30th July 2020
GBDURO20 | Josh Ibbett's InSearchOf Bike Check
Here's a quick run-through of Josh's GBDuro 2020 race set up. GBDuro is a fully self-sufficient bikepacking race that runs the length of the UK.
As expected, Josh offer some really interesting pieces of wisdom as he takes us around his setup and explains in good details why he's chosen the kit he has. Well worth a watch!
The set up includes enough food for the 1200mile distance which he'll cover in 8-10 days. As you can see, Josh has made full use of all the ISO's carrying potential with large dry bags on the HotShoe fork legs, loaded up the Shutter Mudguard, bottle in all three locations on the frame front triangle, and 3 large MissGrape bags to haul his kit. Well, actually he could have fitted a rear rack too! Maybe he'll save that for an even longer adventure...
Frameset: Mason InSearchOf FilterGreen 58cm
Groupset: Shimano GRX Di2, XTR Crankset.
Bars: Ritchey VentureMax Carbon
Wheels: Hunt Bike Wheels Carbon Gravel X Wide Dynamo, Custom built to Boost dimensions.
Tyres: WTB Riddler 45mm Black-wall.
Saddle: WTB Hightail