Mark will ride a customised version of the KOGA Kimera Premium. The frame and front fork are FEM optimized and fully constructed from High Modulus UD carbon with a very high tensile strength, resulting in a lightweight and stiff frame.
Mark uses 28mm Panaracer tires. These "wide" tires provide the necessary comfort, but also contribute to better aerodynamics. Despite the width, these tires score points due to their low rolling resistance, which will help contribute towards the faster completion of the ride.
In addition to the aerodynamic materials used, Mark will also adopt an aerodynamic riding posture, this has significant payoffs. The Profile Design handlebars and a Rudy Project aero helmet have been designed in such a way that Mark can maintain his aerodynamic posture over long periods.
Hydraulic disc brakes provide the ultimate stopping power in all conditions and Di2 electronic gears are extremely fast, accurate and effortless, allowing Mark to conserve energy, and ride efficiently.
16 hours and 240 miles a day spent on a saddle, just imagine it! Mark has been using the Selle SMP Pro saddle for many years, enabling him to endure such long rides without significant physical problems.
For more information about Mark's long history together with KOGA bikes, please visit https://www.koga.com/80days
To find out more about Mark’s partnership with Panaracer visit https://www.panaracer.com