In her latest video, Kirsten Sweetland profiles the road bike she rode in the Rio Olympics.
Sweetland’s Devinci Leo is from the Canadian brand’s women’s line of road bikes. She rides with Shimano Dura-Ace electronic shifting (which she finds to be the smoothest and quickest, ideal for fast ITU pack-riding), an SRM power meter, and a 12-25 cassette (but notes that on the super hilly Rio bike course, she ran a 12-27 cassette).
She opts for a saddle with a cutout in the centre and a short nose, explaining that it allows her “to be UCI-legal in the measurements and get as forward as possible.”
Sweetland uses the Garmin Edge 510 as her bike computer. She rides with Easton wheels (race wheels not shown in the video) and says that she opts for a dish comparable to the Zipp 303 or 404 because going too deep has caused her problems in the wind, and doesn’t provide that much added benefit in short-course racing.
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