My Dirty Kanza Bike and Gear Setup

My Dirty Kanza Bike and Gear Setup

A quick break down of what bike I rode, what tires I ran, the rims I used, and just my overall bike and gear setup for Dirty Kanza. The mechanical part of this race is maybe just as important as your fitness component, so i show you and talk you through my setup. I was really happy with this bike setup and gear choice, and other than going with a smaller camel pack, this is what I will run next year.
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  1. Jason Barlow on July 8, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    Love gear vids.

  2. Timothy Follis on July 8, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    Anybody know what the front and rear gearing is on this bike?

  3. Mickel Kobeck on July 8, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    Hills have eyes type areas….lol, in the south we call it "hearing Banjo music areas" and in Deliverance….LOL

  4. Steven Truant on July 8, 2019 at 11:13 pm

    Any theories on what caused the stomach/leg issues? Do you think the DK contributed to your knee injury?

  5. Stuart Henderson on July 8, 2019 at 11:13 pm

    Great Video mate 700c the right choice !!

  6. Matt Stevens on July 8, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    When you said your road bike is a Large what does that equate to in number size? 56, 58?

  7. CommonMan on July 8, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    I ride with a Platypus Duthie 15 and I love the damn thing. Yeah it’s not aero but for anything off pavememt it carries everyrhing you need and the standoff mesh backing keep you super cool and comfy. Also, why not run a more aero top tube bag instead of that chalk bag?

  8. rich on July 8, 2019 at 11:16 pm

    I have followed you since the beginning of your vegan cyclist… are to smash the 100’000 mark soon. Congrats!

  9. flowlineproductions on July 8, 2019 at 11:17 pm

    OneUp components EDC Tool in the steerer. Game changer. Everything you need on the bike at all times.

  10. Tom Sturtevant on July 8, 2019 at 11:17 pm

    Your brain produces a lot of heat when you’re riding hard, on a hot day your hair could easily be the cause of your bonk, like wearing an aero helmet on a scalding day. I’d love to see a video of a before and after head shave to validate/invalidate some studies out there(not many this specific). is one I found, however there are many out there about the negative effects of heat on performance. Again, it would be some unique content that I think a lot of people are curious about, that is if you are OK with losing some hair :).

  11. SNS1212 on July 8, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    Is this bike new? I can only see Felt Breed bikes in aluminum?

  12. Brenda Vane on July 8, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    Really interesting. Your should get some pro advice on your fuelling. It is possible to over-hydrate as well. But I think the recommendation is 1.5l per hour when it’s very hot, so that was probably not it. Maybe you needed some more real food rather than gels.

  13. Simon Naylor on July 8, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    Looking at the energy issues you had after the 50 mile point. You should do some online research into over fuelling and over hydrating. Then mske a detailed breakdown of you full fuelling strategy, starting at the minute you woke up that morning. It is possible this was your issue. The results can be as, or even more severe than under fuelling.

  14. Alex Amparo on July 8, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    where’d you get the white bike? There’s only blue and green ones

  15. Marvin Cetiner on July 8, 2019 at 11:27 pm

    I can smell the 100k 👌 You deserve it.

  16. Steve Booth on July 8, 2019 at 11:28 pm

    Please stop saying "Camel-Pack." It’s Camelbak. It’s written right on the bag.

  17. Sonny on July 8, 2019 at 11:28 pm

    If your bike is well maintained you should only have to worry about punctures!

  18. Jay Bonner on July 8, 2019 at 11:29 pm

    Dude i know your a roadie but its called a CamelBAK not a Camelpack. Another good vid dude. Take it easy dude don’t go overboard with Youtube vids there is no rush to put vids out.

  19. Jose Arce on July 8, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    long time vegan here, discovered long ass gravel rides a year or so ago… dude, I carry mandarines on my rides now haha along with the usual fuel, for some reason mandarines work wonders <3

  20. uomorana71 on July 8, 2019 at 11:33 pm

    yo bruh! you should really lower your saddle in my opinion

    01:18 your legs’re hyper extended and about food… look at the pros, they are eating real food for long stages and plain water

  21. William Lebron on July 8, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    AWESOME JOB! You beat the sun. Not a lot of people can say that. What size tires was you running? 700c x ?

  22. johnalvar on July 8, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    Made me laugh at 7:40, "run into the hills have eyes area"

  23. kevin deaton on July 8, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    You are always very lean!What is your bodyweight at now?

  24. Clifak on July 8, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    How was gravel with SPD-SL? I use the Assioma pedals on my Open U.P. when I do fitness road training but I’m nervous has hell about using them on gravel. I typically switch to flat pedals for pleasure gravel rides or SPDs.

  25. Nathan Phillips on July 8, 2019 at 11:42 pm

    VC your videos are amazing and your channel is growing so fast, keep this up and make the right corporate links and you won’t be working a day job for long 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

  26. leslie rhodes on July 8, 2019 at 11:43 pm

    That’s an awesome amount of miles to do in a day I have done 150 miles in one day I was 16 hours in the saddle I’m going to do the same trip next year hopefully a little bit quicker if you are ever in England try and come over and do the coast-to-coast in a day it’s an epic ride plenty of hillclimbing and great scenery Love watching your videos vegan cyclist

  27. Steve Co on July 8, 2019 at 11:43 pm

    What width are the tires? Look about 38 or 40c?

  28. Lumbridge Cook on July 8, 2019 at 11:43 pm

    Not enough straight water bruh, doesn’t let your body absorb the other mixed fuel

  29. Just an Average Cyclist on July 8, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    I completely agree with your aero wheel comments. I am sure there is data that suggests minimal gain when throwing on those larger tires but every watt matters… especially those distances.

  30. Dwight Eisenhower on July 8, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    Hahahah beta fuel, gels and even that ketone crap😂🤣 what a fucking noob!! I enjoy watching your videos but this is embarrassing! Learn about nutrition, you’re already vegan so good start!

  31. Joe Ward on July 8, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    Which Eliel bib short is that?

  32. Robb Chastain on July 8, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    You did great, VC, first time out there. And Dirty Kanza seems like the Indy 500 for cyclists–big heartland race for everyone to test their mettle. And thanks for the set-up info and food and drink tips. And don’t wash your bike, man. It’s like Cheech and Chong’s Santa sleigh. It’s got the magic dust.

  33. Michigan Outdoors on July 8, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    What in your mind is the top 3 best brands of bikes?

  34. Eric Teixmen on July 8, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    RaceFace Stash bibs have a place for a bladder built into them, pockets at the rear/waist, and pockets on the thighs.

  35. Speedie Clark on July 8, 2019 at 11:50 pm


  36. Ben Anderson on July 8, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    You should probably work on endurance to help prevent the issues you had on the race

  37. GoustiFruit φ on July 8, 2019 at 11:53 pm

    Why not use a top-tube bag ? I see lot of the cyclists in that event using such bags. I do too: extra food, tissues, external USB battery to feed my camera when its internal battery goes empty, keys for home :-p, etc.

  38. Adam Steineke on July 8, 2019 at 11:54 pm

    CamelBak*, just sayin. 🙂

  39. Bike!Bike! on July 8, 2019 at 11:54 pm

    Bikes look better when dirty = actually ridden offroad.

  40. Rick Harker on July 8, 2019 at 11:55 pm

    Would you say riding gravel is roughly 25% harder than sealed surfaces?

  41. c eazy on July 8, 2019 at 11:56 pm

    Love your videos, inspiration to get back in the saddle and kill it as a vegan

  42. hvah on July 9, 2019 at 12:02 am

    You doin rides like this and sayin not so hard, then i think it is about time you make a new everest video 😁
    Cool setup btw!

  43. Jim Pait on July 9, 2019 at 12:02 am

    Did you do anything special with your bar tape? For example, did you run two layers in order to cushion the vibration on your hands?

  44. Gregory Janousek on July 9, 2019 at 12:03 am

    How many flats did you get?

  45. Jamie Wilkins on July 9, 2019 at 12:04 am

    Great job on this. Check out the 76projects Piggy. Brilliant frame mounted alternative to a saddlebag, can’t fall off.

  46. Connor Spencer on July 9, 2019 at 12:07 am

    You could throw a couple bottles behind your seat like they do in ironmans if you want to bring some extra fluid

  47. Chris Doerfler on July 9, 2019 at 12:08 am

    camel pack or camelbak?

  48. luanne dimaggio on July 9, 2019 at 12:08 am

    You make us vegans look good. Been vegan 2 yrs. Ride my bike several times a week, 50lbs down. Not bad for a 63yr old grandma. Getting fit being vegan. Next year you got this.

  49. Titanium308 on July 9, 2019 at 12:08 am

    I was done within the first minute, sorry dude but had to stop watching.

  50. bluemystic7501 on July 9, 2019 at 12:09 am

    You mentioned something about how high end fitness translates to the ability to ride long miles by just not riding as hard. I’m finding this statement to be untrue in my own training. HIIT sessions target different muscle fibers as compared to say a zone 2 session. You know A LOT more about training than I do but the more I trained, the more I realize how true this statement is: you can’t expect a strength to be there if you don’t specifically train for it. Great vids, keep up the great work!