• Frame: Specialized Sequoia Elite

  • Drivetrain: Shimano 105 2x11

  • Brakes: Shimano RS505 Hydraulic Disc

  • Wheels: Specialized

  • Tires: 700X42c Specialized Sawtooth

  • Saddle: Veloplus Comet II

  • Rack: Specialized Pizza Rack

  • Pedals: Shimano XT PD-T8000

  • Bottle Cages: 3x No Name Cheap Aloy Cages

  • Hydration: 1x TacTac 650ml/1x Twinsix 650ml/                 
    1x Camelback 800ml/2x Platypus Softbottle 1L/
    1x Camelback Crux 1.5L Reservoir


  • Frame: Masi Giramondo (great bike, but maybe I need
    more tire clerance)

  • Drivetrain: Shimano Deore 3x9 with bar end shifters
    (works flawlessly but I want to channge it to 2X9 with brake/shift combo)

  • Brakes: Avid BB7 mechanical disc (ok, but I want to
    change it to TRP Spyre C)

  • Wheels: Shimano WH-MT35 (guess I need something stronger for a one year trip)

  • Tires: 700X42c Specialized Sawtooth (awesome tires but I want to go fatter)

  • Saddle: Selle Italia SLR Flow (My favourite road bike
    saddle, not sure if it’s the right saddle for touring though)

  • Rack: Jandd extreme front rack (love it)

  • Pedals: Shimano Deore

  • Bottle Cages: 3x Noname Cheap Aloy Cages
    (need something stronger)

  • Hydration: 2x TacTac 650ml/
    1x Quechua Aloy 800ml/1x Platypus Softbottle 2L/
    1x Camelback Crux 1.5L Reservoir