Olympic win commemorated with gold-flake paint job
This article originally published on BikeRadar
Last week Specialized Racing gave one of its star riders a very special bike. Olympic cross-country champion Jaroslav Kulhavy was given a gold bike to match his gold medal.
"I'm really excited about it," Kulhavy said. "At first the team gave me the new 2013 white frame, and I thought that was very exciting, and then they surprised me with the special gold one. It was amazing."
Aside from paint scheme, Kulhavy's S-Works Epic is quite similar to a stock bike.
And while you can't buy the gold frame, there is a chance to buy the Olympic neon red version of the bike he raced to the win in London, as Specialized is planning limited edition runs of the S-Works Epic and the S-Works Tarmac SL4 that Alexander Vinokourov used to win the Olympic road race.
Kulhavy did not defend his 2011 world championship title last weekend, but there's still that little Olympic metal for consolation.
Check out the gallery at right for the details on Kulhavy's bike.
Complete bike specification
Frame: Specialized S-Works Epic 29"
Fork: Custom RockShox SID World Cup 29 Brain, inertia valve damper, Solo air spring, 80mm
Suspension: Specialized/FOX remote Mini-Brain inertia-valve shock
Headset: 1-1/8 and 1-1/2" threadless, Campy style upper with 1-1/2" lower, cartridge bearing
Stem: Specialized S-Works CLP Multi Stem 120mm/-21°
Handlebar: Specialized S-Works Prowess Carbon XC Flat
Grip's: ESI Chunky
Front brake: Avid XX WC 160mm
Rear brake: Avid XX WC 140mm
Front derailleur: none
Rear derailleur: SRAM XX1
Levers: SRAM XX1 Grip Shift
Cassette: SRAM XX1 10/42T
Chain: SRAM XX1
Crankset: Specialized S-Works OS carbon 175mm with custom spider for SRAM XX One 36T
Bottom bracket: Specialized OS press-in bearing
Pedals: Look quartz carbon Ti
Wheelset: Roval Control Carbon 29"
Front tire: Specialized S-Works Fast Trak 2.00
Rear tire: Specialized S-Works Fast Trak 2.00
Saddle: Specialized Romin Pro 143
Seatpost: Truvativ Stylo T40
Total bicycle weight: 9.6kg/21.16lbs
Rider's height: 187cm/6'2"
Rider's weight: 75kg/165lbs
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