Lael Wilcox is currently 729 miles into the 2,700-mile Tour Divide, a self-supported bikepacking race between Banff, Alberta, Canada, and Antelope Wells, New Mexico. The route follows the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route and brings in hundreds of riders each year looking to ride or race the ambitious route. Although the riders are just five days into the event, there has already been lots of excitement out on the route, including thunderstorms, forest fire smoke, riders battling stomach bugs, and drivetrain-destroying mud.
Lael currently holds the women’s Tour Divide record at 15 days, 10 hours, and 59 minutes, and this year, she is going to attempt to beat the men’s record. She’s currently sitting just behind her 2015 record and about 100-miles behind Mike Hall’s 2016 record of 13 days, 22 hours, and 51 minutes. A lot can happen over the next 10 days!
Revelate Designs just uploaded Lael’s detailed kit breakdown video, where she outlines all the details about her bike, gear, and everything she’s bringing along for the journey. This year she’s riding a Specialized Epic hardtail set up with a RockShox SID fork, drop bars, and wireless SRAM AXS shifting. Watch the video below.
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