Peter Sagan alone brought enough WorldTour points to the Pro Continental outfit to confirm WorldTour status for the German team in 2017, but the world champion commands a high price and it is rumoured Specialized contributed to the costs of bringing the Slovakian to the team.
While Peter Sagan has a range of custom painted Specialized framesets to choose from, Jay McCarthy rides on the team issue S-Works Tarmac.
Although the team frames aren’t as eye catching as Peter Sagan’s unique designs, the predominantly black frames could be considered one of the classier designs in the WorldTour peloton.
Turquoise pinstripe detailing on the frame’s tubing and forks is complemented with metallic fleck in the black paint and contrasts with the bold white decals.
The Australian rides a compact 52cm frame that is paired with a 106mm stem and 400mm handlebars, both supplied by PRO components — as is the seat post.
53-39T chaingrings for McCarthyColin Levitch / Immediate
The standard 172.5mm crankset, 53-39T chainrings and 11-28T Dura-Ace cassette make up the Shimano Dura-Ace 9070 groupset, which is paired with a 4iiii power meter.
The Bora-Hansgrohe mechanics expect the Dura-Ace 9100 series groupsets to arrive in time for the spring Classics.
CeramicSpeed provides both the headset and bottom bracket, and is a brand that’s becoming more and more prominent in the WorldTour peloton.
Specialized provides the S-Works Romin Evo saddle, and the Roval CLX 50mm carbon wheels are paired with S-Works Turbo tubular tyres.
Complete bike specifications
Frame: Specialized S-Works Tarmac, size 52
Fork: Specialized S-Works FACT carbon
Stem: PRO PLT alloy, 106mm
Handlebar: PRO PLT alloy, 400m
Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000
Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000
Brake/shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace, 11-28T
Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace, 11-speed
Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace, 53-39T with 4iiii power meter
Bottom bracket: CeramicSpeed
Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000
Wheelset: Roval CLX50
Tyres: S-Works Turbo tubular, 26mm
Saddle: S-Works Romin Evo
Seatpost: PRO Vibe
Bottle cages: Tacx Deva
Rider’s height: 1.74m / 5 ft 7in
Rider’s weight: 63kg / 139lb
Saddle height from bottom bracket: 715mm
Centre of saddle to centre of bar: 680mm
Head tube length: 120mm
Top tube length (effective): 537mm
Total bicycle weight: 6.93kg
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