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Pro bike: Svein Tuft's GreenEdge Scott CR1 Paris-Roubaix

By:
James Huang/BikeRadar
Published:
April 10, 2012, 19:15 BST,
Updated:
April 10, 2012, 20:14 BST
Race:
Paris - Roubaix
GreenEdge will race Paris-Roubaix on Scott's latest CR1 roadster.

GreenEdge will race Paris-Roubaix on Scott's latest CR1 roadster.

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While Paris-Roubaix's pan-flat parcours would seemingly make aerodynamics a priority, the brutal cobbles instead demand the most attention. Canadian rider Svein Tuft and the rest of the Australia-registered GreenEdge team will set aside their usual Scott Foils at Paris-Roubaix in favor of the softer-riding CR1. Straight out of the box, the CR1 already includes many of the features many riders seek in a cobbles bike, making it a convenient turnkey solution for the Hell of the North.

Scott redesigned its once flagship CR1 model late in 2009, shifting its focus from all-out stiffness and light weight to a refined ride quality courtesy of specially engineered shaping in the rear end and fork. The so-called SDS (Shock Damping System) consists of several dramatically flattened sections on the seat stays and chain stays plus careful tuning in the fork blades designed to flex on bigger impacts. Claimed movement is surprisingly minimal but even so, it's more than what's available on the Foil so Tuft and the rest of the GreenEdge crew will likely appreciate it nonetheless.

Interestingly enough, geometry is mostly shared with the Foil – wheelbase and chain stay length are identical and the head tube is actually steeper – so there's no additional stability gained in making the switch but Tuft does have room for 25mm-wide Continental tubular tires.

Build kit on Tuft's bike consists of a Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 group and SRM power meter, a PRO all-alloy cockpit and carbon seatpost, a well padded Prologo Scratch Pro Plus saddle, and traditional box-section alloy tubular wheels built with Shimano Dura-Ace hubs and Ambrosio Nemesis rims joined with 14-gauge straight stainless steel spokes laced three-cross with brass nipples.

Total weight as pictured was unavailable – unfortunately team mechanics allowed us to shoot detailed photographs but not weigh the thing without the team director's approval (and he wasn't around to ask).

Full Specifications

Complete bike specifications

Frame: Scott CR1 SL, 54cm
Fork: Scott CR1 SL
Headset: Ritchey WCS press-fit, 1-1/8in
Stem: PRO PLT, 130mm x -10°
Handlebar: PRO Vibe 7s, 44cm (c-c), round bend
Tape: Prologo ProTouch TR
Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace BR-7900
Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace BR-7900
Brake levers: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 STI Dual Control ST-7970
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 FD-7970
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 RD-7970
Shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 STI Dual Control ST-7970
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace CS-7900, 11-23t
Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace CN-7900
Crankset: SRM Wireless PowerMeter Dura-Ace 7900 Compatible, 175mm, 53/44t
Bottom bracket: Shimano Dura-Ace press-fit SM-FC7900P
Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace SPD-SL PD-7900
Rims: Ambrosio Nemesis tubular, 32h
Front hub: Shimano Dura-Ace HB-7900, 32h
Rear hub: Shimano Dura-Ace FH-7900, 32h
Spokes: 14g stainless steel, three-cross, brass nipples
Front tire: Continental Competition Pro Limited ProTection tubular, 25mm
Rear tire: Continental Competition Pro Limited ProTection tubular, 25mm
Saddle: Prologo Scratch Pro Plus, 143mm
Seatpost: PRO Vibe
Bottle cages: Elite Ciussi (2)
Computer: SRM PowerControl 7
Other accessories: Chain watcher

Critical measurements

Rider's height: 1.80m (5ft 11in)
Rider's weight: 74kg (163lb)
Saddle height, from BB (c-t): 760mm
Saddle setback: 70mm
Seat tube length, c-t: 505mm
Seat tube length, c-c: 480mm
Tip of saddle nose to C of bars (next to stem): 579mm
Saddle-to-bar drop (vertical): 124mm
Head tube length: 156mm
Top tube length: 545mm
Total bicycle weight: N/A

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