Sven Nys had an eventful offseason, but with cyclocross season around the corner, he’s now focused on racing, including defending his title at Cross Vegas. But the Belgian cyclocross legend has also made sure to make time for his new twin babies:


Just like last year, Sven Nys will have cantilever and disc brake versions of the Trek Boone cyclocross bike at his disposal, and will be riding Dura-Ace 9070 Di2 components with custom Shimano cyclocross chainrings and Bontrager carbon tubular wheels. Only this year he’ll have a paint job to match his 2014 Belgian Cyclocross National Championship jersey. See our profile of his 2014 Trek Boone cyclocross bike here.

Think the IsoSpeed Decoupler is an unfair advantage? We had the opportunity to test a Trek Boone and came away impressed with the complete bike, but you might be surprised by our impressions of the IsoSpeed Decoupler itself. See a sneak peek of our review of the Trek Boone 9 here, or read the full review in Issue 25.

Judging by the photos, last season’s specs still largely apply, including his heavily-modified XTR M980 pedals. How will the cyclocross star decide between the models? On muddy, nasty days, he has black bar tape and a black saddle to go along with his Shimano hydraulic disc brakes and R785 levers for more braking power and easier clean-up afterwards. His mechanic will be happier too, not having to constantly replace the mud-stained white bar tape. At Cross Vegas? We’re guessing he’ll be rockin’ the white. Stay tuned.


Sven Nys’ Trek Boone Disc Cyclocross Bike Specs:

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″
Handlebars: Bontrager RXL Carbon
Stem: Bontrager Race Lite
Brakes: Shimano XTR M985 calipers on disc bike /Shimano CX70 cantilever brakes on canti model
Wheelset: Bontrager Aeolus 3 D3 prototype disc /Aeolus 3 carbon tubulars
Tires: Dugast Rhino
Shifters: Shimano Dura-Ace R785 Di2 hydraulic
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace 9070 11-speed Di2
Front Derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace 9070 11-speed Di2
Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 11-speed, 46/38t, 3S chain keeper
Cassette: Shimano 11-speed, 11-25t,
Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 11-speed
Pedals: Shimano M980 XTR, heavily modified SPD “prototype” pedals 
Seatpost: Trek no-cut seatmast
Saddle: Bontrager
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