The 2017 Tour Divide grand depart, like every year, starts the second Friday in June. For many, arriving in Banff it’s the last big hurdle before taking off on the journey of a lifetime. In big part to the participants, we compiled a list of rigs along with a brief kit list. Good Luck to all the racers in this year’s Tour Divide. It’s a life changing experience that you will never forget.

Richie Mattson – 60 – Saginaw, MinnesotaTour Divide Rigs
Specialized Stumpy FSR Comp 29er, Orlieb Handlebar, Seat, Accessory Bags, Custom Frame Pack by “Laura”, Durango Sewing Solutions Feed Bags(2), Roswheel Top Tube Bag, Custom Underseat Bear Spray Mount

Ron Williams – 45 –  Duluth, Minnesota Tour Divide RigsI’m riding a Salsa Deadwood with three inch 29r plus tires. I will be heading out on a northbound ITT on Thursday evening June 8th. Seems each year my bags get smaller and my tires wider. I have a mix of Porcelain Rocket, Oveja Negra and Revelate Bags, and left out the frame bag this time around to save a bit more weight. Hoping to make it up to Banff by July 4th and looking forward to seeing everyone out on the route!

John Campbell – 48 – Ouray, Colorado
Bike: Waltwork’s 29’r frame and fork Bags: Alpine Luddites

Maayan Gil – 29 – Maagan Michael, Israel
I have a Trek ProCaliber 9.8 2016 with Apidura Bags

Glen Carter – 66 – Reno, NevadaLynskey Ridgeline 29er, Ikon 2.35″ tubeless tires, 2×10 Shimano drive, all bags are home made. 

Brian Lucido – 40 – 
Atascadero, California 
Bike is stock 2014 Specialized S-works 29, except I replaced the Magura MT8’s with XTR brakes.  Bags are full Revelate: Pika, Gas Tank, Sweetroll, Feed Bags x2.

John Girmsey Jr – 58 – Ko`olina, Hawaii (Oahu)
2016 Jones Plus 25” in what I call “Shrek Green” with Sram 2×11, Jones C-Rims, Schmidt Son dyno and K-lite electrics.  It’s fitted with a custom Jones frame bag, handlebar loop bag and truss fork bags all made by Revelate for Jeff Jones.  Also used are Revelate Terrapin seat bag, gas tank and mountain feed bags.  My front roll and accessory bag are Ortlieb.  Since this photo I have swapped out tires to 29×3.0 Maxxis Chronicles, Blackburn Outpost Cargo cages on the seat stays and added a Salsa Anything HD cage on the downtube.  Its ready to carry anything…hopefully ME to Antelope Wells NM!

Adam Lisonbee – 39 – Highland, Utah
I’ll be racing the Divide on a 2016 Salsa Cutthroat. Most of my bags are custom made by Broadfork Bags, out of Park City, Utah.

Steve Barnard – 54 – Fruita, Colorado
My bike is a Moots Ti YBB 29er, Rohloff specific. Chris King BB and Headset, SON Dynamo, WTB Frequency i25 hoops, Vittoria Mezcal 2.1 tires, Avid bb7 breaks, Brooks saddle, Jones Loop Bar, Paul 2.5″ pulls, SuperNova E3 Triple 2 headlight with matching taillight, Salsa Firestarter carbon fork, King Cage bottle brackets, Profile Designs Aero Bar. Bags: Bedroll, gas can, frame bag, and seat bag – custom made by boulderbikepacking. Revelate feed bag, anything bag from Cleveland eng. I worked with Alpha Bicycles in Denver, CO for the bikes design and build. Navigation is a Garmin Edge 1000 with an Etrex 35T for backup. Strapped to the forks is my house, a Big Agnes UL2 tent. 

Sean Hutchinson – 34 – Cape Town, South Africa
Bike: 2016 Salsa Cutthroat frame (Medium, as I prefer riding smaller frames) built by Huckleberry Bikes (huckleberrybicycles.com). Bags: Salsa Anything cradle up front, Rogue Panda (roguepanda.com) custom frame bag, Revelate Viscacha seat bag and a few feed bags. I will be posting my updates on sghutch.tumblr.com

Ralph Karsten – 61 – St. Paul, MinnesotaSalsa Cutthroat (1:11); Rogue Panda panniers, Thule trunk bag (all with dry bag closures), Revelate Tangle bag, Salsa gas tank. Solar power for electronics. The idea was to keep weight off the front for easier HAB. Weight with water about 52 pounds.

Lydia Franklin – 35 – Reading, BerkshireMy bike is a Trek X Calibre 8 29er tubeless. The bags are a mixture of Apidura, Alpkit and Blackburn. i’m Cycling for Love Hope Strength Foundation, the world’s only Rock and Roll Cancer Charity! http://1challengeatatime.blogspot.co.uk/

John Porter – 64 – Kansas City, MissouriBike is a Santa Cruz Highball (alloy). Rockshox Sid fork, Velocity Blunt 35’s with Maxxis Icon 29×2.2 tires.  Xt 2×11 drivetrain.  Full complement of JPaks bags including the under downtube Ramora bag that holds my Big Agnes Fly Creek tent. 

Jeremy Kershaw  – 46 – Duluth, MinnesotaBike Set Up: Custom steel 29er Clockwork Cycles frame loosely based on the Salsa Cutthroat. We dubbed this frame the “Steelhead.” Raceface 2x crankset. HED wheels with Schmidt SON dyno up front. White Industries rear hub and BB. Chris King headset. kLite lighting and USB adapter. Frame bags by Cedaero from Two Harbors, MN. Handlebar bag from Bedrock. Saddle bag by Revelate. Saddle is Brooks Cambium C17 cutout. 

Ty Hopkins – 46 – American Fork, UtahSalsa Cutthroat (XL) with Barfly custom bags and Apidura seat bag

Craig Fowler – 44 – Carbondale, Colorado
My bike’s name is Phillip.  He’s a 2017 Giant XTC Advanced+ running 29ers.  Custom Defiant Pack frame bag with Revelate seat, jerry can, gas tank, harness and front bag.

Mark Burton – 40 – Devon, EnglandI’m riding an all steel Singular Swift with an Alfine 8 hub.  dependable and rips even when loaded! The bags are all Alpkit, carrying an SMD lunar solo tent and Rab down bag. Looking forward to hitting the trails!

Ty Domin – 37 –  Melbourne, AustraliaCustom Triton SS 27+ Ti frame with PMW yoke and dropouts, custom Waltworks fork with 10 waterbottle bosses because Walt loves installing them. The ability to attach bottles and Anything Cages to the fork means I no longer need a bar roll which is great for handling.  I love Alpkit stuff and am using their Confucius bars for extra hand positions and equipment fitting positions, as well as their custom frame bag, fuel pod and seat bag held securely in place with the PDW Bindle Rack. Ortlieb bar bag, fuel pod and RD Feed bags are almost empty and ready for food and quick access items on the go. 

Randy Neill – 58 – Longmont, Colorado
2017 Salsa Cutthroat, Revelate Designs and Salsa Branded EXP bags with Sea to Summit eVent compression bag on Salsa Anything Cradle.

Craig Copelin – 47 – Santa Fe, New Mexico
I am riding a custom steel frame from Schott Cycles, of Houston TX. Significant features include a belt driven Rohloff with Rohbox shifter system. Dynamo hub powered lights and charger, carbon components wherever possible, a bodyfloat seatpost and syntace aero bars. Bags are a mix from Alpine Luddites, Oveja Negra, Bedrock, and Revelate. www.nilepoc.com

Thomas Hainisch – 44 – Bend, Oregon
The bike started as a $700 Craigslist special and has evolved into my Tour Divide ready rig.  I will be riding a steel Salsa El Mariachi, Shimano XT 1×11 drivetrain with a 34 chainring and 11-46 cassette, Salsa Firestarter carbon fork, Stans Arch Wheelset with a Schmidt SON dynamo hub with K-lite, and Revelate bike bags all around.

Bonnie Gagnon-Larvick – 49 – Lakeville, Minnesota
This year, I am riding a fantastic Salsa Woodsmoke with beautiful custom bags designed by Bike Bag Dude. A big shoutout goes to Tonka Cycle & Ski

Ben Shockey – 39 – Decorah, IowaThis is my Advocate Cycles Ti Hayduke 27.5+ hardtail with a LaMere Cycles carbon fork.  Industry 9 hubs on Kuroshiro rims, Bontrager Chupacabra tires, SRAM 1×11 drivetrain, RaceFace Turbine cranks, Enve stem and bars, Ritchey seatpost, Avid BB7 brakes.  I’m using a collection of old and new bags on this bike: Revelate Designs bags on the handlebars, toptube, feedbag and seatpack; Bedrock Bags frame bag; and an old Fuel Belt top tube bag.

Grant Larvick – 42 – Lakeville, Minnesota
I will be riding my 2011 Lynskey Pro29er with full set of custom Bike Bag Dude bags.

Colleen O’Neil – 26 – Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania
I’m riding a singlespeed Waltworks 27.5+ with Jones bars and (mostly) Defiant Pack zipperless bags. 

Pier Giovanni Delorenzi – 62 –  Nebbiuno, ItalyThis is my 1° chance. My bike is Niner RDO with front and rear bags of revelate designs 

Greg Johnson – 40  – Campbell River, British ColumbiaThe bike is a Salsa Fargo Ti, her name is Go-far it! The bags are all Revelate:  Terrapin seat bag, Salsa Frame Bag made for the Fargo, Feed bags x2, Sweet Roll, a Gas Tank, a Jerry Can, and a front pocket. The components are Shimano XT with a 2 x 10 drivetrain, bar end shifters, carbon niner fork, Salsa Woodchiper bars, Airstryke Aerobars, Maxxis Ikon 2.2 (tubeless), Hope rear hub, Son SP Dynamo front hub, wired to the K-Lite system with a USB plug.

Greg Gleason – 50 – Sioux Falls, South DakotaI’m riding a 2017 Salsa Cutthroat loaded up with a Revelate Designs Viscacha seat bag, Bike Bag Dude Ultralight Custom Frame Bag, a 8L Outdoor Research compression dry sack on my bars attached with Salsa Cycles EXP Series Anything Cradle Straps, EXP Series Toptube Bag and Revelate Designs Jerry Can. Picture was taken at Falls Park Sioux Falls South Dakota.

Andrew Stauffer – 40 –  Boise, IdahoI’ll be racing a ’17 Cutthroat in silver/teal with 2x XT/Ultegra and bags from Revelate Designs, Andrew the Maker, Bedrock Bags, and Salsa Cycles.

Steve Halligan – 41 – Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
My bike is a Salsa Fargo Ti,   I will be using Revelate Designs Terrapin seat bag, Gastank,  Tangle frame bag  and Mountain feedbag.  Also I’m using Apidura Handlebar dry pack with accessory bag and one more Apidura feedbag.

Ko Saynourath – 40 – Wheat Ridge, Colorado29er Bamboo frame is made by myself.  Specialized Chisel carbon fork.  Drivetrain is all Shimano XT  3×10 with the exception of SLX shifters.  Brakes are Avid BB7s with 203mm rotors.  Stans ZTR 355 wheels with Maxxis Aspen tires.  Frame bag and top tube bag are Blackburn Outpost, Roswheel saddle and top tube bag, and handlebar bag is generic ebay special 10 liter dry bag strapped on with used road bike tubes.  My goal (and time allotment is 21 days) but looks like there’s gonna be an extra amount of hiking this year due to all the snow this winter.  Oh, and did I mention my longest ride ever and only century before this is 115 miles at sea leave on pavement with no climbs.  My only training this spring for this is commuting to work arouind 50-75 miles/week and only a handful of mtb rides.  To hit my goal I need to average approximately 130 miles/day.  No pressure though(roll eyes).  Oh well.  Such is life of a busy dad.  I gotta do what I gotta do when any chance I can get to do what I love most (besides my family of course).  I say just go for it!!

Tyler Radsek – 30 – Trevor, Wisconsin
Pivot Les 29er with Rogue Panda Designs frame bag’s, seat bag, handlebar roll, and Revelate feed bags. 

Dave Langley – 47 –  Sydney, AustraliaI’m riding a 2012 Trek S’Fly Comp (carbon) 29er hardtail with 32 mm Fox fork and Jones loop bar, with a mix of XTR and XT components (pedals).  Running 2×10. Wheels are both laced to Nextie AM 29er 35 mm rims. Front hub Son28′ thru axle, rear hub CK ISO 135 mm QR.  Maxxis Ikon 2.2 front and rear, set up tubeless (150 ml of Stans each).  Klite light and switch, Sinewave converter to USB battery cache (two Cygnet 6000 mAh – these don’t thru-charge, so I’ll charge one whilst draining the other etc).  Navigation  Etrex30+ and Garmin 520 backup.  Front and rear bags Revelate (sweetroll, front bag, two feedbags, and Terrapin).  Frame bags all Bike Bag Dude.  Bladder 4L MSR Dromedary.  Probably starting a bit heavy (21 kg sans food/water), with 3.5 Kg backpack (second bladder etc), but I figure I can ditch XS as I go.  Looking fwd to some adventure!

Doug Wenger – 00 – Loveland, ColoradoI will be riding a Niner Air 9 Carbon custom build.  My bags are Revelate Designs with a Sea to Summit Dry 18L Dry Bag in the front and a Bedrock Spot harness. 

Sheila Reiter – 55 – Austin, TexasSalsa’s last Fargo Ti (sm), 2×10, SON Dynamo, KLite. Bags: I’ve shared the love. 2011 Revelate Designs trunk bag, feed bag, 2016 harness, 2014 Jerry Can, 2016 production for Salsa Fargo frame bag. Custom gas tank by Boulder Bikepacking Bags. Tapeat stem bag by by Bedrock Bags, Custom silnylon pogies by my 2011/2014 TD partner in crime Sheila Torres-Blank.

Sandy Radsek – 35 – Tucson, Arizona
2017 Pivot Les 29er 1×11, Rouge Panda Designs bags

Mike Kauffman – 45 – Helena, Montana
Chumba Stella Ti, Rohloff, Jones Bars, Derby Carbon Wheels. Revelate Sweetroll, front pocket, Feed bags, Jerry Can, Gas Tank.  Porcelain Rocket Mr. Fusion 2 seat bag, Oveja Negra Superwedgie Frame bag.

Bryan Bergstedt – 60 – Bend, Oregon
Bike is a Salsa El Mariachi Ti with Bolder Bikepacking frame bag, Revelate Terrapin seat bag and Salsa Cradle handlebar bag.

Billy Chilton – 40 – Dallas, TexasMy bike is a Specialized Hardrock. The various bags are Rogue Panda frame bag, seat bag, and top tube bag, JPaks top tube bag at the headtube, 2x  Nuclear Sunrise Stitchworks silos, Bedrock Honaker Nalgene bag on the downtube, Oveja Negra front end harness, and Revelate Designs handlebar pocket wrapped around my sleep/tent kit.


Nick Legan – 38 – Longmont, Colorado
Mosaic Cycles custom steel frame, Salsa Firestarter carbon fork, Shimano XTR Di2, Ortlieb seat pack, Bolder Bikepacking top tube bag, self-made harness and frame bag. For more info see Rambleur.com

Roberto Gazzoli – 42 – Flero, Italy 
Bike: Legor Cicli  – Globetractor 29″, Single Speed 36×19, Complete set of Miss Grape Bags (Cluster, Internode, Node, Custom Made Frame Bag)

Andrew Carney – 33 – Breckenridge, Colorado
Moots MootoX, Mix of Relevate Designs, Oveja Negra, and homemade luggage. 

Ross Burrage – 50 – Torquay AustraliaBike is a steel frame Salsa El Mariachi Single Speed with a 32×19 ratio. Frame Bags are from Bike Bag Dude and wheel setup is Curve Carbon Wheels with KT Swiss 240s rear hub and SON Dyno running a K-Lite system.

Pat Kelly – 61 – West Newbury, MassachusettsRiding a Pivot LES with Lauf fork. Bike Bag Dude custom cuben fiber bags and a Bedrock Bags seat bag.

Alexis – 39 – Canmore, Alberta
I will be riding for the divide a DeVinci Kobain RS. My frame bag is Salsa, the rest is from Balckburn. I use SKS attachment for my water bottle.

Brad Ryan – 28 – South Lake Tahoe, California
I’m riding a Trek Procaliber with a Bontrager Bowie carbon fork  Revelate frame bag, Revelate feed bags and jerry can, Salsa EXP cradle handlebar bag, JPacks gas tank bag, Porcelain Rocket Mr. Fusion seat bag, and Bedrock Honaker bag for an extra water bottle (3L bladder in the frame bag). For power I’m using SON dynamo with K-lite system.  Running a 1×11 with 32T in front and 10-42T in back.  This is my first Tour Divide attempt.

Tim Nipper – 40 – The Colony, TXSalsa Cutthroat 1×11 with bags from Revelate Designs, Nuclear Sunrise Stitchworks, Bike Bag Dude, and Rogue Panda Designs.

Jill Simek – 43 – Anchorage, Alaska
Meriwether 29er with Revelate bags. “Merle” is a custom design and build by Whit Johnson of Meriwether Cycles. Bags were made by Dusty “Dirty D” Eroh at Revelate Designs. Paint inspiration comes from the late, great Merle Haggard, and his signature Fender Telecaster guitar with maple sunburst fade, which Jordon Low of Hot Tubes Paint captures perfectly.  Rider is Jill Simek of HellMelland Racing, unknown in the L48, but a legend in Alaska and (small) parts of (Western) Canada. 

Dana S Rapp – 38 – Lancaster, Pennsylvania 
Salsa El Mariachi Ti, which is set up tubeless with Vittoria Mezcal 3t 2.25 4c. It has Schmidt Son dynamo generator hub and K-lite system for powering my 1200/700 lumen light and Anker battery cache. I’ll be using Revelate Designs Sweetroll handlebar, and 2 feed bags, Revelate frame bag, gas tank Jerry can and 2 Everything bags with cage. I will be sitting pretty on my Brooks special B17. Custom areo bars and electronics set up by the gents at Gretna Bike (Thanks Guys). I will be riding to promote Boy Scouts of America. My goal is to not be eaten by a bear and finish in under 20 days, no sleeping in motels, and to ride the Great basin alone. None of this trip would be possible if not for my wife….”And I U”

Jean-Philipp Deslauriers – 27 – Sherbrooke, QuébecThis is my little buddy Jak. He’s my trail dog but he won’t be part of the race this year. The bike in the back is name Molly. She’s a Rocky Mountain Instinct dressed mostly with revelate bags, a topeak framebag and a blackburn seatbag. She’s a bit fat at 55 pounds with no water and no food but with her dual suspension and a thudbuster seatpost she’s quite a comfortable ride.

Jeré Mohr – 39 – Duluth, Minnesota
Salsa Cutthroat with custom Cedaero frame bag and top tube bags. These bags are hand made on the shores of Lake Superior in Two Harbors, MN with all US-sourced components. Also using a Revelate Viscacha on the rear and a Harness on the front. 

Lynne Slivovsky – 45 – Los Osos, CaliforniaMoonmen M32. Porcelain Rocket frame bag, Mr. Fusion seat bag, and MCA handlebar system. Moonmen + PR makes my bike a rocketship and her name is The Ripley Atherton. Revelate feed bags and Rogue Panda Designs Alamo top tube bag.
Evan Lee – 27 – Houston, Texas
Surly Krampus with a Lauf fork, Cowchippers, aero bars, Gevenalle shifters, Avid BB7 brakes, Stan’s Arch EX rims, and a SON dynamo. It’s got Revelate bags and a homemade dynamo light out front. All bike related things were hooked up from Bay Area Cycling in Pasadena, TX. 

Mikki Suvia – 52 – Oceanside, CaliforniaSalsa Cutthroat 1x Pardon the pun, but it’s a mixed bag….. Revelate Designs, Salsa EXP, and Rackless Bags. A rig built for one purpose above all….. Tour Divide Race.
Geof Blance & Denise Thorne – 106 combined age – Otago, New ZealandMuurtle Tuurtle is a 18 year old steel tandem that has had a face lift and is now running 29er with a Salsa fork, Wheelworks custom built wheels and 203 disks. Bags are a mix, with the frame bags from Nuclear Sunrise Bagworks and the others by Revelate and Apidura. Murrtle loves sand, sun and mud and is looking forward to meeting everyone in Banff.

Matteo Messina – 43 – Milano, ItalyThis is my second chance fatte the knee injury last year in Montana! My bike is a Salsa cutthroat, with ortlieb bags and Lauf fork! This is my dream and I wanna catch it!

Marty Johnson – 62 – Wichita, Kansas
After riding TD2015 on a Fargo Ti, I opted to go with a Cutthroat for TD2016. The only changes from the stock build was a front wheel with a SON Dyno hub (from the Fargo) Built on a Stan’s Flow rim. Joe at JPaks has custom made the frame bag and snack bag for the bike which are both direct mounted to the frame. I’m using a Revelate Terrapin bag and Feed Bags for carrying clothing, food and parts. Seat To Summit E-Vent on the handlebars for sleep system. This year I’m riding again to raise funds with Living Water International to drill a well in a Third World country. Check out www.bucketride.bike

Joe Welker – 36 years – Boise, Idaho
Here is my rig, it is a 2016, Salsa Fargo X9. The frame bag is Salsa Branded. The feedbags, jerrycan, and rear pack are Relevate Designs brand. The front pack is held up by a Salsa branded cinch system with a dry bag from REI. The pedals are crank brothers candy 3, red to match the bike. 
Scott Lowry – 33 – Columbus, Ohio
I’ll be riding the Chumba Stella Ti with a Fox 32 SC fork and Schmidt SON dynamo with Edelux II light. All bags are from Wanderlust Gear with the exception of the Revelate Designs Jerrycan. 

Neil Sheppard – 35 – Banff, Alberta
Frame is a Kinesis FF29, cobbled together with XT drivetrain and Niner fork. I have a mix of bags – Viscacha seat post bag, Gas Tank and Jerry Can from Revelate, Super Wedgie frame bag from Oveja Negra, feed bags from Alpkit and an OR dry bag on the handlebars. Hoping to finish in 30 days.

Jason Davis – 41 – Sioux City, IowaI am a career firefighter attempting my 1st Tour Divide, my bike is the Salsa Deadwood and I am using a combination of Bike Bag Dude bags with Bedrock feed bags.

Leah Gruhn – 38 – Duluth, Minnesota
Salsa Cutthroat with custom Cedaero frame bag and top tube bag, both made in Two Harbors, MN with all US-sourced components. Painted by friend Anne Leider to represent day (right) and night (left), since this is a multi-day race with the clock running 24 hours a day. Also using a stuff sack attached to a BarYak on the front and a Revelate Viscacha on the rear.

Tyler Ubinger – 37 – Madison,  Wisconsin509 Cycles. Model: Jabit 3. Steel version. 
Bedrock Bags handlebar setup. RD seatbag, gas tank bag and tool bag. Custom frame bag.

Jeff Sapp – 36 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2017 Salsa Fargo 27.5+, bags from Andrew the Maker, Revelate, and Salsa. Son dynamo front hub, and Okluma light.
Brett Stepanik – 32 – Madison, Wisconsin
I’m riding a custom Banjo Cycles Bangarang 650b and the fork is a titanium Moonman. The main frame bag is a custom Alpine Luddites accompanied by some Revelate designs and Nuclear Sunrise Stitchworks. 
Cliff Turrubiarte – 50 – Denton, Texas
Cannondale Trail 6, 29er, Revelate bags

Eddie O’Dea – 41 – Roswell, GeorgiaSiren 55 with Amex of Revelate Designs and custom bags from the Spindle ATL.

Jerry Sharp – 60 –  Derby, United KingdomRide is a combined 60th birthday and retirement present to myself. Rig bike Kinesis Sync, Ti frame, Spyder brakes,SRAM gears Bags Apidura handlebars, rest all Alpkit UK. Alpkit  are  based some 20 miles from my home.

Lee Cragie – 38 – Inverness, ScotlandThe bike is a Shand Bahookie, rigid fork, Enve M60 rims, SP dynamo hub, Sram XX1 drivetrain, Jones H-bars with Apidura bags. 

Garrett Soldati – 35 – Sioux City, IA 
Custom built 2016 Deadwood 29er+ with Rohloff Speedhub/Gebla shift box, Son Dynamo laced to 50mm light bicycle carbon rims, SRAM Xo crank, Chris King NoThreadaet HS and Bottom Bracket w/ceramic bearing. Bags are a full complement of Bedrock Bags (Frame, Seat, Handlebar, Toptube, Downtube, and Feedbag)

Alex Cohen – 40 – Canmore, AB
Surly Krampus with a Jones bar, Manitou fork, Brooks saddle, and a mix of Porcelain Rocket, Revelate and Bedrock bags

 


If you are interested in last years rigs, check out our 2016 Tour Divide Rigs list.
Tracking: http://trackleaders.com/tourdivide17

20 Comments

  1. I’ve been waiting all year for this. So many Cutthroats. So much Ti.

  2. I love to see everyone’s set-ups. Crazy how many people are running the Cutthroat!

  3. Dave Rooney

    Interesting extremes in gear weight. With current weather conditions will be interesting to see how the field does – especially the lighter bikes. Will be a trade off – but with more hike a bike potentially, weight will play a bigger role. Good luck everyone!

  4. In this list, two states tie with eight (8) entrants each: Minnesota and Colorado. The only way to break the tie is to now count which state has the most finishers!!!!!

  5. Chris Fairbrother

    Some fantastic rigs this year. Really interesting to see the different approaches to set up and kit. I’m interested in seeing how the Lauf forks perform. Safe trails everyone!

  6. Wedelmaster

    Always look forward to this post! Great pics, thx. Good luck to everyone setting out!

  7. Christopher Tassava

    Amazing collection! Go, Minnesotans, go!

  8. Good luck to all the racers. Ride fast, have fun and be careful out there.

  9. Good luck to everyone, especially the Duluth contingent!!!

  10. Vondy AnSeggen

    Great to see the preparation, hope and ambition that goes into each rig. Good luck riders!

  11. Jeremy Franz

    How to settle the tie between CO and MN? The number of bikes made in CO! I count 4 (2 – Moots, 1 – Bamboo, 1 – Moonmen)! Good luck everybody!

  12. scott sattler

    Great photos – I too am interested how the Lauf forks do. K-Lite has been selling a lot of lights ! Good to see.

  13. Ric Moffet

    Love to see how that tandem goes, cheering the Aussies and maybe the Kiwi Entrants!

  14. Go Ben!
    [Ben Shockey – 39 – Decorah, Iowa}

    I bikepack on my Hayduke and love you have a confidence in yours. I am positive bike will not let you down! Be safe and move forward. Stay strong …

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  16. Really interesting to see all the different set ups, i had a look at a Lauf fork at Erickson cycles in Steamboat a couple of weeks ago and like the concept. Go the Kiwi’s !!!!

  17. That tandem is just awesome. How many helpers needed to pick it up if it goes over. 😧
    Good luck everyone

  18. Thanks for this list – impressive – hope to get a few What worked and What did not work reports as the equipment and riders get beaten up having fun.

  19. very jealous! Good luck everyone!

  20. The Salsa Cutthroat Divide !

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