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Pro bike: Rory Sutherland’s NeilPryde Diablo

By:
Ben Delaney
Published:
May 24, 2012, 17:20 BST,
Updated:
May 24, 2012, 18:48 BST
Rory Sutherland’s Diablo is one of two road bikes by NeilPryde. The other, the Alize, is the company’s aero bike

Rory Sutherland’s Diablo is one of two road bikes by NeilPryde. The other, the Alize, is the company’s aero bike

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This article originally published on BikeRadar

Having established a beachhead in the UK, NeilPryde is now making a push into the US market, and the company signed UnitedHealthcare to race its bikes for the 2012 season.

UnitedHealthcare team leader Rory Sutherland recently won the overall title at the SRAM Tour of the Gila, and last week finished 13th overall at the Amgen Tour of California.

Click on the gallery for a detailed look at his NeilPryde Diablo, dressed up in SRAM Red 2012 components, ENVE Smart System wheels and a Ritchey cockpit.

For those of you unfamiliar with NeilPryde, the company began 40 years ago in windsurfing. The company recently entered the bike market as Mike Pryde, son of the company’s founder, is a big cyclist.

The company currently has two road bikes: the Diablo, and all-around race machine, and the Alize, an aero bike. Earlier this year the company also announced its plans for a third model, the Bura SL, the frame of which is targeted to come in under 750 grams. BikeRadar offered a first look at this bike from the Taipei Show in March.

Watch for news and a review of that bike on BikeRadar.com.

NeilPryde is bringing decades of carbon fiber experience in windsurfing to its bikes

NeilPryde is bringing decades of carbon fiber experience in windsurfing to its bikes

Full Specifications

Complete bike specifications

Frame: NeilPryde Diablo
Stem: Ritchey WCS 4-Axis, 140mm, -6°
Handlebar: Ritchey WCS Curve, 44cm (c-c)
Front brake: SRAM Red 2012
Rear brake: SRAM Red 2012
Shift/brake levers: SRAM Red 2012
Front derailleur: SRAM Red 2012
Rear derailleur: SRAM Red 2012
Cassette: SRAM Red 2012, 11-26T
Chain: SRAM Red 2012
Crankset: SRAM Red 2012, 175mm, 53/39T
Bottom bracket: SRAM Red 2012
Pedals: Speedplay Zero
Wheelset: ENVE Smart System 3.4 tubulars (clincher version pictured)
Front tire: Vittoria tubular (Maxxis Cormet clincher pictured)
Rear tire: Vittoria tubular (Maxxis Cormet clincher pictured)
Saddle: Ritchey WCS
Seatpost: Ritchey WCS Carbon
Bottle cages: Arundel Mandible (2)
Computer: Garmin Edge 500 (Timex Cycle Trainer 2.0 pictured)

Critical measurements

Rider's height: 1.88m (6ft 2in)
Rider's weight: 78kg (170lb)
Saddle height, from BB (c-t): 81.cm

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