This article first appeared on BikeRadar.com
Cannondale staffers made a bet with Slovakian superstar Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) just prior to the final stage of this year's Tour of California: win a fifth stage (he had already won four) and he'd get a specially painted bike for the Tour de France.
Sagan's 'Terminator' nickname has morphed into 'Tourminator' for July and Artech Design near Bologna, Italy went all-out on the theme, painting a menacing visage from the famous film on the head tube and covering the frame with a bold black, metallic silver and neon green livery. The team proudly put it out on its own before the start of Stage 2 and in no time at all there was a sizeable crowd.
It's not just the paint that makes Sagan's bike special, though. Cannondale provides him with a custom geometry (shared with teammate Daniele Bennati, thankfully) that pairs a long 58cm top tube with the rear end of a 54cm frame. The build kit is fairly standard, though, comprising a nearly complete SRAM Red group (omissions include a previous-generation Red front derailleur and Cannondale's own Hollowgram Si SL crankset), Mavic Cosmic Carbone Ultimate wheels, Speedplay Zero Nanogram pedals, a fi'zi:k Aliante saddle, FSA cockpit components, and Gore Ride-On Professional System derailleur cables and housing.
We weren't able to obtain an actual weight but considering the Liquigas-Cannondale team has previously had to fit a custom hollow steel bottom bracket spindle to meet the minimum UCI guidelines, 6.8kg (14.99lb) is a reasonably safe assumption.
Complete bike specifications
Frame: Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod, custom 58x54cm geometry
Fork: Cannondale SuperSix EVO Speed Save
Headset: Cannondale SuperSix EVO SL, 1 1/8-to-1 1/4" tapered
Stem: FSA SL-K, 120mm x -6°
Handlebars: FSA Energy Traditional
Tape/grips: fi'zi:k bar:tape
Front brake: SRAM Red 2012 w/ carbon-specific pads, grey compound
Rear brake: SRAM Red 2012 w/ carbon-specific pads, grey compound
Brake levers: SRAM Red 2012 DoubleTap w/ custom hoods
Front derailleur: SRAM Red w/ steel cage
Rear derailleur: SRAM Red 2012
Shift levers: SRAM Red 2012 DoubleTap w/ custom hoods
Cassette: SRAM XG-1090
Chain: SRAM PC-1091
Crankset: Cannondale Hollowgram Si SL, 53/39T
Bottom bracket: Cannondale BB30
Pedals: Speedplay Zero Nanogram
Wheelset: Mavic Cosmic Carbone Ultimate
Front tire: Mavic Yksion Grip Link tubular
Rear tire: Mavic Yksion Grip Link tubular
Saddle: fi'zi:k Aliante Carbon
Seat post: FSA K-Force SB25
Bottle cages: Elite Pase Custom Carbon (2)
Computer: SRM PowerControl 7
Other accessories: Gore Ride-On Professional System derailleur cables and housing, SRAM Red 2012 Chain Spotter
Rider's height: 1.84m (6' 0")
Rider's weight: 73kg (161lb)
Saddle height, from BB (c-t): 770mm
Saddle setback: 77mm
Seat tube length, c-t: 560mm
Seat tube length, c-c: 520mm
Tip of saddle nose to C of bars (next to stem): 616mm
Saddle-to-bar drop (vertical): 125mm
Head tube length: 145mm
Top tube length: 580mm
Total bicycle weight: 6.8kg (14.99lb) (estimated)
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