When you win the USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships nine times, it's understandable that the world's only cyclocross magazine and website profiles your bikes quite a number of times as well. We've geeked out over Compton's past bikes over the years, which have included models from Primus Mootry, Stevens and Giant, along with her 2013 National Championship-winning Trek aluminum prototype, this season's Trek Crockett, and her Boone debut on January 1.
Compton's new bikes differ greatly from Sven Nys' Trek Boone bikes not only in size and color scheme, but in component and brake selection. Compton has been racing cantilevers, and is sponsored by SRAM and thus rides SRAM Red components, while Nys has always used Shimano. The two champions share the same wheel and cockpit choices, but differ even in tire brands.
See the slideshow on the next page for detailed photos of the bike Compton will race in the 2014 Cyclocross National Championships in Boulder, Colorado. Also see the specs of her bike, and a weight as verified by Cyclocross Magazine.
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)