This article originally published on BikeRadar
Like his senior American compatriot Jeremy Powers, 17-year-old Logan Owen wants a front-row start for the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships that will be held in Louisville, Kentucky. The seven-time junior national champion is now in 5th place on UCI points after the first UCI World Cup on October 21 in Tabor, Czech Republic. The World Cup rounds are critical for juniors' Worlds start grid as the top 16 overall in the World Cup standings will earn the first 16 start positions in Louisville.
Owen is racing a Redline Carbon Conquest Team with an electric Shimano Ultegra Di2 drivetrain, FSA components and wheels, and Challenge Team Edition tubulars.
As a Team Redline rider, Owen has his pick of Challenge Team Edition tubulars. Unlike the currently available Challenge tubulars with poly casings, the Team Edition Challenge tubulars have a suppler cotton casing. On the morning of the Tabor World Cup, Owen pre-rode the course to decide which tires to run.
"I changed my mind about running the Challenge Grifos as the course became much slicker than yesterday when we pre-rode the course," Owen said. "I ended up switching to the Challenge Limus [mud] tire."
Owen's 2013 Redline Carbon Conquest Team frame is a cantilever-brake bike — but the frame is ready to accept a disc post mounts in the rear triangle. The fork is cantilever-only.
A full disc version will likely surface in the next few months. In the meantime, Owen will be gunning for gold in Louisville on this bike.
The Redline Carbon Conquest Team frame was designed to accept both cantilever and disc brakes.
Complete bike specification
Frame: 2013 Redline Carbon Conquest Team, 56cm
Fork: Redline unidirectional carbon fiber
Stem: FSA SLK, 90mm
Headset: FSA Orbit CX 1.5ZS w/cable hanger
Headset spacer: FSA polycarbonite white
Bar tape: XLC Cork white
Handlebar: FSA K force compact, 42cm
Front Brake: FSA K-Force carbon cyclocross caliper
Rear Brake: FSA K-Force carbon cyclocross caliper
Brake Pads: Kool Stop red carbon cross
Brake Levers: Shimano Ultegra Di2
Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra Di2
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra Di2
Shifters: Shimano Di2
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra 12-25
Chain: KMX X10.93 silver
Crankset: SLK Compact cross, 172.5mm
Chainrings: FSA Pro rings 46/36
Bottom Bracket: Road BB-PressFit 30
Pedals: Shimano XTR
Wheelset: SL-K Carbon Tubulars
Front Tire: Challenge Team Edition Grifo (shown – Limus raced in Tabor World Cup)
Rear Tire: Challenge Team Edition Grifo (shown – Limus raced in Tabor World Cup)
Saddle: WTB Silverrado carbon white
Seat post: SL-K w/ 20mm set back
Seat Clamp: Redline w/ built-in hanger
Rider's height: 5’10”/178cm
Rider's weight: 146lbs/66kg
Saddle height from BB, c-t: 78cm
Seat tube length, c-t: 54cm
Tip of saddle to center of bar: 56.5cm
Head tube length: 141mm
Top tube length (effective): 56.5cm
Total bicycle weight: 17.25lbs with Shimano XTR pedals