2014 team bike for WorldTour's youngest rider
This article originally published on BikeRadar
At just 19, Matej Mohoric is the youngest rider in the 2014 WorldTour. In 2012 Mohoric won the Junior World Road Race Championship, and in 2013 he took the U23 Road World title.
For 2014, the climbing specialist from Slovenia joined the new-look Cannondale Pro Cycling team, and started his season in Australia at the Santos Tour Down Under. He's now at the Jayco Herald Sun Tour in Melbourne.
For some time now, Cannondale has made its team bikes available to the public. The 2014 production team bike is very similar to Mohoric’s, bar a few componentry differences to make it more suitable for everyday use, such as the use of clincher tyres.
The SuperSix has external gear cable routing, something that's rarely seen with the current crop of super bikes, but that makes the mechanic’s job far easier.
Although Cannondale offers electronic-specific frames without the external cable guides, they aren’t suitable for a team that's sponsored by SRAM.
SRAM supply its RED 22 groupset, while Cannondale takes care of the crankset with its own SiSL2, with SRM powermeter and SRAM rings. Connecting the shifters and derailleurs are Gore ride-on cables, which are now offered by SRAM.
Cannondale Pro Cycling use colour-matched FSA componentry, including the brand’s aero division, Vision. Mohoric is rolling on the Metron 55 wheels, a 55mm deep tubular with a claimed weight of 1,400g for the pair. Cannondale used these wheels through 2013 and they were recently released for sale.
Kenda is the official rubber sponsor, and we spotted the team training on the Kriterium Endurance clincher, although they race on the Kenda SC 23mm tubulars. This tyre isn’t advertised by Kenda and, as we’ve mentioned before, it looks suspiciously similar to the popular Veloflex Carbon tyre.
Even with the clearance of a 56cm frame, Mohoric had the Elite Cannibal bidon cages, a side-entry cage generally used to gain access in tighter frames, fitted. We suspect this is used purely for the fact that they allow him to quickly remove and insert bottles from greater angles.
Complete bike specifications
Frame: Cannondale SuperSix Evo Hi-Mod, 56cm
Fork: Cannondale SuperSix Evo Hi-Mod
Headset: Cannondale integrated
Stem: FSA OS-99 140mm, -6 degree
Handlebar: FSA SL-K, 42cm
Tape: Fi'zi:k Performance
Front brake: SRAM RED 22
Rear brake: SRAM RED 22
Brake levers: SRAM RED 22 DoubleTap
Front derailleur: SRAM RED 22, with chain catcher
Rear derailleur: SRAM RED 22
Shift levers: SRAM RED 22 DoubleTap
Cassette: SRAM PowerGlide 1170 11-28T
Chain: SRAM RED 22
Crankset: Cannondale SISL2 SRM, 53/39T, 172.5mm
Bottom bracket: BB30
Pedals: Speedplay Stainless
Wheelset: Vision Metron 55 tubular
Front tire: Kenda ‘SC’ tubular 23mm (appear to be 23mm-wide Veloflex Carbon)
Rear tire: Kenda ‘SC’ tubular 23mm (appear to be 23mm-wide Veloflex Carbon)
Saddle: fi'zi:k Arione 00
Seatpost: FSA K-Force, 25mm setback
Bottle cages: Elite Cannibal (2)
Computer: SRM Power Control 7 (not pictured)
Rider's height: 1.86m (6ft 1in)
Rider's weight: 64kg (140.8lb)
Saddle height from BB, c-t: 773mm
Saddle setback: 93mm
Seat tube length (c-t): 540mm
Seat tube length (c-c): 425mm
Tip of saddle to center of bar: 605mm
Saddle-to-bar drop: 110mm
Head tube length: 155mm
Top tube length (effective): 560mm
Total bicycle weight: 7.13kg (15.68lb), excludes SRM head unit
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