430km and 6,300km elevation gain in 24 hours

Lukas Kaufmann places 4th in the toughest 24-hour mountain bike race in the USA, using the latest SUPERNOVA front light.

Lukas Kaufmann is a talented young mountain biker who has already caused quite a stir.  SUPERNOVA has sponsored him since the start of 2020. He placed 4th in this year’s “24 HOURS IN THE OLD PUEBLO” in Tucson, Arizona, whilst using the new SUPERNOVA M99 MINI PRO B54 and was thrilled by the extreme brightness of the high beam.

Supernova-1 Kopie

The race track is in the middle of the desert, where there is nothing but sand, stones, and cacti. Lukas took part in the ‘solo’ category.  Over 24 hours, he rode an incredible distance of 430km, with hardly a stop, gaining an elevation of 6,300 meters. By day, he had to battle a temperature of 30 degrees celsius. At night, it got so cold he couldn’t feel his toes.

Lukas Kaufmann was best Austrian at the European Ultra Mountain Bike Marathon Championship in 2018, won the Appenninica MTB Stage Race in Italy in 2019, and came third in the toughest mountain bike marathon in Europe, the Salzkammergut Trophy. Supernova is proud to sponsor him.


Text: Mary Jaksch | Pictures: Sportograf | Instagram: lukaskaufmann94