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This week’s pro bike profile is Montreal-based Antoine Jolicoeur Desroches’ new Garneau Gennix TR 1 — also known as “The Pink Panther”.
Desroches has been a Garneau athlete for two years. This Gennix TR 1 Elite, which is the same model used by Lionel Sanders, is Garneau’s high-end TT bike equipped with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting. TMC has tested this bike — we have a full review of it here.
Desroches’ bike was painted in Garneau’s Dreamfactory. The company offers custom painting for all their bikes so athletes can truly create their dream bike, which is painted and assembled with your preferred components at the Quebec headquarters. It’s then delivered to your local bike shop and ready to go, exactly how you envisioned it.
Here are some photos from his Dreamfactory kit and bike customization process:
Shimano Pro disc wheel with tubulars
Either Shimano Dura Ace C35, C50 or C75 at the front depending on the conditions
Cobb Max saddle
Profile Design aero bars
Rotor Q-Ring Flow crank — it’s an oval with a 54-39 set-up
Polar Keo power pedals
Polar V650 bike computer
A close-up of the aero utility pouch that comes on the Gennix Tr 1 - large enough to store a couple CO2 cartridges or some smaller nutrition items
AJD's Cobb saddle is a top choice among many long distance triathletes.
The oval-shaped Rotor Q-Ring flow.
Profile Design aero bar set-up
The Polar V650. We'll have a full review of this bike computer up later this spring.
He has opted for power pedals instead of a crank-based power meter - he uses the Look Keo Power System which retails for about $2,200 USD
A close-up of some of his custom paint-job, which matches his kit.