This bike is a perfect example of form following function, where the raw beauty is only a bi-product of its purposeful nature. Breaking down the build, you can see all details have been thoroughly considered, though the bike was built for a sole purpose, to go fast.
From the frame which is equally as stiff as Alex's Boardman, but much more comfortable and considerably lighter, to the ever-reliable Dura Ace groupset with aerodynamic Rotor power crankset to direct every watt to the rear wheel, all day long. The Zipp stem was chosen purely for it's aerodynamics and stiffness, and the bars because the shape is perfectly functional for Alex. The saddle, although being lightweight, raw carbon, and needless to say, the perfect accessory for that #latergram #buttphoto, was only chosen because again, it was the perfect fit for the person who will spend countless hours grinding in it. The Shimano RS21 wheelset, although not being the deepest, nor most dimpled wheelset on the market is inherently bulletproof and can handle the abuse of bunny hopping every speed-bump on the way to the Soup Boys HQ without the worry of excessive speed melting tubular tyres off of the rim .
FRAME: 2015 BMC TMR01 Stealth Bomber Edition
CRANKSET: Rotor Power crank with NoQ Aero chainrings 53/39t
FRONT: DERAILLEUR: Dura Ace 9000
REAR DERAILLEUR: Dura Ace 9000
BRAKES: BMC Integrated
COCKPIT: Zipp SL Sprint 130mm stem, Zipp Service Course SL-80 bars
SADDLE: Selle Italia SLR raw carbon
WHEELS: Shimano RS21 with 11-28t Dura Ace casette
TYRES: Continental Grand Prix 4000s
CAGES: Zipp Aluminia
PEDALS: LOOK Keo Blade Contador Edition
Shot on location at the Silvan Dam Lookout, Kalorama VIC. Words by Alex, photos by Harry.