In his latest video, Josh Ibbett walks through the ultralight gear list and bike he used for the 2023 Highland Trail 550 bikepacking race in Scotland. Find his full kit list here…

Josh Ibbett from Cambridge, England, was among the 63 people to start the 2023 Highland Trail 550 grand depart and one of 47 to finish it. The 35-year-old completed the course in fifth place after rolling across the finish line in a remarkably fast 3 days, 22 hours, and 42 minutes (3d:22h:42m). As usual, Josh put together a video detailing the bike and kit he used for the ride. Watch that below followed by a kit list for reference and a second video outlining his clothing kit.

Here’s Josh’s full kit list, save the clothing he was wearing (listed below second video) and food, which he talks more about in the video:

  • Frame: Mason RAW
  • Fork: Rock Shox SID Ultimate 120mm
  • Groupset: Shimano XT12 speed 34T chainring 10-51T cassette
  • Seatpost: PNW dropper
  • Wheels: HUNT Proven Race XC
  • Front Tyre: Hutchinson Taipan 2.35
  • Rear Tyre: Hutchinson Kraken 2.3 with Rimpact tyre liner
  • Mudguard: Rapid racer Pro guard
  • Saddle: Ergon SR All Road Pro Men
  • Grips: Ergon GXR
  • Bars: Mount Zoom 760mm carbon 10 degree sweep
  • Stem: Ritchey Trail
  • Top Tube bag: Tailfin 1.5l Flip top bag
  • Frame bag: Tailfin Custom RnD team bag
  • Front bag: Tailfin Prototype
  • Inner grips: Modified Redshift top grips
  • GPS: Wahoo Roam V1
  • Front light: Exposure MaxxD
  • Rear Light: Exposure Blaze
  • Helmet light: Exposure Joystick
  • Bivvi: Rab Sirvival Zone
  • Sleeping Pad: Therm-a-Rest Neo Air 3/4
  • Silk liner: Rab
  • Shorts: Albion ABR1 Pocket Bibs
  • Base layer: Albion Merion All Road Short Sleeve Base layer
  • Jersey: Albion All Road Short Sleeve Jersey
  • Arm Warmers: Assos
  • Leg Warmers: dhb LAB legwarmer ( discontinued)
  • Gillet: Albion All Road Ultra Light Windproof Gillet
  • Neck warmer: Albion Merino Neck Warmer
  • Mitts: dhb Aeron mitts
  • Long Finger Gloves: Grip grab
  • Rain Gloves: Dissent 133 Hydralite Waterproof gloves
  • Socks: 2 x HUNT socks 1x Merino socks
  • Insulated Jacket: Modified Albion Ultralight Insulated Jacket
  • Rain Jacket: Albion ZOA Pertex Rain shell
  • Rain Shorts: Modified Albion ZOA Rain Trousers
  • Cycling cap: HUNT 4 Season Cotton Cap
  • Merino hat: POC merino
  • Down Gillet: Modified Albion ZOA Lightweight Insulated Jacket

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