Pro Bike Gallery: Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies' Diamondback Podium Optum
Pro Bike Gallery: Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies' Diamondback Podium Optum
US road national champion Jade Wilcoxson is riding a Podium Optum painted in stars and stripes livery. Photo: Casey B. Gibson
Pro Bike Gallery: Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies' Diamondback Podium Optum
The Optum team is running Hed Grand Tour bars and stems wrapped in SRAM Supercork bar tape. Photo: Casey B. Gibson
Pro Bike Gallery: Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies' Diamondback Podium Optum
Wilcoxson rides a Selle Italia Turbomatic saddle with standard manganese rails. Even with a prototype setback seatpost from Hed, Wilcoxson runs her saddle slammed as far back as it will go. Photo: Casey B. Gibson
Pro Bike Gallery: Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies' Diamondback Podium Optum
The Optum team rides SRAM Red 22 drivetrains, and rely on the SRAM Red Chain Spotter to for extra chain drop insurance. Photo: Casey B. Gibson
Pro Bike Gallery: Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies' Diamondback Podium Optum
SRAM Red brakes handle all the stopping. Photo: Casey B. Gibson
Pro Bike Gallery: Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies' Diamondback Podium Optum
Tom Zirbel rides an XXL Podium Optum, which sports a 59cm top tube length. Photo: Casey B. Gibson
Pro Bike Gallery: Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies' Diamondback Podium Optum
The Podium Optum uses the Podium Equipe frameset, but is painted in Optum Pro Cycling team livery, and is available to customers in a nearly identical build to what the team rides. Photo: Casey B. Gibson
Pro Bike Gallery: Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies' Diamondback Podium Optum
Zirbel clips into Look Blade 2 pedals on his 177.5mm SRAM Red 22 crank arms. Photo: Casey B. Gibson
Pro Bike Gallery: Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies' Diamondback Podium Optum
Arundel provides the team with its Dave-O carbon bottle cages. Photo: Casey B. Gibson
Pro Bike Gallery: Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies' Diamondback Podium Optum
Zirbel’s gangly build calls for a 14cm long stem and 46cm wide Hed Grand Tour handlebars. From tip of the saddle to center of the bar measures a massive 62.6cm. Photo: Casey B. Gibson
Pro Bike Gallery: Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies' Diamondback Podium Optum
The Hed Stinger 6 wheels are a go-to option for the team and are wrapped in 25mm Challenge Strada Special Edition tubulars. The retail version of the Podium Optum comes equipped with Hed Stinger S4 wheels and 25mm Schwalbe Ultremo HT Race Guard tubulars. Photo: Casey B. Gibson
Pro Bike Gallery: Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies' Diamondback Podium Optum
The Podium Optum has large ports for internal cable routing and is compatible with electronic or mechanical drivetrains. Photo: Casey B. Gibson
Pro Bike Gallery: Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies' Diamondback Podium Optum
Zirbel opts for a Selle Italia Flite TT saddle on his Diamondback Podium Optum. Photo: Casey B. Gibson