Pro bike: Alex Dowsett's Tour de France Canyon Speedmax CF
Alex Dowsett’s Canyon Speedmax CF
With the stem and lower bar fixed in height, Dowsett’s cockpit adjustment comes via stack spacers under the arm rests
56/44 Campagnolo rings and cranks on the power2max power meter
This RaceMate Garmin mounts looks to be 3D printed
Like Di2, Campagnolo EPS uses buttons on the brake levers for shifting, but has electronic levers on the extensions
Dowsett’s front brake is hidden from the wind but still somewhat accessible by hand
Look and Shimano are the two primary pedals choices of the Tour peloton
The EPS sticker marks the location of the Campagnolo battery. Note the rubber clamp around this area on the first picture. By strapping magnets to the outside, this rubber clamp forces the system to remain off, preventing accidental battery drain
While GoPros are ubiquitous as this year’s Tour, Toshiba is Movistar’s sponsor
Back in May, Alex Dowsett
set a world hour record of 52.937km on a Canyon Speedmax WHR built specifically for the attempt. At the 2015 Tour de France, Dowsett is racing Canyon’s stock Speedmax CF frame with Team Movistar spec with Campagnolo EPS and a power2max power meter.
This is the same bike Dowsett used to win his fourth British national time trial title just before the Tour.
Tour’s opening time trial, Dowsett finished 13 th.
In the team time trial on Sunday, Dowsett put his TT prowess to use for team leader Nairo Quintana, with
Movistar finishing third, just four seconds behind BMC and three seconds behind Team Sky.
Check out the gallery above for a closer look, and see the full bike details below.
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With the stem and lower bar fixed in height, dowsett’s cockpit adjustment comes via stack spacers under the arm rests: with the stem and lower bar fixed in height, dowsett’s cockpit adjustment comes via stack spacers under the arm rests
Complete bike specifications
Frame: Speedmax CF
Fork: Speedmax CF
Stem: Speedmax CF integrated
Handlebar: Speedmax CF integrated
Front brake: Speedmax Aero Brake integrated
Rear brake: Speedmax Aero Brake integrated
Front derailleur: Campagnolo EPS Super Record
Rear derailleur: Campagnolo EPS Super Record
Levers: Campagnolo EPS Super Record
Cassette: Campagnolo Super Record, 11-27
Chain: Campagnolo Super Record
Cranks: Campagnolo Super Record, 56/44t, 172.5mm
Power meter: power2max
Pedals: Look Keo Blade 2
Front wheel: Bora Ultra 80
Rear wheel: Bora Ultra TT
Tubulars: Continental Podium TT 22mm
Saddle: Fizik Antares VS
Seatmast: Speedmax CF integrated
Other: Toshiba X-sports rear cam; Elite Crono CX bottle and cage
Complete bike weight: 8.4kg / 18.52lb
Rider’s height: 182cm / 6ft
Rider’s weight: 73kg / 161lb
Saddle height from BB, c-t: 79cm
Saddle to bar drop: 11cm
Tip of saddle to center of pads: 53cm