Mount Skidmore rider, Jesse Carlsson, just gave two of our Bottle Cage Adapters a good work out, finishing second to Mike Hall in the 2013 Tour Divide.
The Tour Divide is a predominantly off-road race of around 4,500km from Banff in Canada to the US / Mexico border in Antelope Wells, New Mexico.
The race criss-crosses the Continental Divide using a mix of forestry roads, dirt roads, double track and the occasional section of single track.
The tour divide has been described as the world’s toughest bike race and is notoriously tough on bikes and gear.
Jesse used two of our Bottle Cage Adapters allowing him to fit two large water bottles beneath his Revelate Tanglebag
Fitting both water bottles beneath this generic frame bag wasn’t possible with the original cage mounting points.
The water Bottle Cage Adapters worked flawlessly throughout the race and survived a 4,500km beating – They’re definitely tough!
Jesse finished the 2013 Tour Divide in 15.5 days,
about a day after Mike Hall (who holds the record for circumnavigating the globe unsupported).
Mount Skidmore would like to congratulate Jesse Carlsson, Mike Hall and the rest of the participants in the 2013 Tour Divide for a truly inspirational effort..