Restrap does Scotland Tour - Bike Check

Posted by Jon Hicken on

Each year we hit the road and get in a big tour. This year we had originally planned to cycle across Europe, but with worldwide travel being scuppered, we're tackling a route that's a little closer to home, and doing a version of the North Coast 500, followed by a trip through the Scottish Highlands. ⁠

NC500 Restrap Bikepacking

You can view our route on our Komoot page here.

Here's a breakdown of the kit we're taking along with us:



CHRIS'S BOARDMAN 2018 ASR 8.9

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FRAME AND FORK: Size S Boardman ASR 8.9 (Reynolds 725 frame, carbon fork)

HEADSET: FSA No.42

GROUPSET: Shimano 105 (hydro disc); 50/34 chainrings, 11-32 cassette

HANDLEBARS: Boardman Alloy compact

STEM: Easton 100 mm

SEATPOST: Boardman Alloy

SADDLE: Fizik Aliante R7

FRONT WHEEL: Boardman Road Five tubeless-ready

REAR WHEEL: Boardman Road Five tubeless-ready

TYRES: Vittoria Rubino Pro G+, 700x28C tyres

LIGHTS: Lezyne Zecto Drive, headtorch

GPS: Wahoo Elemnt

TOOLS: Compact multi tool, split links, 2 X spare tubes, tyre levers, 50 mL wet Lube, brake pads; puncture repair kit, electrical tape, Lezyne pressure drive pump; foldable camping utensil

BIKEPACKING BAGS

REAR PANNER RACK: Axiom Streamliner

PANNIER BAGS: 2 x Restrap small (13L) panniers

FRAME BAG: Restrap race frame bag

HANDLEBAR BAG: Restrap bar bag with 14L Restrap dry bag and small food pouch attachment

OTHER: small clip-in Fizik saddlebag for tools; Restrap race musette for carrying extra food and drink.

Each year we hit the road and get in a big tour. This year we had originally planned to cycle across Europe, but with worldwide travel being scuppered, we're tackling a route that's a little closer to home, and doing a version of the North Coast 500, followed by a trip through the Scottish Highlands. ⁠

FILMING EQUIPMENT

GoPro Session

CAMPING SETUP

TENT: Naturehike Cloud 2-Up Grey

SLEEPING BAG: Mountain Warehouse Extreme Lightweight Down

SLEEPING MAT: Naturehike FC-10 inflatable sleeping pad

OTHER: Cheap inflatable pillow; camping mug; toiletries; prescription sunglasses; 24,000 mAh battery pack; downloaded podcasts; insect repellent

CLOTHING

2 x jersey (Chpt3, Castelli); 2 x bibs (Alé, summer and windproof pairs); packable down jacket; packable hard-shell waterproof; cycling cap; arm and leg warmers (Castelli nanoflex); ls and ss baselayers; 2 x tshirts; shorts; jazzy holiday shirt




CARL'S RIBBLE CGR 725

Each year we hit the road and get in a big tour. This year we had originally planned to cycle across Europe, but with worldwide travel being scuppered, we're tackling a route that's a little closer to home, and doing a version of the North Coast 500, followed by a trip through the Scottish Highlands. ⁠

FRAME AND FORK: Medium Ribble CGR 725
GROUPSET: Mix of Sram Rival/Force/Apex
HANDLEBARS: 44cm Ritchey WCS Butano
SADDLE: Brooks C15 Cambium
WHEELS: Mavic Aksium Elite Disc, 12mm Bolt Thru-Axle.
TYRES: Victoria Terreno Zero 650b x 47
LIGHTS: Exposure Trace + TraceR
GPS: Wahoo Element BOLT
BOTTLES: Restrap Mag Bottles
TOOLS: Crankbrothers Mini19 Multitool, Lezyne pump, Tubes x2, Patch kit, Finishline Wet Lube, Panaracer Tyre Levers, Park Tool Chainring Wrench, Wolftooth Masterlink Pliers, Spoke Key, Spare brake pads, Quick links, Gear cable, Zip Ties, Electrical Tape

BIKEPACKING BAGS

HANDLEBAR BAG: Restrap Bar Bag + Food Pouch
FRAME BAG: Restrap Large Frame Bag
SADDLE BAG: Restrap 14L Saddle Bag
COCK-PIT BAGS: Restrap Top Tube Bag (converted to bolt on) and Restrap Stem Bag

EXTRA STORAGE - Leeds Fixed Gear Musette Bag

Each year we hit the road and get in a big tour. This year we had originally planned to cycle across Europe, but with worldwide travel being scuppered, we're tackling a route that's a little closer to home, and doing a version of the North Coast 500, followed by a trip through the Scottish Highlands. ⁠

CAMPING SETUP

TENT: Naturehike Cloud-Up 2 Ultralight
SLEEPING BAG: Lixada Ultralight LW180
SLEEPING MAT: Naturehike Ultralight (Built-in Pillow)
MISC: Mini soap and deodorant, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Buff, Sunglasses, Calypso Sun Cream, Flip-flops, Midge Spray and Net, Hip Flask

FILMING EQUIPMENT

GoPro Hero 8

CLOTHING

Jersey - Morvelo
Bib shorts - DHB Areon
Socks: Endura, Cadence Collection
Cap - On One Ice Cream
Rain Jacket - Gore Shakedry
Gloves - Endura Hummvee Lite

Evening - FiveTen Long Sleeve, Half Day CC tshirt, Chrome Industries Shorts, Uniqlo Down Jacket, Cult Beanie, Endura Base layers.

ALEX’S 2018 BROTHER KEPLER DISC

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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 32c
LIGHTS: Exposure Pack & Trace Lights
GPS: Wahoo Elemnt Bolt
TOOLS: Topeak Mini Morph Pump, Lezyne Multitool, 2 X Spare Tubes, Spare Brake Pads, Chain Quick Link, Tyre Patches, Tyre levers, Chain Lube, Hiplok Combi Lock, Midge Net, Hipflask full of single malt.

BIKEPACKING BAGS

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

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CAMPING SETUP

TENT: Naturehike Cloud Up-2 Grey
SLEEPING BAG: Berghaus Elevation 200 Down Sleeping Bag
SLEEPING MAT: Sea to Summit Regular Ultra Light Mat + Aeros Pillow
HYGIENE: Body + Hair Wash, Deodorant, Suncream, Towel, Toothbrush + Toothpaste, Chamois Cream, Midge Spray, Anti-Bacterial Gel, Biodegradable Wet Wipes, Quick Untick Card.
ELECTRONICS: Headphones, Battery Pack (Large), Battery Pack (Small), Charging Cables, Headtorch, Phone.
COOKING: MSR Pocket Rocket, Enamel Mug, Spork, Emergency Cous-cous.

CLOTHING

Columbia Shirt, Morvelo Overland Shorts, Beanie, Underwear (3), Evening Socks (3), Down jacket, Face-Mask, Tevas, CHPT3 Jersey, Cafe Du Cycliste Bibs, Merino Base-layer, Merino Arm Warmers, Merino Leg Warmers, Merino Socks (3), Outdoor Research Rain Jacket, Cap, Helmet, Cycling Shoes

FILMING EQUIPMENT

CAMERA: Sony RX100 MK4



JON’S 2018 BROTHER KEPLER DISC

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FRAME AND FORK: 56cm Brother Kepler Disc Black

HEADSET: Tange Seiki

GROUPSET: Shimano 105

HANDLEBARS: 42cm FSA Adventure Bars

STEM: Thompson Elite X4 Over-sized Road Stem

SEATPOST: PRO inline seatpost

SADDLE: Brooks C17 Cambium Cut-out

WHEELS: Mavic Aksium All Roads

TYRES: Continental GP5000s, 32c

LIGHTS: Cateye Front light and Exposure Tracer rear

GPS: Wahoo ELMNT

TOOLS: Topeak Minidrive multitool, Topeak Micro Rocket 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

COCK-PIT BAGS: Restrap Top Tube Bag and Restrap Stem Bag, Restrap Tech Bag

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FILMING EQUIPMENT

CAMERA: Sony RX100

MOUNT: Stock Wahoo stem mount

CAMPING SETUP

TENT: Naturehike 1 Man Tent Green

SLEEPING BAG: Alpkit 2 season

SLEEPING MAT: Thermarest

MISC: Soap, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Buff, Headphones, Sunglasses, Rain Poncho, Flip-flops, Swiss Army knife

CLOTHING

Cafe Du Cycliste Mona Audax Jersey

Bib shorts - Cafe Du Cycliste Matilde Audax

Socks: Cafe Du Cycliste, Quoc and Defeet

Cap - Cafe Du Cycliste

Rain-cape - Endura Race Jacket

Poncho - TERRAHIKE, Sealskin Gloves




NATHAN’S 2018 BROTHER KEPLER DISC


FRAME AND FORK: 56cm Brother Kepler Disc Custom Jack Johnson Kelper Fade Paint

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 Cut-out

WHEELS L: Hope Hoops

TYRES: Schwalbe Durano 28c

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 17L Bar Bag

FRAME BAG: Restrap Large Frame Bag

SADDLE BAG: Restrap 14L Saddle Bag with 14L Restrap Dry-bag

COCK-PIT BAGS: Restrap Stem & Tech Bag



FILMING EQUIPMENT

DRONE: Mavic Air

CAMPING SETUP

TENT: Naturehike Cloud Up-2 Grey

SLEEPING BAG: OEX 3-season down

SLEEPING MAT: Thermarest

MISC: Naturehike camping pillow, Soap, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Bluetooth Headphones, Flip flops, Glasses, Sunglasses, Contact Lenses, Battery bank & Speaker. Hipflask, too.

CLOTHING

Morvelo Overland Shirt, Cafe Du Cycliste Matilde Audax Bibs, Cafe Du Cycliste Socks, Mountain Equipment Gore-Tex Jacket, Dare2B Down Jacket, Cap, Tshirt, Longsleeve, shorts. Shimano XC7 Shoes.