What bike should I use?
The bike type is a personal choice. The top elite competitors will be using a road bike with Gatorskin tyres. These tyres have a thicker instep and reduces to risk of punctures.
Other competitors will use a hybrid bike with Gatorskin tyres. People can also use a mountain bike but will be 30% slower on the road.
The road bike will be fastest on the road but you need to be cautious of gravely patches on road.
On the Pro 60km and Expert 70km route the majority of competitors use road bike or hybrid. On the sport route all bikes are suitable.
We recommend using trail runners in toe clips / cages / strap type pedals (see picture)
If you use cycle shoes you will need to bring your trail runner with you on the bike stage. If you just use trail runners you will be quicker in the transition areas.