FAQS - EQUIPMENT
On Registration Day, we will give you a Race bag (approximately 100 litres). You will need to drop your Race bag off near the start line for transport on transfer days and pick it up near finish line. We can only transport the Official Race bag we give you, so your other bags/bike bags will need to be stored in your pre/post race hotel.
Please note riders who have purchased the Nevado package will have their bags transferred directly to and from their accommodation at the start and end of each stage.
The following advice is from our route design team “After riding the course I think the ideal bike for me would be a full suspension 100mm travel 29er as a first choice, then a 27.5 as a second choice. Both of these would be very similar but the 29er will be slightly more suited for the terrain. Ideally it would be carbon for weight saving and more forgiving on the body.
If you are considering a Titanium hard tail (or similar) remember you are out on course for multiple hours/days and that it is very taxing on the body. Although you may feel good for the first couple of days, fatigue will set in and the benefit of the weight saving and speed may no longer be apparent.
In terms of Gearing, if you are confident and relatively strong, then a 1 x 11 will be manageable (see below for ratio suggestions). Alternatively, if you are not so confident with the duration and climbing, then a 2 x 10 would be a optimal choice. And keep in mind that the days are long and there is plenty of ascent to deal with. It is important to remember that this is a multi-day event so be smart about what you can achieve over the duration”
Our course advisory team’s suggestions:
- 29er 1 x 11 - suggest a 30t and 32t front chain ring
- 27.5 1 x 11 - suggest a 32t and a 34t front chain ring
During La Leyenda, if we need to transfer your bikes, we will transport your bikes securely without the need of a bike bag/box. If you travel to the event with a bike bag/box you will need to store it in your pre/post race hotel.
We will have a secure bike park at the start/finish of each stage so you can leave your bike there between stages. Bikes can be signed in and out of the bike park as needed, you will need to show your ID bracelet (which you will receive at registration). They will then check your bib number, bike number, bike stickers and bike model match and are consistent with our records before releasing the bike to you.
Yes, you will need to have a mountain bike and wear a hardshell helmet for each stage of the event and never take it off whilst riding, even during ascents and regardless of weather conditions.
To participate in La Leyenda, you will need to have a mountain bike and a hard-shell helmet. You must wear your helmet for the complete duration of the seven stages of the race and never take it off whilst riding, even during ascents and regardless of weather conditions.
The following equipment is strictly forbidden:
- Triathlete’s handlebars and any other handlebar extension systems
- Bottles/cans made of non-deformable material (glass, aluminium...)
- Recumbent bikes and monocycles
Any system that does not conform to the definition of “mountain bike”
You may bring one pair of spare wheels as long as they are in a suitable case to protect them during transportation. Wheels will be transported with racer luggage between start and finish sites, you will not have access to them during the race. Mechanical support will be available in all start/finish locations and aid stations.
Depending on which package you opt for as part of the registration fee you will be provided with the following kit:
Páramo Level - Official Leyenda Race Jersey
Nevado Level - Official Leyenda Race Jersey, Official Leyenda Bib Shorts and Official Leyenda Race Jacket (for high altitude stages)
You may wear whatever kit you want as long as it matches your team mate’s kit.