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"The bike is super stiff, and fast!" said Buckingham to slowtwitch.com. There are no bottle cages mounted as we speak, but he has a bottle behind the seat and an aero torpedo on the front of the bars when racing. When training he uses a bottle cage on the down tube and bottle behind the seat.
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Can you see yourself? Buckingham is riding a SRAM AXS 1x12 system with Speedplay Aero titanium pedals and a 10-33 cassette in the back. Crank length is 170mm and the power meter is built in.
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The cockpit of this Dimond Mogul features a Red Crown Monarch Aerobar with 51 Speedshop pads and D2Z extensions.
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Here is the view of the cockpit from above, and the Garmin computer is currently not mounted. Also missing here is his BTA Torpedo hydration system.
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The upper section of the frame is painted pearl white and the saddle Buckingham is trusting is a Cobb Fifty Five JOF saddle.
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The Dimond integrated LUNCH box on the top tube is currently not filled, but on race day he stashes gels in 2 small flasks where he can add up to 12 gels.
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A closer look at the front of the frame also shows the placement of the TriRig front brake. The front wheel is a tubeless 64mm Mavic Comete with CeramicSpeed bearings and a Mavic UST PRO 25mm tire.
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There is more storage just above the BB, and on this bike the BB is a CeramicSpeed one.
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The rear wheel is a Mavic Comete disc with a 25mm UST PRO tire and the derailleur is a SRAM AXS that is busy with the 10-33 SRAM cassette.
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The happy pilot of the Dimond Mogul would likely even be happier if he could be racing this fast looking shiny machine.