Pro bike: Fabian Cancellara's Trek Domane 6-Series
By James Huang | Friday, March 29, 2013 2.51pm
Fabian Cancellara (Radioshack-Leopard-Trek) is sticking with his tried-and-true Trek Domane 6-Series for Sunday's Ronde van Vlaanderen James Huang/BikeRadar
Fabian Cancellara (Radioshack-Leopard-Trek) is looking for redemption at this year's Ronde van Vlaanderen, and he isn't taking any chances equipment-wise. 'Spartacus' will tackle the Flemish cobbles aboard his tried-and-true Trek Domane 6-Series.
While most of his teammates opt for the uncannily smooth-riding Domane only for the Belgian classics – otherwise using Trek's more aggressive Madone model for the majority of races – Cancellara is unique in that he prefers it year-round. As it's barely heavier and supposedly just as efficient in terms of power transfer, though, it's perhaps surprising that more teammates don't follow suit – particularly given that Trek even produces a special geometry with a shorter head tube, too.
Spartacus gets custom graphics — and a 140mm stem
As we've noted in years past, Cancellara's setup for RVV is only slightly different from his everyday race configuration with no changes aside from the 25mm-wide FMB Paris-Roubaix tubular tires instead of the usual Schwalbes. The rear derailleur is also equipped with Berner's ultra-oversized carbon fiber cage and pulleys – which are claimed to reduce drivetrain friction – while the driveside dropout is a one-piece unit instead of having the bolt-on replaceable hanger of the consumer version.
Otherwise, Cancellara's Domane uses a straightforward build, including a complete Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 mechanical group instead of the electronic one we showed you just a few days ago. The Swiss rider is said to prefer the cable-actuated lever's longer throws over Di2 buttons when things get bumpy.
A Swiss-made Berner derailleur cage with huge pulley wheels that supposedly reduce friction
The Bontrager label is found on nearly everything else, including the 50mm-deep Aeolus 5 D3 carbon wheels, 140mm-long Race XXX Lite stem, Team Issue saddle, and 44cm-wide anatomic-bend aluminum Race Lite handlebar. Filling in the rest of the gaps are Nokon aluminum housing throughout, SwissStop's latest Black Prince carbon-specific pads, titanium-spindled Speedplay Zero pedals, and a single wrap of standard Bontrager cork tape.
Actual weight as pictured is 7.5kg/16.53lb.
|Complete bike specifications |
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|Frame ||Trek Domane 6-Series, 58cm 'pro' fit |
|Fork ||Trek IsoSpeed full carbon |
|Headset ||Cane Creek Forty, 1 1/8-to-1 1/2" tapered |
|Stem ||Bontrager Race XXX Lite, 140mm x -7° |
|Handlebars ||Bontrager RL Anatomic, 44cm (center-to-center) |
|Tape/grips ||Bontrager cork |
|Front brake ||Shimano Dura-Ace BR-9000 w/ SwissStop Black Prince carbon-specific pads |
|Rear brake ||Shimano Dura-Ace BR-9000 w/ SwissStop Black Prince carbon-specific pads |
|Brake levers ||Shimano Dura-Ace STI Dual Control ST-9000 |
|Front derailleur ||Shimano Dura-Ace FD-9000 |
|Rear derailleur ||Shimano Dura-Ace RD-9000 w/ Berner pulleys and cage |
|Shift levers ||Shimano Dura-Ace STI Dual Control ST-9000 |
|Cassette ||Shimano Dura-Ace CS-9000, 11-25T |
|Chain ||Shimano Dura-Ace CN-9000 |
|Crankset ||Shimano Dura-Ace FC-9000, 175mm, 53/39T |
|Bottom bracket ||Trek BB90 integrated w/ Enduro XD-15 bearings |
|Pedals ||Speedplay Zero Titanium |
|Wheelset ||Bontrager Aeolus 5 D3 tubular |
|Front tire ||FMB Paris-Roubaix tubular, 25mm |
|Rear tire ||FMB Paris-Roubaix tubular, 25mm |
|Saddle ||Bontrager Team Issue |
|Seat post ||Bontrager Ride Tuned Carbon seatmast |
|Bottle cages ||Trek BAT Cage (2) |
|Computer ||SRM PowerControl 7 |
|Other accessories ||Nokon cables and housing |
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|Critical measurements || |
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|Rider's height ||1.86m (6' 1") |
|Rider's weight ||82kg (181lb) |
|Saddle height, from BB (c-t) ||780mm |
|Saddle setback ||90mm |
|Seat tube length, c-t ||500mm |
|Seat tube length, c-c ||485mm |
|Tip of saddle nose to C of bars ||620mm |
|Saddle-to-bar drop (vertical) ||110mm |
|Head tube length ||150mm |
|Top tube length ||567mm |
|Total bicycle weight ||7.5kg/16.53lb w/o computer |
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