Just before the start of the 2023 Tour Divide, Tailfin caught up with Chris Burkard and Justinas Leveika for detailed bike check videos to learn more about how they set up their rigs. Watch them both here alongside bike build lists and more…

Tailfin caught up with Tour Divide riders Chris Burkard and Justinas Leveika before the start of the race, and as it happens, at the time of publication, both are currently sitting in the top five and riding quite competitively. Watch both Tailfin bike checks below.

  • Tour Divide Bike Check, Justinas Leveika
  • Tour Divide Bike Check, Justinas Leveika

Ultra-endurance racer Justinas Leveika is a member of Tailfin’s R&D Division. They caught up with Justinas, who’s been leading the race off and on since the beginning, to get a closer look at the bike setup he put together specifically for the Tour Divide. Watch below and scroll down for a kit list.

  • Frame: Trek Procaliber SL, OCLV Carbon
  • Fork: RockShox SID SL Ultimate, 100mm travel
  • Wheels: Bontrager Kovee, 29” Carbon, tubeless, 29mm internal diameter, 28mm depth
  • Tyres: Vittoria Mezcal XC-Race, Graphene 2.0, 29×2.1”
  • Drivetrain: SRAM Eagle ‘mullet’
  • Crankset: SRAM XX1 chainset w/Quarq power meter, 38T
  • Shifters: SRAM Force eTap
  • Rear derailleur: SRAM XX1 Eagle
  • Cassette: SRAM XX1 12 speed 10-52 cassette
  • Brakes: SRAM Force levers, SRAM Level callipers, 160mm rotors f/r
  • Components: Handlebar – Deda GRVL, 400mm with flare to 420mm at the drops
  • Stem: Bontrager 60mmm,
  • Seatpost: Bontrager, carbon
  • Saddle: Infinity E1X
  • Clip-on/Aero bars: Deda Parabolica Dua Alta, high rise spacers
  • Pedals: Shimano XTR SPD
  • Tailfin products: Prototype long top tube pack, Prototype full frame bag, Prototype Aeropack
  • Tour Divide Bike Check, Chris Burkard
  • Tour Divide Bike Check, Chris Burkard

Prior to this race, we didn’t realize that adventure photographer Chris Burkard was also an ultra-endurance racer. However, he’s been in the top eight since the beginning of the race. In this bike check video, Chris breaks down his 2023 Tour Divide race rig and talks about how he set his Fezzari Solitude up for such an epic multi-week adventure.

TrackerCheck out the 2023 Tour Divide Tracker page to follow along on the live tracking map, find our Rigs of the Tour Divide roundups, and see more event coverage. Find it here.

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