This article first appeared on Bikeradar
Born in Australia before moving to Germany to follow his cycling dreams, Heinrich Haussler is once again very much Asustralian. Having just won the 2015 Australian National Championship, he will now wear the green and gold colours on his shoulders as he takes on the WorldTour with the IAM Cycling team.
At 30-years-old, Haussler has already had a long career at the top-end of the sport, however he had drop off the radar in recent years having been plagued with injury – now he’s returned, clearly as good as new for 2015.
As a Swiss team, it’s not too surprising to see domestic bike and component sponsors Scott Bikes, Ritchey and DT Swiss making up most of the IAM Cycling bikes. With the exception of the Shimano drivechain, all other components are from German and Italian brands.
At the centre of Haussler's bike is Scott’s aero road frame – the Scott Foil. This is the same frame the Orica-GreenEdge team use for riders such as Darryl Impey, Simon Gerrans and Adam Yates.
The Foil is now likely in its last year before an imminent upgrade, but the frame's ‘F01technoloy’ with its truncated airfoil shapes continues to provide competitive performance despite its mid-2011 introduction.
Seemingly the official groupset of the WorldTour 2015, Haussler uses a mostly-complete Shimano Dura-Ace 9070 Di2 transmission, except for the crank, which is a SRM Shimano 11-speed crank.
Like so many other Shimano-sponsored riders that often finish races in a flat-out sprint, Haussler uses Shimano Sprint shifters for rear derailleur shifting while in the drops.
IAM Cycling are the only WorldTour team to be rolling on complete DT Swiss wheels for 2015. At a claimed 1440g for the pair, Haussler rides on DT Swiss RC 55 Spline tubulars, which use a proprietary straight-pull spoke system that allows for a high spoke tension – helping to create a stiff wheel.
Keeping the wheels from dragging along the ground are Schwalbe 'One' tubulars in a 24mm width. A representative from Schwalbe told us that some of the team, including Swiss-Champ Martin Elmiger, are experimenting with 'One' tubeless clincher tyres at the Tour Down under – a WorldTour first perhaps?
Like DT Swiss, Swiss-based Ritchey components are no longer widespread within the WorldTour. Haussler’s ride features Ritchey WCS alloy C220 stem and Classic handlebars, with a Ritchey headset and seat post topper completing the build from the once American brand.
Complete bike specifications
Frame: Scott Foil HMX IMP – 54cm
Fork: Scott Foil HMX, 1 1/8in - 1 1/4in tapered carbon steerer
Headset: Ritchey WCS Drop-in tapered
Stem: Ritchey WCS C220, 140mm x -6 degrees
Handlebar: Ritchey WCS Classic, 42cm (c-c)
Tape: Prologo OneTouch
Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace BR-9000
Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace BR-9000
Brake levers: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 STI Dual Control ST-9070
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 FD-9070
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 RD-9070
Shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 STI Dual Control ST-9070 + SW-R610 sprint (on drops)
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace CS-9000, 11-25T
Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace CN-9000
Crankset: SRM Shimano 11-speed, 172.5mm, 53/39T
Bottom bracket: Shimano press-fit
Pedals: Shimano 9000 Dura-ace
Wheelset: DT Swiss RC 55 Spline Tubular
Front tyre: Schwalbe ONE tubular, 24mm
Rear tyre: Schwalbe ONE tubular, 24mm
Saddle: Prologo Nago Evo CPC
Seatpost: Ritchey FOIL aero WCS Carbon
Bottle cages: Elite Cannibal Carbon (2)
Computer: SRM Power Control 7 (not pictured)
Rider's height: 1.81m (5ft 11in)
Rider's weight: 74kg (163lb)
Saddle height from BB, c-t: 761mm
Saddle setback: 61mm
Seat tube length (c-t): 525mm
Seat tube length (c-c): 480mm
Tip of saddle to center of bar: 580mm
Saddle-to-bar drop: 140mm
Head tube length: 140mm
Top tube length (effective): 550mm
Total bicycle weight: 7.15kg (15.73lb) (w/o SRM Power Control 7 head unit)
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