Rigs of the 2021 Hungarian Divide

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The 2021 Hungarian Divide took off from Smaragdvölgy, Hungary, last month and challenged riders with a 600km or 1,200km route across the country. The organizers sent details on more than 70 rigs that were at the starting line, plus a short race recap. See the full gallery here…

The 2021 Hungarian Divide took place last month, with riders tackling their choice of a 700-kilometre half route or the full 1,400-kilometre route across Hungary. Riders in the shorter version started in Smaragdvölgy and ended in Budapest, and riders in the full version pushed on into western Hungary for a finish in Őrség. This year’s event was maxed out at 150 riders, 100 for the half and 50 for the full route. With the help of the organizers, we gathered together more than 70 rig photos and details from the grand depart. Find a quick recap from the organizers below, followed by the rigs of the 2021 Hungarian Divide.

2021 Hungarian Divide
  • 2021 Hungarian Divide
  • 2021 Hungarian Divide

Words from Marcell at Bikepacking Hungary

The second Hungarian Divide continues a tradition of annual events organized by Bikepacking Hungary, and this year surpassed everyone’s expectations, including the difficulty of the route. Reversing last year’s route, 93 determined riders rode east to west along a route that grew from 1,250 kilometres to 1,400 kilometres. There were two route options to choose from: the half distance to Budapest (700 kilometres / 13,000 metres elevation gain) and the full distance to the western border (1,400 kilometres / 23,000 metres elevation gain).

On the half-distance route, Croatian Vedran Gracan (fourth-place finisher on the Italy Divide this year) was the first to reach the finish in Budapest in the middle of the third night, followed by Tamás Király, and Balázs Boros, who took the third step of the imaginary podium.

The full-distance rider category was dominated by Zsolt Boruzs this year, who kept a healthy advantage throughout the race after the unfortunate crash of pre-race favorite, Zoltán Zóka-Újhelyi. Boruzs reached the finish of full off-road adventure in 5 days, 21 hours, 56 minutes. Csaba Sumánszki, who came in second, was 6 hours behind, while Balázs Gérnyi was third, 8 hours later, also on the 20th of August.

Anna Horváth

Age 39 / ​​British Columbia, Canada

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Rodeo Labs Flaanimal 5.0 Shimano/Praxisworks groupset Panaracer Gravelking SK+ tyres.
BAGS: Apidura.

Márton Horváth

Age 25 / ​​Veresegyház, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Hauser Redfox retro MTB equipped with Deore LX 3×7 groupset.
BAGS: Topeak and tent bags.

Tamás Agyánszki

Age 39 / Budapest, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Salsa Fargo custom built around a combination of GRX components paired with Deore XT 34t (?) crank. Rolling on durable DT Swiss wheelset and WTB Venture tyres.
BAGS: Zefal and Salsa bags.

Csaba Tokaji-Nagy

Age 40 / Budapest, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: MeridaCX6000 carbon CX frame with Continental tyres mounted on DT Swiss wheelset.
BAGS: Merida bags combined with shining set of Rockbros bags from Aliexpress.

Tamás Kovács

Age 47 / Budapest, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: MeridaSilex carbon with SRAM Force groupset.
BAGS: Merida bags.

Sándor Rozgonyi

Age 57 / Budapest, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Giant TCX Advanced Pro, superlight cyclocross setup.
BAGS: Merida bikepacking bags.

György Hankó

Age 35 / Győr, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Kross Esker 4.0 with plenty of modification, combining FSA, Shimano Tiagra and 105 components rolling on WTB Asyim wheels and Maxxis Rambler tyres.
BAGS: Mokush Outdoor handmade custom frame bag.

Balázs Boros

Age 39 / Nagymaros, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Custom Hunor steel bike (Hungarian made).
BAGS: Self-made (Mokush).

Vedran Gračan

Age 39 / Zagreb, Croatia

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Giant Anthem XC race machine (reméljük nem Trance) equipped with Deore XT groupset and RockShox SID fork rolling on Maxxis Recon Race tyres.
BAGS: Ortlieb and self-made top tube bag.

Gábor Boda

Age 30 / Kecskemét, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Rockrider XC900 equipped with Truvativ/SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed groupset and RockShox Reba fork rolling on Hutchinson Python 29×2.25 tyres and Mavic Crossmax wheels.
BAGS: Apidura and Alpkit bags.

Dávid Szabó

Age 30 / Budapest, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Surly Bridge Club with Shimano Deore groupset with WTB wheelset on Maxxis tyres.
BAGS: Yakpack bags from a custom Hungarian bag maker.

Tamás Borbély

Age 36 / Tatabánya, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Sonder Camino AL with SRAM Apex groupset with stock wheels using Panaracer rubber.
BAGS: Alpkit bags.

Emese Chovanyecz

Age 42 / Zalaegerszeg, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Specialized Chisel, SRAM/Rotor groupset.
BAGS: Apidura set + Acepac feedbags.

János Kosztin

Age 34 / Debrecen, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: On One Scandal 13 with Manitou fork.

Nándor Németi

Age 46 / Budapest, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Neuzer Jumbo 29er MTB with Shimano SLX/Suntour groupset rolling on Rodi Excalibur wheels.
BAGS: That backloader!

Márton Kauker

Age 36 / Várpalota, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Kona Sutra LTD steel frame rolling Vittoria Terreno 2.1 MTB tyres. Race Face Aeffect 34T / SRAM Rival / Sunrace 11-42T gearing.
BAGS: Mokush Outdoor custom rolltop frame bag combined with Topeak 15L backloader.

Erzsébet Pénzes

Age 51 / Hidegkút, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Liv Brava slr 2018 rolling Giant P-X2 /GXP wheelset and WTB Riddler 700Cx45 TL tyres, gearing with SRAM Apex 1 groupset using 36×11-42 chainrings. Two Force Pax 300 front lights, Solas NiteRider 250 with ELOPS (Decathlon) ST500 in the back.
BAGS: Mokush 7L custom frame bag, PODsacs 5L handlebar bag, and 11L saddlebag with Mokush feedbag.

Judit Hajgató

Age 36 / Budapest, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Merida Silex 700 with 1x Ultegra groupset. Fulcrum wheelset and Panaracer rubber.
BAGS: Yakpack custom frame bags with KLS accessories.

Norbert Szász

Age 46 / Budapest, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Rondo RUUT CF2, DT Swiss P1800 wheelset with Panaracer Gravelking tyres, SRAM Rival 1×11 groupset.
BAGS: Complete kit of PODsacs bags.

Zsófia Szarka

Age 35 / Százhalombatta, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Cannondale Trail SL1 29er, Sram SX Eagle 12-speed groupset equipped with 30t chainring in the front and 11-50 cassette in the back. Rockshox REBA RL fork and Maxxis Rambler tyres.
BAGS: Custom Mokush outdoor and Ortlieb bags.

Norbert Kiss

Age 31 / Gödöllő, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Riverside Touring 920 with SRAM Rival.

Zoltán Petes

Age 35 / Budapest, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Specialized Diverge carbon with SRAM Apex 1x groupset. DT Swiss wheelset rolling on Michelin Power Gravel rubber.
BAGS: Custom Mokush outdoor and Ortlieb bags.

Zsolt Szihalmi

Age 39 / Budapest, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Trek Superfly 8 MTB with FOX suspension fork adn SLX groupset. DT Swiss wheelset.
BAGS: Complete set of Apidura bags.

Balázs Borbély

Age 34 / Dombóvár, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Peugot.
BAGS: Everything bag!

Valentin Seregely

Age 31 / ​​Hlavna, Slovakia

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Custom built MTB around a steel 27.5 ONZA frame with DT Swiss wheels, FOX suspension and SRAM components.
BAGS: Apidura and PRO discovery series.

Csaba Kiss

Age 41 / ​​Budapest, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Cube Nature PRO.
BAGS: Pro Discover bags, Merida fork bags.

Rudi Hörmann

Age 64 / ​​Oslip, Austria

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Cannondale Topstone FSA/105 components with WTB+Klempner wheels.
BAGS: Ortlieb + Blackburn.

Lukas Waringer

Age 26 / ​​Wien, Austria

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Giant XTC with Shimano Deore XT groupset.
BAGS: Ortlieb and Apidura.

Gabriel Waringer

Age 32 / ​​Wien, Austria

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Bombtrack HOOK.
BAGS: Restrap.

Szabolcs Várnagy

Age 35 / ​​Pécs, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Specialized Diverge with Shimano 105/Praxis groupset running on DT Swiss wheels and Pirelli tyres.
BAGS: Apidura and Topeak bags.

Sándor Fodor

Age 46 / ​​Nyíregyháza, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Trek X-Caliber.
BAGS: Yakpack and Kellys bags.

Zoltán Vikár

Age 45 / ​​Budapest, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Trek X-Caliber.
BAGS: Kellys bags.

András Szabó

Age 39 / ​​Győr, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Specialized Diverge AL with Tiagra/Praxis groupset running on axis wheelset and Schwalbe G-One rubber.
BAGS: Topeak bags.

József Balla

Age 34 / ​​Kecskemét, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Haibike 26” full suspension monster.
BAGS: DIY bags.

Ákos Rézmány

Age 30 / ​​Budapest, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Sour Purple Haze rolling on Stan’s NOTUBES wheelset and Teravail tyres.
BAGS: Apidura + Mokush Bags.

Péter Farkas

Age 27 / ​​Zalaegerszeg, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Specialized Epic hardtail on Mavic Crossmax wheels. SRAM GX/NX drivetrain with RaceFace Aeffect 30t in the front.

Sigi Grünanger

Age 45 / ​​Feldkirchen in Kärnten, Austria

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Cannondale Topstone Carbon with WTB wheels and Schwalbe tyres.
BAGS: Apidura, Gramm, Ortlieb bags.

Gergely Domonyik

Age 38 / ​​Budapest, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Focus Mares CX on ZIPP wheels and Continental tyres. SRAM Rival groupset.
BAGS: Rockbros.

Gergely Taar

Age 36 / ​​Budapest, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Tout Terrain Outback, Enve fork, Tumbleweed handlebar, equipped with Pinion drivetrain/gearbox.
BAGS: Gramm frame bag + Apidura bags.

Ferenc Kozma

Age 23 / ​​Debrecen, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Kona Fire Mountain 26 inch hardtail with 3x system and RockShox Dart1 fork.
BAGS: KTM, BTWIN budget bags.

Győző Gergely Szivós

Age 25 / ​​Budapest, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: ROSE Count Solo with Shimano Deore components.
BAGS: PODsacs.

Balázs Kulcsár

Age 41 / ​​Budapest, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Fairlight Secan 2.0 with Shimano GRX 36/11-50 with Garbaruk extended cage. 27.5” Teravail Rutland rubber.
BAGS: Apidura bags and Tailfin rack.

Zsombor Kovács

Age 28 / ​​Bodajk, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Specialized USS Chisel with Deore XT components rolling on Maxxis IKON rubber.
BAGS: SKS bags.

Zoltán Zank

Age 48 / ​​Pécs, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Custom built Firefly carbon frame around Axis wheelset and Shimano GRX drivetrain.
BAGS: PODsacs and Ortlieb bags.

Balázs Kékes

Age 36 / ​​Pécs, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Triban.
BAGS: Yakpack handmade bags.

Ábel Terdik

Age 40 / ​​Debrecen, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Ritchey Swiss Cross on HUNT wheelset and Pirelli tyres.
BAGS: Apidura.

Ákos Nyitrai

Age 52 / ​​Szigetszentmiklós, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Specialized Sequoia with Shimano GRX components.
BAGS: Ortlieb + Topeak bags.

Gergely Orosi

Age 41 / ​​Siófok, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Triban.
BAGS: PODsacs.

András Gadanecz

Age 35 / ​​Pécs, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Csepel Deepspace steel gravelbike with DT Swiss wheelset and Shimano Alivio components.
BAGS: Merida/M-wave budget bags.

Balázs Pászti

Age 42 / ​​Szekszárd, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Surly Karate Monkey rolling on HOPE/DT wheels with Sram GX groupset.
BAGS: Ortlieb and Alpkit.

József Haris

Age 22 / ​​Komárom, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Genesis MTB.
BAGS: Backpacks as panniers.

Milán Heinrich

Age 18 / ​​Szentendre, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Schwinn Csepel retro MTB.

Dániel Szontágh

Age 37 / ​​Tárnok, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Trek Xcaliber hardtail with SRAM GX with Bontrager wheels/rubber.
BAGS: KTM.

Antal Szepesi

Age 48 / ​​Budapest, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Litespeed Pisgah TI with Shimano XTR components.
BAGS: Acepac + KLS.

Benedek Kiss

Age 51 / ​​Budapest, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Scott Spark with Shimano Deore components, Stan’s NOTUBES wheelset.
BAGS: Roswheel.

Tamás Király

Age 32 / ​​Budapest, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: On One Free Ranger with SRAM Rival groupset and Prime Kanza wheels with WTB byway rubber.
BAGS: Mokush outdoor custom made bags.

Bence Szabó

Age 29 / ​​Jászárokszállás, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Rose Count Solo with Shimano SLX components and Mavic wheels.
BAGS: Mokush outdoor custom made bags.

Zoltán Keller

Age 46 / ​​Csobánka, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Ghost Fire Roadrage.
BAGS: Alpkit, PODsacs, and Relevate Designs.

Dávid Benkő

Age 33 / ​​Sukoró, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Specialized Epic hardtail on stock Axis wheels and SRAM GX 1×11 groupset.
BAGS: Specialized Burra Burra bags.

Ákos Szabó

Age 45 / ​​Székesfehérvár, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Giant Revolt carbon with Shimano GRX810 groupset.
BAGS: Apidura, Acepac, and handmade Mokush outdoor bags.

Zsombor Vejtey

Age 25 / ​​Felsőnyék, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Cannondale Slate
BAGS: Topeak, PRO, and PODsacs bags.

Csaba Vejtey

Age 50 / ​​Felsőnyék, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Cannondale F-si Carbon 4.
BAGS: PRO discovery bags.

Péter Gulyás

Age 51 / ​​Budapest, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: ROSE Pro Cross rolling on DT Swiss P1800 wheels and Schwalbe G-One tyres.
BAGS: Ortlieb and Topeak bags.

Tamás Csuka

Age 48 / ​​Budapest, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Giant Revolt with Shimano 105/GRX groupset rolling on DT Swiss wheels and Panaracer tyres.
BAGS: Apidura, Topeak, Giant, Topeak, PRO, and SKS.

Marcus Nicolson

Age 31 / ​​Scotland

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Mason ISO with Shimano GRX/XT , rolling on DT Swiss wheels and Vittoria Terreno 2.1 sized XC tyres.
BAGS: Straight Cut Design and Restrap bags.

Péter Szénási

Age 39 / ​​Hatvan, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Cannondale Slate lefty.

Balázs Gérnyi

Age 27 / ​​Budapest, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Rock Machine El Nino with SLX groupset and WTB tyres.
BAGS: Merida

Máté Temesvári

Age 39 / ​​Budapest, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Bridgestone MB-1 retro MTB. Ritchey Logic /Deore XT groupset.
BAGS: Mokush outdoor custom bags.

Huba Szarmári

Age 32 / ​​Budapest, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Cube Reaction 29er with Shimano XT groupset.
BAGS: KTM bags.

Csaba Sumánszki

Age 31 / ​​Budapest, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Kinesis Tripster AT with SRAM Rival groupset. Rolling on HUNT wheels and Panaracer Gravelking SK tyres.
BAGS: Mokush outdoor handmade, Ortlieb, and Acepac.

Michal Šnajdr

Age 33 / ​​Brno, Czech Republic

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Qayron One.Dr CrMo Q with Shimano GRX 1x system. Rodi wheels and Michelin Power Gravel tyres in 47 and 40mm sizes.
BAGS: Acepack seatpost bag, Basta gear frame bag, front bag holder Orgoň + drybag + Basta Hot Dog as snack storage.

Zoltán Zóka-Újhelyi

Age 43 / ​​Budapest, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Specialized Diverge with Praxisworks/SRAM Rival groupset. Stan’s NOTUBES wheels and WTB Nano tyres.
BAGS: Ortlieb and a 1 dollar promo gym bag on the front.

Benedek Palotai

Age 26 / ​​Érd, Hungary

2021 Hungarian Divide Rigs

BIKE: Author Ronin with Shimano Tiagra 2×10 speed drivetrain Stock and DT Swiss wheels with Maxxis tyres.
BAGS: Restrap and Mokush outdoor.

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