Did you find you needed the triple on the ascents, or would a double work? I noticed that Ollies rig didn’t have suspension. now that you’ve completed the ride how important do you think front suspension is? What about rubber? UST, Stan’s or tubes?
What about water management? is 2l enough between the longest stops or did you have a bladder as well
I needed every bit of the triple because I ran an 11-27 road cassette. I like the tighter ratios for the long road stretches. I think suspension is the way to go. Adds two pounds but saves a lot of wear and tear on your body. You only take advantage of suspension on 5 or 10 % of the ride but that’s where you can do 90 or 100% of the damage to your hands etc. Tubeless ready in most cases. 2l is not enough, I also had a 2 litre bladder for the longer parts. Consider your speed, the slower you go, the more capacity you’ll require. I only took water from taps.
You mentioned you mounted your flashlights using some old reflector mounts. How exactly did you manage that?..I was attempting myself and am having trouble securely attaching the light to the bracket. It looks like you used rubber and zip ties?
Bits of rubber, zip ties and drilling a couple holes, one per mount, to thread a zip tie were all required. I also used loctite on the machine screw threads. This setup has been bomb-proof for both of my divide attempts.
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