Travel Via Gravel — bikepacking

2022 Tour Divide Cockpit

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2022 Tour Divide Cockpit

Glamour shots of my 2022 Tour Divide cockpit

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2022 Tour Divide - Jefe Velo Gear List

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2022 Tour Divide - Jefe Velo Gear List

OK, it looks very much like I'm going to ride the 2022 Tour Divide as an individual time trial, departing the third or fourth week of June. Six months out, my high-level target is to complete the ~2,700 miles in 23 - 27 days. I was at the grand depart in 2018 but scratched and in 2019, picked up where I left off and toured for two weeks. I know what I'm getting into here and my mind and body are in a reasonable place to make those kinds of predictions.

Based on multiple requests from readers, I've posted my working bike and gear list--with the level of granular detail several degrees above what makes the annual "rigs of the tour divide" article on bikepacking.com. I'm around 90% complete on the bike setup, I'll post some glamour shots as soon as it's together.

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Jayhawker™ - Wheelset to Bike Cross Reference

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Jayhawker™ - Wheelset to Bike Cross Reference

A carbon fiber wheelset is an awesome upgrade to your bike, you'll feel the difference immediately. By popular request, I've been building and updating the table below to provide a cross reference between some of the most popular gravel / all-road bikes and the fast-selling Jayhawker™ carbon fiber wheelsets. Help us update the table - if your bike isn't listed and you know the spec, send us a note at jefe@jefe.bike

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Chain Doping Update

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Chain Doping Update

Matt bores everyone with his preventative maintenance technique for bicycle chains, and opines on the benefits of Paraffin wax / Tungsten Disulfide suspensions.

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Top five holiday gift ideas from jefe.bike

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Top five holiday gift ideas from jefe.bike

You're shopping for the bikepacker in your life. Your favorite blue dot, the one that mysteriously stops and then starts up again, why did they stop like that? You'll never know because you were nice enough not to send a text to their satellite in-reach asking why they stopped. They've got enough to worry about, they were probably stopped by nature calling anyway.

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