Did KfC have any need for the 34t chainring, coupled with that relatively wide range in the rear cassette? I didn't watch the race or know the course but have a hard time imagining her needing to drop to the smaller ring, on nearly any cyclocross course.
Up Close and Personal: Katie Compton’s Trek Boone 9 – 2014 Cyclocross National Championships
Katie Compton’s Trek Boone 9 Cyclocross Bike Spec Highlights:
Frame: Trek 600 Series OCLV Carbon, IsoSpeed, Ride Tuned seatmast, disc balanced post mount, E2 tapered head tube, BB90, internal cable/wire routing, 3S chain keeper, hidden fender mounts
Fork: Trek IsoSpeed carbon cyclocross, tapered steerer, 1.5″ to 1-1/8″
Tires: FMB Super Mud (cotton with FMB PRO casing)
Wheels: Bontrager Aeolus D3 tubular wheel set
Chainrings: WickWerks 42/34
Cassette: SRAM Red 11-speed (11-26)
Brakes: SRAM Red Hydraulic Disc
Bars: Bontrager RXL (carbon)
Stem: Bontrager XXX, 120mm (carbon)
Pedals: CrankBrothers Eggbeater 11
Saddle: Bontrager Affinity R
Seatpost: Bontrager XXX-Lite carbon seatpost
Weight: 15.63 pounds (with pedals, weighed by Cyclocross Magazine)
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@cyclocross Are you getting paid by Trek to advertise in editorial form? Seems like they've been name checked an inordinate amount lately.
@gasperakNope. Not that we would turn down ad dollars from anyone who makes a cyclocross bike, but money doesn't buy product editorial or reviews. Never will either. A really innovative bike + signing of Nys + first time to look at it in person is why we've given them so much free press. Most readers seem to appreciate it, especially this one: http://www.cxmagazine.com/sven-nys-trek-bicycle-cyclocross-2014-how-it-happened Thanks for the question!