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Pro bike: Simon Gerrans’ Scott Foil

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Simon Gerrans’ Scott Foil provides a great balance of aerodynamics and climbing agility

Simon Gerrans’ Scott Foil provides a great balance of aerodynamics and climbing agility (Image credit: David Rome)
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It's a name often seen at the world's largest events

It's a name often seen at the world's largest events (Image credit: David Rome)
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Gerrans' rides on a custom Prologo Nago Evo saddle - deserving of a National Champion

Gerrans' rides on a custom Prologo Nago Evo saddle - deserving of a National Champion (Image credit: David Rome)
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While a SRM sponsored rider, Gerrans' race bike featured a standard 9000 series crank

While a SRM sponsored rider, Gerrans' race bike featured a standard 9000 series crank (Image credit: David Rome)
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A full Shimano 9070 Di2 groupset with a large 11-28T cassette keeps Gerrans' going

A full Shimano 9070 Di2 groupset with a large 11-28T cassette keeps Gerrans' going (Image credit: David Rome)
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Aerodynamic profiles on the Scott Foil help when it matters most

Aerodynamic profiles on the Scott Foil help when it matters most (Image credit: David Rome)
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Continental tyres - the Pro Limited tubulars are a WorldTour only item currently

Continental tyres - the Pro Limited tubulars are a WorldTour only item currently (Image credit: David Rome)
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Deep Dura-ace C50 wheels are chosen due to wind cheating aerodynamics and high-stiffness under power

Deep Dura-ace C50 wheels are chosen due to wind cheating aerodynamics and high-stiffness under power (Image credit: David Rome)
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A chunky PRO Vibe carbon handlebar is a popular choice amongst the sprinters

A chunky PRO Vibe carbon handlebar is a popular choice amongst the sprinters (Image credit: David Rome)
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For everyone else it's basic household electrical tape; but when Gerrans' uses it - it's National Champion tape

For everyone else it's basic household electrical tape; but when Gerrans' uses it - it's National Champion tape (Image credit: David Rome)
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Another look at the standard Shimano 9000 series crank, definitely no power meter on this stage winning ride

Another look at the standard Shimano 9000 series crank, definitely no power meter on this stage winning ride (Image credit: David Rome)
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An Australian flag on Gerrans' seat shows that this is a custom perch

An Australian flag on Gerrans' seat shows that this is a custom perch (Image credit: David Rome)
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A closer look at the tread pattern of the Continental tyres

A closer look at the tread pattern of the Continental tyres (Image credit: David Rome)
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More electrical tape for Gerrans

More electrical tape for Gerrans (Image credit: David Rome)
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Coloured matched Elite Sior Evo bottle cages complete this race-winning ride

Coloured matched Elite Sior Evo bottle cages complete this race-winning ride (Image credit: David Rome)

This article first appeared on Bikeradar.com

Simon Gerrans’ is clearly on form, recently picking up the Australian National Road Championships ahead of Cadel Evans and Richie Porte, and now sealing his third Tour Down Under victory. On top of all his recent success, the Orica-GreenEdge rider won the 2012 Milano-Sanremo and is the only Australian to have won stages in all three grand tours.

As we’d seen in our Tour Tech gallery, not all teams brought new 2014 gear to Australia, and Orica-GreenEdge were one team still on last year’s bikes. Other than paint, Gerrans’ Scott Foil isn’t expected to change much from what he rode at the Tour Down Under, and with his results over the past 12 months, why change a winning formula?

Gerrans’ bike was covered with Australian touches that gave no subtlety to the fact he was recently crowned Australian National Champion. A custom Prologo saddle, bartape, matching Elite bottle cages and even ‘household’ yellow and green electrical tape is used as handlebar finishing tape along with accents on his Dura-ace hubs.

The Scott Foil frameset is designed to cheat the wind without giving up on drive stiffness and is the common choice amongst most of the Orica-GreenEdge team. We didn't spot many riders on the brand's lighter Addict frame.

Complete bike specifications

Frame: Scott Foil HMX NET Team Issue 2013, size Small
Fork: Scott Foil HMX NET 1 1/8” – 1 ¼” tapered
Headset: Ritchey WCS drop-in tapered
Stem: PRO Vibe carbon, 130mm x -6 degrees
Handlebar: PRO Vibe Compact, 40cm (c-c)
Tape: Prologo OneTouch Team
Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000
Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace 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
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace CS-9000, 11-28T
Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace CN-9000
Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000, 172.5mm, 53/39T
Bottom bracket: Shimano Dura-Ace Press-fit
Pedals: Shimano 9000 Dura-ace
Wheelset: Shimano Dura-ace C50 tubular
Front tire: Continental Pro Limited
Rear tire: Continental Pro Limited
Saddle: Prologo Nago Evo - custom
Seatpost: Scott Foil + internal Shimano Di2 battery
Bottle cages: Elite Sior Evo (2)
Computer: SRM Power Control 7 (not pictured)

Critical measurements

Rider's height: 1.69m (5ft 5in)
Rider's weight: 62kg (136.4lb)
Saddle height from BB, c-t: 726mm
Saddle setback: 49.5mm
Seat tube length (c-t): 470mm
Seat tube length (c-c): 460mm
Tip of saddle to center of bar: 560mm
Saddle-to-bar drop: 90mm
Head tube length: 120mm
Top tube length (effective): 535mm
Total bicycle weight: 7.00kg (15.40lb)
 

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