Pro bike: Fabian Cancellara’s Trek Domane 6-Series Paris-Roubaix

Cancellara adapts his Flanders machine for the cobbles of Roubaix

While many racers at Paris-Roubaix were riding bikes they only see a few times per year, 2013 Tour of Flanders winner Fabian Cancellara (Radioshack-Leopard-Trek) clearly felt right at home on his Trek Domane 6-Series for Paris-Roubaix. He won the race in a two man sprint against Sep Vanmarcke of the Blanco team.

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Cancellara made few changes from Sunday to deal with the far harsher cobbles and flatter parcours of Roubaix. His 25mm-wide FMB Paris-Roubaix tubular tires have given way to 27mm-wide ones – run at approximately 5.5/6 bar (80/87 psi) front/rear according to mechanic Roger Theel – and his usual 53/39T chainring combination has been changed to a matched 53/42T combo.

If you really want to nitpick, Theel has also switched the colored accents on Cancellara’s Nokon segmented aluminum housing from red to gold.

Those changes have added some weight but only just barely. Total weight without the computer is still just 7.62kg (16.80lb) – an increase of 120g.

The 140mm-long bontrager race xxx lite molded carbon fiber stem wears this plate for good luck:
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The 140mm-long Bontrager Race XXX Lite molded carbon fiber stem wears this plate for good luck

We should clarify at this point, however, that when we’re talking about Cancellara’s bike, we really should say “bikes” since he has three identical setups. According to Trek team liaison Jordan Roessingh, Cancellara was making the final tweaks on those machines when he crashed on Friday before the race.

“Fabian is one of the few riders out there that does ride his spare bike,” Roessingh told BikeRadar. “He wants to ride that spare bike as well because in the chance that he has to go on to it, he’s one of the riders that really feels the small differences and if it doesn’t feel as good as his race bike, that ends up being a problem. So he wants to make sure everything is perfect on all three bikes.”

After winning Paris-Roubaix today, Cancellara doesn’t just have three identical bikes – he has three matching cobblestone trophies, too.

Complete bike specifications

  • 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, 53/42T
  • Bottom bracket: Trek BB90 integrated
  • Pedals: Speedplay Zero Titanium
  • Wheelset: Bontrager Aeolus 5 D3 tubular
  • Front tire: FMB Paris-Roubaix tubular, 27mm, 5.5 bar
  • Rear tire: FMB Paris-Roubaix tubular, 27mm, 6 bar
  • 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

Critical measurements

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  • Rider’s height: 1.86m (6ft 1in)
  • 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 (next to stem): 620mm
  • Saddle-to-bar drop (vertical): 110mm
  • Head tube length: 150mm
  • Top tube length: 567mm
  • Total bicycle weight: 7.62kg (16.80lb) w/o computer