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Nairo Quintana's Tour de France Canyon Ultimate CF SLX - Gallery

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Nairo Quintana's Canyon Ultimate CF SLX, size XS

Nairo Quintana's Canyon Ultimate CF SLX, size XS (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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Some teams mark bottles by drink type; others mark by rider name

Some teams mark bottles by drink type; others mark by rider name (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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The Ultimate's tidy EPS cable port

The Ultimate's tidy EPS cable port (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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Canyon has its own tidy chain catcher that attaches at the lower bottle-cage bolt

Canyon has its own tidy chain catcher that attaches at the lower bottle-cage bolt (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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Power2Max has provided wattage data for Movistar since 2014

Power2Max has provided wattage data for Movistar since 2014 (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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Continental is the dominant player in the pro peloton, and 25mm is the de facto width

Continental is the dominant player in the pro peloton, and 25mm is the de facto width (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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Campagnolo Super Record 11 EPS. Not a shabby place to rest your hands

Campagnolo Super Record 11 EPS. Not a shabby place to rest your hands (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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Quintana runs 42cm bars and a (mostly) blacked-out K-Edge Garmin mount. Note the team's custom Lizard Skins finishing tape

Quintana runs 42cm bars and a (mostly) blacked-out K-Edge Garmin mount. Note the team's custom Lizard Skins finishing tape (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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House brand stems have become more common in the pro peloton in recent years

House brand stems have become more common in the pro peloton in recent years (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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You can't follow him on the bike, but you can follow him on social media

You can't follow him on the bike, but you can follow him on social media (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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Quintana might not keep these rings on for the whole Tour, but he was certainly using them early on in the race

Quintana might not keep these rings on for the whole Tour, but he was certainly using them early on in the race (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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Quintana has long favoured the Antares

Quintana has long favoured the Antares (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)

This article originally appeared on BikeRadar

Nairo Quintana (Movistar) stands 167cm high, just under 5'6", but you wouldn't know that by looking at certain parts of his bike.

Okay, so his size XS Canyon Ultimate CF SLX frame shows that the Colombian climber isn't nose-to-nose with Marcel Kittel.

But his 54t big ring, for at least some of the Tour de France stages, is bigger than that of German sprinter André 'the gorilla' Greipel, who uses a standard 53 these days.

Similarly, Quintana's 42cm bars are wider than the 40cm bars Greipel is using to squeeze out that last bit of aerodynamic advantage.

For a climber, you could make the argument that an open chest for unrestricted breathing is more important than a small aero advantage. Greipel's bike is set up for the final 150 meters of flat stages; Quintana's is set up for the steep mountains. In any event, most of the Movistar team uses 42cm bars.

On stage 13, Quintana went on the attack, finishing second on the day and gaining back some time on the yellow jersey. However, two days later, he lost more than four minutes to his main rivals and dropped out of the top 10. He now sits in 11th place some 6:16 behind the race leader Chris Froome.

Click through the gallery above for a closer look at Quintana's Canyon Ultimate CF SLX bike.

Complete bike specifications
Frame: Canyon Ultimate CF SLX
Fork: Canyon One One Four SLX
Stem: Canyon alloy – 110mm
Handlebar: Canyon H32 Ergo CF – 42cm
Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record 11
Brake / shift levers: Campagnolo Super Record 11 EPS
Front derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record 11 EPS
Rear derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record 11 EPS
Cassette: Campagnolo Super Record 11, 11-27t
Chain: Campagnolo Super Record 11
Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record 11, 54/42t
Power meter: Power2Max
Pedals: Look Keo Blade
Wheelset: Campagnolo Bora Ultra 35 front and 50 rear
Tubulars: Continental Competition Pro LTD, 25mm
Saddle: Fizik Antares
Bottle cages: Elite Cannibal

Critical measurements
Rider's height: 167cm / 5ft 6in
Rider's weight: 58kg / 128lb)
Saddle height: 69cm
Tip of saddle to bar: 53cm
Saddle-to-bar drop: 8cm