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My First ULTRA Bike Race (Unbound XL – 350mi / 563km)

My First ULTRA Bike Race (Unbound XL – 350mi / 563km)

Unbound XL is a gravel bike race over 350 miles, 563 kilometers, in the farm lands of Emporia Kansas. This bike race is fully self supported event, meaning EVERYTHING you eat, wear, or repair is all on you.

98% of the course is gravel roads, you ride through the night, meaning you need lights. There are 6 gas stations along the route where you can get food and water.

I learned A TON from this experience, and will change a lot of my personal set up for next year. Below is my set up in detail and what I would change.

My setup was a SURVIVAL approach vs RACE, which I feel now was a bad idea. I was so confident I could win or podium, that I didn’t want bad mechanical luck take me out.

So I leaned on my fitness to over come weight, but it was just too heavy and I could have streamlined the setup much more. But I just didn’t know what to expect.

BODY:
Hydro pack w/storage
– chain
– Tire
– Jacket
– tubes
– tools
– flow hydration (calorie mix)
– ketones
– 3L of water w/ketones
– head lamp
Cargo bibs for xtra storage
MTB shoes & pedals

BIKE
Frame bag (all batteries for lights, GoPros, and battery bank)
Top tube bag (2 GoPros)
Saddle bag (C02 + levers)
Aero bars
Front fork (30mm)
42 IRC doublecross tires
Cadex 35 AR wheels

FANNY PACK
2,000 calories

0:00 Intro
1:01 Act 1- Setting the scene
5:14 Act 2- Everything goes wrong
14:36 Act 3- Just like that, things got better
23:18 Act 4- All is fair in love & bike racing
31:50 Act 5- I love this shit
41:55 Ending talk

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How To Train For A 228km Race Around A Full Time Job

How To Train For A 228km Race Around A Full Time Job

Since retiring from professional cycling our resident track cyclist, Manon, has taken to riding her bike more casually, swapping training rides for cafe rides. But now she’s going to face one of her toughest challenges to date, cycling the full 228km of the Steamboat Gravel Race. But how will she be training for this epic… Continue Reading

DESIGN DRIVES US | S-Works Prevail 3 & Evade 3

DESIGN DRIVES US | S-Works Prevail 3 & Evade 3

While we like to say that our latest road helmets were “designed by air,” around the office, “air” goes by the name of Luiz. This is the story of the creators behind our latest innovations the S-Works Prevail & Evade 3. Shop the Story: https://www.specialized.com/prevail-3-evade-3-tt5 Get More from Specialized Join the Specialized Discord Server: https://discord.gg/specialized… Continue Reading

Tour De France 2021 Recap #shorts

Tour De France 2021 Recap #shorts

Who’s excited for the Tour De France starting today? Last year’s edition was an epic, here’s to more in 2022! Watch the race live: https://gcn.eu/racetv (some territory restrictions apply) Watch short highlights daily: https://gcn.eu/tdf2022 Useful Links: Adventure Documentaries, Exclusive Shows & Live Racing on GCN+: https://gcn.eu/plus Download the GCN App for free: https://gcn.eu/app Visit the… Continue Reading

Chris Froome’s Tour de France Factor Ostro VAM Race Bike

Chris Froome’s Tour de France Factor Ostro VAM Race Bike

Chris Froome will line up for this year’s Tour de France aboard a newly painted Factor Ostro VAM. We took a closer look at his race bike before the year’s biggest race got underway. ⚫️ Other videos that might interest you 8 things they dont tell you about disc brakes 🎦 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZ-uMif6kjM Romain Bardet’s Tour… Continue Reading

The Tour De France Explained In 5 Levels Of Difficulty

The Tour De France Explained In 5 Levels Of Difficulty

The Tour de France is the world’s most celebrated bike race and one of the biggest sporting events in the world. Whether you’re cycling-mad or you don’t know anything about the sport, you will have heard of it. If you’re wondering what all the fuss is about or want to know even more about this… Continue Reading

INTRODUCING | S-Works Evade 3

INTRODUCING | S-Works Evade 3

Designed by Air. Meet the new S-Works Evade 3. Shop Evade: https://bit.ly/evade-3 Get More from Specialized Join the Specialized Discord Server: https://discord.gg/specialized Follow Specialized on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamspecialized Like Specialized on Facebook: https://www.fb.com/specializedbicycles Follow Us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/iamspecialized Follow Outride: https://www.instagram.com/outride/ Continue Reading

INTRODUCING | S-Works Prevail 3

INTRODUCING | S-Works Prevail 3

Cooler Heads Prevail. Meet the new S-Works Prevail 3. Shop Prevail: https://bit.ly/prevail-3 Get More from Specialized Join the Specialized Discord Server: https://discord.gg/specialized Follow Specialized on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamspecialized Like Specialized on Facebook: https://www.fb.com/specializedbicycles Follow Us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/iamspecialized Follow Outride: https://www.instagram.com/outride/ Continue Reading

Trek Madone SLR Webinar

Trek Madone SLR Webinar

From a legacy of greatness comes a new standard of speed. Seven generations in the making, the new Madone SLR is our fastest road race bike ever, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with a triple threat of unprecedented aerodynamics, exceptional ride quality, and lightweight design. This race-ready bike is complete with never-before-seen IsoFlow technology… Continue Reading

All-new Trek Madone SLR

All-new Trek Madone SLR

Madone SLR the fastest road race bike we’ve ever made. Hear from Senior Design Engineer, Alex Bedinghaus, on designing the new bike. Seven generations in the making, the all-new Madone features never-before-seen IsoFlow technology, unprecedented aerodynamics, and lightning-fast frame details that all add up to one ultimate race bike. ­­Clocking in at 60 seconds/hour faster*… Continue Reading