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Arrowhead 135 kit list

By Paul Errington
27, Jan, 2010

Paul Errington's 2010 Arrrowhead 135 Ultra bike kit list

With just a month before I was due to compete in the Arrowhead 135 the Alpkit team invited me out to the Alps for some acclimitisation training in proper winter conditions. During the trip we played around with loading the bike, basic survival skills, winter bivvying and of course some hard rides through the snow. In this video clip I talk through some of the equipment I will be using in the Arrowhead 135 Ultra race.

Arrowhead 135 Ultra equipment list

Download Paul's illustrated PDF Arrowhead kit list

  • Bike
  • Standard Genesis IO frame (19")
  • Sandman forks
  • XT rear hubs on snowcat 44mm rims, 18t and 20t
  • SLX cranks, 32t ring
  • Titec H bars
  • XT brake levers with Shimano mechanical brake
  • DX pedals
  • Blackburn front rack
  • Chris King Headset
  • Clothing
  • Base layer
  • Trail tights
  • Salopettes
  • Bib shorts
  • Pile lined jacket
  • Scarf
  • Soft shell gloves
  • Woolly Hat (knitted by Jenni's mum)
  • Sunglasses / goggles
  • Winter Boots
  • Liner Socks, Merino Socks, Waterproof Socks
  • Fat Bike Frame Bag
  • 1 litre Nalgene bottle in insulated holder
  • Tool kit (pump, tubes, tyre levers, multi-tool)
  • Caldera cone with 'coke can' stove
  • Ti Esbit stove and solid fuel
  • Alpkit MytiMug and Tifoon titanium spork
  • Lighter
  • Saddle Bag
  • Spare food (Paul's Trail Mix®, Energy gels etc)
  • 2 x Extra Base Layers
  • 4 x Pairs of socks
  • 2 x Extra pairs of gloves
  • Extra headwear
  • Overtrousers and Alpkit Filo down jacket for when stopped
  • Bars
  • GPS
  • 2 x Insulated holders with Paul's Trail Mix®
  • Poggies
  • Bar Bag
  • Alpkit Development -30C down bag
  • Alpkit Development Epic Bivvi
  • Closed cell foam sleeping pad
  • Extras
  • Alpkit Gamma torch (and spare)
  • Hydration pack with extended insulated tube

Cold Facts

It takes prety much the same amount of energy to turn ice at 0oC to water at 0oC as it does to take water from 0oC to 80oC

Lock your heat in.. your body loses heat through conduction, convection, evaporation, radiation and respiration.

Sweat evaporates more quickly in cold, dry air thus increasing the danger of dehydration.

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