Chili Challenge 2005


We added the items listed below to our equipment to successfully complete the challenge. The forum contains more information about sponsored products.


Mountain bike:
We will use frontsuspensioned mountainbikes manufactured by Santos: Specification bike

SCHWALBE Marathon XR tires to minimize the chance of getting a puncture.


Panniers & bags:
ORTLIEB waterproof bags for the rear and front and handle bar bag (Backroller, Frontroller en Ultimate3 Classic).

tubus cycling racks for hard tail rear fork and suspension fork (Logo and Swing).

CAMELBAK backpack offering a hydration system


Mountainbike helmet, T-shirts, underwear, cycling shorts with padding, cycling pants long, swimming shorts, jacket, wind stopper, jeans, waterproof trousers, rain shoes, lightweight fleece shirt, cycling gloves and shades.

Sweatshirt Odlo X-stretch bike shirt

Cycling shoes SIDI Eagle 5

Cycling socks X-SOCKS (bike racing/mountainbiking/biking silver)

Running shoes Merrell Full Pursuit Gore-Tex XCR.


Camping equipment:
Tw0 person tent Jack Wolfskin Tundra III RT (Offered to us by Jack wolfskin Store Haarlem)

2 sleeping bags Jack Wolfskin Crystal Palace

2 sleeping mats, groundsheet, stove, cutlery, can opener, dish and a cup, 2 cooking pots, 1 baking pan, 2 gas cartridges, pocket knife , lighter, 4 x 10l water containers, food, first aid kit, emergency whistle, toiletry, toiletpaper and towels.


Parts & Tools:
Tape, tie-wraps, tube repair kit, tire lifters, spare tube and tyre, chain, bicycle tools, oil, teflon, pocket tool, chain tool, spokes, spare brake pads, cleats, bike pump, bell, bike lock and nuts and screws of different sizes.


Electrical and Camera:
Digital camera and accessories, battery charger, rechargeable batteries, Ipod photo, Itrip, FM-receiver and headlamp.

Polar S725 Hartslagmeter (fietscomputer en hoogtemeter)


Passport, vaccination certificate, insurance documents, tickets, roadmap and addressbook.

A nice huge book.





Panniers & bags
Camping equipment
Parts & Tools

Frans van den Bouwhuijsen & Victor Niemeijer