The Bike

Frame / Fork Surly Karate Monkey Size L

Crankset SRAM NX Eagle DUB Boost 175mm
Chainring SRAM GX 30T
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle
Cassette SRAM GX Eagle 12 Speed 10-50T
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB BSA
Shifter SRAM GX Eagle 1×12 Trigger Shift
Headset Cane Creek 40
Brakes Avid BB7
Brake Levers Avid FR-5
Rotors Avid BB7 180/160
Grips Ergon GS1
Stem Truvativ Stylo T20 31.8 60mm
Handlebar OnOne OG 31.8mm
Saddle Brooks B17
Seatpost Ritchey Comp Trail 30.9mm

Front Hub DT Swiss 350 DB IS 15x110mm
Rear Hub DT Swiss 350 DB IS 12x148mm
Rims WTB Scraper i40 Spoke Hole 32 with DT Swiss Competition Spokes
Tires Vittoria Bomboloni 27.5 x 3.0
Pedals Shimano XT

The Bags

Revelate Designs Ranger Framebag L
Revelate Designs Handlebar Harness with 13L Ortlieb Dry Bag
Acepac Saddle Grab Holster with Restrap Dry Bag Tapered 14L
Acepac Fuel Bag
Acepac Tube Bag
Backpack Mountain Hardwear Scrambler 35 RT
2 Blackburn Outpost Cargo Cage with Sea to Summit Big River Dry Bags 5L


Tent Trekkertent Phreeranger + Footprint
Sleeping bag Cumulus Panyam 600 Down
Sleeping bag inlet Cocoon Expedition silk
Sleeping pad Sea to Summit ultralight insulated regular
Exped Air Pilow Lite M


Edelrid hexon stove + fuel bottle 0.66L + GSI Halulite Pot 1.1 l + service kit + wind shield
GSI Bowl, Snow Peak Ti cup, spoon, fork
Knife Opinel
Wood spatula
3x Water bottle 2×0,75 l + 1x Nalgene 1,5 l + velcro strap
2x Evernew water carry 2L
Waterfilter Sawyer Squeez + syringe + adapter
4 Nalgene plastic container 3x60ml (salt,paprika,herbs) + 250ml (sugar)
Lighter smal (no electro, does not work in high altitude)
Sponge smal
2 plastic container jam + coffee

Clothing Bike

Arcteryx Alpha FL Gore-Tex Pro jacket
Windbraker Maloja jacket long light
Windbraker short
Cycling trousers Gore Bike Wear long (zippable)
Cycling short
Rain pants Vaude Drop Pants II
Long unterpants
Liner shorts with pad
Cycling shirt long
Cycling T-Shirt
Rain mittens gloves
Gloves full
Gloves short
Gloves thin
Sun cap
2,5 Buff
Shoes Shimano MT-91 (Cycling + Trekking)
Rain gaiters

Clothing normal

Trekking trousers
Down jacket Haglöf Essenz III
T-Shirt 50/50
2 socks
1 Sleeping shorts
1 Undershorts
Money belt
Money-document hip belt Macpac


Eagle Creek Pak it bag
Smal towel
Dental floss
Face cream
Sun cream
Skin cream Weleda
Mirror mini
Nail clipper
Beard scissors mini
Toilet paper

Medical kit

Polysept (iodine)
Azithromycin Sandoz (broad spectrum antibiotics)
Coal tablets (diarrhoea)
Lopedium (acute diarrhoea )
Dulcolax Dragees (Abführmittel laxative strong)
Talcid (Sodbrennen)
Ibuprofen AL600 (fever,inflammation)
Cetrizin Hexal (allergy)
Ilon Abszess Salbe (Zugsalbe)
Tea tree oil

Tools and spare parts

Tire patch Park Tool TB-2
2 Tubes Schwalbe
2 Patch kit
6 Spokes different lenght
Chain piece 10cm
3 Chain lock
Brake cable
Shift cable
Chain lube
3 Breakpads
Cable ties large + small
Lacing thread strong
Screws + nuts different
Diverse Endtüllen f. Brems- Schaltzug und Hüllen
Cleaning rag Putzlappen
Duct tape
Electrical tape
Pump Lezyne Micro Floor Drive HV + spare gaskets
Pressure gauges
Chain rivet Kettennieter
Hyper Cracker J.A.Stein (cassette removal)
Leatherman Kick
Allen keys 6,5,4,3,2 adapter 6-8
Brooks saddle tensioner key
3 tire lever
Spoke tensioner


Vaccination pass
EC card
Visa card
Western Union
Cash money 400$ 50€
Health insurance card
Travel medical card
Flight ticket
Visiting cards
Copies of all above, bills of photo equipment (due to customs)
Sending all copies to email account

Electronical devices

Bike computer
Smartphone + charger
Ebook reader (incl. dictionary) + charger
GPS Garmin Etrex30x + 4 batterys + charger + 2. Micro SD card
USB cable USB-A -> USB mini/micro (for smartphone, GPS)


Sony A7 II
Lens Zeiss FE 24-70mm F4
Mini tripod Novoflex
2x Spare battery
Polfilter Hoya
Remote release
5 SanDisk SD cards 16GB/32GB
Charger batteries photo
USB-SD/microSD Card Adapter
USB-Stick 64GB incl. Fotosoftware FastStone Image Viewer
Photo cleaning set


Detergent in Nalgene 125ml
Deuter document bag
Notebook paper small
Petzl head lamp
Repair set for sleeping pad
Bike lock small
Needle and thread
Travel book (only some pages)
Paper Maps
2 Tension straps
Auflage für Gepäckträger (Stück Isomatte o.ä.)damit Ortliebtasche nicht durchscheuert
Silicone grease
Glasses + case

My old Touring bike

Surly Long Haul Trucker