His custom-painted Ridley Noah SL features a Gorilla on either side of the head tube, and despite standing 1.84m tall the German rides a size small frame, likely in an effort to get the stiffest chassis possible in the final sprint.
Interestingly, the fork on Greipel’s bike was devoid of the Ridley F-split design, which is said to clean up the airflow around spinning wheels.
Greipel’s SRM sure got a workout on the final sprint of Stage 1 at the Tour Down UnderColin Levitch / Immediate Media
Counting Greipel’s massive watts is an SRM power meter paired with a PC8 headunit at the front, and lower down on the bike the mechanics have added a bit of Lizard Skins bar tape to his Look Keo Blade 2 Ti pedals for some added security when the power is being put down.
The German rider runs a full Campagnolo Super Record EPS drivetrain with 54/39 chainrings at the front and an 11-29 cassette at the back.
His cockpit is made of up a Deda Superzero alloy bar and stem, which measure 400mm and 140mm respectively. The handlebar is finished with the same Lizard Skins DPS bar tape that features on the pedals.
Greipel’s Turbomatic saddle is decidedly old-schoolColin Levitch / Immediate Media
They say once you’ve found a saddle you like, hold onto it for dear life and with this old-school Selle Italia Turbomatic (also in custom Gorilla trim) — which dates back to when Jan Ullrich was still a pro rider — it seems Greipel abides by this adage.
Given his speed prowess, it’s no surprise to see Greipel rolling on Campy’s Bora Ultra 50 wheelset, which are packaged in Vittoria Corsa 25c tubular tyres. It’s also no surprise, with a clear focus on aero gains, that the sprinter’s bike tips the scales at a portly (by WorldTour standards) 7.63kg.
Complete bike specifications
Frame: Ridley Noah SL
Fork: Ridley Noah SL
Stem: Deda Superzero, 140mm
Handlebar: Deda Superzero, 400mm
Tape: Lizard Skins DPS
Front brake: Campagnolo Super Record
Rear brake: Campagnolo Super Record
Front derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record EPS
Rear derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record EPS
Brake/shift levers: Campagnolo Super Record EPS
Cassette: Campagnolo Super Record 11-29t
Chain: Campagnolo Super Record
Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record with SRM, 172.5mm, 54/39
Wheelset: Campagnolo Bora Ultra 50
Tyres: Vittoria Corsa tubular 25c
Saddle: Selle Italia Turbomatic in custom finish
Seatpost: Ridley Noah SL
Bottle cages: Tacx Deva
Rider’s weight: 75kg
Rider’s height: 1.84m
Saddle height, from bottom bracket (c-t): 765mm
Seat tube length: 490mm
Tip of saddle nose to centre of handlebars: 575mm
Head tube length: 145mm
Top tube length: 545mm
Total bike weight: 7.63kg
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