The Gear

Canyon Grail gravel bicycle equipped for the challenge of the Death Valley expedition. The bike is clean and accesories are tidy.



Riders selected the Canyon Grail CF SLX for the Impossible Route: Death Valley expedition. To overcome the sandy gravel miles of the Mojave Desert and Death Valley, rugged gear was a must, and maximum water-carrying capacity was key.

Complete spec list:

Bike: Canyon Grail CF SLX 8.0

Tires: Front IRC G-Claw 700x51c at 38 psi, Rear IRC Double Cross 700x42c at 35 psi (Both sealed with Orange Seal)

Wheels: DT Swiss CRC 1400 (Shown, on Jeremiah's bike), DT Swiss GRC 1400 (Not shown, on Tyler's bike)

Saddle: Ergon SR Pro Men

Pedals: Shimano PD ES600 SPD

Bags: Apidura Expedition Full Frame Pack, Apidura Expedition Top Tube Pack, Apidura Backcountry Food Pouch

Lights: Front Lezyne 1000XL, Rear Lezyne Strip Drive Pro

Extras: Tire plugs, Pump, Spare Chain Link, Tire

Canyon Grail gravel bicycle displayed against a dark desert night sky. The bike is dusty and worn from the expedition across Death Valley.