To this trip I used a columbus Navigare with ultegra transmission, breaks and fork. This is an aluminium frame who still is running. I have been out for a couple of accidents so I got some small damages on break handles and a rim. I am planning to change the rims out later this year. I also packed a couple of bike-shorts, some bike-shirts , a good water proof jacket (with some ventilation holes), three pair of socks and a good assortment of tools like pump, tire iron(teflon), a chain breaker, some extra chains, two extra hoses and an extra tire.