The Sub 9 Gravel Grovel may have been a month ago, but everyone likes to look at bike gear. Mr Proctor was kind enough to send me his bike specifications, along with some photos.
You’re looking at the machine that won the Overall and Masters 40+ titles respectively at the 2014 Sub 9 Gravel Grovel. Tim finished two minutes ahead of the Men’s Open winner, and 21 minutes* ahead of the 2nd place finisher in Masters 40+. *Second place Masters 40+ finisher, Mr Prosser, did have a mechanical issue that did cost him buku time.
Tim’s bike is proof you don’t need a highly specialized machine to do well at UltraCX. Look at his choice of frame and tyres; stock Trek frame, and 34mm wide tyres. Everybody else was running much wider tyres, including myself. Also of note are the brakes. Avid Shorty Ultimates are some of the best cantilever brakes available, with easy setup, and superb stopping power.
Frame: 2014 Trek Boone 5, 52cm.
Fork: Trek IsoSpeed Cross.
Seatpost: Bontrager Seatmast cap.
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR.
Wheelset: 2013 Shimano Ultegra Tubeless ready.
Tyres: Bontrager Team Issue CX0 34mm (tubeless with Stans).
Handlebars: Bontrager VR-C (42cm).
Stem: Bontrager RXL 90mm.
Shifters: Shimano Dura Ace Di2, 10 speed.
Derailleurs: Shimano Dura Ace Di2, 10 speed.
Crankset: FSA Energy 46/34.
Bottom Bracket: FSA.
Pedals: Shimano PD-M520.
Cassette: Shimano, 11-28.
Brakes: Avid Shorty Ultimate cantilever.
Gallery – Click a thumbnail image to see full size (hosted by Flickr).
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Notes from Tim: