XWA Gear List

In the interest of finally publishing the story, it will be just that for now; a list.
Given some more time I may make this more detailed and add links. In the meantime, feel free to ask if there is a specific question:

Open U.P size large
Mixed component Shimano hydraulic brake 11-speed groupset
Cranks 50/34
Cassette 11-40t

650B Wheels:
Whisky 30W carbon rims (25mm internal)
Front hub SON 28 dynamo
Rear hub industry 9 Hydra
CX Ray spokes
Whisky valve stems
Whisky rim tape
Stan’s Race tubeless sealant

Front Schwalbe Rocket Ron 2.1" (54mm)
Rear Schwalbe Thunder Burt 2.1" (54mm)

Revelate Tangle half-frame bag
Revelate Gas Tank top tube bag
Revelate Pronghorn handlebar harness
Sleeping bag compression sack (came with sleeping bag)
Bedrock Bags Coconino seat bag
Topeak cagepack below downtube

Specialized Romin

Aero bars:
Zipp Vuka clip-on with 50mm riser kit

Bar tape:
Rapha Brevet reflective tape

Look Xtrack Race

Sinewave Beacon headlight w/built in USB charger
B&M wired tail light
Fenix 600 lumen bike light for helmet mount

Bottle cages:
Downtube Lezyne sideload cage
Seat tube Whisky carbon cage
Below downtube Bontrager RL cage

Sleep gear:
Marmot Ultralight 20F sleeping bag
Thermarest Women’s Neoair Xlite inflatable pad
Sierra Designs Backcountry Bivy

Rain jacket
Short sleeve base layer
Short sleeve jersey
Long sleeve midweight jersey
Sun sleeves
Leg warmers
Arm warmers
Rain pants
Shoe covers
Knee brace
Bibs with pockets
Hiking socks
2nd pair socks for sleeping
Tech long sleeve t-shirt for sleeping
Light long underwear bottoms for sleeping
Light wool hat for sleeping
Full finger summer weight gel padded gloves
Thin/light down puffy for emergencies/camp
Giro shoes
Bell helmet
Ryder Roam photochromatic glasses

Other gear:
Garmin 1000 cycling computer/GPS
SpotX tracker
Zendure 10,000mAh battery pack
Single USB wall plug
Senso Active headphones (only $17 but you get what you pay for)
Lezyne pump
Repair kit
Toiletries/butt kit
Emergency self-heating meals
Two water bottles
Katadyn BeFree water filter
Hand and foot warmers (chemical packs)
Hiplok combo bike lock
Revelate cargo straps (attached extra water bottles)

iPhone 7-plus


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