Is an ebike better than a regular mountain bike for a big bikepacking race? Nick Odantzis takes the Wilier e806TRB eMTB, while Matt Orton will be straddling a Sonder Broken Road. Using a combination of roads and bridleways, we’ll be travelling 100 kms in a day. There’s an element of danger, so we’re both carrying a Spot GEN3 tracker (`11,500, findmespot. eu) to call in the emergency services, if need be. Luckily, Matt looks like a bear so we don’t need to worry about wolves.