Gearing Up - The #XPDTN3Dolomites Kit Selection

The Dolomites always deliver. I have ridden in the area on a racing bike, cross-country MTB, and passed through the region on both the #7Countries7Passes and #RoadsFromRome tours. One area I have yet to explore though, is the opportunity for GRAVEL...

On my #5MaratonasChallenge I stayed at the great Ustaria Posta in Badia, and the owner Igor talked of the opportunity to create an amazing multi-day off-road route linking up alpine huts. That pipe dream is about to become a reality...

The #XPDTN3Dolomites will be a three day bike-packing trip; travelling from Ustaria Posta into the UNESCO World Heritage site, and exploring the road less travelled. These are paths normally only scouted by walkers in the summer, and alpine ski tourers in the winter; we will be taking to them on gravel bikes. My choice of weapon is the 3T Exploro.

The full story will unveil itself on Instagram over the next week — follow #XPDTN3Dolomites 

For now, here is a look at the kit that is coming along on the bike-packing epic...


Kit Selection

There is a common trend in my kit choice for challenging endurance rides: the brand names 'Sportful' and 'GripGrab' feature consistently. Whether for the TorTour 2017 or the #RoadsFromRome – I have relied on these brands to provide comfort and technical excellence in all manner of conditions. Both brands feature heavily in my kit selection for this challenge, as well as a few new arrivals both in the clothing area, and in accessories.
Follow #XPDTN3Dolomites and #XPDTN3 over the coming week for updates on the challenge...





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