As we teased in part two of the 2024 Atlas Mountain Race rigs roundup, 34-year-old Quinda Verheul from the Netherlands set off on the Atlas Mountain Race aboard a lovely new prototype full-suspension mountain bike by the German bike brand Sour Bicycles. This was a big shift for Quinda, who rode a Sour Purple Haze gravel bike in the 2020 race. The complete 180 in bike choice shows how rugged the Atlas Mountain Race is. To make it more intriguing, her bike is decked out with a full suite of (mostly) prototype Tailfin storage solutions, possibly indicating some exciting new products coming out this year. Watch Tailfin’s latest video below to learn more about it.
As Quinda mentioned in the rigs roundup, “Tailfin designed a bag around my frame, and it’ll fit 3L water (to help eat snacks), while my sleep system and some extra snacks will be in my handlebar bag. Out back, Tailfin made me a pared-down version of their AeroSnack for extra layers on colder nights. All my cockpit bags are for snacks, including peanut butter.” Quinda is also using a custom vest made by Carrie Gere for additional water storage. Here’s the build kit and bag list Tailfin put together:
- Frame: Sour prototype
- Fork: Fox 34 SC Kashima Factory Series
- Drivetrain: Sram GX Eagle, Hope chainset
- Brakes: Hope Tech 4 E4/X2
- Wheels: Duke Racing Lucky Jack SLS4 rims, Hope Pro5 rear hub, Son Dynamo front hub
- Tyres: Schwalbe Racing Ray Front Tyre & Thunder Burt Rear Tyre
- Handlebar: Salsa Cycles Salt Flat 750mm
- Seatpost: Fox Transfer Factory Dropper Post
- Saddle: Fizik Terra Argo X5
- Cockpit: Tailfin Prototype Bar Bag system
- Top tube: Tailfin 1.5L Flip Top Tube Pack
- Frame: Tailfin Prototype wedge frame bag
- Rear: Tailfin Prototype rear entry Carbon AeroPack
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