George Hincapie’s Gran Fondo was one heck of a ride, with several teammates and other pro friends joining him for his big finale. We had a chance to snag a few photos and weights.
Among them was Cadel Evans, 2009 UCI Road Race World Champion and 2011 Tour de France winner, and this is his BMC Team Machine SLR01. The frame may be new, but he’s made some interesting spec selections…
Up front, he’s running a no longer available Easton EC90 TKO carbon drop bar.
It’s a fairly standard bar with classic round drop.
Slam That Stem!
At least on this bike, he’s still running 10-speeds with V.1 Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 and an SRM power meter crankset.
Perhaps it was the ~8,600 feet of descending (which also meant ~8,600 feet of climbing!!!) that prompted him to choose alloy rims. A few of the descents were “world class” as Hincapie put it during the pre-ride comments, by which he meant they were screaming fast, steep and curvy, and alloy rims still provide more confident braking than carbon. The tab behind the rear brake is for race numbers.
With Dura-Ace pedals, two bottle cages the bike weighed in at 16lb 12oz (7.6kg).
More pro bikes to follow…