Cycle touring expeditions would never be complete without a gear list. For the next two and a half months we will be relying on the following items to get us through, over and around. Our hope is also to extensively document our trip through photography and video.

Have any questions? Drop us a note in the comments section, we don't bite.....really.

Chris's equipment

Thorn Sherpa (size 535L)
Thorn expedition rear rack
Thorn low-rider front rack
3 x Profile water bottle cages
XT crank
Crane Creek S-3 headset
Brooks B67 saddle
SKS fenders
Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires (26 x 2.0)
Sun Mammoth Rims w/ XT hubs and Wheelsmith spokes (2.0), brass nipples
XTR brakes with Kool Stop pads
XTR rear derailleur
XT rear cassette
XTR chain
Wellgo platform pedals

Bike Panniers
Ortlieb handlebar bag (L)
Ortlieb front-roller classic panniers
Ortlieb rear-roller classic panniers
Cascade Designs 30L dry bag

Arkteryx jacket
OR windproof shell
no name cycling rain pants
MEC 800 fill down jacket
Patagonia Nano Puff jacket
Patagonia Houdini jacket

BD Guide ski gloves
Marmot fleece gloves
Marmot glove liners
Patagonia sun hat
Lowe Alpine fleece hat
Ice Breaker hat
Smartwool socks (1-hiker, 1-expedition weight)
MEC hooded fleece jacket
Patagonia silk weight shirt
TNF t-shirt
Patagonia mid-weight capilene shirt
Patagonia micro-puff vest
Patagonia R-1 fleece pants
EMS light-weight pants
OR windproof pants
Sugoi cycling shorts
La Sportiva Boulder shoes
Chaco sandles

Camera Equipment
Nikon D80 w/ 2 batteries
Nikon 18-200mm lens
Tokina 11-16mm lens
cleaning kit for camera
card reader
2- 4 gig SD cards
Asus EEE 1001 px notebook computer
Lowe Alpine camera bag
2- 4 pack of AA lithium batteries
Joby Gorilla tripod 
various sized food containers to store electronic gear/tools

Camping Equipment
Western Mountaineering UltraLite sleeping bag
various sized stuff sacks
Katadyn Pocket water filter
MSR 4L dromidary bag
Thermarest Z-rest sleeping pad
stainless steel mug
plastic spoon
bamboo chop sticks
Petzl Tikka headlamp

Spare Parts
XTR chain w/ master pins
2- tubes w/ presta valves
Pro Link chain lube
tire irons
extra brake cable
small vice grip
chain breaker tool
Leatherman Wave
ear plugs
2- MEC patch kits
seam sealer
extra Ortlieb clips/hangers
misc. assortment of bolts/nuts/washers

Garmin eTrex Venture HC gps
emergency blanket
Osprey 35L backpack
Moleskin journal
2- Topeak morph pumps
Watch w/ altimeter/temperature
3- passport photos
China (northwest) map (1:2,000,000)
Central Asia (Pamir East) map (1:500,000)
Visa's for China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan
Tajikistan GBAO permit

tooth brush

Kevin's Equipment

Surly Long Haul Trucker 56 cm frame
IRD Himalaya stainless steel rear rack
Tubus Tara low rider front rack
3x Blackburn water bottle cages
Shimano Deore cranks
WTB headset
Brooks Flyer spring saddle
Planet Bike fenders
Schwalbe Marathon XR tires (26 x 2.0)
Mavic XM 317 rims with Shimano LX hubs DT Swiss spokes, brass nipple
Shimano LX rear derailleur
Shimano LX rear cassette
Shimano Deore shifter/brakes
Avid V-brakes
Dura-Ace chain
Exustar flat pedals
Sigma computer

Bike Panniers
Serratus handlebar bag (M)
Ortlieb front-roller classic
Ortlieb rear-roller classic
MEC 30L dry bag

Patagonia Stretch Accent Shell
Patagonia Nano Puff Pullover
Patagonia Houdini Jacket
Patagonia Simple Guide pants
Patagonia Guide shorts
Patagonia Run Shade long sleeve shirt
Patagonia synthetic boxer briefs
Patagonia Ball Cap
Arcteryx synthetic short sleeve shirt
Icebreaker Body Fit 260 long sleeve zip shirt
Icebreaker Body Fit 260 long johns
Icebreaker cycling socks
Icebreaker beanie
Smartwool mid and expedition weigh socks
Mid weigh wool hat
MEC Hooded 800 fill down jacket
MEC expedition weight hooded long sleeve shirt
MEC expedition weight long johns
MEC x-country ski gloves
Windstopper fleece over mits
Gordini (CMH) ski gloves
2x cycling shorts
Nylon rain pants
Chaco sandles
Scarpa approach shoes
MEC reflective leg straps

Camera Equipment/Electronics
Nikon D70s
28-70mm lens
2 Compact Flash cards (2GB and 8 GB)
Spare Nikon battery with charger
Canon SD1400 Elph with charger
8GB SD card
Ipod Nano 8GB with earphones and mini speakers
International plug adaptors
Suunto Altimeter watch

Camping Equipment
North Face Minibus 2 tent
Thermarest Z-rest sleeping pad
Primus Multi stove with 2L bottle
MSR 2 pot set
2L Platypus water bag
Plastic spork
Bamboo chopsticks
Swiss Army knife
Integral Designs 5' x 8' Siltarp
MEC Merlin -7 800 fill down sleeping bag
Steel tea cup

Tools and Spare Parts
On Sight equipment bag
2x spare tubes
3x patch kits
Extra Ortlieb bag clip
Misc. bolts, screws, hose clamps
2x spare brake pads
Extra rear derailleur pulleys
Misc. sm, med, lrg zip-ties
1x Gear shifter cable
1x Brake cable
Small container of lubricating grease
Ultegra spare chain
Cable cutters
Park Tools spoke wrench
Park Tools allen key set
Park Tools gear brush
Park Tools chain breaker
Park Tools cassette remover
Schwable tire irons
SRAM quick links x2
Spare Dura-Ace chain links
12 DT Swiss spokes with brass nipples
10mm combo wrench
8mm combo wrench
Triflow chain lube
Crazy Glue!

Arcteryx Khamsin 38L back pack
Small padlock
100 page Journal with pen
Visa's for China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan
Tajikistan GBAO permit
MRE rationed food x4
Petzel Tikka head lamp
1l Steel Thermos
Ultra light Adventure Medicine first aid kit
Miscellaneous blister kit
Good reading book
2 meter cable and combo padlock
3x 1.5L bike bottles

Bag Balm ointment
Shaving cream/after shave
Tiger Balm red
2x lip balm
Tooth paste
Tooth brush
Traumeel ointment
3x earplugs!
Nail clippers
Face wash
Face cream