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Adam Hansen's Ridley Helium SL

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Adam Hansen's Ridley Helium SL (Tom Ballard / Immediate Media)

Adam Hansen's Ridley Helium SL (Tom Ballard / Immediate Media) (Image credit: Tom Ballard / Immediate Media)
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The San Marco Concor is a little bit like a flared Antares in shape (Tom Ballard / Immediate Media)

The San Marco Concor is a little bit like a flared Antares in shape (Tom Ballard / Immediate Media) (Image credit: Tom Ballard / Immediate Media)
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Electronic shifting – the Italian way (Tom Ballard / Immediate Media)

Electronic shifting – the Italian way (Tom Ballard / Immediate Media) (Image credit: Tom Ballard / Immediate Media)
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The Lotto-Soudal mechanics keep the line minimal with these plastic outers (Tom Ballard / Immediate Media)

The Lotto-Soudal mechanics keep the line minimal with these plastic outers (Tom Ballard / Immediate Media) (Image credit: Tom Ballard / Immediate Media)
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The Super Record brakes are slim and light (Tom Ballard / Immediate Media)

The Super Record brakes are slim and light (Tom Ballard / Immediate Media) (Image credit: Tom Ballard / Immediate Media)
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Hansen's EPS derailleur has taken a fair amount of use (Tom Ballard / Immediate Media)

Hansen's EPS derailleur has taken a fair amount of use (Tom Ballard / Immediate Media) (Image credit: Tom Ballard / Immediate Media)
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Look Keo Blades are extremely popular with the pros (Tom Ballard / Immediate Media)

Look Keo Blades are extremely popular with the pros (Tom Ballard / Immediate Media) (Image credit: Tom Ballard / Immediate Media)
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The Super Record crankset is the older five-bolt versions in 180mm crank length (Tom Ballard / Immediate Media)

The Super Record crankset is the older five-bolt versions in 180mm crank length (Tom Ballard / Immediate Media) (Image credit: Tom Ballard / Immediate Media)
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Hansen's bike, hands off (Tom Ballard / Immediate Media)

Hansen's bike, hands off (Tom Ballard / Immediate Media) (Image credit: Tom Ballard / Immediate Media)
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The monstrous 150mm Deda Zero 100 Team stem (Tom Ballard / Immediate Media)

The monstrous 150mm Deda Zero 100 Team stem (Tom Ballard / Immediate Media) (Image credit: Tom Ballard / Immediate Media)
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Hansen's top tube had this sticker on it come the start of the race – must be missing home (Tom Ballard / Immediate Media)

Hansen's top tube had this sticker on it come the start of the race – must be missing home (Tom Ballard / Immediate Media) (Image credit: Tom Ballard / Immediate Media)

This article first appeared on Bikeradar.com

At 1.86m or 6ft 1in, Lotto-Soudal’s Adam Hansen isn’t the tallest rider in the Tour de France peloton, but he certainly boasts one of the most aggressive bike set-ups seen on the pro circuit.

Hansen opts for Ridley’s Helium SL, as opposed to the Belgian brand’s Noah SL aero road bike. It’s a pretty traditional road racing bike with slightly compact geometry and internal cabling for the Campagnolo Super Record EPS gearing, but not the rear brake. It also boasts a retro decal treatment for that timeless finish.

Hansen’s chosen set-up features a power-meter-free carbon Campagnolo Super Record crankset with a relatively rare 54/39t chainring pairing and extra-long 180mm cranks. Pedals are Look Keo Blade models seen throughout much of the professional cycling world. The rear cassette gives cogs ranging between 11 and 27t.

The most extreme aspect of Hansen's set-up is the cockpit, which features a monster 150mm Deda Zero 100 Team stem clamping oddly narrow 38cm Deda Zero 100 Team bars.

The Campagnolo Bora Ultra 35 aero wheels are wrapped in Continental Competition Pro LTD tubs. Hansen picks Selle San Marco’s Concor saddle.

 

Complete bike specifications
Frame and Fork: Ridley Helium SL
Stem: Deda Zero 100 Team 150mm
Handlebar: Deda Zero 100 Team 38cm
Brake calipers: Campagnolo Super Record
Front derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record EPS
Rear derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record EPS
Shifters: Campagnolo Super Record EPS
Cassette: Campagnolo Super Record 11-27t
Chain: Campagnolo Super Record
Cranks: Campagnolo Super Record 180mm
Bottom bracket: C-Bear PF30 - Campagnolo (ceramic)
Power meter: None
Pedals: Look Keo Blade
Wheels: Campagnolo Bora Ultra 35
Tubulars: Continental Competition Pro LTD
Saddle: Selle San Marco Concor
Other: Tacx bottle cages
Complete bike weight: 6.69kg /14.75lb (without computer or ASO’s GPS transponder)

 

Critical measurements
Rider's height: 1.86m / 6ft 1in
Rider's weight: 75kg / 165lbs
Saddle height from BB, c-t: 82cm
Saddle to bar drop: 14cm

 

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