THROWBACK THURSDAY, 2012: INSIDE THE PRO’S BIKES AT THE REDLANDS CLASSIC

The Masi Evoluzione used by Kenda/5Hour Energy team to control the weekend racing is available in six sizes and four different versions ranging in price from $2000 (SRAM Apex) to  $6500 (Shimano Dura Ace).


TRP’s light and stiff magnesium brakes are used to slow the Mercury carbon hoops.

 


The team bikes rely on Ritchey WCS hard parts and Selle Italia saddles.

 


Kenda/5 Hour Energy riders controlled the criterium to help race leader Phil Gaimon maintain the leader’s jersey for the whole weekend.

 


The Felt FC was a popular bike at Redlands. The Exergy/Team Twenty12 squad women’s rode the Felt frames with Zipp 404 wheels, a SRAM Red drivetrain, Zipp Service Course hard parts, and Fizik saddles.

 


A small deal most relevant with racers was the prototype number plate holder that came from the crafty aluminum benders who bring you the popular K-Edge chain catcher.

 


Team Exergy/Twenty12 in action.

 


Speaking of the Exergy team, the men’s team has been joined by former 3-time National Champion & Giro stage winner Freddy Rodriguez who has returned to racing full-time. Besides his trusty Garmin monitor, Freddy, who finished 2nd in Friday’s road race, also mounted a camera to his handlebars to capture all the fast paced action of the 90 minute criterium.

 


The Felt team bikes are outfitted with the full FSA treatment, from stems and handlebars to the crank and in-house developed Vision wheels.

 


For the second year running, the Exergy men’s team also runs with a Microshift drivetrain which has been developed by FSA.

 


Layin’ it in on the Team Exergy Felt FC.

 


Team Cash Call rolled out on these good looking KHS Elite Team carbon bikes. This is Devon Dunn’s bike and the parts spec included a full complement of FSA products; Stem, handlebar, seatpost, brakes and crank. Other parts included a Fizik Antares saddle, Serfas cages, and a Shimano Dura-Ace drivetrain.

 


The Continental Sprinter tires were mounted on some prototype carbon hoops from Inertia Racing Technology.

 


Team Cash Call in action.

 


This is the BH Cristal ridden by Alisha Walsh of the Primal Wear/May My Ride team. You’ll find more HED Stinger wheels, FSA stem, handlebars, brakes and cages, a Dash saddle, and SRAM Force drivetrain with a Quarq power meter.

 


The Primal Wear/Map My Ride team in action.

 


Ally Stacher’s Team Lululemon backed Specialized Almira runs HED Stinger wheels with Continental Competition tires, Elite cages, Specialized S-Works handlebar, Jet Expert saddle, cranks (w/ SRM), and stem, plus Shimano Dura Ace Di2 drivetrain and pedals.

 


Although it probably wasn’t the weekend she had hoped for, Ally Stacher still rode well and finished 14th overall.

 


Ally takes a pull.

 


The Orbea Orca bikes used by the Optum/Kelly Pro Cycling team ran with a SRAM Red drivetrain, HED Stinger wheels mounted with Challenge tires, HED stem & handlebars and Arundel bottle cages.

 


The carbon and aluminum Sonic hubs (w/Sapim spokes) used on the HED wheels are beautifully crafted. You can find an full family of Hed Stinger wheels ranging in price from $2100-$2400 for a pair.

 


Team Optum Pro Cycling in action. Eventual crit winner & third overall finisher Joelie Numainville sits third wheel.

 

Look for more Pro bike tech from Redlands soon.

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