Fabian Cancellara's (Radioshack-Leopard-Trek) Trek Domane 6-Series at Paris-Roubaix was identical to what he used at Ronde van Vlaanderen, save for tires and gearing.
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Cancellara adapts his Flanders machine for the cobbles of Roubaix
This article originally published on BikeRadar
While many racers at Paris-Roubaix are riding bikes they only see a few times per year, 2013 Ronde van Vlaanderen winner Fabian Cancellara (Radioshack-Leopard-Trek) should feel right at home on his Trek Domane 6-Series for Paris-Roubaix. Not only is he using the same bike in both events, it's also the machine he rides all year round.
Cancellara has made few changes from Sunday to deal with the far harsher cobbles and flatter parcours of Roubaix. His 25mm-wide FMB Paris-Roubaix tubular tires have given way to 27mm-wide ones - run at approximately 5.5/6 bar (80/87 psi) front/rear according to mechanic Roger Theel - and his usual 53/39T chainring combination has been changed to a matched 53/42T combo.
If you really want to nitpick, Theel has also switched the colored accents on Cancellara's Nokon segmented aluminum housing from red to gold.
Those changes have added some weight but only just barely. Total weight without the computer is still just 7.62kg (16.80lb) - an increase of 120g.
We should clarify at this point, however, that when we're talking about Cancellara's bike, we really should say "bikes" since he has three identical setups. According to Trek team liaison Jordan Roessingh, Cancellara was making the final tweaks on those machines when he crashed on Friday before the race.
"Fabian is one of the few riders out there that does ride his spare bike," Roessingh told BikeRadar. "He wants to ride that spare bike as well because in the chance that he has to go on to it, he's one of the riders that really feels the small differences and if it doesn't feel as good as his race bike, that ends up being a problem. So he wants to make sure everything is perfect on all three bikes."
If all goes well at Paris-Roubaix, Cancellara won't just have three identical bikes afterward - he'll have three matching cobblestone trophies, too.
Complete bike specifications
Frame: Trek Domane 6-Series, 58cm 'pro' fit
Fork: Trek IsoSpeed full carbon
Headset: Cane Creek Forty, 1 1/8-to-1 1/2" tapered
Stem: Bontrager Race XXX Lite, 140mm x -7°: include length in cm, center-to-center:
Handlebars: Bontrager RL Anatomic, 44cm (center-to-center): include width in cm, center-to-center:
Tape/grips: Bontrager cork
Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace BR-9000 w/ SwissStop Black Prince carbon-specific pads
Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace BR-9000 w/ SwissStop Black Prince carbon-specific pads
Brake levers: Shimano Dura-Ace STI Dual Control ST-9000
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace FD-9000
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace RD-9000 w/ Berner pulleys and cage
Shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace STI Dual Control ST-9000
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace CS-9000, 11-25T
Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace CN-9000
Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace FC-9000, 175mm, 53/42T
Bottom bracket: Trek BB90 integrated
Pedals: Speedplay Zero Titanium
Wheelset: Bontrager Aeolus 5 D3 tubular
Front tire: FMB Paris-Roubaix tubular, 27mm, 5.5 bar
Rear tire: FMB Paris-Roubaix tubular, 27mm, 6 bar
Saddle: Bontrager Team Issue
Seat post: Bontrager Ride Tuned Carbon seatmast
Bottle cages: Trek BAT Cage (2)
Computer: SRM PowerControl 7
Other accessories: Nokon cables and housing
Rider's height: 1.86m (6' 1")
Rider's weight: 82kg (181lb)
Saddle height, from BB (c-t): 780mm
Saddle setback (ask mechanic): 90mm
Seat tube length, c-t: 500mm
Seat tube length, c-c: 485mm
Tip of saddle nose to C of bars (next to stem): 620mm
Saddle-to-bar drop (vertical): 110mm
Head tube length: 150mm
Top tube length: 567mm
Total bicycle weight: 7.62kg (16.80lb) w/o computer
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