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Prepping for Unbound XL with Austin Sullivan

Prepping for Unbound XL with Austin Sullivan

February 29, 2024

So, you're gearing up for the XL, huh? Recently, I've had a couple of friends reach out about equipment and how to best prepare. I've responded to them individually, but I thought it would be more convenient to condense my advice into a single post. This isn't a completely comprehensive list, but it covers some key highlights to consider, even if you're starting at the Unbound start line for one of the shorter distances. Let's dive in.
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From Sea to Sky: A Bikepacking Tale

From Sea to Sky: A Bikepacking Tale

October 05, 2023

The area above San Francisco has always been a place that keeps drawing OBED ambassador, Mike Pham, back. When it came to choosing his next bike-packing adventure the destination was a no-brainer...
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A Look Over the Shoulder: James's 2023 Race Season Recap

A Look Over the Shoulder: James's 2023 Race Season Recap

September 21, 2023

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The Long Haul: 299.9 Miles of Corn

The Long Haul: 299.9 Miles of Corn

September 12, 2023

We followed OBED ambassador, Austin Sulli on his journey on one of the most iconic Gravel Races: Gravel Worlds. The challenge? A tough field and overnight rains that produced a soupy, sandy slog. Join in on the 300-mile overnight excursion (The Long Voyage) that ended with Austin taking home 9th place.
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Father's Firsts: Chris and Jonathan's Unbound Adventure

Father's Firsts: Chris and Jonathan's Unbound Adventure

June 15, 2023

For Father's Day, we introduce Chris Brown and his son Jonathan as they take on Unbound together... just one of a collection of relatable "firsts" that help grow that bond between a kid and their dad.
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2023 Unbound: Muddied but Unbowed!

2023 Unbound: Muddied but Unbowed!

June 08, 2023

The 2023 edition of Unbound Gravel brought it all: mud, rain, sun, heat, and the most intense racing of the year. We were there, and saw it all, from expo to a brilliant 12th-place finish for OBED pro Angela Naeth. Read all about one of the most epic races of the year!
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Loaded for Bear: Austin Sulli's Unbound XL Loadout

Loaded for Bear: Austin Sulli's Unbound XL Loadout

June 01, 2023

You're fit and ready for a big one: Unbound XL, 350 miles of self-supported gravel awesomeness. But what gear do you need, and where do you put it? OBED elite ambassador and Unbound XL vet Austin Sullivan takes us through his loadout for a big day (and night) in Emporia!
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Home on the (Open) Range: James Walsh's Open Range Gravel Replay

Home on the (Open) Range: James Walsh's Open Range Gravel Replay

May 11, 2023

With race season in full gear, OBED elite ambassador James Walsh takes us through his work/life/race balance, and give us details (yes, power numbers!) on his runner-up finish at Open Range Gravel in Kansas.
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OBED Bikepacking Checklist

Austin Sulli's Bikepacking Loadout

April 06, 2023

Bikepacking is a blast, but having all the right gear makes even more fun. OBED ambassador Austin Sullivan gives us a detailed breakdown of his loadout must-haves for a comfortable, fast bikepacking experience!
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1X or 2X?

1X or 2X?

March 30, 2023

It’s probably one of the biggest questions when building your Obed Boundary: What’s the difference between a 1X or 2X drivetrain? And ultimately, which should I choose?

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Not all who wander are lost...

Not all who wander are lost...

March 09, 2023

“The term ‘introverted extrovert’ applies to me,” Sullivan says. “I’m extremely outgoing, I need time to myself, to get away from the concrete jungle and structure, be outside, and let my mind wander."
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OBED Blog; Florida, Man: Austin Sulli wins Huracan Lite

Florida, Man: Austin Wins HuRaCaN Lite

February 28, 2023

Breaking records, with style. Follow OBED Ambassador Austin Sullivan as he takes a wild journey breaking the record at one of Florida's biggest bikepacking events.
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Size Guide

View our size charts below to see what size is best for you. After purchasing your new OBED, our product team will reach out to you to confirm your order and sizing information to be sure you have selected the optimum size.

If you're on the border of two sizes, the right size may depend on certain body measurements and your riding style. Feel free to contact us at any time regarding sizing questions - our product specialists are experienced with finding riders the right fit by cross-referencing your information with our fit database.  

If you're not transferring measurements from a similar bike, to get completely "dialed in" for maximum performance, we recommend you see a reputable professional bike fitter that can fit you to your new bike.

GVR / Boundary / Baseline / Borough Size Chart

 XS

5'1" - 5'6"

S

5'4" - 5'9"

M

5'7" - 5'11"

5'10" - 6'2"

XL

6'1" - 6'5"

 

Seclud Size Chart

 S

5'3" - 5'8"

M

5'7" - 5'11"

5'10" - 6'2"

 

* Sizing to be used as reference only