Cycle touring gear

Cycle touring gear_Baden builds our wheelsWithout a gear list you don’t have a cycle touring blog. In preparing for this trip I spent hours going through the lists of my fellow cicloviajeros and the decisions we have made here represent the lessons learned from those who have gone before us.

You can check out our cycling podcast for some verbal reviews of our gear.

Wow and once you write these things out, it’s hard to believe we actually carried all this crap.


Baden: Condor Heritage with disc brakes
Shelley: Surly Long-Haul Disc Trucker

Groupsets: Shimano Deore Triple 44/32/22
Brakes: Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc brakes with Avid Speed Dial 7 levers
Chain: Sram PC -971
Headset Chris King No Threadset
Handlebars: Easton Riser
Grips: Ergon GP3 Biokork
Stem: Condor
Saddle: Brooks B17
Seatpost: Condor Strada Alloy
Pedals: DMR V12 (review)

Wheels: I built these puppies myself.
Rear Hubs: Hope Pro 2 Evo
Front Hubs: Schmidt SON 28 6-bolt disc
Rims: Rigida Sputnik 26 Inch
Spokes: DT Swiss double butted
Tyres: Schwalbe Marathon Mondial for Latin America and Marathon Plus in Europe
Tubes: Schwalbe

Rear rack: Tubus Cargo
Front Rack: Tubus Duo
Rack bungee: Tubus Carrier Stretch Belt
Bottle Cages: Elite Ciussi Gel Bottle Cage

Bike Accessories:

Panniers: Ortlieb Back Roller Plus and Front Roller Plus
Handlebar bag: Ortlieb Ultimate 6 Plus 7 litre/Vaude Road handlebar bag for Shelley
Dry bags: Ortlieb 22 litre
Ortlieb Water transportation 4 lt Water Bag
Bike computer: Garmin Edge 500
GPS: Garmin eTrex 30
Dyno charger: BioLogic ReeCharge Power Pack
Lights: Rear Knog Blinder 4 Circle LED
Front: Moon X-Power 500 Rechargeable
Stand: Click-Stand Max
Bidons: Rapha and SIS
Bell: BBB EasyFit Deluxe
Locks: Arbus and Krptonite D-Locks and Krptonite cord
Power: xstorm SolarBooster 12 Watts panel
Power: Outdoor Tech Kodiak 6000mAh USB Power Bank

Bike Tool Kit

Leatherman Sidekick
Topeak Alien III 25 Function Multi Tool
Topeak Road Morph Pump with Gauge
Black Mamba Nitrile Workshop Gloves


Tent: Hilleberg Nallo 3GT
Sleeping Bags: Rab Ascent Down 500 with silk sacks
Sleeping Mat: Thermarest NeoAir XLite
Pillows: Thermarest Compressible
Head Torch: Petzl Tikka XP 2
Stove: MSR WhisperLite International with MSR expedition servicing kit
Pots: MSR Quick 2 System Cooking System
Fry pan: MSR Quick Skillet
Cutlery: Light My Fire Titanium Spork
Plastic chopping board from Morrisons
Wooden spoon stolen from former flat
Water Filter: MSR MiniWorks EX Microfilter
Sink: Ortlieb Folding Bowl 10L
Chairs: Walkstool comfort


7x Icebreaker underwear
2x Icebreaker bra
T shirt
2x merino T shirt
Thermal cycling tights
2x Rapha cycling shorts
2x Rapha cycling top
2x long sleeve merino top
Zip off travel trousers
Icebreaker Villa dress
Icebreaker leggings
4x socks
Salomon Goretex trainers
Havaianas jandals
Icebreaker merino hoodie
2x Icebreaker merino singlet
Winter cycling gloves
Wool gloves
Summer fingerless cycling gloves
Fleece beanie
Cycling cap
Oakley sunglasses with black and yellow lenses
Radha summer snood
Possum snood
Kathmandu high vis long sleeve cycling windbreaker
Rain jacket
Arm warmers
Leg warmers
Long johns

5x underwear (Kathmandu and Icebreaker)
Rapha merino t shirt
2x merino T shirt
DHB thermal bib shorts
Le Marc bib shorts
Rapha brevet cycling top
Bioracer cycling top
2x Craft mesh baselayer
2x Icebreaker long sleeve merino top
Zip off Kathmandu travel trousers
6x socks
North Face Hedgehog Gortex trainers
Havaianas jandals
Icebreaker hoodie
Winter cycling gloves
Sunglasses with dark and light lenses
Rapha snood
Rain jacket
Arm warmers
Leg warmers


2x toothbrushes
Body wash
Dry shower
Moisturiser for face
General moisturiser for hands and body
2x deodorant
Baby wipes
2x emery boards
Lip balm
4X tiny free perfume samples
Disposable razor