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Mads Pedersen's Trek Madone SLR 9 Disc - Gallery

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Mads Pedderson Tour Down Under

Pedersen's World Champ Trek Madone is classy, using just the right amount of customisation (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Mads Pedderson Tour Down Under

The SRAM Red AXS one-piece chainrings have a striking aesthetic and feature an integrated powermeter (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Mads Pedersen

Pedersen's bike sees the pro-only SRAM 54/41t chainrings (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Mads Pedderson Tour Down Under

Pedersen's bike sees svelte XXX bottle cages (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Mads Pedderson Tour Down Under

Wear it loud, wear it proud (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Mads Pedderson Tour Down Under

A bit of encouragement for Pedersen when he is deep in the pain cave (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Mads Pedderson Tour Down Under

Pedersen is the first rider from Denmark to wear the rainbow bars (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Mads Pedderson Tour Down Under

Pedersen's bike is rolling on the Aeolus XXX 6 hoops (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Mads Pedderson Tour Down Under

The standard bar and stem mean doesn't offer the give the cables anywhere to ender the frame, so they go in through the headset cap (Image credit: Colin Levitch)


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Mads Pedderson Tour Down Under

With the SRAM eTap AXS levers, there are no shift cables to route — just brake hose (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Mads Pedderson Tour Down Under

The Belndr stem allows for a clean computer mount (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Mads Pedderson Tour Down Under

Pedersen is an underdog no more (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Mads Pedderson Tour Down Under

A closer look at the rainbow bars (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Mads Pedderson Tour Down Under

Although Pedersen's bike sees the same sponsor logos and placement as the rest of the team bikes they are considerably more subtle being black on white (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Mads Pedderson Tour Down Under

No shift cable here. Pedersen is running a 28-10t cassette (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Mads Pedderson Tour Down Under

Clash of the component brands; Pederson's Shimano pedals are screwed into a SRAM crank (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Mads Pedderson Tour Down Under

Pederson's saddle of choice is the Ajna Pro, which Bontrager classes as a women's seat (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Mads Pedderson Tour Down Under

The Red disc callipers are blingy, and at the front, they are paired with a 160mm rotor (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Mads Pedderson Tour Down Under

A smaller 140mm rotor is seen at the back (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Mads Pedderson Tour Down Under

The brake lines come through the bars before they head under the stem and into the frame (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Mads Pedderson Tour Down Under

Pedersen's cockpit allows him to get low (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Mads Pedderson Tour Down Under

The mechanics have done well to wrangle the brake lines (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Mads Pedderson Tour Down Under

The headset cap guides the cables into the frame (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Mads Pedderson Tour Down Under

Some of the pro peloton is opting to use tubeless tyres, and Bontrager's Aelous XXX 6 are available in a TLR version, but Pederson has opted for tubs (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Mads Pedderson Tour Down Under

Pedersen opts for a standard bar and stem instead of the integrated one-piece version usually seen on the Madone (Image credit: Colin Levitch)
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Mads Pedderson Tour Down Under

We couldn't resist throwing in one more full bike shot because Pedersen's ride is so good looking (Image credit: Colin Levitch)

Danish rider Mads Pedersen proved he had the biggest engine on the uphill sprint at the finish of the UCI World Championships in Yorkshire, earning himself the rainbow bands and becoming the first male rider from Denmark to do so. 

We first caught a glimpse of the Dane's bike in October, but here in Adelaide, we've had a chance to take a closer look at his Project One Trek Madone. Beyond the rainbow stripes, 'all or nothing' is written on the top tube with the last two words crossed out, and 'underdog' appears on the bottom of the down tube — also with a strike through it. 

Trek-Segafredo is sponsored by SRAM for 2020, and the team bikes are dressed in the full Red eTap AXS 12-speed groupset, including 54/41t chainrings that aren't currently available to the public. The cranks feature an integrated Quarq power meter, and at the back, Pederson is spinning a 12-speed 28-10t cassette, which makes for a massive top gear, equivalent to a 59x11. The mechanics tell us this gearing is likely to change throughout the race and to expect to see the oil-slick chain and cassette too.

While the Madone SLR 9 Disc typically comes with a one-piece integrated bar and stem, Pederson's bike sees a standard Bontrager XXX Aerobar and 130mm XXX Blendr stem. With the integrated cockpit, the handlebar guides the cables from the levers (well, actually only the hydraulic brake hose) into the frame; with the standard bar and stem, the cockpit is missing half of this routing. So, the bike sees the top cap found on the Madone 7 SLR and below. 

With Pedersen's job here in Adelaide being to pull team leader Riche Porte on the bottom of the climbs it's no surprise to see him opt for an aero bike vs a lightweight bike, and his bike rolls on the deeper section Bontrager Aeolus XXX 6 wheels, set up with 25mm Pirelli P-Zero tubular tyres.

The Danish rider's seating arrangements come in the form of a carbon-railed Bontrager Ajna Pro which is technically a women's saddle.

Click through the gallery above for a closer look at Mads Pedersen's Trek Madone SLR 9 Disc.

Mads Pedersen's Trek Madone SLR 9 Disc full bike specifications

Frameset: Trek Madone SLR 9 Disc, Size 56cm

Front brake: SRAM Red HRD

Rear brake: SRAM Red HRD

Brake/shift levers: SRAM Red eTap AXS 

Front derailleur: SRAM Red eTap AXS 

Rear derailleur: SRAM Red eTap AXS 

Cassette: SRAM RED XG 1290 10-28T

Chain: SRAM RED 

Crankset: SRAM Red AXS with Quarq 2x12 SRM, 54/41t

Bottom bracket: Cane Creek

Wheelset: Bontrager Aeolus XXX 6

Tyres: Pirelli P-Zero Velo 25c

Handlebars: Bontrager XXX Aerobar

Handlebar tape: Bontrager Microfiber

Stem: Bontrager XXX Blendr, 130mm

Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace PD-R9100

Saddle: Bontrager Ajna Pro

Seat post: Madone aero carbon seatmast cap

Bottle cages: Bontrager XXX Water Bottle Cage

Computer: Garmin Edge 1030

Rider height: 1.79 m

Seat height (from bottom bracket at centre): 785mm

Weight: 8.05kg

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