Newly re-crowned US National Cyclocross Champion Katie Compton won her eleventh title this month in Austin on a bike she helped develop over the course of her two-year relationship with Trek.
Continuing our annual tradition of looking at Compton's winning bike, we grabbed an exclusive look at her 2015 Trek Boone 9 disc brake bike, fresh off her victory in Austin, with a half lap of the Zilker Park course's mud still coating the tires and pedals (no recycled photos here, see her Trek Boone from 2014 Nationals and Trek Crockett from 2013 Nationals for past bike photos).
We also chatted with husband Mark Legg-Compton about Compton's setup including pedal choices and the chain drop issues she face earlier in the season. See more of our ever-growing 2015 National Championship bike profiles here.
Finally, Compton’s favorite FMB Elite tubulars, easily recognizable by the pink sidewall, with the FMB Super Mud tread, are mounted to Bontrager Aeolus3 carbon rims.
Compton rode 16 psi front and rear, Legg-Compton told Cyclocross Magazine. “With the Pro casing it’s a lot easier to run those low tire pressures because the tire doesn’t fold as much in the corners,” Legg-Compton said. At the Milton Keynes World Cup, she rode an amazingly low 14 psi. “It was super hard pack, clay underneath, and super slimy on top,” he recalls.