What’s in a Bikepacking Race Gear List? (Video)

In our latest video, Neil walks through the bike and gear list he used on the Arizona Trail 300 during a “fastpacking” trip a few weeks ago. Learn about how his rig was setup and the gear he brought along for the ride. Plus, find the detailed pack list and a few photos from his ride…

While Timon Fish and Jefe Branham took the spotlight for their record-setting Arizona Trail 300 rides, our own Neil Beltchenko also achieved an incredible time on the route a couple of weeks ago. Neil finished the 280-mile ride in 1d, 23h, and 12m, which is one of only four AZT 300 rides recorded in under two days (another of which was Neil’s 2018 ride). And in our latest video, Neil unpacks the ultralight fastpacking setup he used on this ride and details the importance of convenience on a rig like this, what kind of bike works best, and highlights essential items such as lights, water storage, calories, and much more. Watch it below, then scroll down for photos from Neil’s ride and his full gear list

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  • Bikepacking Race Gear List
  • Bikepacking Race Gear List
  • Bikepacking Race Gear List
Bikepacking Race Gear List

The Bike

  • Salsa Spearfish Short Travel Full-Sus Bike
  • Industry Nine Trail 280 Wheels
  • Maxxis Ardent Race 2.35″ Tires EXO 3C compound
  • Shimano XT Full Driver and Brakeset
  • RockShox Axs Dropper
  • Contact Points:
  • Ergon SM Mens Saddle
  • Ergon GP2 Grip in the small size.
  • Shimano XTR Pedals


  • Fenix BC21R on my bars
  • Fenix UL35 on my helmet with an exposure Helmet clamp
  • Garmin Etrex 32X
  • Water and Food – Started with just over 14,000 Calories, finished with roughly 2k


  • Apidura Backcountry Seat Pack 4.5L
  • Montbell Bivy
  • Adidas Terrex Down Jacket
  • Adidas Terrex Rain Jacket
  • 45NRTH Nokken Gloves
  • Rock Geist Custom Frame Bag
  • Repair Kit
  • First Aid Kit
  • Wet Ones
  • 2.0L MSR Hydration bladder
  • Food

Andrew The Maker Top Tube Bag

  • Food/snacks

Bedrock Tapeats ToGo

  • Battery Pack
  • Charge Cords
  • Extra Batteries
  • Food


  • Ultimate Direction 5.0 Vest (Size Med)
  • Pocket knife
  • Chain Lube
  • Hand Sanatizer
  • Sunscreen
  • Clear Lenses for night riding
  • Food
  • Pearl Izumi Base Layer
  • Pactimo Bibs
  • Salsa Cycles Jersey
  • Terrex Cycling Shorts
  • Smith Network Helmet
  • Smith Attack Mag Sunglasses
  • Five Ten Kestrel BOA PRO shoes
  • Handup Gloves



Bikepacking Gear Lists


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