Pro bike: Logan Owen’s Redline Carbon Conquest Team

Ultegra Di2 drivetrain and pro-only Challenge tubulars

Like his senior American compatriot Jeremy Powers, 17-year-old Logan Owen wants a front-row start for the Cyclocross World Championships that will be held in Louisville, Kentucky. The multi-time junior national champion is now in 5th place on UCI points after the first UCI World Cup on October 21 in Tabor.

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Owen is racing a Redline Carbon Conquest Team with an electric Shimano Ultegra Di2 drivetrain, FSA components and wheels, and Challenge Team Edition tubulars.

As a Team Redline rider, Owen has his pick of Challenge Team Edition tubulars. Unlike the currently available Challenge tubulars with poly casings, the Team Edition Challenge tubulars have a suppler cotton casing. On the morning of the Tabor World Cup, Owen pre-rode the course to decide which tires to run.

Challenge Team Edition tires feature a cotton casing. As the name implies, these are not available as a consumer model
Challenge team edition tires feature a cotton casing. as the name implies, these are not available as a consumer model:
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Challenge Team Edition tubulars have a cotton casing

“I changed my mind about running the Challenge Grifos as the course became much slicker than yesterday when we pre-rode the course,” Owen said. “I ended up switching to the Challenge Limus [mud] tire.”

Owen’s 2013 Redline Carbon Conquest Team frame is a cantilever-brake bike — but the frame is ready to accept a disc post mounts in the rear triangle. The fork is cantilever-only.

(Almost) ready for discs. The Redline Carbon Conquest Team frame was designed to accept both cantilever and disc brakes. This Team edition only has a canti fork, however
(Almost) ready for discs. the redline carbon conquest team frame was designed to accept both cantilever and disc brakes. this team edition only has a canti fork, however:
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(Almost) disc ready

A full disc version will likely surface in the next few months. In the meantime, Owen will be gunning for gold in Louisville on this bike.

Complete bike specification

  • Frame: 2013 Redline Carbon Conquest Team, 56cm
  • Fork: Redline unidirectional carbon fiber
  • Stem: FSA SLK, 90mm
  • Headset: FSA Orbit CX 1.5ZS w/cable hanger
  • Headset spacer: FSA polycarbonite  white
  • Bar tape: XLC Cork white
  • Handlebar: FSA K force compact, 42cm
  • Front Brake: FSA K-Force carbon cyclocross caliper
  • Rear Brake: FSA K-Force carbon cyclocross caliper
  • Brake Pads: Kool Stop red carbon cross
  • Brake Levers: Shimano Ultegra Di2
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra Di2
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra Di2
  • Shifters: Shimano Di2
  • Cassette: Shimano Ultegra 12-25
  • Chain: KMX X10.93 silver
  • Crankset: SLK Compact cross, 172.5mm
  • Chainrings: FSA Pro rings 46/36
  • Bottom Bracket: Road BB-PressFit 30
  • Pedals: Shimano XTR
  • Wheelset: SL-K Carbon Tubulars
  • Front Tire: Challenge Team Edition Grifo (shown – Limus raced in Tabor World Cup)
  • Rear Tire: Challenge Team Edition Grifo (shown – Limus raced in Tabor World Cup)
  • Saddle: WTB Silverrado carbon white
  • Seat post: SL-K w/ 20mm set back
  • Seat Clamp: Redline w/ built-in hanger

Ultegra Di2 electric shifters
Ultegra di2 electric shifters:
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Di2 wiring is tucked neatly along the rear brake housing

Critical measurements

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  • Rider’s height:  5’10”/178cm
  • Rider’s weight:  146lbs/66kg
  • Saddle height from BB, c-t:  78cm
  • Seat tube length, c-t:  54cm
  • Tip of saddle to center of bar: 56.5cm
  • Head tube length:  141mm
  • Top tube length (effective):  56.5cm
  • Total bicycle weight: 17.25lbs with Shimano XTR pedals
The Di2 battery mount and Ultegra Di2 front derailleur, with internal wire routing on the frame
The di2 battery mount and ultegra di2 front derailleur, with internal wire routing on the frame:
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Ultegra Di2 shifts nice and clean, no matter how muddy the conditions