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The most extreme race I’ve ever done, and the birth of the Kegety

When Nelson Trees, a veteran Transcontinental Race finisher, decided to set up the ultimate self-supported bikepacking race, the isolated country of Kyrgyzstan seemed the perfect fit. Rob and Nelson had shared beers at the finish of the 2016 TCR with Nelson explaining his plan for what he thought would be the toughest bike packing event yet devised, setting in motion a chain of events that resulted in Rob flying to Bishkek in August 2018 to compete in the inaugural Silk Road Mountain Bike Race.

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Can you ride across the Alps, from Munich to Venice, in four days?

The Tour de Friends puts the considerable challenge of riding across Europe’s highest mountains within the reach of everyday riders. As the name of the event suggests, it’s not a race but a challenge, where everyone pulls together to help one another through. Here, Rob tells us how he, on his TCR-proven Durmitor, supported his friend, Justin Levene, as he crossed the Alps on a handcycle.

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Racing the Transcontinental Race No.4

The Transcontinental and other ultra-distance races like it have changed the way we think about bikes. For a long time, customers were sold on things that were ‘just like the pros ride’, effectively ignoring the types of riding most people actually wanted to do. In the past few years however things have changed – spurred on by the versatile ‘do it all’ machines that excel in the world of ultra racing. Here, Rob tells us about his first-hand experiences of racing the TCR – and how they ultimately informed the design of our Durmitor model.

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