Although Tove Shere thought she had lost her race right at the line for a sprint, she powered through until the end, and only after the race was over did she learn that she still took the win at the Women's Masters 60-64 at the 2015 Cyclocross Nationals. She had bronchitis heading into the race day, and knew she would have to take a big lead early because she wouldn't be able to contend elbow to elbow for the full length of the race. Her tactics worked as she was able to hang on just long enough to stay in the lead in her age group.
Today, we look at Shere's Nationals-winning bike, which is a classic build, setting her black Colnago frame against her matching white saddle, stem, handlebar tape and TRP EuroX Magnesium cantilever brakes. Her bike is unique to the rest of the winners for several reasons, but most of all, she was the only Nationals winner in any category to win with a Campagnolo drivetrain. She's also the only racer to win on a Colnago bike, although we've captured plenty of other Cross Prestige frames last season in Europe.
Although her crankset is a Super Record 11-Speed, the rest of her drivetrain, including her chainrings, are Record 10-Speed. Use the arrows to navigate through the images, and check back for more 2015 Nationals bike profiles (we’ve captured each winner’s bike), and for our analysis of all the winning bike tech in Austin, be sure to get a digital backorder of Issue 28 today.