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Esteban Chaves' Scott Foil RC - Gallery

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Esteban Chaves' Scott Foil RC

Esteban Chaves' Scott Foil RC (Image credit: Colin Levitch / Immediate Media)
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Chaves likes his sprint shifters on the front of the drops

Chaves likes his sprint shifters on the front of the drops (Image credit: Colin Levitch / Immediate Media)
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Shimano's 9070 Di2 front shifting is super reliable

Shimano's 9070 Di2 front shifting is super reliable (Image credit: Colin Levitch / Immediate Media)
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Chaves' timing chip was zip tied to the fork

Chaves' timing chip was zip tied to the fork (Image credit: Colin Levitch / Immediate Media)
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Shimano's Dura-Ace direct mount brakes provide awesome stopping power

Shimano's Dura-Ace direct mount brakes provide awesome stopping power (Image credit: Colin Levitch / Immediate Media)
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The rear brake is hidden under the bottom bracket

The rear brake is hidden under the bottom bracket (Image credit: Colin Levitch / Immediate Media)
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It looks like these Dura-Ace pedals have hit the ground

It looks like these Dura-Ace pedals have hit the ground (Image credit: Colin Levitch / Immediate Media)
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We're not sure what this green dot denotes, maybe race wheels versus training wheels?

We're not sure what this green dot denotes, maybe race wheels versus training wheels? (Image credit: Colin Levitch / Immediate Media)
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A Dura-Ace cassette for Chaves

A Dura-Ace cassette for Chaves (Image credit: Colin Levitch / Immediate Media)
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Chaves uses a SRM powermeter with 53-39 chainrings and 170mm cranks

Chaves uses a SRM powermeter with 53-39 chainrings and 170mm cranks (Image credit: Colin Levitch / Immediate Media)
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Chaves' drink will be looked after by the minimalist Elite Leggero bottle cages

Chaves' drink will be looked after by the minimalist Elite Leggero bottle cages (Image credit: Colin Levitch / Immediate Media)
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No mistaking who this bike belongs to

No mistaking who this bike belongs to (Image credit: Colin Levitch / Immediate Media)
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Chaves' choice of saddle is the Syncros RR1.0

Chaves' choice of saddle is the Syncros RR1.0 (Image credit: Colin Levitch / Immediate Media)
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Not much seat post sticking out of Chaves' frame

Not much seat post sticking out of Chaves' frame (Image credit: Colin Levitch / Immediate Media)
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Because of the delays in the delivery of the new Dura-Ace 9170 groupset, Chaves was running the older DA 9070

Because of the delays in the delivery of the new Dura-Ace 9170 groupset, Chaves was running the older DA 9070 (Image credit: Colin Levitch / Immediate Media)
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Chaves was rolling on 25c Conti Competition tubulars

Chaves was rolling on 25c Conti Competition tubulars (Image credit: Colin Levitch / Immediate Media)
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Keeping track of all his stats was a PC8 head unit

Keeping track of all his stats was a PC8 head unit (Image credit: Colin Levitch / Immediate Media)
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No surprise to see Chaves on the lightweight C35 wheels

No surprise to see Chaves on the lightweight C35 wheels (Image credit: Colin Levitch / Immediate Media)
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To keep things tidy the Orica-Scott mechanics shrink wrap the cables before they go into the frame

To keep things tidy the Orica-Scott mechanics shrink wrap the cables before they go into the frame (Image credit: Colin Levitch / Immediate Media)
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The Foil stem integrates the top cap and stem bolts nicely

The Foil stem integrates the top cap and stem bolts nicely (Image credit: Colin Levitch / Immediate Media)
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Magic Marker denotes Chaves' saddle height

Magic Marker denotes Chaves' saddle height (Image credit: Colin Levitch / Immediate Media)
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Chaves runs the old Dura-Ace 9070 shifters

Chaves runs the old Dura-Ace 9070 shifters (Image credit: Colin Levitch / Immediate Media)

This article first appeared on Bikeradar.

Colombian climber extraordinaire Esteban Chaves (Orica Scott) turned 27 years old just ahead of the start of the Tour Down Under and while he didn’t go out and have a huge night on the town he did ride into second place on the General Classification.

His team issue Scott Foil RC, like team sprinter Caleb Ewan was quite small with Chaves riding a size XS frame. The mechanics at the Orica-Scott camp were hard at work trying to get the team's bikes ready to race, but unfortunately the wrong size Syncros one-piece bar and stem were delivered to the local service course. In light of this, Chaves used a set of alloy 40mm Syncros RR1.5 bars and a 110mm Syncros Foil stem. Interestingly Chaves’ bike saw spring shifters mounted to the front of the drops rather than the inside.

Given Chaves' climbing prowess, it was no surprise to see him rolling on Shimano’s C-35 wheels in lieu of the ever-popular C-50s, wrapped in 25mm Conti Competition tubulars.

Due to some delays with deliveries of the new Shimano 9170, Chaves ran an old DA 9070 transmission. When it comes to gearing the Colombian rider, like the majority of the peloton at the Tour Down Under, was running 53-39T chainrings up front and a 11-28T cassette at the back. Chaves also used a SRM power meter with 170mm cranks and PC8 headunit. 

While not necessarily known for its saddles, the whole Orica-Scott team was using Syncros seats, with Chaves on the RR1.0 carbon saddle.

Complete bike specifications

Frame: Scott Foil RC Size, XS/49cm
Fork: Foil HMX
Stem: Syncros Foil, 110mm
Handlebar: Syncros RR1.5 400mm
Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace BR-R9110 cirect mount
Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace 9110 rear super SLR dual pivot direct mount
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace 9070 Di2
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace 9070 Di2
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace, 11-28T
Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace 11-speed
Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace, SRM 175mm, 53/39T
Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace
Wheelset: Shimano Dura-Ace C-35
Tyres: Continental Competition tubular, 25mm
Saddle: Syncros RR1.0
Seatpost: Syncros Foil Aero carbon
Bottle cages: EliteLeggeroo

Critical measurements

Rider's height: 1.64m
Rider's weight: 55kg
Saddle height from bottom bracket: 675mm
Centre of saddle to centre of bar: 650mm