R&D Division Bike Check: Justinas Leveika

Justinas Leveika is on a roll! After smashing his way round the Dales Divide to an emphatic victory last month he’s already followed up with another fastest time/first finisher. This most recent success came at the Seven Serpents ultra race in Croatia. Finishing the 850km race in a time of just 59 hours 45 minutes he beat the second place finisher by over eight hours.

We had a chat with Justinas, a key member of our R&D Division, to get a closer look at the unique bike setup he has ridden for both events. This could also quite well be the set up of choice for Justinas’ main target of the year – the Tour Divide.

Justinas’ Trek Procaliber SL

Frame : Trek Procaliber SL, OCLV Carbon 

Fork: RockShox SID SL Ultimate, 100mm travel

Wheels: Bontrager Kovee XXX, 29” Carbon, tubeless, 29mm internal diameter, 28mm depth 

Tyres: Vittoria Mezcal XC-Race, Graphene 2.0, 29×2.1”

Drivetrain: SRAM Eagle ‘mullet’, SRAM XX1 chainset w/Quarq power meter, 38T, SRAM Force eTap shifters, SRAM XX1 Eagle rear derailleur, 12 speed, SRAM XX1 12 speed 10-52 cassette

Brakes: SRAM Force levers, SRAM Level callipers, 160mm rotors f+r 

Components: Handlebar – Deda GRVL, 400mm with flare to 420mm at the drops

Stem – Bontrager XXX 60mmm,

Seatpost – Bontrager XXX, carbon 

Saddle – Infinity E1X 

Clip-on/Aero bars – Deda Parabolica Dua Alta, high rise spacers

Pedals – Shimano XTR SPD

Size: -Large

Rider height: 184cm

Saddle height: 790mm

Tailfin equipment

Prototype long top tube pack | Prototype full frame bag

Justinas is renowned for packing light – a long top tube and frame pack is all he normally uses.

Five highlights of the build