), Relevate Pocket (probably), Bedrock Bags Tapeats feedbags, Wolf-Tooth B-Rad tool bag. Enlightened Equipment quilt and the new Ultimate Direction FK Tarp + bike addon (fairly real shelter in case it’s like CTR 2017 all over). Colorado Trail Race Training Plan. A Board of Directors and three full-time employees oversee the work of hundreds of volunteers who devote thousands of hours each year to keep the Trail in good condition. 2 Oveja Negra Chuckbuckets to hold water bottles and food. Designed for the World Cup circuit, this bike is right at home in the backcountry with a 120 mm fork. SRAM 12-speed drivetrain with stainless 28T Wolf Tooth CAMO chainring. For my bags I’ve got tools and parts in a Revelate Jerry can, food in Revelate gas tank and feed bags with a sleep system stuffed in the frame bag with water bladder for extra h2o and some clothes to keep me warm in my backpack. THE BIKE: Santa Cruz Bronson V2 C We believe travel by bicycle encourages conservation and inspires respect for people and cultures. . GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: My travel size deodorant. Saturday. The Colorado Trail: Segments 4 & 5. GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: I’ll have a water bottle on my down tube and lots of water on my back. GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: 2019 Tour Divide Pie Town headset top cap, and a Living The Fu♥king Dream patch. BAGS: Rogue Panda frame bag and Schmidt Dynamo hub. BAGS: Bags are a full Revelate setup, harness and salty roll for sleeping bag and clothes, mag tank 2000 and Jerry can for snacks, frame bag for tools and food and baby terapin for tent and first aid. THE BIKE: I’ll be racing the 2019 Colorado Trail Race on a 2019 Specialized Sworks Epic Evo with 12 speed XTR drivetrain and brakes with a wolf tooth 30 tooth front ring. GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: Fenix BT10 & LD22, Garmin eTrex 30, Enlightened Equipment Torrid Pants & Jacket. Cick the link to see them plotted or select from the links to the right to filter. THE BIKE: Orbea Rallon M10 with 10x50t cassette, 12 speed, 32t chainring. Riding mostly flatland singletrack is a lot different from riding mountain trails, for example. GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: An MSR hubba hubba NX will be my shelter along with a Northface sleeping bag and a Big Agnes air core inflatable sleeping pad. to support us & get The Bikepacking Journal. OR Helium Bivy. BAGS: Made by me. Rear wheel: DT Swiss. THE BIKE: Vassago Radimus Ti 27.5+, Maxxis Icon 2.8 tires, Nox Carbon Wheels, Fox 34 fork, SRAM XO components And a pair of Honeypots and possibly a Cache bag (not pictured) on the Spacelink. GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: SQlab inner bar ends and 15deg sweep riser bars. Are you confused? In 2017, the CTR saw the worst weather in the history of the race, showcasing super dry sections with no water at all and plenty of rain that took a toll on all riders. Shoes: Giro Terraduro. THE BIKE: I’ll be riding a Trek Stache 9.7 with 2.6 Maxxis Rekon tires, Bontrager Kovee Pro 30 rims, and a SRAM XO drivetrain. SON hub w/ Klite light and charger. And so I have warm coffee and soup, I’m taking an ultralight Ti cooking setup at only .78 lbs. On the back it’s a 2.2 Maxxis Ikon with all the same protection as the front. The Bedrock Bags Moab Handlebar, a custom frame bag from Bedrock Bags, a gas tank from Andrew the Maker, and a few from Revelate Designs. THE BIKE: Just the same old bike that’s been on here a coupla other times: Salsa Woodsmoke with Salsa Firestarter. This is Single Speed Gearing 101. BAGS: I am using a combination of Bedrock Bags: seat bag, gas tank (but placed back at the seat post), BOT specific downtube bag, and SPOT holder. 32×22. The Colorado Trail features 500 miles and 70,000′ of elevation gain winding through the Colorado Rocky Mountains between Denver and Durango. Drivetrain is Sram 12 speed with a 32T oval front chain ring. It’s extra sweet thanks to the flared nose and the black sparkle zipper. BAGS: Bedrock Bags custom frame bag, Bedrock Chinle handbag harness with Big Agnes dry bag, Bedrock Black Dragon seat bag, Jpaks top tube bag, Defiant and Revelate silo / feedbags. It took me 35 days to complete the Colorado Trail, taking two zero days and four nero days, leaving Denver on July 6, 2016 and arriving in Durango on August 10. Put on after my Mountain Bike Nationals Race on Saturday July, 27 in Winter Park. My fiance gives me grief about it, but hey, i’m the one who has to smell myself! View The Map, There are some routes that are made classic by their sheer perfection, and others by races. GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: My sleep system: My comfy sleep system consist of a Klymit Inertia pad with a Klymit Pillow X pillow, Montbell Breeze Dry-Tec bivy, Alpine Ultra Half Bag and a Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Down Jacket. THE BIKE: I’ll be riding the Colorado Trail on an Ibis DV9. The Hei Hei is nice and slack with a 68 degree HT angle and has a Fox 34 120mm fork for a more Trail Bike feel, complete with a 6″ droper post (of which I will be able to use 4″). 9 … Given the constraints of the design of the bags, I couldn’t truly represent the beauty of Savannah’s original work, however, I hope I was able to honor her creativity and intent. Ergon cork grips modified to allow Cane Creek bar ends. GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: Nemo Gogo Elite bivy/tent, Mountain Hardware Phantom Spark bag, and NeoAir torso pad. BAGS: My bags are all Revelate Designs, I use an Osprey Syncro 10 pack for hydration and first aid equipment. The 5th edition (available June 2013) will has marked bicycle detours that match the CTR Detours. The fourth issue of The Bikepacking Journal hit mailboxes this spring. THE BIKE: I’ll be riding the CTR on a board of my trusted Carver Gnarvester 29+ TI hardtail with a Fox 34 float SC fork and a Nextie/DT Swiss wheelset with 29×3 WTB Ranger tires. Originally published in The Bikepacking Journal 03, Ditibised is Alexandera Houchin’s extraordinary story of training for the Tour Divide, framed in four seasons…. THE BIKE: Pivot Mach 4SL. No backpack. GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: Gear highlights include some water proof socks, second hand vegan Jersey and head band to keep my hair and sweat at Bay. THE BIKE: The bike I’ll be riding has done a lot with me, it is a Trek Stache 9, modified/grown with age. Lights: Fenix BC21R with modified bar attachment (handlebar); Fenix PD35 (zip tied to helmet). THE BIKE: custom steel Swarf Cycles hardtail, made in peebles scotland. THE BIKE: I’ll be rollin’ a Trek Mustache with WTB 3.0 tough casing Rangers and a 26T chainring. BAGS: The centerpiece of my bag setup is a custom Rockgeist frame bag. I like my sleep so I’m packing a Z-Packs Solplex tent, Uberlite mat and decent quilt. Buzz Burrell & Peter Bakwin hit the CT back in 1999. Cane Creek Bar Ends. If … The King cage accessory cages on the fork and the down tube. We believe travel by bicycle encourages conservation and inspires respect for people and cultures. Just in Case: Esbit titanium stove and cup, so I can enjoy a hot cup of coffee while waiting out a Colorado thunderstorm. Colorado trail runners share their tips for tackling the terrain on Colorado mountain trails. BAGS: Rockgeist everything. I originally intended to analyze bikepacker trip length, but I created an online survey and 91% of the responses came from thru-hikers (59 out of 65 responses). Approximately 300+ miles of singletrack at elevations ranging from 5500′ to a gasping-for-breath 13,200′. Pedals: clipless. The 2018 CTR starts in Denver and uses the Tarryall Detour as described in the offical Colorado Trail guidebook. The fourth issue of The Bikepacking Journal hit mailboxes this spring. Only about 25% of starters finished. BAGS: Using a Revelate Vole seatpost bag, custom made frame bag, and lots of feed bags. A full set of JPaks including: Dropper SeatPak, FramePak, FarvaPak, RukSaks and a custom H-BarPak and downtube BattPak. They taught her what it was to be an artist and a Dine woman. Support us and pass it along... to support us & get The Bikepacking Journal. It’s a 1×12 with a 30 Tooth front ring. Visit this section to learn how to choose a route, and some insight into navigation. Maxxis Ikon 2.35 Exo in the rear and Maxxis Ardent 2.4 in front. GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: Garmin Edge 830 for navigation, inReach mini for tracking, and Sinewave Beacon for headlight/charging. Learn More, We have ~100 routes on our worldwide bikepacking routes map. BAGS: revelate gas tank with 2x feedbags, revelate dyneema frame bag/jerry can/vole seat bag, Becker Bags downtube bag Son28. GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: I’m really enjoying my Ti Fabrications seatpost and Sea to Summit Spark Ultralight sleeping bag. Light bivy, puff pants/coat. BAGS: Revelate bags and one Bedrock handlebar bag. Tires are Ardent race 29×3.35 in the front and Ardent Icon 29×2.35 in rear. They can cover service roads, dirt paths, single track, rugged and technical trail, to full out scrambling. This year's Colorado Trail Race was a true war of attrition, with racers battling vicious weather and crushing altitude over 538 miles of challenging terrain from Durango to Denver. Industry Nine Backcountry 360 wheelset w/ Hydra hubs. I’ll be racing the ColoRado Trail on a size Large~ Specialized Sworks Epic with SRAM AXS drivetrain. The trail would not exist and CTR would not happen without the efforts of the Colorado Trail Foundation. We provide inspiration and information through original bikepacking routes, stories, and coverage of gear, news, and events that help our community thrive. The front end is super plush with ergon grips,ENVE handlebar and a Fox 34 140mm fork. Who knows? We provide inspiration and information through original bikepacking routes, stories, and coverage of gear, news, and events that help our community thrive. United States. Read more here. Also a wolf finger puppet attached to handlebars to remind that I’m racing this to raise money for a non profit to “end the war on wildlife”. It’s well known that the goal for 2012 is to travel ALL of the Colorado Trail – the 500+ miles on the bike and the 146.9 (+) Wilderness miles on foot. . I’m running Maxxis Ardent Race 2.35 EXO, 3C, TR. 1. 81301 Colorado Springs, CO. City Location El Paso County, CO. details update save claim. GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: The biggest highlight for me is to be racing next to my 17 year old son Hunter. The Zpaks, Duplex Tent is looking to be pretty awesome. Every July, a small group of bikepackers lines up for the backcountry race of a lifetime. Along with an Ortlieb 16.5L seat-pack. A Moonmen Moonriser Bar, i9 front and rear hubs. THE BIKE: Ibis Ripley, DT Swiss 120mm forks, JRA Traildog carbon wheelset, Next SL cranks running 28t, 11-42 cassette, Formula R1 brakes, SDG Silverado saddle, Ikon 2.35 up front and 2.20 rear. THE BIKE: Riding for INCYCLE, Tasco, PhysioPhyx Sports Nutrition! The orange one is from Rockgeist to hold tent stakes. Learn More, As important as it is to have a reliable bike and pack as light as you can, choosing the right route is perhaps the key to your enjoyment. JPaks frame bag and top tube bag. GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: I ride CB Mallet pedals on the bikepacking rig, for easy on and off plus the always useful HAB scooter. 29×2.6 Teravail Honchos. Denver or bust!! Ill be bringing the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 1 Bikepack tent attached to the handlebars, and a full Neo Air sleeping pad. BAGS: The center of attention is a custom Fiber Flight 2.92 Cuben Fiber Hybrid frame bag from Rockgeist. GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: Sleeping setup stays super compact and light with an Enlightened Equipment quilt, custom RockGeist bug bivvy, and Big Agnes AXL Air. 29 x 2.3″ Maxxis Minion tires. And training for this race has had me riding a whole lot! No matter what your skill level is, riding a single-speed mountain bike offers many benefits. Includes maps, descriptions, virtual tours, and driving directions to every main and alternate access point. An Alp Kit micro sized stove for hot treats. Salsa top tube. THE BIKE: Specialized Epic FSR 29, Eock Shox Reba fork, Vitoria Mezcal Trail tires 2.1 rear, 2.35 front, Ergon grips and saddle. BAGS: Revelate Designs frame bag, large sweetroll, gas tank, jerrycan, & mountain feed bags holding my water bottles. The Colorado Trail Race (CTR) is known as one of the hardest, if not the hardest and most scenic bikepacking routes in the entire United States. See them all here…. Hope hubs for that bear scaring click and hope X2 brakes. Bedrock Bags Dakota tank top tube bag. 29×2.6 DHR II up front and 29×2.5 Agressor rear. This thing is a one of a kind gem. The first speed record on the Colorado Trail happened in 1988, almost immediately after the trail was completed -- so soon that the route was hard to follow in many spots. Colorado Trail Race 2017 Bike Setup By: Ryan King On: July 15, 2017 At 4:00am on Sunday, July 23, I’ll be among the group of bikepackers setting out from Durango to ride the 525 miles to Denver along the Colorado Trail . Shimano XM7 shoes transfer the power to the pedal and hike the bike when needed. That equals 13% of the total distance. Etrex for nav, Garmin for stats. Plenty of room for pop tarts. GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: Sierra Design Nitro Quilt 800 35 degree, Backcountry Bivy, and a Big Agnes AXL air pad. THE BIKE: Riding a Norco Revolver. Dale Garland, Dave LaFranboise, John McAward and John Wolgamott ran from Durango to Denver in about 17 days. maxx speed on the front. BIKEPACKING.com is dedicated to exploration by bicycle. BAGS: Custom Rockgeist fame bag. Click the link below to learn about each. SRAM Eagle X01 drivetrain with that Gold XX1 chain and Cranks. I’ll also be wearing an Osprey Syncro 5 on my back. The CTR: 470 miles and 65,000' of elevation gain winding through the Colorado Rocky Mountains from Denver to Durango. Next favourite lightweight kit is my team Endura, Nevis Cycles gillet, colourful & functional. This will be my third time riding the Coloardo Trail on a Hei Hei, I think it’s the perfect michine for the task, remember 70k of climbing means 70k of decending! GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: This is my third go at the CT and it looks like it’s gonna be a challenging race this year! With an aditional 1L bottle on the fork I wont have to carry any water on my back. I may switch this out for a more weather proof Oveja Negra XL Snack Pack. MRP Ribbon fork. Trail bikes are the undisputed all-rounders of the bike industry. THE BIKE: Trek Stache, SS BAGS: The nucleus of the rig is my custom made Fiber Flight series frame bag from Rockgeist. Click the link below to find out how to start. However, all individuals participating are strongly encouraged to donate time or money to the Colorado Trail Foundation. BAGS: All handmade in Colorado by me, JPaks! ... who finished second in the Bear Chase 50-mile trail race at Bear Creek Lake Park last fall. We love the Colorado Trail! Simply put, bikepacking is the synthesis of mountain biking and minimalist camping; it evokes the freedom of multi-day backcountry hiking, with the range and thrill of riding a mountain bike. Savannah created a beautiful painting for me. How to thru-hike the Colorado Trail from end to end complete with a detailed and zoomable interactive map of the entire 486 mile long distance trail. Sram Eagle GX Drivetrain with 32T up front and 10/50T bringing up the rear. And a kLite lighting system to light my way into the late night hours. Some high value & bargain buys, birthday treat is a Revelate Mag tank XL, then there is an ageing Specialized front harness to a UK designed frame bag by Altura. And they can take place from your local neighborhood to mountain towns to high up along some of DT 240. Thanks to all of the makers of this awesome gear! May pack a GoPro. 1×11 drivetrain, 28T chainring. (Might run a RockGeist Gondola if I need more dropper post room) The bike with 2 liters of water and little food is just under 46 pounds. THE BIKE: Giant Anthem Advanced 29, Curve Cycling 30×30 wheels, K-Lite Ultra light, SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain, Shimano XT brakes. GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: A cool feature of my bike is all the stash spots. BAGS: This bike has character attached, a total mishmash! She was raised in the Four Corners area in Cortez, Colorado. Exposure Six Pack stem mounted light. Justin Holle and I have plans to race the Colorado Trail Race in July of 2020. Revelate seat pack, jerrycan, and 2x mtn feedbags. Fox transfer dropper post and Ergon SR Pro saddle. SP dynamo/Arch front wheel and i9 Trail S rear wheel with 29×2.6″ Maxxis Rekon/Ikon tires. Running his Barjam front harness with Sealine Blocker drybag. Cick the link to see them plotted or select from the links to the right to filter. The bar mounted bag up front is the Revelate Designs Pronghorn medium to hold my tent and sleep setup. Titled “Hummingbird in Flowers”, it represents a hummingbird in flowers in the desert at night with the stars above and the earth below it. others did. BAGS: My setup is a mix of a Revelate Designs (front Sweet roll/w pocket, Feedbags, Terrapin 8l seat bag, Polecat dry bag); The Bike bag dude frame bag with 2 liter Hydropak water blader. Local trail races are as varied as the beautiful Colorado landscape. Exciting parts are 29er DT swiss wheels with 29×3.0 maxxis chronicles, RockShox Yari’s, 1×12 SRAM Eagle drive chain, Ergon Grips, Hope X2 brakes. Paired with my puffer jacket and SOL Escape Lite Bivy for a 635g setup. I’ve got my tent and tarp attached to my front fork in two dry bags. Alongside our Best in Test and best buyers tips, we also discovered what is probably the biggest revolution in the mountain bike segment for 2020! Under the down tube are 2 storage 2 bags. There is no entry fee, no support, no registration, and no prize money. GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: I’m in Love with my Sea to Summit Aeros Pillow, although some people think bringing a pillow on the CTR is rediculous, they don’t know what they’re missing! Also, watch this film to get a sense for the race culture and terrain. This planning guide covers when to go, which direction, navigation, dangers, section highlights, elevation, wildlife, terrain difficulty, how long it takes and more. View All Features. Interactively explore all 500 miles of The Colorado Trail between Denver and Durango using topographic maps and satellite imagery. Rockshox 140mm Pike up front. I’m running Maxxis Ardent Race 2.35 EXO, 3C, TR. Everything else is OvejaNegra. Besides that, I’m super stoked about that frame bag Tony’s Chocolonely Bar and jar of almond butter I’ll have stashed away which you know is gonna be breakfast one day. GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: The piece I’m most excited about is my Bedrock Bags Moab Handlebar bag. THE BIKE: Canyon Lux, Fox Float SC32, XX1 Drivetrain, Roval Control SL Wheels THE BIKE: My 2019 CTR rig will be on a titanium Binary Bicycles SuperB. I will be carrying an eTrex 30x for navigation and an Edge 1000 for backup and daily stats. BIKEPACKING.com is dedicated to exploration by bicycle. The Trail – The Colorado Trail a continuous, narrow path from Denver to Durango for hiking, horseback, and bicycling. The grand depart rolls out from Durango, CO, this coming Sunday, July 28th at 4:00 AM (follow along here). The 2019 Colorado Trail Race runs from Durango to Denver, following the entire CTR route, only 25% of starters finished in 2017…, 877 E 3rd St #2, During the 2017 Colorado Trail Race the average amount of H.A.B (Hike-A-Bike) was about 70 miles. This spew will not try to answer directly the question what gear is right, but instead give you a beginner’s lesson on figuring gear ratios and their assorted relatives. I’m also really loving my Bedrock Bags handlebar bag. Best Trail Races in Colorado Leadville 100 Start. GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: THE GEAR: My sleep system is a combo of a Nemo Apollo pyramid shelter, a Enlightenment Equipment Recon bivy, a BA Axl air pad and a Thermarest Vesper quilt. Spank Vibrocore bars with Ergon GS3 grips to control the rig. Cooking with a MSR whisperlight, carrying two bottles of fuel. GEAR HIGHLIGHTS: Arc’teryx hooded down jacket. Visit this section to learn how to choose a route, and some insight into navigation. The highlight being the custom bolt-in FramePak that utilizes the stock H2O mounts and some adhesive velcro to hold in in place and has storage for daaaays! If the monster is in a good mood, you may experience Colorado’s beautiful sunny blue skies and wildflowers blooming as far as you can see! Welcome to the Trail . Without them, we wouldn’t have this trail! Suspension handlebars from Fasst Company MTB. Event info: City: Durango: Date/Time: July 16, 2015 / 9am: Event Type: Race: Website: climbingdreams.net The black one is from Wolftooth called the B-Rad Roll-Top bag and it holds all of my repair stuff including 2 Tubolito tubes. No backpack needed with the extra frame space Salsa squeezed out of the new Horsetheif. She rode the Stella Titanium as a rigid 29er ultra-race bike. I use an Exposure Toro light on my bars and a black diamond headlamp on my helmet for the night. Thanks to a passionate group of participants, we’ve compiled a list of over 40 rigs, each accompanied with the name, age, and hometown of the rider, as well as a brief commentary on their bags and kit. 70oz hydration bladder in the FramePak and 1 bottle on the stem. Photo: Rob Lucas As you can imagine, the trail running and racing scene in Colorado is vibrant and varied. Backpack: Osprey Raptor 14 (with 2.5 or 3L hydration bladder). Written by Tom Hoppe Tuesday, 30 August 2016 00:00 Team Bikeman - Race Reports 6 years ago, while in Leadville, I saw a few riders on bikes with bags attached to them, and found out what “ultra bike racing” and the Colorado Trail Race was. Also bringing a Dakine Hot Laps 5L hip pack for those cold, rainy afternoons mornings... More weather proof Oveja Negra XL Snack pack and a Nightrider 950 sits on my down tube and lots feed... Trusty Etrex30 for navigation, inReach mini for tracking, and a Living the Fu♥king patch. 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