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Exclusive: Jens Voigt's hour record Trek bike

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Jens Voigt (Trek Factory Racing) with his Trek bike

Jens Voigt (Trek Factory Racing) with his Trek bike (Image credit: @Maxime Schmid)
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Trek have assembled a track bike in just a matter of months for Voigt

Trek have assembled a track bike in just a matter of months for Voigt (Image credit: @Maxime Schmid)
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Jens Voigt will race a XL Trek Speed Concept 9 Series for the Hour Record

Jens Voigt will race a XL Trek Speed Concept 9 Series for the Hour Record (Image credit: @Maxime Schmid)
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Trek have created a custom paint job for the event

Trek have created a custom paint job for the event (Image credit: @Maxime Schmid)
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Trek have created a custom paint job for the event

Trek have created a custom paint job for the event (Image credit: @Maxime Schmid)
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Jens Voigt (Trek Factory Racing) shows off his Hour Record bike

Jens Voigt (Trek Factory Racing) shows off his Hour Record bike (Image credit: @Maxime Schmid)
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Jens Voigt (Trek Factory Racing) shows off his Hour Record bike

Jens Voigt (Trek Factory Racing) shows off his Hour Record bike (Image credit: @Maxime Schmid)
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XL Trek Speed Concept 9 Series will be used for the Hour Record attempt

XL Trek Speed Concept 9 Series will be used for the Hour Record attempt (Image credit: @Maxime Schmid)
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Jens Voigt shows off his XL Trek Speed Concept 9 Series

Jens Voigt shows off his XL Trek Speed Concept 9 Series (Image credit: @Maxime Schmid)
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Jens Voigt (Trek Factory Racing) in his skinsuit

Jens Voigt (Trek Factory Racing) in his skinsuit (Image credit: @Maxime Schmid)
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Full disc wheels, front and back

Full disc wheels, front and back (Image credit: @Maxime Schmid)
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The front and rear integrated brakes were removed, and replaced with carbon filler to maintain the same surface geometry as the standard Speed Concept

The front and rear integrated brakes were removed, and replaced with carbon filler to maintain the same surface geometry as the standard Speed Concept (Image credit: @Maxime Schmid)
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A custom paint job for Voigt's Hour Record attempt bike

A custom paint job for Voigt's Hour Record attempt bike (Image credit: @Maxime Schmid)
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The top tube should provide Voigt with some added motivation

The top tube should provide Voigt with some added motivation (Image credit: @Maxime Schmid)
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This is Trek's first attempt at breaking the Hour Record

This is Trek's first attempt at breaking the Hour Record (Image credit: @Maxime Schmid)
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The bike has a standard road chainline

The bike has a standard road chainline (Image credit: @Maxime Schmid)
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Voigt is confident in using a full front disc wheel

Voigt is confident in using a full front disc wheel (Image credit: @Maxime Schmid)
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Full disc wheels for Voigt's track bike

Full disc wheels for Voigt's track bike (Image credit: @Maxime Schmid)
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Voigt has modified his time trial position in recent months

Voigt has modified his time trial position in recent months (Image credit: @Maxime Schmid)
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Trek manufactured some custom rear cogs, with the help of Shimano

Trek manufactured some custom rear cogs, with the help of Shimano (Image credit: @Maxime Schmid)
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Trek has sourced the best components possible

Trek has sourced the best components possible (Image credit: @Maxime Schmid)
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Jens Voigt (Trek Factory Racing)

Jens Voigt (Trek Factory Racing) (Image credit: @Maxime Schmid)

When it comes to embarking on the hour record attempt, timing is of course of the essence but it's not just a factor imposed on the rider, in this case Jens Voigt, but also the support staff and the bike manufacturer.

"To accommodate that chain line in the back, we've also manufactured some custom rear cogs, with the help of Shimano, that are spaced out so that the chain line is optimised. We've made a few different selections of cog sizes for Jens to ensure that he has the right gearing available to him."

Photos supplied by Maxime Schmid.

Frame: Trek Speed Concept 9-series - Track
Available sizes: XL
Rear shock: NA
Fork: Trek Speed Concept
Headset: Trek Speed Concept
Stem: Trek Speed Concept
Handlebars: Bontrager UCI legal Speed Concept Basebar
Tape/grips: NA
Front brake: NA
Rear brake: NA
Brake levers: NA
Front derailleur: NA
Rear derailleur: NA
Shift levers: NA
Cassette: Cog - Custom Trek Made - 14t
Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000
Crankset: SRM/Shimano 9000, 177.5mm
Bottom bracket: Ceramic Speed, BB90
Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000
Wheelset: Pro Carbon Track Tubular Disc
Rims: NA
Front hub: NA
Rear hub: NA
Spokes: NA
Front tyre: Schwalbe Track
Rear tyre: Schwalbe Track
Saddle: Bontrager Team Issue TT
Seat post: Bontrager Speed Concept, 50mm setback
Bottle cages: NA
Computer: SRM PC 7

Critical measurements:

Rider's height: 1.90cm
Rider's weight: 79kg
Seat tube length, c-c: NA
Seat tube length, c-t: NA
Saddle height, from BB (c-t): 84.0cm
Tip of saddle nose to C of bars (next to stem): 63.1cm
C of front wheel to top of bars (next to stem): 51.6cm
Top tube length: 56.0cm C-C
Total bicycle weight: 8.45kg