A light weight climbing machine in black and white
Starting with the Emonda SLR frameset as a mere 780 grams Rick added a SRAM eTap groupset with long cage rear mech so he can use a 30T sprocket. The wheels are Bontager's Aeolus 3 carbon tubeless ready hoops and are shod with Continental GP4000 28mm tyres; clearance is er, snug but the Bontrager caliper brakes allow more clearance than Shimano's. A Quarq power meter is installed that gives left and right power readings and compliments the SRAM and Bontrager components. A nice touch is the Nokon cable which makes the cable routing even neater as there are no Di2 wires spoiling the bike's lines. Carbon Isozone bars are fitted for added comfort and weight reduction.
"I wanted to pass on praise for Jimmy, his knowledge, patience and ability to address problem areas I presented was exceptionally. As expected the bike fit was far superior to anything I have had in the past but most importantly I genuinely feel it’s improved my cycling in comfort and in speed."
"I tried the shorter cranks today and I like them - it feels like it's less stress for the back and it seems easier to ride higher cadence. In the end I had a good Tour with no back problems. Thanks for your help!"
"Hey Julian and Phil,
I hope you are both well.
I just completed a 21 hour week on my new 165mm cranks and I am in love. They feel so so great!
Thank you for all your help. I’ve never felt so comfortable on my bike before.
All the best,
National Champion / Professional Bike Rider
"Thanks very much for consultation last week - since I saw you I do not have anything like the same amount of pain I was experiencing previously. I am so much more at ease with my new positioning and my posture feels right now."
"I had my second fitness test this weekend and on the first 8 minute time trial I'd improved average power output by a whopping 41 watts over the previous test. This is almost entirely down to the new position!"