If you look at results for any World Cup, Sanne Cant’s team is listed as Corendon – Circus. However, her official team is the IKO – Beobank development team under the Corendon – Circus program that features, among others, Mathieu van der Poel.
IKO – Beobank has its own list of sponsors, and so Cant races on a Stevens Super Prestige—not, as one might expect, a Canyon Inflite CF SLX like Van der Poel. With Wout van Aert switching to Stevens this year, the Super Prestige is the bike of both defending Elite World Champions this season.
On our recent trip to Superprestige Gavere, we took a closer look at Cant’s Super Prestige bike colored to reflect her two-straight Worlds wins.
Sanne Cant’s Stevens Super Prestige
The Stevens Super Prestige Cant is riding needs little introduction. Formerly raced by Mathieu Van der Poel and currently piloted by Wout van Aert, spectators have grown accustomed to seeing the bike at the front of European cyclocross events. We also profiled Cant’s bike last year in Iowa City.
Cant is racing two different bikes this year. The one we saw at Gavere has a muted graphite color. Her other bike, which we photographed earlier this year at World Cup Waterloo, is black and white with gold lettering.
Both bikes are decorated appropriately for a world champ, with custom paint schemes and extra touches honoring her two world championship victories. Curiously missing this year is the Lynx Cat emblem that was featured on the seat tube last year.
Cant’s Super Prestige features flat mount brakes, a tapered head tube and internal cable routing, is built up with parts from Shimano and Easton.
Her shift/brake levers are the top-of-the-line Shimano Dura-Ace R9170 Di2 dual control levers. Like many Shimano-sponsored riders, she uses a 2x setup with a Dura-Ace crank, R9150 derailleurs and Dura-Ace chain rings, even though we are seeing other European riders on both Shimano (Eli Iserbyt)—and now SRAM Red eTap—running 1x systems.
The last time we checked in with Cant, she was using an older version of Shimano’s top of the line XTR pedals. While still not up to date given the recent M9100 launch, Cant has now upgraded to M9000, which has a larger support platform than prior versions of the pedal. She is not running the prototypes we saw on Van der Poel’s bike.
Team sponsor Cole provided Cant with T38 Lite carbon tubulars built up with 24 spokes front and rear, which is different than the stock 16F/20R. The house brand hubs feature 6-bolt rotor mounts and Cant has chosen rotors from TRP in 140mm front and rear, even though Shimano has 6-bolt options available.
Like many European riders, Cant does not have a tire sponsor and chooses her own tires. When we looked at her bike, she had an FMB Slalom intermediate tubular in the front and a black Grippo Speed mud tire in the rear. On race day at Gavere, she used Dugast Rhino tubulars for the muddy Gavere course.
Easton supplied the majority of the cockpit, with a carbon EC90 SL stem, EC 90 SLX handlebar and EC90 seatpost. Eschewing the usual strap mount, Cant’s EW90 A-junction is secured using a spacer mount below the stem. Sponsor Selle Italia provided Cant with a custom SLR Kit Carbino saddle which, like her frame, pays homage to her World Championships victories.
For more on Cant’s Super Prestige, check out the photo gallery and specs below.
Photo Gallery: Sanne Cant’s Stevens Super Prestige