Spencer Petrov, the newest addition to Jeremy Powers's Aspire program, will ride a yellow Focus Mares CX at the Pan-Am Championships.
Spencer Petrov and Aspire Racing will ride the stock paint scheme version of the Focus Mares CX at the Pan-American Championships in Louisville, Kentucky Sunday. Photo: Michael Better | VeloNews.com The bands nearly match with the colors of the Pan-American championship. Photo: Michael Better | VeloNews.com Petrov’s bike is set-up with a SRAM Force CX1 group set. A single 42T chainring is usually Petrov’s go to, but he also uses a 44T chainring. A 46T chainring is used for the trainer. Photo: Michael Better | VeloNews.com Photo: Michael Better | VeloNews.com Petrov’s bike had 140mm rotors on the front and rear. The bike comes stock with a 160mm front rotor and a 140mm rear rotor, according to Focus Bikes’s website. Photo: Michael Better | VeloNews.com Custom badging for Aspire Racing mechanic Tom Hopper. Photo: Michael Better | VeloNews.com Crank Brothers provides the pedals with Petrov running bronze Candy 11’s. Photo: Michael Better | VeloNews.com Cyclocross courses are bumpy, so Petrov goes with a Fizik Tundra for a bit of a smoother rider. Carbon rails help reduce the weight impact. Photo: Michael Better | VeloNews.com Petrov is the newest addition to Aspire. Photo: Michael Better | VeloNews.com The frame gets an official sticker. Photo: Michael Better | VeloNews.com Bikes are numbered in the Aspire Racing paddock. How would you like six matching bikes? Photo: Michael Better | VeloNews.com A SRAM Force 1 11-speed long-cage rear derailleur is used to accommodate an 11-32T cassette. Photo: Michael Better | VeloNews.com Aspire racing runs Zipp wheels and FMB tires. FMB’s Slalom tire was mounted to 303 carbon tubulars when we saw the bike. A heftier mud tire may been seen in Louisville as rain is expected. Photo: Michael Better | VeloNews.com This bright bike will stand out on the start grid. Photo: Michael Better | VeloNews.com
Recognizable by the horns sticking up, Petrov’s bike is equipped with SRAM’s hydraulic disc braking system. They are mounted on Zipp’s SL 80 handlebar. Petrov uses a 44-centimeter handlebar with a 110-millimeter stem. Photo: Michael Better | VeloNews.com
Spencer Petrov and his Aspire Racing teammates, Jeremy Powers and Ellen Noble, will ride the stock paint scheme version of the Focus Mares CX at the US Cup-CX/Derby City Cup in Louisville, Kentucky. They will ride the bikes in coordination with the Pan-American Championships on Sunday. The final round of the US Cup-CX is on Saturday and could see the team on the yellow bikes then as well.
Petrov and Noble ride the SRAM Force groupset, while Powers rides SRAM E-tap. Aspire Racing brought out the bikes quietly at US Cup-CX/Cincy CX and
VeloNews was able to borrow Petrov’s new yellow rig for a little while.
newest member of the Aspire Racing team is a heavy favorite to take home the under-23 Pan-Am Championship in Derby City after powering to second-place on day one of the US Cup-CX/Cincy CX in the first muddy affair of the season. Check out all the details on Petrov’s bike below and the corresponding gallery above. Equipment:
Frame model: Mares CX
Group set: SRAM Force CX1
Cassette range: SRAM 1170 11–32
Chainring: SRAM Force 1 X-Sync 11 speed chainring 42t or 44t (46t for trainer)
Crank arm length: Sram Force 1 Crankset 175mm
Pedals: Crank Brothers Candy 11
Disc rotor size: 140mm
Wheels: Zipp 303 Carbon Tubulars
Tires: FMB Slalom 33mm
Saddle: Fizik Tundra with carbon rails
Seatpost: Zipp Speed SL 0-degree post.
Handlebar: Zipp SL 80 44cm
Bar tape: Fizik Superlight 2mm Microtex bar tape Measurements:
Frame size: 58cm/XL
Stem length: 11cm
Handlebar width: 44cm
Saddle height: 79.6