Pro bike: Heinrich Haussler’s Scott Foil

Australian National Champ and IAM Cycling team rider's aero road bike

Born in Australia before moving to Germany to follow his cycling dreams, Heinrich Haussler is once again very much Australian. Having just won the 2015 Australian National Championship he will now wear the green and gold colours on his shoulders as he takes on the WorldTour with the IAM Cycling team.

Haussler in the first stage of the 2015 tour down under - proudly wearing his new australian national champion kit :
Haussler in the first stage of the 2015 tour down under - proudly wearing his new australian national champion kit :

Haussler proudly wearing his National Champion jersey in the first stage of the 2015 Tour Down Under. Scott Bikes must be happy holding onto this jersey for yet another year (Orica-GreenEdge has a strong recent history with Simon Gerrans in the jersey)

At 30 years old, Haussler has already had a long career at the top-end of the sport, however he had drop off the radar in recent years having been plagued with injury – now he’s returned, clearly as good as new for 2015.

As a Swiss team, it’s not too surprising to see domestic bike and component sponsors Scott Bikes, Ritchey and DT Swiss making up most of the IAM Cycling bikes. With the exception of the Shimano drivechain, all other components are from German and Italian brands.

Haussler chooses the aerodynamic scott foil over the newer and lighter scott addict :
Haussler chooses the aerodynamic scott foil over the newer and lighter scott addict :

IAM Cycling's sparkling Scott Foil

At the centre of Haussler's bike is Scott’s aero road frame – the Scott Foil. This is the same frame the Orica-GreenEdge team use for riders such as Darryl Impey, Simon Gerrans and Adam Yates.

The Foil is now likely in its last year before an imminent upgrade, but the frame's ‘F01technoloy’ with its truncated airfoil shapes continues to provide competitive performance despite its mid-2011 introduction. 

IAM cycling are one of the many srm-sponsored teams for 2015 - with the srm shimano 11-speed crank as the choice :
IAM cycling are one of the many srm-sponsored teams for 2015 - with the srm shimano 11-speed crank as the choice :

Not officially Dura-Ace 9000, the SRM Shimano 11-speed is effectively the same crank

Seemingly the official groupset of the WorldTour 2015, Haussler uses a mostly-complete Shimano Dura-Ace 9070 Di2 transmission, except for the crank, which is a SRM Shimano 11-speed crank.

Like so many other Shimano-sponsored riders that often finish races in a flat-out sprint, Haussler uses Shimano Sprint shifters for rear derailleur shifting while in the drops.

DT swiss wheels are far less common - haussler rides on these 55mm deep 'tricon' tubulars:
DT swiss wheels are far less common - haussler rides on these 55mm deep 'tricon' tubulars:

55mm deep DT Swiss tubulars for Haussler

IAM Cycling are the only WorldTour team to be rolling on complete DT Swiss wheels for 2015. At a claimed 1440g for the pair, Haussler rides on DT Swiss RC 55 Spline tubulars, which use a proprietary straight-pull spoke system that allows for a high spoke tension – helping to create a stiff wheel.

Keeping the wheels from dragging along the ground are Schwalbe ‘One’ tubulars in a 24mm width. A representative from Schwalbe told us that some of the team, including Swiss-Champ Martin Elmiger, are experimenting with ‘One’ tubeless clincher tyres at the Tour Down under – a WorldTour first perhaps?

The ritchey c220 stem by wrapping around the handlebar 220 degrees beofre the front face-plate takes over:
The ritchey c220 stem by wrapping around the handlebar 220 degrees beofre the front face-plate takes over:

Ritchey provides many of the cockpit components

Like DT Swiss, Swiss-based Ritchey components are no longer widespread within the WorldTour. Haussler’s ride features Ritchey WCS alloy C220 stem and Classic handlebars, with a Ritchey headset and seat post topper completing the build from the once American brand.

Complete bike specifications

  • Frame: Scott Foil HMX IMP – 54cm
  • Fork: Scott Foil HMX, 1 1/8in - 1 1/4in tapered carbon steerer
  • Headset: Ritchey WCS Drop-in tapered
  • Stem: Ritchey WCS C220, 140mm x -6 degrees
  • Handlebar: Ritchey WCS Classic, 42cm (c-c)
  • Tape: Prologo OneTouch
  • Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace BR-9000
  • Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace BR-9000
  • Brake levers: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 STI Dual Control ST-9070
  • Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 FD-9070
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 RD-9070
  • Shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 STI Dual Control ST-9070 + SW-R610 sprint (on drops)
  • Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace CS-9000, 11-25T
  • Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace CN-9000
  • Crankset: SRM Shimano 11-speed, 172.5mm, 53/39T
  • Bottom bracket: Shimano press-fit
  • Pedals: Shimano 9000 Dura-ace
  • Wheelset: DT Swiss RC 55 Spline Tubular
  • Front tyre: Schwalbe ONE tubular, 24mm
  • Rear tyre: Schwalbe ONE tubular, 24mm
  • Saddle: Prologo Nago Evo CPC
  • Seatpost: Ritchey FOIL aero WCS Carbon
  • Bottle cages: Elite Cannibal Carbon (2)
  • Computer: SRM Power Control 7 (not pictured)

Critical measurements

  • Rider's height: 1.81m (5ft 11in)
  • Rider's weight: 74kg (163lb)
  • Saddle height from BB, c-t: 761mm
  • Saddle setback: 61mm
  • Seat tube length (c-t):  525mm
  • Seat tube length (c-c): 480mm
  • Tip of saddle to center of bar: 580mm
  • Saddle-to-bar drop: 140mm
  • Head tube length: 140mm
  • Top tube length (effective): 550mm
  • Total bicycle weight: 7.15kg (15.73lb) (w/o SRM Power Control 7 head unit)

As usual, click or swipe through our gallery for a closer look.

David Rome

Editor, Australia
Having worked full-time within the cycling industry since 2006, Dave is a former editor of BikeRadar Australia. Riding and racing mountain, road and 'cross for over a decade, Dave's passion lies in the sport's technical aspects, and his tool collection is a true sign of that.
  • Discipline: Mountain, road and cyclocross
  • Preferred Terrain: Fast and flowing singletrack with the occasional air is the dream. Also happy chasing tarmac bends.
  • Current Bikes: Trek Fuel EX 27.5, SwiftCarbon Detritovore, Salsa Chilli Con Crosso
  • Dream Bike: Custom Independent Fabrications titanium, SRAM Etap and Enve wheels/cockpit
  • Beer of Choice: Gin & tonic
  • Location: Sydney, Australia

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