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Restrap Does Croatia 2021 - Bike Check

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Each year we hit the road and get a big tour in. ⁠Fresh from the release and premiere of our latest film, NORTH COAST, we got our heads together and planned our next trip. After over a year of lockdowns and being confined to the UK, this time we were able to stretch our legs and head overseas. 

The next destination was set - we’d be tackling the rocky mountains and coastline of Croatia.

 

Here's a breakdown of our set ups for the tour:

ALEX’S BROTHER

FRAME AND FORK: 56cm Brother Kepler Disc Aqua-Fade
HEADSET: Chris King No threadset
GROUPSET: Shimano 105 - Hydraulic Disc
HANDLEBARS: Thomson Alloy Road Handlebar
STEM: Thomson Elite X2 Oversized Road Stem
SEATPOST: Thomson Elite Inline Seat Post
SADDLE: Brooks C17 Cambium Cut-out
FRONT WHEEL: Hope 20FIVE - Pro 4
REAR WHEEL: Hope 20FIVE - Pro 4
TYRES: Continental Contact Speed 35c
LIGHTS: Exposure Pack & Trace Lights
GPS: Wahoo Roam
TOOLS: Crank Brothers 19 Function Multi Tool Grey, Spare Brake Pads, Chain Quick Link, Tyre Patches, Tyre levers, Chain Lube: All in a Zip-Up Fish Pencil Case, Topeak Mini DX Master Blaster Pump with Gauge, 3 X Spare Tubes, Hiplok Combi Lock, Air Mat Repair Kit, Tissues.

BIKEPACKING BAGS
HANDLEBAR BAG: Restrap Large Bar Bag
FRAME BAG: Restrap Large Frame Bag
SADDLE BAG: Restrap 14L Saddle Bag
COCKPIT BAGS: Restrap Stem Bags x 2
MUSETTE: Adventure Race Musette

CAMPING SETUP
TENT: Naturehike Cloud Up-2 Grey
SLEEPING BAG: Sea to Summit Spark SpI
SLEEPING MAT: Thermarest NeoAir XLite Mat + Sea to Summit Aeros Pillow

HYGIENE
Contact lenses, Shower Gel, Shampoo, Deodorant, Suncream, Towel, Toothbrush + Toothpaste, Chamois Cream, Anti-Bacterial Spray, Quick Untick Card.

ELECTRONICS
Anker PowerCore III Elite Powerbank, Anker 60W USB-C Charger, Charging Cables, Camera Battery Charger, 3 Sony Batteries, Headtorch, AirPods, Phone.

EATWARE
Enamel Mug, Spork

CLOTHING
Gramicci Packable Shorts, Playdude PhoneBox Holiday Shirt, Fluoroscope Bikepacking T-shirt, Underwear (2), Rab Alpine Down jacket, Face-Mask, Teva Sandals, Jersey, Bibs, Base-layer, Merino Socks (4), Outdoor Research Rain Jacket, Cap, Helmet, Cycling Shoes, Tens Sunglasses

FILMING EQUIPMENT
Sony A6500, Sony E 20mm F2.8 Lens

 

JON’S FAIRLIGHT 

FRAME AND FORK: Fairlight Secan 2.0 - 54T
HEADSET: Hope
GROUPSET: Shimano 105
HANDLEBARS: 42cm FSA Adventure Bars
STEM: Thompson Elite X4 
SEATPOST: FSA Gossamer 
SADDLE: Brooks C17 Cambium All-weather Cut-out
WHEELS: WTB KOM
TYRES: Continental GP 4 seasons, 32c
LIGHTS: Cateye Front light and Exposure Tracer rear
GPS: Wahoo ELMNT
TOOLS: Topeak Minidrive multitool, Topeak Dual Action Pump, 2 X Spare Tubes, Quick Links

BIKEPACKING BAGS
HANDLEBAR BAG: Restrap Bar Bag and small food pouch.
FRAME BAG: Restrap Large Frame Bag
SADDLE BAG: Restrap 14L Saddle Bag
COCKPIT BAGS: Restrap Top Tube Bag and Restrap Stem Bag, Restrap Tech Bag



FILMING EQUIPMENT
Sony RX100, GoPro Hero 8 Black

CAMPING SETUP
TENT: Naturehike 1 Man Tent Green
SLEEPING BAG: Alpkit 2 season
SLEEPING MAT: Thermarest
MISC: Soap, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Buff, Headphones, Sunglasses, Flip-flops, Swiss Army knife

CLOTHING
Cafe Du Cycliste Mona Audax Jersey, Castelli Unlimited Bibshorts, Cafe Du Cycliste, Quoc and Defeet Socks, Rapha Plain Black Cap, Endura Race waterproof Jacket. Non-cycle clothing (not pictured): t-shirt, swimming shorts, leg warmers.

NATHAN’S WOODRUP

FRAMESET: Woodrup Cycles Custom Build
HEADSET: Chris King No threadset
GROUPSET: Shimano 105/Dura Ace mix
HANDLEBARS: Pro Discovery 42cm flared bars
STEM: Thompson Elite X4 Over-sized Road Stem
SEATPOST: Thomson Elite Inline Seat Post
SADDLE: Brooks C17 Cambium All-Weather Cut-out
WHEELS: Hope Hoops
TYRES: Continental GP5000s, 32c
LIGHTS: Exposure Tracer Front & Rear
GPS: Wahoo Elemnt
TOOLS: Multi tool, 2 X Spare Tubes, Tyre lever, Spokes, Spoke-key, Lube, Split links, spare pads, Gerber Knife.

BIKEPACKING BAGS
HANDLEBAR BAG: Restrap 10L Bar Pack
FRAME BAG: Restrap Large Frame Bag
SADDLE BAG: Restrap 14L Saddle Bag with 14L Restrap Dry-bag
COCKPIT BAGS: Restrap Stem Bags

GIDEON’S GENESIS

FRAMESET: Genesis Volare 931 Disc frame (size large); Genesis full carbon fork
HEADSET: Genesis headset
GROUPSET: Shimano Ultegra R8020 groupset; Rotor 3D24 cranks with 50/34 TA Specialites chainrings, 11-28 cassette
HANDLEBARS: 420mm Pro PLT Ergo handlebars
STEM: 130mm Deda Elementi Superleggero stem
SEATPOST: Ultimate USE EVO titanium seatpost
SADDLE: Selle Italia SLR saddle
FRONT WHEEL: Pacenti Forza rim; Hope RS4 hub; Sapim CX-Ray spokes
REAR WHEEL: Pacenti Forza rim; Hope RS4 hub; Sapim CX-Ray spokes
TYRES: 27mm Vittoria Open Pave CG tyres
LIGHTS: Bikemate front light; CatEye rear light
GPS: Wahoo Elemnt Bolt
TOOLS: Lezyne Road Drive pump, compact multi tool, split link, 2x inner tubes, tyre levers, spoke key, brake pads, puncture repair kit, electrical tape, duct tape, cable ties

BIKEPACKING BAGS
SADDLE BAG: Restrap saddle bag with with Restrap 14L dry bag
FRAME BAG: Restrap large frame bag
HANDLEBAR BAG: Restrap bar bag with heavy-duty 13L dry bag
OTHER: Cotton musette for food, 2x 700mL bidons

FILMING EQUIPMENT
Sony RX100 M3 camera; spare battery

CAMPING SETUP
TENT: Jack Wolfskin Exolight II tent
SLEEPING BAG: Robens Caucasus 300 sleeping bag
SLEEPING MAT: Forclaz Trek 700 short air mat
OTHER: Titanium camping mug, cut-down toothbrush, microfibre towl, soap, conditioner, comb, 13,000mAh battery pack, 65W phone charger, prescription sunglasses, Vaseline lip therapy, covid-19 test

CLOTHING
CYCLING KIT: 2x Rapha carbo bigs, 2x jerseys (1x autumn, 1x summer), 2x Rapha cycling socks, Rapha classic rain jacket
CASUAL KIT: T-shirt, rollneck base layer, shirt, trouseurs, 2x underwear, down jacket, flip flops