Equipment & Bikes: What does it take to conquer 18,000kms from Cape North to Cape Town in 72 days?

Regular visitors to the Gravel Cyclist website will have followed along already, Jonas Deichmann crushed the former record in just 72 days, across all manner of road surfaces.

jonas deichann cape to cape equipment

For those who missed it, you can see Jonas’ chronicles linked below:

The Bike

  • Frame/Fork: Curve Belgie Spirit Titanium with Carbon fork (see this link for our insider tour with Curve Cycling)
  • Groupset: Shimano Ultegra 2×11 Mechanical
  • Handlebars/Seatpost: Pro Vibe/Koryak
  • Saddle Brooks Cambrium
  • Wheels: Tune Kong/KingKong hub with Stan´s No Tubes Grail rim
  • Tyres: Schwalbe Pro One 30mm (tubeless)

The Gear

  • Ortlieb Bikepacking set (seatpost, frame and handlebar bags)
  • Tarptent Protrail tent
  • Sea to Summit Spark 2 sleeping bag
  • Sea to Summit Ultralight Airmat
  • 2 x Set jersey/bib short
  • Armwarmers, wind jacket, rain jacket, undershirt
  • Knee warmers and warm jacket until Russia
  • Powerbank, 2x GoPro´s, cell phone
  • Supernova Airstream Light and Sigma Nuggets taillight
  • Sigma Rox 12.0 cycling computer
  • 1 spare tyre, 2 inner tubes, bottom bracket, spare spokes, seatpost clamp, repair kit
  • Airpump and Multitool
  • Cereal bowl and spoon
  • Hygiene articles

The complete weight of bike and gear, approximately 15kg / 33lbs

jonas deichann cape to cape equipment

Jonas Deichmann

2 comments on “Equipment & Bikes: What does it take to conquer 18,000kms from Cape North to Cape Town in 72 days?

  1. I’d be curious what was sponsored in terms of the bikepacking equipment and what was specifically a preferred choice. And what he would change next time, if he could. For example, I haven’t seen many of the sleeping bag and pad ranking up with the top ones in online reviews. Were they awesome? Mediocre?

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