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Pro bike: Rory Sutherland’s NeilPryde Diablo

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Rory Sutherland’s Diablo is one of two road bikes by NeilPryde. The other, the Alize, is the company’s aero bike

Rory Sutherland’s Diablo is one of two road bikes by NeilPryde. The other, the Alize, is the company’s aero bike (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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A southern-hemisphere partnership: Sutherland is Aussie; NeilPryde is Kiwi

A southern-hemisphere partnership: Sutherland is Aussie; NeilPryde is Kiwi (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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NeilPryde is bringing decades of carbon fiber experience in windsurfing to its bikes

NeilPryde is bringing decades of carbon fiber experience in windsurfing to its bikes (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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The Ritchey WCS 4-Axis stem, in a lo-ong 140mm length so Sutherland can stretch out

The Ritchey WCS 4-Axis stem, in a lo-ong 140mm length so Sutherland can stretch out (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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Sutherland prefers an older model of Ritchey WCS Streem saddle

Sutherland prefers an older model of Ritchey WCS Streem saddle (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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The Diablo has clean cable housing of its own with internal routing for the rear brake

The Diablo has clean cable housing of its own with internal routing for the rear brake (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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Cable liners (the white sleeves) keep the cables clean and functioning smoothly

Cable liners (the white sleeves) keep the cables clean and functioning smoothly (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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One perk of SRAM Red: Gore’s Ride-On sealed cable system

One perk of SRAM Red: Gore’s Ride-On sealed cable system (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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Sutherland races an aluminum 44cm Ritchey WCS Curve handlebar mounted on a 140mm Ritchey WCS 4-Axis stem

Sutherland races an aluminum 44cm Ritchey WCS Curve handlebar mounted on a 140mm Ritchey WCS 4-Axis stem (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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Utah-based ENVE supplies Sutherland and his team with its Smart System wheels, which were codesigned by aerodynamicist Simone Smart. The 3.4 System features a front rim that is 26mm wide and 35mm tall front wheel paired with a 24mm-by-45mm rear

Utah-based ENVE supplies Sutherland and his team with its Smart System wheels, which were codesigned by aerodynamicist Simone Smart. The 3.4 System features a front rim that is 26mm wide and 35mm tall front wheel paired with a 24mm-by-45mm rear (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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ENVE builds the 3.4 wheel with Chris King hubs

ENVE builds the 3.4 wheel with Chris King hubs (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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Idaho-based K-Edge also provides the race number plate holder

Idaho-based K-Edge also provides the race number plate holder (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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While the SRAM Red 2012 front derailleur comes with its own chain catcher, UnitedHealthcare opts to go with a model from K-Edge

While the SRAM Red 2012 front derailleur comes with its own chain catcher, UnitedHealthcare opts to go with a model from K-Edge (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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The SRAM Red 2012 front derailleur features a unique pivoting design that eliminates the need for trim settings

The SRAM Red 2012 front derailleur features a unique pivoting design that eliminates the need for trim settings (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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The new Red cassette is quieter than last year’s version. While still machined from a single piece of steel, the 2012 Red cassette has elastomer rings between each cog, and the back isn’t one solid piece like on the OG 1090 version

The new Red cassette is quieter than last year’s version. While still machined from a single piece of steel, the 2012 Red cassette has elastomer rings between each cog, and the back isn’t one solid piece like on the OG 1090 version (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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Like many SRAM-sponsored teams, UnitedHealthcare is in the process of converting its bikes over to the new SRAM Red 2012. Sutherland’s bike has a complete new group

Like many SRAM-sponsored teams, UnitedHealthcare is in the process of converting its bikes over to the new SRAM Red 2012. Sutherland’s bike has a complete new group (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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NeilPryde will soon have a third road bike in its line-up, the Bura SL

NeilPryde will soon have a third road bike in its line-up, the Bura SL (Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)

This article originally published on BikeRadar

Having established a beachhead in the UK, NeilPryde is now making a push into the US market, and the company signed UnitedHealthcare to race its bikes for the 2012 season.

UnitedHealthcare team leader Rory Sutherland recently won the overall title at the SRAM Tour of the Gila, and last week finished 13th overall at the Amgen Tour of California.

Click on the gallery for a detailed look at his NeilPryde Diablo, dressed up in SRAM Red 2012 components, ENVE Smart System wheels and a Ritchey cockpit.

For those of you unfamiliar with NeilPryde, the company began 40 years ago in windsurfing. The company recently entered the bike market as Mike Pryde, son of the company’s founder, is a big cyclist.

The company currently has two road bikes: the Diablo, and all-around race machine, and the Alize, an aero bike. Earlier this year the company also announced its plans for a third model, the Bura SL, the frame of which is targeted to come in under 750 grams. BikeRadar offered a first look at this bike from the Taipei Show in March.

Watch for news and a review of that bike on BikeRadar.com.

NeilPryde is bringing decades of carbon fiber experience in windsurfing to its bikes

Complete bike specifications

Frame: NeilPryde Diablo
Stem: Ritchey WCS 4-Axis, 140mm, -6°
Handlebar: Ritchey WCS Curve, 44cm (c-c)
Front brake: SRAM Red 2012
Rear brake: SRAM Red 2012
Shift/brake levers: SRAM Red 2012
Front derailleur: SRAM Red 2012
Rear derailleur: SRAM Red 2012
Cassette: SRAM Red 2012, 11-26T
Chain: SRAM Red 2012
Crankset: SRAM Red 2012, 175mm, 53/39T
Bottom bracket: SRAM Red 2012
Pedals: Speedplay Zero
Wheelset: ENVE Smart System 3.4 tubulars (clincher version pictured)
Front tire: Vittoria tubular (Maxxis Cormet clincher pictured)
Rear tire: Vittoria tubular (Maxxis Cormet clincher pictured)
Saddle: Ritchey WCS
Seatpost: Ritchey WCS Carbon
Bottle cages: Arundel Mandible (2)
Computer: Garmin Edge 500 (Timex Cycle Trainer 2.0 pictured)

Critical measurements

Rider's height: 1.88m (6ft 2in)
Rider's weight: 78kg (170lb)
Saddle height, from BB (c-t): 81.cm