[Bike Check] Dan McConnell’s Trek Procaliber

[Bike Check] Dan McConnell’s Trek Procaliber

26/08/2015
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26/08/2015

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Dan McConnell is one of the top XC riders in the world and we managed to persuade his very busy mechanic to give us a run down on his ride.

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McConnell’s bike, just before it’s test outing with his mechanic.

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Having your own personal bike like this is not a hobby it is a responsibility, to win.

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The controls are all electronic. Fork lock out switch pictured here.

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Dan’s saddle position.

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Negative rise stem.

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Tyre and wheel choice is crucial, dry or wet, the difference lies here.

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160 mm discs front and rear.

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Centre-lock mounting systems save weight.

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XTR pedals.

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The soft tail system is about taking the edge off – not suspension, the added comfort brings control and a better ride.

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McConnell knows what his power output is at all times and can plan his energy use during the race.

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A small weight weight penalty for the added reassurance of all but eliminating the possibility of dropping a chain.

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The XTR Di2 system has been flawless so far this season. McConnell was one of the main prototype testers.

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The fork lockout remote.

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Shifting is via one shifter.

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The dash board is programmable from here, McConnell uses a fairly standard electronic set-up.

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