16. KMC X10SL-Ti chain.
“Depending on what time of the year it
is, I have been replacing my chain once
a month or once every couple of
17. SRAM XX rear derailleur.
18. SRAM X0 front derailleur.
19. SRAM XX shifters.
20. Magura carbon brake levers.
“These brake levers not only look good,
they provide optimal braking power
with their featherlight, carbon, two-fin-ger blade with an integrated reach
adjust. The ergonomic design is comfortable, and you don’t need a death
grip to stop.”
21. SRAM XX cassette, 11-36.
22. Fizik Tundra saddle.
“For years this saddle has been my seat
23. Fizik Cyrano seatpost.
of choice. The comfort is beyond
any other saddle that I have ridden.
And when you are spending what
feels like a bazillion hours on it,
comfort is key. In addition to being
comfortable, it is lightweight.”
24. Shimano XTR cables and
“I use these cables because they provide smoother shifting and have a
25. Cannondale OPI headset.
26. King Cage stainless steel
“I chose this bottle cage for La Ruta
because I wanted a cage that could
withstand one of the toughest races,
and that is exactly what this bottle
27. Fox Float RP23 shock;
6. 5 x 1.5 inches.
“Rebound is set at three clicks out.”
28. SRM MTB PowerMeter.
“This is a tool that has made a huge
difference in my training and racing. It
provides the data and numbers to chart
my performance and allows my coach
to make the necessary adjustments to
create the proper training schedule for
ultimate performance. The SRM MTB
PowerMeter is unbelievably lightweight and reliable in any and all conditions.”
29. SRM PowerControl 7 computer.
“This computer displays my real-time
data and stores the wirelessly
transmitted data of my SRM
PowerMeter for post-ride download. In
addition to power and cadence, it also
measures energy consumption, speed,
distance, heart rate, altitude and temperature.” ;