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Our bike coverage from CrossVegas begins with none other than Katie F’n Compton. Our current CX National Champion, which she’s won about a zillion times, was riding a beautifully custom-painted Trek Boone Disc, though not with her normal SRAM drivetrain. This year Katie has “made the leap” to Shimano and was sporting their R785 hydraulic disc destup and Dura-Ace Di2 handling the shifting duties. Bolted to the Dura-Ace cranks was the very familiar and very pro-only 46t 9000 chainring.
The bike rolls on Bontrager carbon disc wheels wrapped in Katie’s favorite FMB treads. This bike was on Francois’ new Slalom tread.
Much like other pro bikes, this one was finished impeccably from stem (actually, there was no stem per se with the integrated bar/stem setup) to stern. wire and hose at perfect length.
Thank you to Trek Collective and Matt Shriver for letting me shoot this bike!
photos and words by Brandon Elliott