Today we have a rare convergence of some high-powered machines. From front to back you're looking at Pinarello Montellos belonging to: two-time olympian and current pro triathlete Chris Hauth; 2007 long-course world champion, 2006 short-course world champion, and defending Escape from Alcatraz champion Leanda Cave; and Above Category founder and champion Chad Nordwall. The bikes are beautiful and spec'ed to be as fast as is technologically possible. Add a world-class athlete to any of these machines and you've got a formidable opponent.
The Lightweight disc on Chad's Montello features carbon spokes (black) filled with composite (white) to create a lenticular solid wheel.
Cables on Chris' bike are bound and directed in front of the headtube to minimize turbulence.
The powercontrol for Chris' SRM is mounted as flush as possible with the aerobars.
Leanda's bike still has a few spacers. These athletes dial in their positions to perfection, which takes many hours of adjusting to small changes. We don't cut the steerer until the very last improvement has been made.
The carbon valve scoop on Leanda's Reynolds disc is a beautiful detail.
Reynolds opts for a perfectly flat disc wheel.
Leanda's bike with the flat Reynolds disc cuts quite a narrow slice through the wind.
Chris is sporting the new Reynolds SDV 66 clinchers.