2022 Tour Aotearoa Gear List

It’s time for another attempt at the Tour Aotearoa. On a recent Facebook discussion I posted that my kit weighed in at 12.8 kg for the bike with tools etc. and that I had 5.2 kg of clothes and camping kit. I was asked to provide my gear list so here it is!

The bike:

  • Specialized Diverge gravel bike with Di2
  • Specialized Sawtooth tyres which proved great on the Kopiko for the sort of mixed road/gravel that the TofA has. I’m running a 42 at the front and 38 at the rear as that is the largest the bike will take.
  • Shimano XTR PD-M9120 pedals with large surface area
  • Cinch bottom bracket power meter
  • Hunt front wheel with SON dynamo
  • Profile design aero bars
  • Sinewave beacon dynamo light
  • Rear lights: NightRider USB, B&M Dynamo
  • Garmin Varia RTL515 rear radar/light

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The bags:

  • Stealth custom handlebar bag with top (T) and bottom (B) compartments. The top stores raingear and the bottom cold weather clothes in a dry bag.
  • Stealth custom frame bag. The left side has a top (TL) pocket for medical and other things not needed. The right side has two pockets. Top (TR) is food and things needed like lock and day bag; Bottom (BR) is for food and bulky items.
  • Gastank is a Blackburn bag which has been adapted to have cables passing through from behind the stem. There is a 10,000 mAh TP battery pack which has pass through capability. The dynamo charges it and then cables go back out to the Garmin and also the Sinewave light override.
  • Seat bag is a Porcelain Rocket which has a removable dry bag. It’s been modified with a Revelate mesh pocket bag on top, two feed bags on the side, and a bag underneath which holds my jandals.

Packing approach: This is based on experience that when I am really tired I don’t think straight so things need to be compartmentalized and easy to find.

  • Cold weather clothes in dry bag in handlebar
  • Sleeping/post ride gear in dry bag in seat bag
  • Camping gear in seat bag
  • Tools separated into two main bags: one in the Framebag (BR) with things I will need like tubes and lube; the second in a pocket inside the lid of the handlebar bag with things that are rarely needed (e.g. spare brake pads)
  • My ratchet and small tools are in their own bag (Framebag TR)
  • Electronics and cables are in their own bag (Framebag BR)
  • Medicines and first aid gear in two separate bags

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Here is how it looks for the Framebag with what goes in on each side.

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Here is the full gear list. It can be downloaded as a table here.

Bike:

  • 2 x 1 Litre water bottles; 1 x 750 mL water bottle
  • B&M Dynamo Rear Light
  • Garmin Varia RTL515 Rear Light/Radar
  • Lezyne Pump
  • NiteRider Rear USB Light
  • OT Buckshot Bluetooth Speaker
  • Otto Lock
  • Sinewave Beacon Dynamo Powered Front Light with USB Adapter

Clothes:

  • 2XU Recovery tights
  • Attaquer Cycling Jacket
  • Buff
  • Castelli Core Mesh SL Sleeveless Undershirt
  • Castelli Orange Hi-Viz Cycling vest
  • De Soto Arm Cooler Arm Covers
  • Dexshell Ultra Thin Socks
  • Dexshell Ultra Thin Socks
  • Eye glasses/Sun glasses
  • Gore C5 shorts
  • Gore Rain Overmitts
  • Gore Rain Pants
  • Gore Rain Road Overshoe
  • Gore Shakedry Rain Jacket
  • Groundeffect Jolly Roger head protector
  • Jandals
  • Kathmandu buzzGuard hat
  • Lake MX-331 cycling shoes
  • Merino long sleeve shirt
  • Montbell Cross Runner Pants
  • Montbell Plasma 1000 Down Jacket
  • Pactimo Stratos 12 H Bibs
  • Rapha Brevet Lightweight Jersey
  • Sealskinz Waterproof Gloves
  • Specialized Body Geometry Gloves

Health:

  • 1 x asthma inhaler
  • 1 x Large Kinesys SPF30 suntan lotion
  • 1 x Small Kinesys suntan lotion
  • 30 x 200 mg caffeine pills
  • 90 x Sports Legs pills
  • Assos Skin Repair Gel
  • Covid Vaccination Pass (laminated)
  • Dental Tape
  • Electrolyte Powder
  • Epipen (Bee Sting Allergies)
  • First Aid kit
  • Lip Balm – SPF 30
  • Lip Ointment
  • Medicine kit
  • N95 Mask (x 2)
  • Purell Hand Sanitizer
  • Razor
  • Re-Skin Silicon Skin anti-chafing patches
  • Satchel DZ Nuts Chamois Creme
  • Sea-to-summit micro insect head net
  • Toilet Paper in plastic bag (Coleman’s Backpacking Toilet Paper)
  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste (Toob travel toothbrush)
  • Water Purification Tablets
  • Zinc SPF50 bar

Sleeping:

  • Earplugs
  • Montbell Down Hugger 900 sleeping bag
  • Sea-to-Summit Ultralight Pillow
  • Sea-to-Summit Ultralight Sleeping Mat
  • Sleeping mask
  • Sleeping mat patch kit
  • Zopiclone Sleeping Pills
  • ZPacks Hexamid Tent (pole and pegs separate above framebag)

Tech:

  • 1 x Long Universal USB Micro/USB-C Cable
  • 1 x Short Universal USB Micro/USB-C Cable
  • 1 x Short USB extension cable
  • 1 x Sinewave Coiled USB Micro Cable
  • 10,000 mAH Pass-through Power Bank
  • 4 x AAA SPOT batteries
  • 4 x CR2032 batteries
  • Garmin 1000 (Backup)
  • Garmin 1030
  • Garmin 945 Power Adapter
  • Garmin 945 Watch
  • Google Pixel4 cell phone
  • ICE-Info-Now! ID tag with emergency contacts
  • Micro-USB Torch (plugs into power bank)
  • OTG Adapter
  • Petzyl Bindi Micro Head Torch
  • Pixel4 Garmin Mount Phone Case (backup if GPS’ fail)
  • Shimano Di2 Charger
  • SPOT GPS
  • USB AC Adapter – Dual
  • USB Key with backup GPX files
  • Wahoo ANT+ heart rate monitor

Tools:

  • 2 x Disc brake pad set
  • 2 x REI velcro straps
  • 2 x Tubolito tubes
  • 2 x tyre boots
  • 2 x tyre irons
  • Absolute Black Graphen Chain lube
  • Aerobar 5 mm extended hex key
  • Boa shoe repair kit
  • Boa shoe torx wrench
  • Cable Ties
  • Chain Hook
  • Cinch Power Meter Opener
  • Derailleur Hanger
  • Di2 Cable
  • Di2 Cable Connector/removal Tool
  • Fibre Fix Spoke
  • Gerber Paraframe Mini Folding Knife
  • Leatherman Squirt PS4 multi-tool
  • Lezyne Chain Remover and Link Plyers with 11 Speed Superlink
  • Patch kit With Adhesive and vulcanizing patches
  • Porcelain Rocket Seatpost Clamp Wrench
  • Spare Chain Links & 11 Speed Superlink
  • SPD Cleat + Bolts
  • Spiral Micro Chain Brush
  • Tenacious Tape
  • Topeak Ratchet with TX25/M3/M4/M5/M8 hex sockets
  • Tubeless patch kit
  • Tubeless Tyre Valve
  • Unior Micro Cassette Remover
  • Valve adapter – Presta-Shraeder

Medicine Kit:

  • Diclofenac 100 SR (Anti-Inflammatory)
  • Excedrin Migraine (Pain)
  • Loperamide (Diarrhoea)
  • Loratadine (Bee Sting)
  • Ondansetron (Nausea)
  • Oxycodene (Pain)
  • Panadol (Pain)
  • Prednisone (Asthma)
  • Tramadol (Pain)
  • Zopiclone (Sleeping)

First Aid Kit:

  • 4 x Bloodstop Hemostatic Gauze
  • 6 x cotton buds
  • Blister Patches
  • Hydrocortisone (Skin Allergies)
  • Joshua Tree Cycle Salve
  • Kinesys Tape
  • Latex Gloves
  • Medical Tape
  • Neosporin (Antibiotic/Pain Relief Crème)
  • Steri-Stips
  • Sticking Plasters
  • Syringe

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