Jens Voigt, the eternal crowd favourite has once again returned to Australia for the 2014 Tour Down Under, in support of Frank Schleck’s return to racing. Not much has changed since we last looked at his bike, but with a new team name – Trek Factory Racing – comes some minor tweaks.
Jens is the oldest rider in the peloton, and so it’s only right that he receives a fitting race number – 42, his exact age. Even though, he’s obviously still in form and his aggressive position hasn’t changed much at all.
Voigt rides a standard Trek Madone 7 series frame with a H1 headtube, offering a lower position compared to Trek’s regular H2 geometry.
Standing slim and tall at 1.89m (6ft 2in), Voigt has a few component choices that help with a precise fit, and his choice of 177.5mm cranks isn’t often seen. Trek’s reverse seatpost topper means Voigt uses a longer seatpost head with minimal setback, all in an effort of getting further over the pedals.
The move from Speedplay to Shimano pedals signals a minor change, Voigt prefers a wider stance and so the choice of Shimano’s Dura-ace pedals with wider axles adds a further 8mm to his Q-factor.
Like the rest of the team (except Fabian Cancellara), Voigt uses the new 11-speed Dura-ace 9070 Di2 groupset with internal battery. Unseen in 2013, a Climber shifter has been added for extended efforts without moving from the top of the bar.
Even though Bontrager offer a range of carbon handlebars, Voigt sticks with an aluminium model due to post-crash dependability.
In case you want one – Trek offer the very same Team Issue bike through its Project One custom order system, for a cool AU$15,400.
Complete bike specifications
Frame: Trek Madone 7 Series, 60cm H1 Team Issue
Fork: Trek Madone KVF full carbon
Headset: Internal 1 1/8in to 1 1/2in tapered
Stem: Bontrager Race XXX Lite, 120mm x -7 degrees
Handlebar: Bontrager Race Lite Anatomic, 44cm (c-c)
Tape: Bontrager cork
Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace direct mount BR-9010
Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace direct mount
Brake levers: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 STI Dual Control ST-9070
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 FD-9070
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 RD-9070
Shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 STI Dual Control ST-9070 + Climber shifter