Japanese domestique Fumiyuki Beppu has been racing with Trek-Segafredo (formerly Trek Factory Racing) since the 2014 season. Prior to that he spent his first three years and the subsequent two seasons with Discovery Channel and RadioShack respectively.
To celebrate the Japan Cup one-day race, Trek created this limited edition finish on their top of the line aero frame, the Madone. Beppu’s frameset is one of a limited run of one hundred framesets, exclusively available in Japan.
The predominantly black frame features a grey disruptive pattern design on the inside of the forks, stays and main frame triangle. On the top tube, 'Je sais que je peux' - French for 'I know I can' - sits in white decals, looking deceptively like Japanese calligraphy.
For 2018, Trek-Segafredo have switched from SRM power meters to Shimano’s unit, which works seamlessly with the Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 groupset equipped on Beppu’s machine.
Trek’s component wing Bontrager provides the finishing kit for Beppu’s Madone including the Aeolus 5 wheels, XXX bottle cages, Serrano RXL saddle, Pro Blendr stem and Race Light handlebars.
Flick through the gallery above to take a closer look at Beppu’s Trek Madone 9 Race Shop Limited.
Frame: Trek Madone 9 Race Shop Limited in custom Japan Cup colours
Fork: Trek Madone KVF full carbon
Front brake: Trek Madone Aero integrated
Rear brake: Trek Madone Aero integrated
Brake/shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100, 11-28
Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100-P, 172.5mm cranks, 53/39
Wheels: Bontrager Aeolus 5 TLR
Tyres: Vittoria Corsa, 25mm tubular
Handlebars: Bontrager Race Light, 420mm
Stem: Bontrager Pro Blendr, 125mm
Tape/grips: Bontrager Cork Tape
Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Saddle: Bontrager Serrano RXL
Seat post: Trek Madone Micro-adjust carbon seat mast with cap, 25mm offset
Bottle cages: Bontrager XXX bottle cage
Rider’s height: 1.80m
Saddle height from bb (c-t): 735mm
Tip of saddle nose to bars: 555mm
Bicycle weight: 7.26kg