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Dan Martin’s Custom Colnago V2R Tour de France Race Bike | Team UAE Emirates Pro Bike

Dan Martin’s Custom Colnago V2R Tour de France Race Bike | Team UAE Emirates Pro Bike


– This is Dan Martin’s
custom edition Colnago V2-r that he’s going to be racing
during the Tour de France. Ow! This thing is sick and I’m
going to dig into everything. How much it weighs, all its
little key measurements, even this cool little
Tour de France dongle that tracks them all over the place and gives the tour all
types of information about what the riders are doing. But before I do that, make sure that you click the little bell there, so every time GCN uploads
a super cool video, that you get alerted. And, make sure that if
you haven’t already, that you subscribe. (upbeat music) So this V2-r is one of only two that are currently in existence. One is Fabio Aru’s, which
he’ll also be riding. And then two is Dan Martin’s. Now, the team has
previously ridden the C64 and the Aero Concept. The bike that they’d
ridden before, the C64, was a lugged carbon bike. This is a monocoque carbon bike. Dan’s bike, though, is not like any of the other bikes that are out there. He’s riding a 54 tooth,
Campagnolo with a 39 small tooth, and then an 11/29 rear cluster. (upbeat music) In the past, UAE Emirates has
ridden the C64 lugged carbon, as well as the concept. Now, this bike is 200 grams lighter and not all of this V2-r
are 200 grams lighter, but Dan Martin and Fabio Aru’s is. And that makes it super cool. (upbeat music) So UAE is sponsored by Campagnolo and now this is a full
Campagnolo super record setup and his mechanic told us
that Dan likes a really big gear to be able to sprint and then I’m not surprised because he has put out quite a bit of power in the past when he’s won all of the prestigious races that’s he’s won. Dan’s going to be riding on a custom set of Tour de France Look
keo blade ceramic pedals. These pedals are really really cool. So one of the other things
that sticks out on this bike are these new Campagnolo bora WTO wind tunnel optimized. Meaning that they’ve been in the tunnel, they have all of the airflow, and they’re super fast. Matched up vittoria Corsa tubeless tires using graphene, which has also
been shown to be super fast. These tires say that they’re
25C, but they look more like 28’s. Now, his mechanic told us that
they’re going to be running a little bit lighter
wheel when they hit the when they hit the mountains. However, Dan asked
specifically for this wheel for the flatter stages
so that he can conserve a little bit of energy and, I assume, that lower rolling resistance
with the tubeless tire. And this combo is going to be perfect. Dan’s cockpit is data. Now, it uses an aluminum 135 mil stem with a carbon 35 bar. Traditionally, we see 31.8 as the clamp, but this one is 35. He’s got his power meter head unit mount and the bars are 42 width. However, when we measure them they’re 40c, which is super pro. Very narrow. So looking at the back half of the bike, we’ve got the elite Vico carbon cages, a stages power meter on the left side, and very uniquely is the
aerodynamic d-shaped c-post that has no setback on it. And mounted to it is all of the stuff that makes it super official:
Tour de France number 121, which I expect that
we’re going to be seeing a lot of this tour. All right, let’s get some measurements. Dan’s running a 172.5 crank set. Saddle height is 76, by my measurement. The frame, I think, is a 52. Saddle looks to be 130. And, my favorite measurement,
the center of the stem to the tip of the saddle: 55. So this is my first time
doing a GCN Freehub soundcheck and I can say that I have
actually never done this, but I’m excited to so let’s
give this one a twirl. I think it sounds pretty good. I can’t believe I’m doing this. This seems weird as (beep). Do you do this? Okay, so the moment you’ve
all been waiting for, the weight of Dan Martin’s custom Colnago. Drum roll, please. (bududududududud) (drum roll) (crash cymbal) 7.29 killograms! Which is wicked light, but as his mechanic told
us once Dan gets the Campagnolo tubulars on
here, it is going to be 6.8 on the dot even with all
the Tour de France gadgets. So, I look forward to seeing
this bike in the mountains and I think you do too. Thank you for watching
my first pro bike on GCN. I hope in the future that
I get a little cleaner and a little bit better,
but if you want to see some really good pro bikes that the
other presenters have done, you can click right over here. And if you want to get one
of these super American, if you didn’t know I’m
American, GCN t-shirts. And there’s a link right down here.

100 comments on “Dan Martin’s Custom Colnago V2R Tour de France Race Bike | Team UAE Emirates Pro Bike

  1. I've noticed with the last few vids showing free hub sound how well "balanced" the rear wheel is. Virtually no hopping at all. I would love GCN to ask the team mechanics if they balance the wheels themselves or not .

  2. that freehub sound check technique was exceptional, saddle behind the neck and hand on the brake. The others could do with a lesson, he made it look effortless.

  3. Great job bro. Welcome! Question, what's the big deal with the free hub sound? Why would I want the noise? Mine is quiet and I like that. Does it reflect how the pawls engage or quality of the hub and power transfer?

  4. Love having J-Pow on the channel. Are you going to let him break out the turn tables and DJ at some point?

  5. JP's biceps are worryingly existent. Not sure if I can trust him. Nice bike lift behind the beck at 3:50 tho.

  6. I’m really loving the new American presenter. He’s a great welcome addition to the team, love his enthusiasm.

  7. I am sorry to nitpick but could the presenter please learn how to pronounce the word, “Campagnolo” correctly. It is not a difficult word for English speakers to pronounce.

  8. Great to have JPOW💥 on the channel. more enthusiasm than everyone else combined & thats saying something!

  9. Just a constructive critique for a better videos: little too much excitment with all those "super", "super pro" etc. Not only it doesnt fit GCN style, it also takes off from meritoric information. So, more information, less american excitment.

    Good look next time!

  10. Campagnolo is pronounced "come-pun-yolo" NOT "cum-pig-nolo". You almost got it right at 1:59 and 4:44 ("Cam-pan-yolo"). You know you have colleagues at GCN Italia you can always just call and ask.

  11. I am fan of GCN show, but I would like to correct one very important thing, the flag in the new GCN T-shirt is not the american flag, it is the flag from the United States of America. America is a huge continent and not a country!!. Cheers and greetings from South America!

  12. My wife (non-cyclist from across the room) "The way he pronounces Campagnolo is really hard to listen to."

  13. The Americans do it bigger and better! The most excited bike presentation ever! You British GCN boys better up your game!

  14. Hey J ! I think there are 3 in existence. I saw one last night (or I might just have been dreaming) :))

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