If you haven't seen it already then click here and check out one of the most impressive rides we've seen in a good long while. Made all the sweeter by the fact that it was our very own Madison Genesis rider Connor Swift at the National Championships! His solo victory in Northumberland is the biggest win of his (young) career and you can be sure he'll wear the national jersey with pride.
Enough about the rider though, what about the bike? Before being washed, cleaned and prepp'd for the next race we snuck it out of the team truck and whipped it into our photo studio for a few pictures.
Connor rides a large Genesis Zero SL (available for mere-mortals soon), and yes this is the same design as the prototype he rode to victory on his first outing with.
The Zero SL uses the same geometry as the steel Volare, but is made from 30/40T carbon fibre which means it comfortably breaks the 1kg-barrier.
All the Madison Genesis riders use the Shimano Dura Ace powermeter chainset (54-42), with data sent to Garmin computers (mounted onboard the drool-worthy CNC machined K-Edge mount)
The bike is full Shimano with Dura Ace Di2 and C60 wheels for max aero gains.
Hands-off these tyres, Competition Pro Ltd. tubs (25mm) from Continental are team-edition only
Limited edition stealth bar, stem and seatpost from PRO’s Vibe range. That's a 130mm stem and over 215mm of seatpost showing!
|Frame||Zero SL: 30/40T Monocoque Carbon Road Race w/ tapered headtube and fully internal cable routing|
|Fork||Zero SL: Genesis Carbon SL Road Race w/ 1.5" - 1-1/8" tapered steerer|
|Headset||Zero: FSA Orbit C-40, NO.42|
|Shifters||Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9150|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9150|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9150|
|Chainset||Shimano Dura-Ace 9100-P, 54/42T|
|Bottom Bracket||BB86 Press-fit|
|Chain||himano Dura-Ace 9150 11-speed|
|Cassette||Shimano Dura-Ace 9150 11-speed, 11-28|
|Wheelset||Shimano Dura-Ace 9150 C60 tubular|
|Tyres||Continental Competition Pro Ltd. tubular 25mm|
|Brakes||Shimano Dura-Ace 9150|
|Levers||Shimano Dura-Ace 9150|
|Handlebars||PRO Vibe Carbon|
|Bar tape||PRO team edition|
|Stem||PRO Vibe Stealth Ltd. carbon 130mm|
|Saddle||PRO Falcon carbon|
|Seatpost||PRO Vibe Stealth Ltd. carbon|
|Pedals||Shimano Dura-Ace 9000|