Lael Wilcox’s 2019 Silk Road Mountain Race Specialized Fuse Bikepacking Setup

With the 2019 Silk Road Mountain Race beginning tomorrow, we thought we’d give a break-down for what Lael Wilcox will be carrying on her bike for the duration of the event. Lael is hoping to finish the 1700 kilometer course with 27,000m elevation in 7-9 days. In order to do that, she has her setup dialed. Check out the full list below for those curious as to what an ultra-endurance racer carries on their bike.

Frame: Aluminum Specialized Fuse

Wheels: Hope rear hub, SON dynamo front hub laced to Roval carbon Control SL 29” rims (25mm internal)

Tires: Specialized Fast Trak 2.3” tires

Cockpit: Specialized carbon handlebar, Ergon GP2 grips with bar ends, Profile Designs T3+ carbon aerobar, Wahoo Bolt, Sinewave Cycles Beacon dynamo light, Garmin Etrex20 (powered with AA batteries), SPOT tracker, King Cage top cap bottle cage mount with Specialized rib cage, 2x Purist water bottles, SRAM Eagle shifting, Hope headset and stem.

Pedals: XT half clipless half platform pedals

Saddle and Post: Ergon SR saddle, Hope carbon seat post

Drivetrain: Truvativ carbon cranks, 30 T chainring, 10-50t Eagle cassette

Brakes: Hope Race Evo X2 with 180mm rotors

Portage: Revelate Designs luggage, Pronghorn front roll with medium drybag, Mag-Tank 2000, 2 x Mountain Feedbag, Custom Dyneema framebag, custom XL Jerrycan, Prototype seatpack, Planet Bike taillight.

Clothing: PEARL iZUMi Blvd Merino ¼ zip & t-shirt, wool socks, P.R.O bibs, Summit WxB jacket & rain pants, half-finger aero gloves, X-Alp Elevate shoes, 2x wool socks, Patagonia down sweater jacket, Western Mountaineering Flash down pants, Endura neoprene gloves, neoprene socks, Lizard Kross Ibidro shoes, wool hat.

Sleep system: Big Agnes Flum UL 30 sleeping bag, Thermarest NeoAir Uberlite sleeping pad, Mountain Laurel Designs FKT bivvy.

Tools: 2 oz sealant, valve core remover, tire plugs, spare tube, patch kit, tire boot, Presta-Schraeder adapter, hand pump, zip ties, brake pads, derailleur hanger, CO2 cartridge, electrical tape, chain lube, quick links, pocket knife.

Personal: sunscreen, SPF lip balm, debit card, cash, passport, 2-liter water bladder, baby wipes, toothbrush, toothpaste.

Electronics: 10,000 mAh power bank, USB-micro charging cord, iPhone charging cord, earbuds, USB-AC cord, wall plug, iPhone.

Helmet: Specialzed Airnet helmet with Black Diamond Polar Icon headlamp (AA batteries).