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Divide Setup

My Bike and Gear of the 2019 Tour Divide

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Ridden and Written By:

Chris Seistrup

The Bike:

FrameBinary Bicycles SuperB XC
ForkLauf TR29 Boost
HeadsetCane Creek 40
StemBontrager 60mm
HandlebarsAnswer 20/20
Bar EndsOld School Cane Creek
Grips/TapeESI Extra Chunky and ESI RCT Wrap
Aero-BarsSyntace C2 Clip Cut down with custom crossbar mounted to Siren Cycles Fred Bar
Seat PostSyntace P6 HiFlex Carbon
Seat Post ClampTiCycles
SaddleCharge Spoon
BrakesXTR BR-M9000
Brake RotorsShimano XT SM-RT76 180f/160r
ShifterXTR SL-M9000 i-spec
DerailleurXTR RD-M9000
CranksXTR FC-M9000
ChainringOne Up Components 32t
Bottom BracketXTR BB93
PedalsXTR PD-M9120
CassetteSRAM X01 XG-1195 11-42t
ChainSRAM then Shimano
Front HubSON 28 Dynamo 32h
Rear HubHope Pro 4 Boost XD 32h
RimsNextie Premium Carbon
Spokes/NipplesDT Swiss Competition/DT Swiss Brass
TiresVittoria Mezcal 29×2.25″
SealantOrange Seal
Bottle CagesSalsa Nickless Cage x2

Brake cables and electrical wiring long enough to wrap outside the handlebar harness. Tent Pole Bag by Rogue Panda.

I taped a tire plug a.k.a. bacon strip and tool to the handlebars for quick repair. I never needed it.

SPOT Tracker Velcroed and tethered.

Dynamo wire routing for the Lauf Fork.

Easy 1x gearing, maximum mud clearance.

If I needed an easier gear, I just walked.

Rear Tire after 2800 miles. You can see the under layer of rubber through the tread.

The front tire fared slightly better, no flats on either, only added air in Cuba because of all the road sections near the end.

The Stuff:

Stay Cool:

JerseyJakroo Custom
ShortsSkins DNAmic ULTIMATE Men’s 3/4 Tights
Base LayerOstroy NYC
UnderwearIcebreaker Merino
SleevesPearl Izumi Sunsleeves
SocksRidge Supply Neon Arsenal
ShoesGiro Terraduro
HelmetSpecialized MIPS
CapBinary Biycyles Tech Cap by Walz Caps
SunglassesGas Station Special Tour Divide Edition by day or Safety glasses at night
GlovesNot Pictured: Specialized BG (Lost)

Stay Warm:

JacketMountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Down Hooded
JacketEndura Pakajak
VestEndura Pakagilet
ShortsDNAmic THERMAL Men’s Compression 3/4 Tights
SocksMerino wool
GlovesPearl Izumi Thermal
Base LayerIcebreaker Merino
SleevesPearl Izumi Thermal

Stay Dry:

JacketGore Bike Wear Powertrail Active Hooded
PantsShower’s Pass Storm
MittsAerostitch Gauntlet
SocksSealskinz Hiking Mid Knee Waterproof socks


BivyBig Agnes 3 Wire Bivy
QuiltEnlightened Equipment 30 Deg. Down Quilt
PadSea to Summit Ultralight Short


HeadlightkLite Bikepacker Pro V2, kLite Bar Switch (Pictured above with Bike)
BatteryAnker 5000mah
CablesMini USB, Micro USB, USB-C to Lightning, USB to Lightning, USB-C to USB Adapter
Dynamo Chrager kLite USB charger
Wall ChargersPower Delivery USB-C wall charger (Charges iPhone XR 50% in 30 minutes), normal USB wall charger, purchased on route.
BatteriesAA and AAA lithium assortment
NavigationGarmin eTrex 30x, Garmin Edge 810
PhoneiPhone XR
HeadlampBlack Diamond Storm headlamp with velcro strap for helmet
Ear-BudsLightning Ear-Buds
OtherUltra light dry bag


Tube29″ Removable valve core, wrapped with Tyvek
Tire PlugRyder Innovation Slug Plug
SealantOrange Seal
Tire LeverPark, Needle inside, wrapped with Dental Floss
Multi ToolsGerber Dime, unknown basic 7-pc tool
RagsWool, paper
Chain ToolPark CT-5
Chain LubeStarted with a full size bottle of Squirt
PumpLezyne Alloy Drive HV Small
PartsChain Links, Brake Pads, Quick-Links, Derailleur Hanger

Personal Care:

Sunscreen, Sunscreen Lip Balm, Butt Paste, Squirrel’s Nut Butter, Tooth Brush, Tooth Paste, Gillette Styler

Hydration and Things:

2x Zefal Magnum 1L bottles, 4L MSR Dromlite, Aquatabs, Caffeine Pills, “The List”, Sea to Summit Ultralight Backpack, Passport, LokSak Waterproof bags

Cherry Bomb 35 Tail Light, SPOT Tracker, Safety Pizza, Save One Life Flag

Sea to Summit Dry Bag for clothes in seatbag, OR Airpurge Drybag on the Bars, Seal Line E-Case for note cards on bars, foam pad for shouldering bike in mud, not pictured plastic drywall scraper for mud. Multi-tool just there to hold pad.

The Bags:

Full Kit from Oveja Negra, Super Wedgie, Snack Packs, Chuckbuckets, Front End Loader, and Gear Jammer

A Story Ridden and Written By:

Chris Seistrup

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