Pro Bike: Katie Compton’s Stars-and-Stripes CX steed

Pro Bike: Katie Compton's Trek Boone

Thirteen-time U.S. national cyclocross champion Katie Compton won the US Cup-CX/Derby City aboard this Trek Boone. Her husband and mechanic Mark Legg has outfitted the 52cm bike with tons of careful details. Photo: Spencer Powlison | VeloNews.com

Pro Bike: Katie Compton's Trek Boone

Compton is keen to keep riding a double-chainring bike. Legg says the jumps between cogs on a single-ring bike are too big to maintain the right cadence. Compton rode a 42/34t combo from WickWerks. Photo: Spencer Powlison | VeloNews.com

Pro Bike: Katie Compton's Trek Boone

Compton has the new Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 group on her red, white, and blue rig. Photo: Spencer Powlison | VeloNews.com

Pro Bike: Katie Compton's Trek Boone

Knight Composites customized Compton’s 35 Tubular wheels to match the bike. The one-woman team is still transitioning to Donnelly-branded tires, so Legg blacked-out the old Clement graphics on this PDX tubular. Photo: Spencer Powlison | VeloNews.com

Pro Bike: Katie Compton's Trek Boone

Compton’s Rottweiler dog Pixie comes along for the ride, just behind the Boone’s IsoSpeed damper. Trek introduced its cobblestone technology, first employed on the Domane endurance bike, to its top-of-the-line ‘cross bike. Photo: Spencer Powlison | VeloNews.com

Pro Bike: Katie Compton's Trek Boone

Compton likes her bar tape extended all the way to the stem to afford more hand positioning options. Photo: Spencer Powlison | VeloNews.com

Pro Bike: Katie Compton's Trek Boone

Between the blue fade and the Stars and Stripes, this year’s bike is striking. Photo: Spencer Powlison | VeloNews.com

Pro Bike: Katie Compton's Trek Boone

We’ll let your imagination sort out what the “F” stands for. It isn’t Compton’s given middle name. She riders a 68cm saddle height. Photo: Spencer Powlison | VeloNews.com

Pro Bike: Katie Compton's Trek Boone

Legg is careful to seal out the elements where the cables meet the frame. Photo: Spencer Powlison | VeloNews.com

Pro Bike: Katie Compton's Trek Boone

Compton’s shrink-wrapped cables have a special touch. Legg found an online supplier who could custom-print this plastic sheath. Photo: Spencer Powlison | VeloNews.com

Pro Bike: Katie Compton's Trek Boone

Legg says the KMC chain is more than just a cool color. It has a Diamond Like Coating (DLC) that improves durability. The Enduro pulleys match the red motif. Also, the bike has an Enduro bottom bracket with stainless steel bearings. Legg says this part was also chosen for durability. Photo: Spencer Powlison | VeloNews.com

Pro Bike: Katie Compton's Trek Boone

Yes, that’s an 18-carat gold wire to hold the front brake hose in place. Legg says it’ll be melted down and reused after the season ends. Photo: Spencer Powlison | VeloNews.com

Pro Bike: Katie Compton's Trek Boone

Compton is particular about Q-factor. She rides three spacers on the right and two on the left to avoid knee pain. Legg says it also results in a more powerful pedal stroke for the champ. Photo: Spencer Powlison | VeloNews.com