New female world champion Elisa Balsamo has a new bike to accompany her victory. Driving for the Italian team Valcar – Travel & Service, she is part of the team’s Cannondale SuperSix Evo Hi-Mod Disc, but now enjoys a special custom paint job to match her status.
Since her victory at the UCI Road World Championships in Flanders, she has been training with her team in the north of France in recent days for the first women’s Paris-Roubaix. This is the bike she will ride in the historic race.
His team bike measures 51 cm and is equipped with Shimano Ultegra R8070 Di2. It is associated with an FSA Powerbox power measurement crankset, equipped with 52/36 t chainrings. This is paired with an 11-30t cassette on the rear.
FSA is also supplying its wheelset, with Balsamo opting for Vision Metron 40 wheels, fitted with 28mm wide Veloflex ProTour tires.
The Cannondale SuperSix Evo comes with its own Cannondale Hollowgram SAVE carbon bar / stem combo, which Balsamo runs with a 380mm width and 100mm stem length.
Its finishing kit includes a Prologo NDR saddle, Look for its pedals and Elite for its bottles and bottle holders. She uses a Garmin Edge 830 computer.
Compared to my sponsor’s regular payline specs that we’re used to seeing for professional bikes, Balsamo uses a pretty modest setup, showing you don’t need the best of everything to Win Big.
It’s also not the first time Balsamo, 23, has worn the rainbow stripes – she was the 2016 junior world champion.
Full Bike Specification: Elisa Balsamo’s Cannondale SuperSix Evo
- Framework: SuperSix Evo Hi-Mod disc, World Championship design
- Cut: 51cm
- Transmission: Shimano Ultegra Di2
- Cassette: Shimano Ultégra 11-30t
- Wattmeter: FSA Powerbox ABS, 52 / 36t, 170mm
- Wheels: Vision Metron 40
- Cockpit : Hollowgram SAVE, 38cm bars, 100mm shank
- Saddle: Prologo NDR
- Bar tape: Prologo OneTouch
- Tires: Veloflex ProTour 28
- Bottle cages: Elite
- Bottles: Elite
- Pedals: Look at Keo
- Computer: Garmin Edge 830