Garth Prosser’s UltraCX Series Winning Specialized S-Works 29’er
This is the machine Mr Prosser rode all year to ultimate Masters points series victory, in the American UltraCross Series for 2014.
In addition to the overall points series win, Garth also won Hilly Billy Roubaix and Iron Cross XII. Garth’s MTB dispels the notion that cross bikes are always the bike of choice for UltraCX. The rider, their ability and a fun attitude is what counts!
I neglected to ask Garth about the size of frame he’s riding, but it appears to be about 19″, as far as MTB frames are measured. Check out how much seatpost is exposed!
Apologies for any errors or omissions in the bike’s specifications.
Frame: 2013 Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper Carbon Hardtail, 29’er.
Fork: Rockshox SID.
Seatpost: Thomson, Zero setback.
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR.
Wheelset: Specialized Roval Carbon SL.
Tyres: Specialized Renegade 29 x 1.8″ Control, configured tubeless.
Handlebars: Specialized Carbon S-Works.
Shifters: Shimano XTR, 10 speed.
Derailleurs: Shimano XTR, 10 speed.
Crankset: Specialized S-Works Carbon, 38T big ring, 28T small ring.
Bottom Bracket: Specialized.
Pedals: Crank Brothers Egg Beaters.
Cassette: Shimano, 11-36.
Brakes: Shimano XTR, hydraulic disc.
Brake Rotors: Ultralight alloy, about 50gm a rotor, unknown brand. Rear rotor pictured is not usually on the bike.
From Garth himself – “The priapistic, blue-eyed, mountain gnome has remained nameless since we paired up at a Blue Ridge Adventures MTB Omnium in the late 90’s on the GA SC border. Still taking suggestions.”
Weight on the complete bike, sans gnome, is about 19.5lbs.
Mr Prosser is a Specialized sponsored athlete.
Gallery – Click a thumbnail image below to see full size (hosted by Flickr).
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