Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) used to be known as the 'Terminator' but now he's the 'Tourminator'.
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Liquigas star's bike gets a 'Tourminator' paint job
This article first appeared on BikeRadar.com
Cannondale staffers made a bet with Slovakian superstar Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) just prior to the final stage of this year's Tour of California: win a fifth stage (he had already won four) and he'd get a specially painted bike for the Tour de France.
Well, Sagan delivered on his end of the bargain (and then went onto win the first and third stages of the Tour de France), and so did Cannondale, with a custom SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod.
Sagan's 'Terminator' nickname has morphed into 'Tourminator' for July and Artech Design near Bologna, Italy went all-out on the theme, painting a menacing visage from the famous film on the head tube and covering the frame with a bold black, metallic silver and neon green livery. The team proudly put it out on its own before the start of Stage 2 and in no time at all there was a sizeable crowd.
It's not just the paint that makes Sagan's bike special, though. Cannondale provides him with a custom geometry (shared with teammate Daniele Bennati, thankfully) that pairs a long 58cm top tube with the rear end of a 54cm frame. The build kit is fairly standard, though, comprising a nearly complete SRAM Red group (omissions include a previous-generation Red front derailleur and Cannondale's own Hollowgram Si SL crankset), Mavic Cosmic Carbone Ultimate wheels, Speedplay Zero Nanogram pedals, a fi'zi:k Aliante saddle, FSA cockpit components, and Gore Ride-On Professional System derailleur cables and housing.
We weren't able to obtain an actual weight but considering the Liquigas-Cannondale team has previously had to fit a custom hollow steel bottom bracket spindle to meet the minimum UCI guidelines, 6.8kg (14.99lb) is a reasonably safe assumption.
Complete bike specifications
Frame: Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod, custom 58x54cm geometry
Fork: Cannondale SuperSix EVO Speed Save
Headset: Cannondale SuperSix EVO SL, 1 1/8-to-1 1/4" tapered
Stem: FSA SL-K, 120mm x -6°
Handlebars: FSA Energy Traditional
Tape/grips: fi'zi:k bar:tape
Front brake: SRAM Red 2012 w/ carbon-specific pads, grey compound
Rear brake: SRAM Red 2012 w/ carbon-specific pads, grey compound
Brake levers: SRAM Red 2012 DoubleTap w/ custom hoods
Front derailleur: SRAM Red w/ steel cage
Rear derailleur: SRAM Red 2012
Shift levers: SRAM Red 2012 DoubleTap w/ custom hoods
Cassette: SRAM XG-1090
Chain: SRAM PC-1091
Crankset: Cannondale Hollowgram Si SL, 53/39T
Bottom bracket: Cannondale BB30
Pedals: Speedplay Zero Nanogram
Wheelset: Mavic Cosmic Carbone Ultimate
Front tire: Mavic Yksion Grip Link tubular
Rear tire: Mavic Yksion Grip Link tubular
Saddle: fi'zi:k Aliante Carbon
Seat post: FSA K-Force SB25
Bottle cages: Elite Pase Custom Carbon (2)
Computer: SRM PowerControl 7
Other accessories: Gore Ride-On Professional System derailleur cables and housing, SRAM Red 2012 Chain Spotter
Rider's height: 1.84m (6' 0")
Rider's weight: 73kg (161lb)
Saddle height, from BB (c-t): 770mm
Saddle setback: 77mm
Seat tube length, c-t: 560mm
Seat tube length, c-c: 520mm
Tip of saddle nose to C of bars (next to stem): 616mm
Saddle-to-bar drop (vertical): 125mm
Head tube length: 145mm
Top tube length: 580mm
Total bicycle weight: 6.8kg (14.99lb) (estimated)
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