Fabio Aru will begin his season and the build-up to the Giro d'Italia at the Tour of Oman this week. The Italian will be doing it on his new Argon 18 Gallium Pro after Astana partnered with the Canadian company over the winter.
Aru will ride the medium size Gallium Pro, but his height means that a few adjustments have been made such as the headset spacers. The bike will be fitted out with the team standard Shimano Dura Ace Di2 groupset with cranks and finishing kit from FSA, with FSA brake callipers, too. Aru's set-up features 11-28 Shimano Ultegra cassette on the back and a 53-39 on the front.
Pedals are supplied by Look with the team using the Keo 2 design. While the Aru's bike was kitted out with Vision Metron 40s for the team's training camp last month, he and the team will be using Corima wheels with Schwalbe tyres in 2017. For his saddle, Aru has opted for the flagship Prologo Zero C3 design, while several of his teammates have been using the Nago Evo.
Click through the photos above for a closer look at Aru's Argon 18 Gallium Pro.
Frame: Argon 18 Gallium Pro
Fork: Gallium Pro
Stem: FSA OS99 110 mm
Handlebar: FSA K-Force Compact 420 mm
Front brake: FSA SLK Caliper
Rear brake: FSA SLK Caliper
Brake/Shift levers: Shimano Dura Ace 9070 Di2
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace 9070 Di2
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace 9070 Di2
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra 11/28
Chain: Shimano Dura Ace
Crankset: FSA K-Force Light / power 2 Max 172.5 mm
Bottom bracket: FSA BB386Evo
Pedals: Look Keo 2 Max Carbon
Saddle: Prologo Zero C3 CPC Airing
Seatpost: FSA K-Force SB25
Bottle cages: Tacx Carbon
Rider height: 183cm / 6”0’
Rider weight: 66kg / 146lb
Centre of saddle to centre of bar: 57 cm
Total bicycle weight: 6 950g