Jonas Deichmann

Athlete. Adventurer. Speaker.

Jonas Deichmann is a German extreme athlete. He has completed several ultra distances as an extreme cyclist and holds a number of world records. He has chosen the Lightweight PFADFINDER EVO and MEILENSTEIN EVO wheels for his next world record attempts. We’re looking forward to Jonas’ forthcoming projects.

"Life is too short for cycling in the flat!"

Hard Facts:


Jonas Deichmann



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Canton of Solothurn (Switzerland)


Cycling, triathlon, adventure

Biggest successes:

First triathlon around the world 2021
Fastest cycle journey from North Cape to Cape Town (18,000 km, 72 days, 2019)
Fastest unsupported Panamericana cycle tour (23,000 km in 97 days, 2018)
Fastest crossing of Eurasia (14,000 km in 64 days, 2017)

Now he’s part of our family as well, and we’re proud to present a short interview with him from March 2022:

How did you find out about Lightweight?

Jonas: “I’ve known about Lightweight’s great reputation for years and now I’m looking forward to using the wheels myself.”

What attracts you to Lightweight?

Jonas: “Lightweight wheels are uniquely designed and extremely light, fast and strong.”

 What was your first impression of Lightweight wheels? How did they feel to ride on?

Jonas: “I rode the Baja Divide on PFADFINDER EVO wheels. Some of terrain was very difficult. The wheels are fast and extremely stiff. And they look fantastic too, of course.”

 Which Lightweight wheels are you using at the moment?

Jonas: “PFADFINDER EVOs on my gravel bike. Soon I’ll be adding MEILENSTEINs to my road bike.”

What are your next major goals and projects for 2022/2023 with Lightweight?

Jonas: “This year I’ll be doing various shorter cycling adventures and bikepacking trips, mostly in Europe. My next big record-breaking project begins next year, but it’s still top secret.”

How did you find the Baja Divide adventure in Mexico on our Lightweight wheels?

Jonas: “The Baja Divide is amazing. Lonely little off-road trails through beautiful mountains and deserts and along beaches to die for.”


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