electrical mountain bike Tom Pidcock’s World Champion Specialised S-Works Turbo Levo e-MTB – Gallery
Tom Pidcock has boosted his standing as a prodigiously gifted multi-discipline rider, with one other UCI World Championship win.
The British biking prodigy has proven that his observe, highway and cyclo-cross driving expertise is effortlessly transferable to mountain biking. After successful a latest u/23 XC World Cup spherical within the Nove Mesto, Czech Republic, Pidcock determined to provide battery-assisted racing a go.
On the e-MTB World Championships in Leogang, Austria, the young British rider managed to dominate, successful by an enormous margin.
Regardless of negligible coaching time and or a chance to deeply familiarise himself with Specialised’s electric bike vary, Pidcock illustrated his inherent driving expertise in dreadfully muddy mountain bike situations.
The Austrian World Championship venue was true to seasonal kind, with treacherous autumn mud. Pidcock merely displayed all his cyclo-cross racing abilities and masterfully slid the Specialized S-Works Turbo Levo round a meaningfully technical course.
His margin of victory was ultimately 35 seconds, besting Frenchman Jerome Giloux, while Denmark’s Simon Andreassen, a famous mountain biker, accomplished the rostrum, 49 seconds adrift of Pidcock.
With using a dropper seatpost, aggressive tyre tread and much more suspension journey than he would ever have entry to on his XC bike, Pidcock revelled in his e-MTB racing expertise.
Seeing the Yorkshire rider foot-out round some corners and taxing the Turbo Levo’s 150mm of entrance and rear suspension, was a deal with for spectators prepared to courageous the chilly and muddy situations.
The specification and options of his S-Works Turbo Levo make for fascinating technical studying. His handlebar alternative, at solely 720mm of width, is far narrower than most mountain bikers would use to leverage and steer a 29er wheeled bike. Particularly one with 150mm of suspension.
Tyre alternative was dictated by situations and Tom selected properly, choosing Specialised Hillbilly downhill tyres in a 29×2.3in casing, as an alternative of the broader 2.6in. The marginally slender tyre width cuts deeper into smooth path situations, permitting the tyre to drive into terrain and uncover higher grip beneath the muddy floor layer.
With giant and generously spaced tread blocks, the Hillbilly tyres enabled Pidcock to salvage what little terrain grip there was on the course and delivered adequate mud-shedding, stopping complete clogging of the tread sample. Specialised’s sturdy Grid sidewall additionally supplied enough puncture safety, particularly in opposition to sniper-roots, which have been stealthily hidden amongst the deeply rutted and muddy forest corners.
Aiding the tyres in producing directional management, particularly downhill, was a set of SRAM Code RSC four-piston brakes, actuating 200mm rotors at each wheels.
To make sure optimum seated pedalling effectivity and balanced energy output all through the race, Pidcock used an S-Works Energy Arc saddle, secured atop the AXS wi-fi dropper seatpost, with carbon rails.
Leogang’s UCI e-MTB World Championship course included some testing downhill sections and Pidcock’s Rockshox Lyrik Final fork supplied 150mm of lively damping. With its attribute pink lowers and 35mm stanchion black higher tubes, Pidcock’s Lyrik fork appeared good while getting the job achieved.
Though e-MTBs would possibly nonetheless rankle biking purists, Pidcock proved that they will ship nice leisure, for each elite stage riders and spectators, in horrible driving situations.
This newest victory bolstered the broad view that Pidcock is a boundlessly gifted biking and a future British legend within the making. With age very a lot on his aspect, a lot is predicted of Pidcock in 2021, when he will probably be racing for the Ineos Grenadiers.
|Body||Specialised S-Works Turbo Levo FACT 11m|
|Fork||RockShox Lyrik Final|
|Rear Shock||Fox Float|
|Handlebar||S-Works Carbon 720mm|
|Seatpost||Rockshox Reverb AXS|
|Saddle||S-Works Energy Arc, carbon rail|
|Pedals||Ritchey WCS MTB XC|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS|
|Shifter||SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS|
|Chainset||Praxis Carbon M30|
|Chain||SRAM XX1 Eagle|
|Cassette||SRAM XG-1299 Eagle|
|Brakes||SRAM Code RSC 200mm|
|Wheels||Roval Traverse SL 29|
|Tyres||Specialised Hillbilly Grid 2.3|
|Motor||Specialised 2.1, customized Rx Path-tuned motor, 250W nominal – Tuned to UCI Laws and spec|
|Battery||Specialised M2-700, built-in battery w/rock guard, 700Wh|
|Bottle Cage||Specialised Zee Cage carbon – proper|