2019 Colorado Trail Gear

Posted by on Jul 26, 2019 in Bikepacking | No Comments

6 years ago I finished the Colorado Trail Race.

I vowed never to race it again.


Like most bikepack routes, like most big, terrible, wonderful things, the CT got into me. And there it lives still.

And so, I will be in Durango on July 28, 2019. Again. And again, I’ll slowly, slowly, make my way to Denver.

I hope it goes as well as it all did in 2013.

There’s only one way to find out.

Follow at Trackleaders.

I’ll post pictures on Instagram when I can.

Here’s what I’ll be taking with me:


2019 Trek Stache 9.7

SRAM XO drivetrain

Bontrager Kovee Pro 30 wheels

Maxxis Rekon 2.6 tires

Rock Shox Pike fork (120mm)

Bontrager Montrose Elite saddle

Shimano M9000 pedals

Bontrager carbon seatpost/handlebars

Ergon GP3 grips


Broadfork Bags custom frame bag

Broadfork Bags custom top tube bag

Broadfork Bags jerry can

Broadfork Bags feedbag

Oveja Negra seat bag

Revelate Designs Sweetroll

Osprey Syncro 5 (2.5L water capacity)

Sleep System

Enlightened Equipment Enigma 40 degree quilt

ThermaRest NeoLite (short)

Mountain Laurel Designs FKT bivy

Rain Gear

Gore Shakedry jacket

Gore cycling rain pants

Pearl Izumi WxB gloves

Waterproof socks


REI baselayer

Club Ride button-up

Bontrager Rhythm shorts

Pearl Izumi bibs

Darn Tough wool socks

Bontrager Rhythm gloves


Montbell Anorak down pullover


Arm/leg warmers

Wool cap

Bontrager Specter helmet

Five Ten Hellcat shoes


Fenix E35UE

Fenix E15

18650 battery x3

CR123 battery x4

Anker 10,000 mAh battery cache


12-speed power links x2

Spare tube x2

2oz bottle of sealant

Derailleur hanger


Micro Leatherman

Tire plugs/boots/patches

Valve stem x 2

Brake pads

FiberFix spoke repair




Bug spray

First aid kit

MSR TrailShot water filter



Garmin eTrex 30

SPOT v.3

iPhone 7 Plus


And, that’s pretty much it. I think.

I’m going to go ride my bike now.

Colorado Trail

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