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Expedition Ancash: 40 Days Bikepacking in the Peruvian Andes

Published: March 10, 2019 by PICSPORADIC

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40 Days

Preparing for an extended bikepacking trip

One of the biggest considerations when planning a bikepacking trip is just how much gear you should bring.  With bikepacking your enjoyment on the bike can depend on carrying least amount of weight. But it is always a balance: a light setup will give you a ride great but you will be making sacrifices in other areas like comfort.

 

 

There were several other factors involved with our gear selection. In Peru we would be riding trails but also crossing vast distances on road. So whatever bicycle we picked would be a compromise between trail plush and stiff road machine. In the Ancash department we would be crossing several ecoregions including desert and snow which made selecting the right clothes for the trip an interesting task.

Brendan James

Brendan James

Traveler and photographer, Brendan has cycled throughout Latin America and currently lives in Guatemala. bio

Elizabeth Sampey

Elizabeth Sampey D.P. T

Endurance athlete and former pro USA Cycling national champion. website

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Liz’s Bike

  • 2018 Scott Spark RC Ultimate 29″
  • Industry Nine Enduro 305 Wheelset
  • 2×10 Shimano Drivetrain
  • Sunrace 11-42 Cassette
  • One-Up Radr Cage
  • Maxxis Ardent 2.4″ Tires

Pedal Pushers

 

Pedal Pushers Cyclery in Golden Colorado was invaluable with getting us setup with our bikes and extremely accommodating with all our frantic last minute component swaps!

Misc.

Osprey Syncro 15 Backpacks
Steripen Freedom – USB water filter
Sawyer Mini Water Filter
Sinewave Cycles Revolution USB Inverter
Anker Power bank
USB Charger for Gopro and Camera Batteries

Camping

Big Agnus Jack Rabbit 2 Tent
Primus Gravity II MF Stove
GSI Cookware
Marmot Sleeping Bags
Thermarest Sleeping pads

Cameras

1x Panasonic G7 4k Camera
Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 ASPH. Lens
Cannon 50mm FD Lens
LG G4 Smartphone
2x Gopro Hero4 Black
Various Gopro Mounts
Tripod, Gorillapod

Clothing:

GORE Bike Wear
Julbo Stunt Glasses
Julbo Aero Photochrromatic Glasses
Julbo TREK Photochromatic Glasses
La Sportiva Down Jacket
La Sportiva Boulder Approach Shoes

A Frantic Start

Last Minute Part and Bike Swaps

The days leading up to our departure to Peru were some of the craziest. We were waiting on Liz’s new bike to come from Scott – and were unsure of what gear we would bring. I was packing for an unknown amount of time abroad (it would turn out to be two years) – and we were both stressed over what equipment to bring.

Defiant Pack had prepared bags for Liz’s new bike sight unseen using promotional photos from the internet – which was really quite a feat. At one point we even considered bringing my old Weber Monoporter Bike Trailer and had a local machine shop modify the hitch for Liz’s enduro bike.

Liz’s bike finally did come the night before our departure and we frantically worked to re-outfit it from race machine to bikepacking rig. Which meant phoning various shops in the front range to try and find small pieces for this rare bike.

The Scott 900 RC Ultimate was a full carbon race-ready rig and came with a brand new Sram Eagle 50t 1×12 drivetrain. We knew that parts for the Eagle setup would be hard to find in Peru so we opted to exchange the drivetrain for a more practical 1×10 Shimano system with an extended range Sunrace 11-42t cassette – which was also the same system my bike was running – so we could use the same spare parts.

Brendan’s Bike

  • BMC Fourstroke 02 FS Bike 29″
  • Defiant Pack “Wave” – Downtube storage
  • WTB i25 Rims
  • Shutter Precision PD-8X Dynohub
  • Sinewave Cycles Revolution USB Inverter
  • 2×10 Shimano Drivetrain
  • Sunrace 11-42 Cassette
  • One-Up Radr Cage
  • Maxxis Ardent 2.4″ Tires

Putting it All in One Big Box.

The days leading up to our departure to Peru were some of the craziest. We were waiting on Liz’s new bike to come from Scott – and were unsure of what gear we would bring. I was packing for an unknown amount of time abroad (it would turn out to be two years) – and we were both stressed over what equipment to bring.

Defiant Pack had prepared bags for Liz’s new bike sight unseen using promotional photos from the internet – which was really quite a feat. At one point we even considered bringing my old Weber Monoporter Bike Trailer and had a local machine shop modify the hitch for Liz’s enduro bike.

Liz’s bike finally did come the night before our departure and we frantically worked to re-outfit it from race machine to bikepacking rig. Which meant phoning various shops in the front range to try and find small pieces for this rare bike.

The Scott 900 RC Ultimate was a full carbon race-ready rig and came with a brand new Sram Eagle 50t 1×12 drivetrain. We knew that parts for the Eagle setup would be hard to find in Peru so we opted to exchange the drivetrain for a more practical 1×10 Shimano system with an extended range Sunrace 11-42t cassette – which was also the same system my bike was running – so we could use the same spare parts.

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