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.


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 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) 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:
Di2 wiring is tucked neatly along the rear brake housing

Critical measurements

  • 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:
Ultegra Di2 shifts nice and clean, no matter how muddy the conditions