We all love kit lists, I mean if you are into anything that involves technical decisions you always want to see what others have made of it and you scout out every detail you can from their setups. No judgement there, I am the same if not more wen it comes to it. So here is the kit that I took on the TCRNo7 and why it worked so well for me.
I took part of the Transcontinental race No7. At the start, the first day hit us with over 40C degrees heat, over 3500m elevation and gravel parcours. By day two I had developed saddle sores. At the end of that day I cycled the last 40 kilometres almost entirely standing, out of the saddle, because I simply couldn’t sit down.
I’ve been asked recently of what options there are when one goes on these long cycling trips. I thought it would be a good thing to summarise the main strategies, options and a few good kit suggestions that I personally like.
There are many pros and cons to discuss on whether a dynamo should be used or not. This is not the article for it, it assumes you’ve weighed those up and have gone the dynamo route.