Pro bike: Fabian Cancellara’s Trek Domane Classics

Wholesale geometry changes hidden in plain sight

As the saying goes, “don’t fix it if it ain’t broken.” Save for just the slightest of tweaks, Fabian Cancellara (Trek Factory Racing) will race across the pavé of Paris-Roubaix on the same Trek Domane Classics he used to win the event last year. Apparently this suit of armor works for ‘Spartacus’ just fine.

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To the casual observer, Cancellara’s bike is the same one as last year but if you look a bit closer, there are a few minor differences. The graphics now reflect the new team name on the top tube and his trademark Berner carbon fiber rear derailleur cage and oversized pulleys have been traded in for the standard Shimano Dura-Ace setup – a move team technical director Jordan Roessingh says was done in the interest of slightly improved chain security on the cobbles.