Odin Wood’s Beervet Kona Unit AKA the Farmgate

We’re guessing you’ve heard of a brevet, right? No? Well a Brevet is basically a randonneuring event, one where there is a winner. A race is called a randonnée or a brevet, and a rider who has completed a 200 km event is called a randonneur. A group of Christchurch, New Zealand-based riders, including photographer Odin Woods are about to set out on their own randonneuring event, but with a little twist. Theirs is a Beervet and the 500km route has been planned to take in all of the Nelson and Marlborough regions’ rural pubs. Odin says “it should be more fun than punishment.”

You can follow Odin and his fellow Beerveters on his instagram here and can follow the ringleader Tony Hutchison here.

Odin’s bike of choice is a classic 2013 Kona Unit, the full build list is below.

Shimano XT brakes 180F 160R
Shimano XT SPDs
Sram X1 9-42 cassette 
Sram GX derailleur
Sram XO 170 Carbon Cranks with 32T chainring 
Sram X1 shifter
Kona 760 XC bars 
Ergon grips
Cane Creek bar ends
Thompson 80mm stem 
Stock P2 fork 
Easton wheels 
DT hubs 
Maxxis Ardents 2.3
WTB Volt saddle
Stock Kona seat post
Revelate bags
Custom Dirt Bag Utility Co half frame bag
Wolftooth bottle cages cut down and re welded
20 kgs fully loaded