South Lakes 100 bikepacking Kit List

South Lakes 100 bikepacking Kit List

By Dan Thompson

What Dan Thompson packed taking part in the South Lakes 100 bikepacking event a few years ago.

A few years back, Dan Thompson took us through his bikepacking kit list for the South Lakes 100 - a two-day 100-mile mountain bike ride. Dan rode a Sonder Transmitter and decided to load it with Alpkit bikepacking bags and kit for a 2 day hit.

Dan's Bikepacking Ethos

"This is meant as a guide to what I personally used, lots of other riders went lighter and many more carried more gear. I felt I got a good balance of maintaining a light bike, using the dropper post, keeping the front end light enough to still lift and manual through obstacles and comfort.

There were a few items I carried but didn't use but it was nice to have the extra security/comfort had the weather/conditions changed.

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"Initially, this was the set up I selected, with a large Fuel Pod on the frame. I eventually ditched the fuel pod and the contents went into my rucksack instead..."

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I'd elected to ride the Sonder Transmitter. I already knew it to be a very competent bike for trail centres and for shorter blasts in the Peak District and Yorkshire.


Kit List:

Sonder Transmitter GX1 with Yari and Reverb

Tyres: Front: WTB Bridger 3.0, Rear: WTB Trailblazer 2.8

Saddlebag: Enduro Pack Black

Top tube bag: Fuel Pod Medium

Stem Cells: 1 x Stem Cell and 1 x Stem Cell drybag

  • Haribo/M&Ms/sandwiches/anything else I could get
  • Camera
  • Hydration tabs
  • Spare batteries for cameras
  • Muon Head Torch

Handlebar Bag: Airlok Dual 20L and Fat Roo

Rucksack: Gourdon 20L

Bar mounted devices:

  • Garmin Edge 500
  • Go Pro Hero 3
  • Exposure Toro 7 light

Bikepacking Bags

Dual-ended handlebar dry bag: fully waterproof, 13L
Large dual-ended handlebar dry bag: fully waterproof, 20L
Tapered saddle bag dry bag: fully waterproof, 13L
Small, waterproof handlebar bag: lightweight, 3L
£20.99 £24.99
Waterproof handlebar bag: lightweight, 13L
£29.99 £34.99
Large waterproof handlebar bag: lightweight, 20L
£33.99 £39.99
Waterproof top tube bag: lightweight, 0.65L
£15.99 £19.99
Waterproof stem-mounted bag: lightweight, 1.4L
£19.99 £24.99
Waterproof frame bag: lightweight, available in 3 sizes
£41.99 £49.99
Waterproof saddle bag: lightweight, 0.5L
£15.99 £19.99
Waterproof saddle pack: lightweight, 12L
£41.99 £49.99
Canister handlebar bag: UK made, weatherproof, 4L
£50.99 £63.99

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