Tech Gallery: Mark Cavendish’s Amgen Tour of California bike

A look at the Manx Missile's Scott Addict
Mark Cavendish Amgen Tour of California bike
Mark Cavendish’s Scott Addict, with recently de-stickered 60mm and 80mm carbon wheels.
Mark Cavendish Amgen Tour of California bike
What Cavendish’s wheels looked like Sunday afternoon.
Mark Cavendish Amgen Tour of California bike
“He likes them all black.” And what Cav wants, Cav often gets.
Mark Cavendish Amgen Tour of California bike
Cav may not want the HighRoad stickers, but an eager fan certainly does.
Mark Cavendish Amgen Tour of California bike
Although much of the HTC-Columbia squad runs Shimano’s Di2 electric group, Cav prefers the mechanical version. He does, however, run an SRM power meter on his Dura-Ace crank.
Mark Cavendish Amgen Tour of California bike
The Addict frame frame features an integrated carbon front derailleur hanger.
Mark Cavendish Amgen Tour of California bike
Cav runs a Third Eye chain guard on his seattube to prevent the chain from dropping off on the inside.
Mark Cavendish Amgen Tour of California bike
On teammate Tejay Van Garderen’s bike, shown here, the Third Eye also serve to route and secure cabling for the electric front derailleur.
Mark Cavendish Amgen Tour of California bike
The massive custom Pro stem keeps steering stiff in the furious sprints.
Mark Cavendish Amgen Tour of California bike
Watch for the Cavendish nameplate in finish line shots around the world.
Mark Cavendish Amgen Tour of California bike
The PRO stem gets the custom graphic treatment as well, although it’s largely hidden.
Mark Cavendish Amgen Tour of California bike
Fizik provides the Manx Missile with a custom Arione.
Mark Cavendish Amgen Tour of California bike
Nothing custom about Cav’s 170mm Dura-Ace crank arm. (Driving pistons sold separately.)
Mark Cavendish Amgen Tour of California bike
The speedometer is a simple affair.
Mark Cavendish Amgen Tour of California bike
As is the electric tape holding the magnet on.