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The Badlands Project:
an unsupported ultra-cycling gravel race

We could tell you about our bicycles, technical details and specific features, design and performance. But what we love to do is create the best tools for thrilling riding experiences.

Mike Egger AKA Mike Mono

This is one of them. It all started when, during the Eurobike Show 2022, we challenged Mike Mono: are you ready to ride one of our Palta equipped for an ultracycling gravel race?

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What does it mean?

It means pedaling without support for 787 km and over 16,500 meters of positive altitude difference, through one of the most remote and challenging places in Europe: the Desierto de Gorafe in Andalusia.

The result was a 52-hour crossing between incredible landscapes, such as the sandstone cliffs of Los Coloraos or the beach of Playa de Monsul, and Spanish villages where time seems to have stopped. Mike burned over 33,000 calories.

One of the many definitions of what “We Do Palta” means.

We live for this. To make you Ride, Perfected.


Mike's weapon of choice


Campagnolo Ekar


Shimano GRX 1x12 820


Sram Rival 1X12 ETAP AXS


Sram Rival 2x12 ETAP AXS


Shimano GRX 2x12 820