Thank you! I’m happy with the bike and it performed really well during the ultra. Aside from the tires that completely disintegrated after three days and about 2000 km in total, 800 or so in the race. Luckily I could ask a bike shop to leave a pair outside so I could fit them when I arrived there in the night.
The tires were GK 38mm slicks. The first three days were about 33 degrees Celsius and i think they couldn’t take the hot roads. Another rider with WTB Horizons had the same experience. After three days we were both down to the threads and had loads of small leaks that stole loads of time. Eventually I could borrow a 28mm tyre for the front and I put a tube in the back and cut a tube to wrap around it in the back. It allowed me to continue but it made my bike pretty much a low pro and being on the aero bars put me in a constant uphill, haha.
For bikepacking I’d say bidons on the fork legs are ok, but for a race I felt very un aero. Days of head wind made me reconsider this setup numerous times.