2018 Great Divide Tour Packlist

Weights + Capacities

  • Bike (w/ aerobars, cages, empty bags): ~29.5 lbs
  • Loaded bike (no food/water): ~46.8 lbs
  • Backpack: 5.6 lbs
  • On-body clothes + shoes: 3.4 lbs
  • Bodyweight: 148 lbs
  • Water capacity: 5L on-bike + more in backpack if needed
  • Food capacity: ~3 day, 2 night relatively comfortably (if 100% self sufficient)

Bike Specs

  • 2016 Salsa Cutthroat Size M
  • WTB KOM i25 rims
  • Hubs – Front: SP PD8X dynamo front, Sram X0 rear
  • Tires: Maxxis Ikon 2.3 front, 2.1 rear (tubeless)
  • Crankset: Sram XX 2×10 28/42
  • Cassette: 11-42t (Sram 11-36 converted w/ Wolftooth 42t + 16t)
  • Front/Rear derailleur: Sram X0
  • Eriksen Ti Seatpost
  • Barrel adjusters spliced into shift cables

 

Harness: Salsa Anything Cradle + Sea To Summit 13L Lightweight Dry Bag

  • Mattress Pad: Therm-a-rest Neoair
  • Bivy: Miles Gear Pico Bivy w/ footprint
  • Sleeping Bag: Mountain Hardwear Phantom 32
  • Puff Jacket: Patagonia Ultralight Down Jacket

Handlebar Bag: Revelate Designs Handlebar Bag (old version)

  • Electrolytes: 100ml E-lete (makes 10 gal), Nuun tab bottle
  • Misc pills: ibuprofen, vitamins, Benadryl
  • Bug spray: Repel 100 (0.4 fl oz)
  • 1L Platypus bladder + Sawyer Mini filter
  • Camp headlamp
  • Half roll TP
  • 1.25 fl oz DZ Nuts
  • Sea To Summit 1L Dry bag:
    • iPod Nano
    • Jackery Mini 3350 mAh battery #2
    • Spare USB storage drive
  • Phone in waterproof case
  • Wallet

Cockpit

  • GPS: Garmin Etrex 20 (secured w/ tether)
  • 5×8.5″ Map Case
    • Current ACA map
    • Homemade services cue sheet
    • Mini journal + pen
  • Profile Design T3+ Aero Bars
  • Dynamo light: Klite Backpacker
  • USB charger: Sinewave Revolution
  • Bike computer: Garmin Edge 1000 (can act as backup GPS) (secured w/ tether)
  • Left Revelate Designs Feed Bag
    • Inside pouch: misc food items
    • Mesh pocket: camera – Sony Cyber-Shot DSCW810 (secured w/ tether)
  • Right Revelate Designs Feed Bag
    • Inside pouch:
      • Jackery Mini 3350 mAh battery #1
      • AUKEY USB Wall Charger (2x 2.4Amp ports + foldable plug)
      • Charging and data transfer cables
    • Mesh pocket:
      • Sunscreen
      • Chapstick
      • Hand sanitizer

Fork

  • 2x Zefal Magnum 1 liter bottle (secured w/ shock cord)
  • Lezyne HV pump w/ pressure gauge

Top Tube

  • Revelate Designs Gas Tank
    • Misc food items
  • Bolder Bikepacking Jerry Can
    • Bike multi-tool: Crank Bros M17
    • Multi-tool: Leatherman Squirt
    • Chain Lube
    • Iodine tablets
    • patches, tire lever, spares (bolts, stems, chain links, brake pad, etc)

Frame Bag: Salsa EXP

  • ACA maps 4-6
  • Bike cleaning rag
  • Drivetrain cleaning tool
  • Spare tube
  • Bivy pole
  • Spare sealant
  • Spare batteries (4x AAA, 6x AA, 2x CR2032)
  • Water bladder: MSR Dromedary 4L (max fillable to ~3L)
  • Spare food

Downtube

  • MSR fuel bottle (12 fl oz) (offset lower for tire clearance w/ Wolftooth BRAD system)
  • Spare tube #1

Seat Bag External

  • Bike lock (6′ cable + luggage lock)
  • SPOT Gen 3
  • Rain jacket: Outdoor Research Helium II

Seat Bag: Revelate Designs Viscacha

  • Camp pillow: Exped Air Pillow
  • Cookset
    • MSR Whisperlite International
    • Lighter + matches
    • Snow Peak 900 pot + lid
    • Snow Peak 450 mug (a 1lb peanut butter jar nests perfectly)
    • Pot Grabber
    • Windscreen
  • Toiletry + misc bag: Eagle Creek
    • Deodorant
    • Spares (iodine tablets + chapstick + lighter usb cables)
    • Foot powder
    • Toothbrush
    • Toothpaste
    • Butt maintenance: Bacitracin ointment + Clotrimazole
    • Misc med kit
  • Sugoi waterproof shoe covers
  • Aerostitch Triple Digit waterproof glove covers
  • Outdoor Research Helium rain pants
  • Space for LOTS of food

On-Body Clothes

  • Bibs: Ibex merino wool bibs
  • Base layer: Smartwool t-shirt
  • Jersey: Smartwool Flagstaff full zip
  • Socks: Smartwool PhD Light Mini
  • Pearl Izumi Sun Sleeves
  • Shoes: Pearl Izumi X-Alp Launch II
  • Watch: Timex Ironman
  • Road ID
  • Helmet
    • Fenix LD22 headlight
    • Rear blinky

Backpack: Osprey Syncro 15

  • Spare clothes
    • REI Zip Camp Pants
    • Long sleeve shirt: Smartwool Lightweight
    • Socks: Smartwool PhD Light Mid Crew
  • Misc clothes
    • Marmot wind jacket
    • Smartwool liner gloves
    • Pearl Izumi Soft-Shell Lite Gloves
    • Smartwool beanie hat
    • Boonie hat
    • Wool Buff
    • Pearl Izumi Barrier Leg Warmers
    • Pearl Izumi Barrier Arm Warmers
    • Bandana
  • Prescription sunglasses: Wiley X Valor (transitions from clear to dark, semi-polarized) (I should’ve bought prescription glasses LONG ago!)
  • Spare 1L Platypus bladder
  • Spork
  • Syringe for back-flushing Sawyer Mini filter

 

For comparison, in 2010 my bike looked like this:

Mile 0: Clean

Mile 2700: Dirty

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