Johno’s Bike Check – Thunderbolts Adventure Ride

Words by Johno’s Riding Adventures

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Thanks to one of our regular contributors, Johno, for sharing this bike check of the setup he used during this year’s Thunderbolts Adventure Ride.

Check out Johno’s report from the ride, or keep scrolling to see details of the bike, bags and adventure gear he used.

The Bike

2021 Specialized Diverge E5 

Cassette 11-42T 
Front chainring 40T
GRX Build 

Colour: Gloss Ice Blue/Smoke/Chrome/Clean

Tires: Panaracer gravelking ss + 700c+43c 

Rims and hubs: Custom IDC/k-Lite REVOLUTION Gravel Wheelset 
Front hub: SP dynamo PD-7 (12mm TA) – 1015g
Rear hub: DT Swiss 350 Classic (road) 32h road / gravel) – 880g

Front wheel: 28h Lacing 2 cross Rear wheel: 32h Lacing 3 cross Rims: TeXtream Spread Tow 2 Layer Innegra + Clear Coat (30 DEEP / 31 WIDE EXT / 24 WIDE INT) 

Bikepacking bags made in Australia by BikeBagDude

Bags & Accessories

Custom bike bags by BikeBagDude which are crafted here right in Newcastle, completely custom to what ever frame you need.

Check him out on Facebook and Instagram.

Navigation devices used: 
Garmin 820 Edge
Wahoo Element bolt 

Lighting and charging batteries:
kLite ULTRA v2 Gravel 1300lm output, kLIte USB charger 1000mA output, kLite USB always ON bar switch / wire loom and the kLite QUBE flasher (powered by dynamo) One 10000mah one 20000mah 

One quick charge in and out and one normal for keeping devices running, One quick charge is necessary if stopping overnight. 

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