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Advntr contributor @marcusnicolson is gearing up for his 1250km Italy Divide race starting this weekend. We caught up with him for a quick chat before he sets off from Pompei on Saturday. Be sure to give him a follow and check out the race!
Hi Marcus – what have you been up to lately?
I’ve been on a work exchange in the north of Italy for the past few months. It’s been great to get a change of scene and explore around the mountains in the South Tyrol area where I’m based.
Have you been training specifically for the race?
I only signed up to Italy Divide a few weeks back! I had mostly been training for the Highland Trail 550 for when I’m back in Scotland this summer. I’ve been riding a hardtail MTB for the first time and riding plenty of short, steep routes with a few hefty hike-a-bike sections! I’m hoping that has helped to build up my fitness levels!
Anything special in terms of gear?
I’ve opted for the gravel bike again for this race. There are going to be some gnarly sections where suspension would be a bonus but I think that overall the gravel is the best choice. I’ll try to pack a bit lighter than I did on the Hungary Divide where I really felt the weight of the bike on the tough climbs! It’s always hard to take everything you need without going overboard!
Bivvy or comfort?
I’m going for a fairly light bivvy set-up with a camping mat so that I can sleep just about anywhere. I’m considering leaving it behind but might regret that later! I’ll need to stop to clean my bibs somewhere along the way so it’s likely I’ll get some accommodation further in to the race!
Anything for dotwatchers to look out for?
There are two massive climbs at the very end of the ride so riders will need to save a bit of energy for that!
Where can people follow the ride?
You can check out the map @ https://www.italydivide.it/ and there will be updates on @italydivide !
@seido_components is a parts and accessories brand from the lovely people of @bombtrackbicycleco - looking to add their slant on all things non-frame, you can expect to see some new things coming soon.
1st up is the MGV fork with low-rider capability and inner dynamo routing, it's made from UD carbon and will swallow a 29"x2.25" tyre.
However, with plans to release a crankset, saddle, seatpost, wheels and more it's a brand to keep an eye on as the knowledge and experience the team there has will result in great products we're sure.
The MGV fork will also be the first available item from Bombtrack early May, all other parts will be available already the following month.
Price for the MGV Fork as “kick-off” for SEIDO is €349,99 / £299.99 / $467.08.