Endurance Cycling Kit for a 12-Hour Mountain Bike Race

May 08, 2018

Endurance Cycling Kit for a 12-Hour Mountain Bike Race

Team GripGrab's Tim Wiggins placed 2nd in Denmark's biggest mountain bike race - the Scott H12. Riding for 12 hours non-stop provides a unique challenge for kit selection. These are Tim's 'Top Tips' for the best endurance riding kit...

 

It might sound strange, but racing for 12 hours is all about comfort. If you are comfortable, then you perform; and if you are performing, then you are riding fast. Comfort is my biggest consideration when selecting kit for endurance events.

 

GripGrab Summer Cap

I select the summer cap to keep the sun, dust, and overhanging trail debris away from my face. The peak is a valuable shield, and the lightweight breathable design allows perspiration to escape.

Tim Wiggins after finishing Scott H12

GripGrab Summer Cap

GripGrab Summer Cycling Cap

 

GripGrab SuperGel XC Full-Finger Gloves

I choose the SuperGel XC gloves for long distance off-road riding, because the added DoctorGel padding helps to avoid numbness in your hands, but the lightweight mesh back panel allows your hands to breathe, and allows moisture to escape.

Tim Wiggins after Scott H12

GripGrab SuperGel XC

GripGrab SuperGel XC

 

GripGrab Racing Stripes Socks

These socks are fantastic. A great subtle design, which doesn’t clash with my garish fluorescent MTB shoes!

GripGrab Racing Stripes

GripGrab Racing Stripes

 

GripGrab Race Jersey

This is a great lightweight jersey, which is ideal for hot and humid conditions. The three well sized rear pockets allow plenty of space for food and tools.

Tim Wiggins racing the Scott H12

 GripGrab Race Jersey

GripGrab Race Jersey Men's / GripGrab Race Jersey Women's

This was the GripGrab kit that Tim selected for his podium finish at the Scott H12 MTB Race.

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